12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

 

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I hope you were much smarter me and remembered you had to allow time to defrost your turkey.

Lots of time.

Like days and days and days.

Good thing the smiling friendly news anchors on Good Morning America reminded me….

….just in time to order the turkey from Cracker Barrel.

It was delicious. :)

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Now while turkeys and Cracker Barrel and Thanksgiving and Good Morning America totally make for scintillating conversation…..

….are you aware that tomorrow is December 1?

I know….right?

I’m as surprised as you are.

Good thing I planned much better for December than the whole turkey thing.

You see….I am going to post every day for the entire first 12 Days of Christmas.

Yep.

December 1-12.

Yikes!

Can you even believe it?

All Christmas….all the time.

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There’s going to be Christmas decorations and a house tour and projects and stockings and ornaments and recipes and more Christmas inspiration than you can even imagine.

And the best part?

I’m not alone.  I have five friends with me!

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  I’m so excited to be 12-Day-of-Christmasing with 

Donna from Funky Junk Interiors

Inspired By Charm

 Michael from

Inspired by Charm

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Marianne from

Songbird

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Whitney and Ashley from

Shanty 2 Chic

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and Cassity from

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And to celebrate that we made it through all 12 days of Christmas….

on December 13 we are each having a linky party with a giant giveaway, too!

 

I think it is going to be so much fun!

I hope you’ll join all of us as we celebrate……the 12 Days of Christmas!

PS  Just a total aside….did you know that if your true love bought you everything listed on the 12 Days of Christmas it would cost $107,300.00.

Mine is so much more affordable :)

PPS  Here’s a few projects from last Christmas to get you started!

Layered Felt Christmas Tree

Layered Felt Tree Project

Make It Snowflake Ornament

Spring Snowflake Ornament

Christmas Skates

Guest Bedroom Tour

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Comments

  1. KariAnne, you’re the funniest! Looking forward to the 12 Days of Christmas! It will help to get me over the shock that tomorrow is Dec. 1st!

  2. Can’t wait, and yes- December has kind of snuck up on me!

  3. That’s what happens when the calendar dictates the date of Thanksgiving – it sneaks up on you especially if you think Christmas comes AFTER Thanksgiving. Happy decorating and blessings to your family for a very thankful, family time. Love you!

  4. I have never hosted Thanksgiving so I can’t judge anyone’s efforts! You obviously handled the situation perfectly, no surprise! Looking forward to the next 12 days :)

  5. You smart girl! The last time I forgot how long a turkey takes to thaw I had to run out and buy a Ham….Can’t wait for your 12 days of Christmas!
    XO,
    Christine

  6. Those turkeys do take a long time to thaw. I put mine in the refrigerator Sunday morning, and the giblet bag was still encased in ice Thursday morning. Not too much though, and she was one tasty turkey.

    85% of decorating was accomplished yesterday. We just need to get the ornaments on our main tree and a few things outside.

    Looking forward to your twelve days. It is my plan to share our decorations for the month beginning tomorrow. I hope to see your smiling face.

  7. Sheryll & Critters. :

    KariAnne, I would so love to know what color and technique you used on your master bed and the chairs right in front of it. Please, please? I am struggling with how to finish a cheap night table for my bedroom. I have considered color, something bright and white, but I am not happy with either…… also thought of a very soft blue. This little table I have already done a bit of work to make it more acceptable for me, but I need to get the blasted thing finished some year. I worked on it last summer……… yes, that long ago. And by now I have decided to add a shelf on the bottom of the extended (makeshift) legs I made… nothing fancy mind you. HELP?

  8. You are so smart_ a turkey from Cracker Barrel! I had no idea they catered! Thanks for sharing this great tip! I’m looking forward to seeing so many inspiring ideas for Christmas over “The Twelve Days of Christmas”! I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with many wonderful blessings!

  9. Goodie, goodie, gum-drops!!! Yes, yes, yes!!!! I loOooo0o0ove Christmas at KariAnnes!! I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Funny, I’ve done a significant number of Thanksgiving turkey’s…..and after several days in the refrigerator….mine was still a little frozen in the middle too! I had no idea you could get a whole turkey, I presume, from Crackel Barrel? Impressive…as are 12 days…yippee! Enjoy today! ;)

  11. Looking forward to seeing what you share with us over the next 12 days!

  12. Ha Ha ! Gotta Love Cracker Barrel to the Rescue! I cannot wait to see all the Christmas inspiration.
    Kris

  13. I cant wait to see what you have in-store!
    I’m already finished my decorating but I see no reason why a few more things cant be added :)

  14. Well I am positive that I will be adding 12 projects for 12 days to my “want” to do list. Too much inspiration keeps me creating in my sleep!

  15. Barbara Bussey :

    Thank the lucky stars, for Cracker Barrel! Fortunately, Mr. wonderful, takes care of all things turkey! Even better, this year we went to my sister’s house. Can’t get better than that! The only thing was, she had about 12 of us bring desserts and I left with an extra pie to take home! Guess what I had for breakfast yesterday?
    Take care, Barbara

  16. So excited to share this series with you once again. I am looking forward to all the beauty you have in store for us!

  17. EEEEK!!!!! How did it get here so quickly. I will not panic. I will not panic……………………Oh right, I don’t have to. I have you to show me the way. :)

  18. Times a flyin’..Dec already..Can’t wait Karianne

  19. Kerrianne, This is going to be so much fun, I am really looking forward to the next 12 days!

    Now did you listen to some of the questions the Butterball Turkey Company Operators received regarding cooking and thawing a Turkey? It was just hilarious!

    Huggs, Nancy

  20. My husband and I start on Dec 15 for the 10 days of the Elves…Each morning while in bed we give each other a very small gift….He loves snickers and I love cards from the dollar store to add to (sparkle) some times I give him a book or slippers. I guess what I am saying are things $20 or less.We have coffee and discuss with each other why we chose that gift. I LOVE it, instead of waiting for “The Day”. We open from the family on Christmas Eve…10 Days of the Elves….Lots of fun. Try it……

  21. Sounds like a blast, KariAnne! I’ll be popping over here for some inspiration for sure.
    Happy last day of November : )

  22. Nan, Odessa DE :

    Please, please answer what is on the script, framed on your wall?
    Where can I find this!!!!!!!

  23. Believe me, even though I am now 81 yrs. old, I clearly remember (like it was yesterday) my first Thanksgiving dinner at my house after I got married. Unlike KariAnne, I actually remembered to defrost the turkey, but it turned out that it was the first time I would be using the oven in our newly purchased house. We just couldn’t understand why the bird didn’t look like it was getting cooked. Well, turned out that the oven didn’t work at all! So it wasn’t getting cooked – No way No how!! I think it’s called a learning curve!!!

  24. I am looking forward to the next 2 weeks of wonderful inspiration!

  25. Inspiring, as always!!