Merry Christmas to All!

December 21, 2012

Well, I think that I can officially say I’m ready for Christmas. Meaning the presents are all bought (but not wrapped) and I honestly haven’t baked a darn thing this year! Can you believe it? Shocking, I know. But I really do hope to make up for the baking (and holiday cards and delayed advent activities like ice skating and a trip to see The Hobbit) after the Big Day, while the kids are still out of school. My sister has yet to have her baby and is over a week overdue now (I was 3 weeks late with my first…hoping for her sake that it doesn’t run in the family!) so we’ll definitely have our own little Christmas star this year. I’m really looking forward to some down time and the start of some new traditions. How about you? Will you be busy running to and fro? Or will you be able to snuggle in by the fire for at least a night or two? Here are some last minute holiday DIY’s and inspiration before I sign off…

Free Printable by {aka} design

Photo by Yvonne Duivenvoorden for Style at Home

Des Troy

Better Homes & Gardens

Camille Styles

Tracey Ayton Photography

First Snow Fall

Design Mom

I’m going to take next week off to hunker down with my family but I wish you all the happiest of Christmases (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa) and I’ll be sure to check in before the New Year.  Merry Christmas to all! Wishing you only peace, joy and good things over the holidays :)



ps….I was soooo disappointed not to make it into the new West Elm Market on Wednesday! We had a bit of a freak snow storm for these parts and the main bridge into the city was shut down due to ice chunks crashing down onto cars…yikes! But I’ll be sure to take lots of pics (although they may not be as good as these) when I go visit very soon.



1 Tracey { 12.21.12 at 1:09 am }

Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday Lily. You deserve it!!!!
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2 Birch + Bird { 12.21.12 at 1:28 am }

Thanks Tracey…right back at you! Did you make it into West Elm on Wednesday?

3 Rosa @ Flutter Flutter { 12.21.12 at 8:03 am }

Merry Christmas Lily, have a great one! Today is the day I get it all done… so we can enjoy some nights by the fire too! :) Almost done! I haven’t done any baking this year either… there’s always next year. ;)
Rosa @ Flutter Flutter recently posted..West Elm Market Opens in Vancouver

4 Birch + Bird { 12.21.12 at 8:40 am }

Ok good, glad I’m not alone! Merry Christmas, Rosa :)

5 Yvonne Cornell { 12.21.12 at 8:47 am }

Oh what fun to get a peek at your new Vancouver West Elm in the photos. I just sent my stepmom some West Elm goodies for Christmas from our Palo Alto, CA store, but the Vancouver store looks even better so I hope she stops in with the inspiration of our gift. I love your approach to Christmas this year — bake after Christmas while the kids are on their holiday. Brilliant and way more relaxed! My gifts are nearly all purchased (one or two to go, well, maybe three), and none are wrapped, and I’ve only baked one sheet of peppermint bark. Tell your sister that December babies are the best. I’m taking 24 boys to Sky High Sports for my 12 year old’s birthday party today! Yikes. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. Yvonne :)

6 Birch + Bird { 12.21.12 at 9:44 am }

Thanks Yvonne! 24 boys?!? Oh my, you are very brave! Have a wonderful holiday with your family :)

7 Sara @ LiteraryLima { 12.21.12 at 2:36 pm }

Loving the last minute cheer, definitely needed on these stressful days! Have an awesome holiday and looking forward to more in the New Year!
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8 Birch + Bird { 12.23.12 at 11:40 am }

Thank you Sara and have wonderful holiday!

9 Will @ Bright.Bazaar { 12.21.12 at 4:08 pm }

Merry Christmas, Lily! Thank you for all your lovely comments this year, I always smile when I see you pop by the blog. Here’s to a great 2013 for you and yours!
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10 Birch + Bird { 12.23.12 at 11:39 am }

Thanks so much Will and thank you for all of your support this year too! Wishing you only love and good things in the year to come :)

11 Jan { 12.22.12 at 12:25 am }

Merry Christmas Lily! Wishing you a great holiday and thanks for all your support throughout the year!
Jan recently posted..Happy Friday + Holidays!

12 Birch + Bird { 12.23.12 at 11:40 am }

RIght back at you, Jan! Wishing you a lovely holiday time with your family and friends…Merry Christmas :)

13 colleen { 12.30.12 at 7:33 pm }

Have a Happy New Year & a good rest!

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