Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas through my son's eyes

Keep linking to the party here ladies! What fun this is! I am loving seeing what you all are loving right now! I've already found about ten things I HAVE TO HAVE and quite a few projects I'm going to try out too. (Sorry about the mess with Mr. Linky. He's on my crap list right now.)

So as I was thinking of more of my favorites right now, my son came to mind. This season has shown me example one million and one of how my son has changed my life for the better...he sees magic in everything right now. Snowmen are awesome. Snow is magical. And Santa is the BOMB. (Da bomb.)

And for that reason, some of my favorites right now are mine only because they are his...I mentioned the 12 foot Santa for the front yard? No I haven't purchased one (yet.) but I am just itchin' to, just because every time we walk into Lowe's, he is. in. heaven. But I have purchased plenty of other items I never would have before. And I LOVE them! This has translated to me spending WAY too much on cute, fun, magical little things that I know he will love for years.

Like a Santa cookie jar. I've never owned a cookie jar in my life. And now, I just had to have it!:


Cute snowmen towels from Target:


Silicone cupcake molds for a DOLLAR each from Target:



We already tried them out tonight for Hubby's birthday. They came out PERFECT! (Love you Lovey!!)



Stuffed Santa: (consignment shop find, brand new, $7 people.) He doesn't put him down:


My countdowns. (Which I will be finishing up tonight...GAH!)

Of course we needed a The Night Before Christmas book, it's beautiful. And I wanted to get him the Rudolph movie and of COURSE they had a set of the old Christmas movies for $40 and I just had to get it. Help me. My husband begs of you.




And the gingerbread house from Hallmark that lights up and plays music (click play button!):

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HA! I just had to do it! Seriously though, our son must play this thing 15 times a day. He tries to carry it everywhere with him...while I follow him around freaking out because I'm thrifty and that thing was $20!!


I can't wait to see more of your favorites! I'll be back this week with more of mine!

35 comments:

  1. I agree, kids make christmas so much more magical! I loved Christmas even more after I had mine. Way cute finds. Love the gingerbread house!

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  2. I have to go to Target tomorrow and get those cupcake pans!!!

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  3. Oh wow! I'm loving all your decor. It's all these little things that make your house so special and cozy. And if it makes your kid happy, isn't it worth it??

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  4. Where did you get the Santa cookie jar? It is too cute!! :o) Great find!

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  5. At Hobby Lobby of COURSE!! :) And it was only $7 I think. (Half off.)

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  6. He isn't just a little spoiled is he...rofl...I can say that cuz I am an only child and YES I was spoiled rofl. I love all your finds...and yes children make Chrismtas sooo much more magical. YESSSSSSS girl make yourself a journal....I have a feeling you are like me. cherry

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  7. I know exactly what you mean about kids...it has been so exciting having a little one around again! (my daughter is 2, my son is 12)

    My daughter is just starting to get the whole christmas thing, and she loves christmas lights. The simpliest things make her happy, and that makes me happy. So I am right there with you so in one way I am glad that the kids are 10 years apart in that I'll have 20 years of excitement around the holidays and then maybe grandchildren around when that wears off. HAHA!

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  8. While I don't have any little munchkins around, I do think that Christmas is especially for them. Seeing their little faces light up at stuff is priceless. Cute stories of your little boy.

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  9. Love it all! I can't believe you paid only $7 for your Santa cookie jar! Isn't Hobby Lobby the greatest? I was there yesterday and found some good bargains for half off.

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  10. Wonderful finds! I especially like the snowman towels from Target :)

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  11. hi. dont know you but love your blog. i am with ya on the his favorites become your favorites. my daughter LOVES spongebob and therefore my pretty (used to be) tree is covered in spongebob ornaments. i can't see one and not get it because they bring her so much joy. next year it will be something else, i'm sure. and i will cover my tree with that. when you're a mommy, it's just what you do.

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  12. Seeing the wonder is kids eyes at Christmas is the best! I love having things around that they love and will remember when they are older.

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  13. I love the gingerbread house it is great!

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  14. Love that stuffed Santa Claus!

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  15. Love that stuffed Santa Claus!

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  16. thrifty chick, those berries were a great find at TJMaxx. love that place! but last night i saw some at micheals and hobby lobby! good luck!

    -me@deceptivelydomestic

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  17. Oh how google knows me...this morning it suggested your blog to me and OH MY GOSH, I'm in love. In love!

    You have great ideas and I really love your writing style

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  18. Oh and I had never heard of upperdaseliving...how cool, what great ideas!

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  19. Ok, I bought some magnolia garland and can't make it look right. I don't have a mantel so that's out and I tried draping it various places and it isn't working. HELP. Do I need lights with it to make it work??

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  20. MUST got to Target and get those cupcake pans. Seriously, they should have you on retainer. I showed this post to a couple of friends and they are ALL running out to get those molds too!

    Still loving your blog. You are so talented. Want to come to Maine and help me with my house issues? I'm on the THIRD colour paint in my kitchen in a week. right now it's a horrid mint ice cream shade. There is no hope for me! *lol*

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  21. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cupcakes! Sooo cute. I need to get some!!!

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  22. Hey....love all your "thrifty" finds....especially the cupcake pans. These could inspire a girl to bake. :)

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  23. Isn't it amazing the things we will get for the kids!! Actually I use the kids as an excuse to get the cute stuff cause hubby doesn't mind if they're for them!! My BFF got the Gingerbread house and I got the Snow kids, I knew I would be a wreck cause the 2 yr old would carry the house around like your son does!!

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  24. Thanks for your comment - I got those Santa boots years ago from Target (after xmas for 50% off, of course). After years of Christmas decor insanity, I've vowed to myself only 1 new thing/project per year...but seeing all these ideas on your blog and all over the net, it's not so easy! Blasted internet ;)

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  25. that cupcake print is just too cute it would go well in my cherry bathroom another obsession! You were the second person to comment on my many men! It honestly didn't start that way LOL Oh well! guess I like eyecandy!

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  26. oh i sooo miss Target up here in Canada. you lucky duck!

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  27. Love love love all the christmas goodies. This is our first year in our new home, so I am off to Target to score some of those.
    p.s. My hubby is 100% Hispanic!! And his parents live in Mexico most of the time. Crazy right?

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  28. OMG Stuffed Santa from the Rudolph movie?? I MUST have!! oh i'm so jealous of all the fun toys you got :)

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  29. I am glad you have found things your son loves. Isn't it fun being a mom at Christmas time. I can't wait to hear about your Christmas morning. Hugs, Terrie

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  30. So true! Kids make this holly jolly season even hollier and jollier (yes, I like to make up words). Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog! And of course you can use any of my ideas on your blog...I'd be absolutely honored!

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  31. lol, I listened to Gloria Estefan's "Christmas Through Your Eyes" on the way to the hospital, Christmas Day, 1994, while in labor with our oldest child! Too funny!

    I love those cupcake pans, they're just too cute and affordable, gotta love that!

    Cute gingerbread house, my boys would never push the button, they have an aversion to anything like that...guess that'll save me $20 ;)

    xoxo
    Bella

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  32. It's so fun to watch old things through new eyes. Children make the holidays so much more magical!

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  33. Keep refreshing my computer..surely, I missed an update. Everything looks so wonderful...can't wait to see what you've done this week.

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  34. If you start the books now you will not get anything done, believe me, I know. :) If you have not went to the movie yet, don't let not reading the books stop you, I went to the movie first and then the book, and really enjoyed inspite of that. Man that was long sentence!

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  35. You sound some great stuff! Lovin' it all.

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