Alright, y'all. It's time for some Christmas cheer up on this blog.
I have to be honest. So far, my Christmas cheer has been a little up and down. There have been some great Christmas-y moments, like going ice skating at Campus Martius in Downtown Detroit with my family.
|Me, my husband, my brothers and their foxy ladies.|
|My sisters. We cracked each other up this night. It helped that our cocktails at the restaurant beforehand were a little strong.|
(I would have included a picture with my mom and dad, but my mom kept her coat's hood on in the picture and she thinks she looks like a Conehead. We don't speak of this anymore.)
And going back downtown a week later for 'Noel Night' got me all in the Christmas spirit again. Our night ended with singing Christmas Carols outside of the Detroit Institute of Art, which was beautifully decorated for Christmas.
(I straight up stole this photo right off a Facebook friend's wall. Without asking. No shame.)
But as far as Christmas spirit on the home front, this is what's going on.
(Cue the collective WOMP WOMP.)
I could write a whole post on how the above picture makes me feel, but that would suck the life right out of this blog. Instead I'll say that I'm glad that Christmas is more than just the state of your Christmas tree, and I'm glad that tree stands are returnable.
As you all know by now, Vivian Elle opened an Etsy shop, right in time for the Holidays. I don't plan on sharing any of my pre-made designs that were purchased, since you can see those by visiting my shop, but I did want to share some of the custom designs that I did this year.
Like this one for Sarah from L.A.
Sarah emailed me all of the cute things she bought to set the stage for her perfect Christmas card. First up were these adorable aprons. Seriously...how cute are those?
She also bought that amazing Holiday Blue Velvet Cake, which apparently was on one of Oprah's Favorite Things Lists.
Font? Please...it's my new fav, Samantha Upright Script. It is the best.
She wanted the colors to match the colors of the apron and the cake, so I went to work to make sure they did. I love using different Christmas colors (Except for at my mom's house. Her house MUST be the traditional red and green, always.).
The back. Love it.
More Christmas cards to come in the next few weeks!