I can’t believe it’s December 1st and Christmas will be here before you know it. The weather has been glorious here this week, so it all feels quite deceiving. Let’s cut to the chase and get on with this week’s Friday 5+1! This post contains some affiliate links.
12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour
The 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour has begun! I’m so excited! It feels weird not kicking things off with my own tour, as I was trying to delay mine for the sake of my sanity, but I’m wishing my halls were fully decked and I was basking in the glow. Soon enough! Until then, check out these homes to inspire you for the holidays (I’m going to be snooping for new ideas myself!).
I’m loving this festive table that Dixie Delights has pulled together!
And over at Sincerely Marie Designs, it’s all classic and cozy – I love it!
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Are you or your kiddos fans of Stranger Things? For me, it brought back memories of being an 80’s kid, and I loved it. For the Stranger Things fans in your family, consider this fun t-shirt as a holiday gift idea. I’m thinking my boys will appreciate it.
Given that our two year-old pup still manages to get into trouble, this cute Feliz Naughty Dog bandana caught my eye. Although, if I bought it for him, he would probably manage to pull it off and chew it up…
Hear me out on this one. We had our carpets cleaned a couple of weeks ago, and in the process, my amazing magician of a carpet cleaner pulled out a pair of these duckbill napping shears to snip the snags in our family room rug. They’re made to cut just right and not unravel the rug or cause other problems. I’m thinking I need to add them to my tool arsenal.
An Awesome and Stylish Ceiling Fan Alternative
(Stile sent me complimentary products, but the opinions are entirely my own)
I discovered the Stile Anderson fan while I was at Haven this year, and was immediately intrigued by the idea of a stylish looking light/fan that could replace the standard ceiling fan. Our family appreciates and uses the ceiling fans in the house, even if they’re not all that attractive. My middle son, especially, is perhaps addicted to his fan. He loves the noise (a fan of white noise since he was a baby), and the function as well. Stile was kind enough to send me two of their fans and my younger two kids are. in. love.
Did I mention the light and fan function with a remote?
To quote my son (and I’m not even kidding) – “If this thing spit out food, I’d never have to leave my room.” He likes it that much. If that’s not a testimonial, I don’t know what is. 😉
They’re even pretty when you look at them lying down.
My +1 for the week – Pre-lit Christmas Trees
Pre-lit Christmas trees seemed like a good idea, but the more I wrestle with them every year, the more I’m thinking I need to go back to a standard-issue plain old Christmas tree. Last year, I made myself crazy trying to fix my dead bulbs, and the time that I spent messing with it (before ultimately just adding new lights), I could have had the tree up and decorated! We ordered a new pre-lit tree for our basement, and the bottom portion of the lights is already out, and it’s brand new. Sending it back. I’m just kind of over it now, you know?
Simple is nice, until it’s not so simple anymore. Do you have a pre-lit tree or do you add lights?
Have an awesome weekend friends!