Welcome Home Saturday

Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s edition of Welcome Home Saturday, a weekly series where several of my friends and I gather every Saturday on our blogs to share what is inspiring us around the web. Plus, catch a peek into what’s been happening with me lately.

Welcome Home Saturday

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Happenings at Home

Can you believe it is already December 16th?

We have had a full and busy week and weekend full of basketball, dance and fun Christmas parties. I am feeling so blessed and soaking up all of these memories and time together.

Next week will be even more fun especially since my birthday is on the 22nd! Yay! I’ll be 44 ( I had to ask my husband how old I was🤣) The plan is to get a facial, have lunch with the hubs and then have a family game night at our house. I am SO excited because everyone coming is supposed to wear matching pajamas.

Me in our Christmas bedroom

Do you have any fun plans? How is your shopping going? I am close to being sone but haven’t wrapped a single thing! yikes…nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?!

Most of all I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas (or Hannukah) from our family! May you feel loved and blessed during this magical time of year.

Our crew in Hawaii

And I don’t know about you but I am so excited to place our baby Jesus in his manger on Christmas morning! It is one of my all time favorite traditions.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 

– Luke 2:10-12
Baby Jesus in the manger!

This Week On The Blog

If you missed any of my posts from this week you can see them all here!

I had a lot of fun and it was a busy week and now that I look back my posts revolved around a lot of numbers. YOU will see what I mean next! Ha!

Two posts went live on Tuesday first up was a tour of our kitchen and I shared 12 Quick and Easy Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas!

Quick and Easy Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas

My second post on Tuesday last week was SO much fun to put together. I shared 25 Christmas Traditions and Activities for Families! I included a majority of our families traditions. When I shared this over on FB I asked your traditions and loved reading them. A few even made me tear up!

Christmas Traditions and activities for families

Finally, on Thursday I shared 11 Vintage and Thrifty Decor Ideas to Inspire You! This was a fun round up that included posts mostly from my friends. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thrifting with the gals group collage

Links and Loves

I have some fun links to share with you all today. Did you know if you click a shopping link in one of my posts and buy something (even if it’s not the same item I have linked) I earn a commission? Pretty awesome right? I am always thankful when you shop through my links. It helps keep this little blog afloat.

Want even more curated lists especially for holiday gifts? Visit my Amazon Storefront where I have everything organized and linked for you in one spot!

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas

More stocking stuffers if you need ideas!

Coming Up On the Blog

Next week I will be slowing down a bit on the blog to enjoy my birthday and time with my family. You will still get a few emails from me and the last Tuesday’s with Tracy post of the year!

But if you get my emails, and you haven’t yet grabbed the free printable planner I made for you, make sure to do that! The directions are in every email I send at the bottom.

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Welcome Home Saturday

Now scroll down for some more inspiration. There are cookies, mantels and more! I love sharing my friend’s ideas with you each weekend on Welcome Home Saturday and I hope you enjoy them too!

Welcome Home Saturday: A Weekly Home Decor Digest

White Arrows Home / Winter Mantel Inspired by Snow Days

Welcome Home Saturday // White Arrows Home // Winter Mantel

The Tattered Pew / 12 Quick and Easy Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas

Blue and green in the kitchen for Christmas

tatertots & jello / 8 Tips to Help You Host the Ultimate Cookie Exchange Party

Welcome Home Saturday / tatertots & jello // cookie exchange

She Gave it a Go / Festive Christmas: 3 Step Iced Sugar Cookies

Welcome Home Saturday// She Gave It a Go // iced cookies

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  1. Great photos and a early happy birthday to you, I wouldn’t like being born close to Christmas I have a friend Jonathon who’s birthday is the 23rd and he said as a child his birthday and Christmas would usually be combined and he hated it.

    1. Thank you! I actually don’t mind having a birthday close to Christmas because my parents made a big deal of making it special. They even let me choose what month to have my parties as a child. But I know it is different for other people. Hope you have a great week!

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