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Dec202009

caroling

christmas music by the muppets is on heavy, heavy rotation in our home as we gear up for the big day. ruth's favorite? "the christmas queen" with miss piggie. royalty is mentioned- and ruth loves royalty- but miss piggie also says the forbidden "shut up" and ruthie, who loves being naughty, gets giddy each time she hears it (and then whispers it to herself about five times to see how it tastes). topping eve's charts (literally. charts. lists. visual aides of any kind. she's all about them):  "zat you, santa claus?"  by dr. teeth and the electric mayhem band. perfect for swaying hips through the house while snapping- her latest achievement.

 

 

as awesome as the muppets are, chip and i sourced the more traditional carols for our christmas decorating. a far cry from the simplicity and ease of last year, but we're now almost certain we love it just as much. and eve can sound out "wondrous" so, win win. chip, once again, deserves the high five with this decorating scheme. he concocted the plan, brought home the paper and didn't complain once when i stopped cutting after three lines.

 

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four more days. amazing. and to start our celebratory week off in the most perfect way, a big snow storm came through town last night. with church cancelled we spent the day with friends, watching the girls make snow angels in the freezing wind, visiting the life of christ exhibit at the brooklyn museum, returning home to drink deliciously rich hot chocolate, listen to heavenly angels (and muppets) sing our favorite songs of the season while the snow melted off our boots. a pretty decent start to what will undoubtedly be one of the greatest and jouyfully busiest weeks of the year. merry christmas everyone!

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-added- how we do it: cut out letters- freehand in all different sizes make it especially charming, i think. get long strands of bakers twine (any thin string will do, i just have an absurd amount of bakers twine). using scotch tape, tape the letters to the string, folding each piece of tape from the front of letter, over the string and to the back of the letter. secure string of words to walls. done.

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Reader Comments (71)

oh, how i LOVE this.

December 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradornedlife

So. Awesome. Happy holidays to you and yours!

December 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

Wow! This is GREAT!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTasha

I love the lettering but I cannot figure out what you did. Letters on clear banners? Would you mind sharing the method?

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMamie

Beautiful! Merry Christmas Katie and co! X

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViv

wow, this is my favorite christmas decorating idea yet. i'm starting this in january for next year!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdrianna

absolutely delightful

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Very cool decorations - love them!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervictoria

I absolutely love the lyrical decoration and what a great hanging reminder of what its all about!!! I may have to steal this genius idea next year!! great inspiration!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaria

This isnt original of me to say...but I LOVE YOU DECORATIONS.

congrats to you and chip for the idea. and it is sooo lovely.


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December 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpaule

Love love love this! Such a fabulous idea. I'm quite sure it will be a spectacular week full of sweet childlike anticipation and wonder. Merry Christmas to you too.

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSunni Standing

Wow! Amazing. I'm so envious of brains with that much creativity!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Jane

That is insanely cool. It is by far my favorite Christmas decorating photo I've come across this year on any blog. Way to go!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

What a great idea! So labor intensive, I could never pull it off!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea @ The Train To Crazy

This is spectacular! Merry Christmas to you all.

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

I love this! How did you do this? Did you sew the letters to the string or cut doubles of the letters and fold them at the top around the string?

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

so so awesome.

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermeg

now that is just lovely. lovely.
but I followed your link to last year's decorations and i think they are even BETTER if only because i would leave those branches up all winter long! taking down christmas decorations is so irritating, in my book.

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMargo

AMAZING decorations. Love, love, love them. I'm going to have to steal that idea next year. (Though on a much smaller scale. Because I am lazy.)

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Um, Chip is cool.

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

high five Chip. you rock!

love it all katie!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

so, so awesome. i was giving myself a pat on the back for all my fiddly work on the matchbox advent calendar i stuck to the wall in a christmas tree shape, but you guys so win for patience! it really looks briliant. enjoy christmas with your beautiful family x

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbelinda

this is so festive!

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December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaggie May

It sounds like lots of fun in your place! Nothing beats the Muppet Christmas carols! I love the letters too - perfect. Merry Christmas.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDi

those word garlands are genius! love the muppets too.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlarissa

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