Goodbye Christmas, Hello New Year’s

Christmas is really over at our house.  We got all the lights and decorations put away yesterday afternoon and as sad as it is to take it all down and pack it away for another year, it does feel good to have a clean slate.  I get a little anxious when my Christmas decorations are up too long and they definitely have to come down before December 31st.  You know when you drive by that house in February or March that still has a wreath on the door?  I have to look away…

We actually don’t do New Year’s Eve decorations but we are hosting a little shindig for grown ups and kids so I wanted to start preparing the house for that.  Suddenly I see all the projects that need tackling!  I have 5 days–We’ll see what I can actually get done. :)  That is definitely one of the benefits of expecting guests–it makes me clean up and deal with all the stuff I’ve been putting off.  I’m trying to keep it simple with food and drink but my one secret for a successful party is always having an interesting cocktail for guests to try.  Still deciding on that one this year…

What about you?  Are your Christmas decorations still up?  What are your New Year’s plans?

 

 

5 comments

  1. Happy New Year Lane and hope you had a nice Christmas with the family. I grew up having Christmas decorations up until the Epiphany which is my Mom’s tradition, so I’ve kind of stuck to that but I have to admit I’m ready for the tree to be DOWN and OUT. I want my living room back. I think we’ll take everything down this coming weekend if not sooner. Have a great time with your party tonight and take photos of your signature drink and snacks – would love to see it. Glad we connected this year and I hope to be back more starting 2013 – I needed a break and it felt really good.

    • Hi Holly–I feel like I know exactly what you’re going through with the blog. I’m going to try to rededicate myself to it and the business in 2013 while still making the family priority one. Not sure how, but that’s the plan! I do enjoy your blog so much and look forward to your new posts this year. All the best to you and your family.

      -Lane

  2. Hi Lane, I checked your website and portfolio and blog. I really like everything. Thank you for turning me on to your website, it refreshed my joy in decorating my home. I hope I get to work with you one day, maybe even for a consult for the time being until my baby grows up and I can have more adult furniture. Great job!

    • Thanks so much Tala! I would love to help you anytime. Thanks so much for letting me know you stopped by. Good luck with the fabric sites too. See you in a few months!

      -Lane

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