6.12.12

Really??


Christmas is less than three weeks away?! How can it be? I think I'll just stay here in this little bubble they call denial.

Not a pressie purchased. Not a bauble hung. Not a light in sight.

Are you organised this year?

 * Unrelated set of images from a local cafe visit. I thought they looked a little festive... well, more festive than it looks 'round here at the moment anyways!

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  1. Oh Claire, hasn't it snuck up fast this year?! I am truly pinching myself that it is December already. I got into the festive spirit early though as it will be Sage's first Christmas (which I am oh, so excited about), and all of the decorations I used to embellish my Kindergarten with, now get to adorn our home. Magic! I think you have good reason to be a little less organised this year, after your incredible trip away. Just blame month-long jetlag! :-) x

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    1. I am milking the jet-lag thing...don't worry!

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  2. We have a partially done tree, partially done presents and partially planned meal, they go well will my partially done kitchen!
    I'm normally one of those obnoxious people that were done months ago, I hope I can get back on track next year, I hate shopping with so many people around.

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    1. ooooh a new kitchen? That's a bit exciting!

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  3. I think you can be forgiven this year claire - after your galavanting of late! hang some fairy lights - they always get me in the spirit. we are still not fully decked (hubby working too much and the days are loooooong with little energy left for decorating into the late evening hours), but the tree went up late november as we head away mid december and I like to enjoy the tree for as long as possible :) x

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    1. Paddys working away again too... it really does kinda put a damper on the festivities when the Mr. is missing in action!

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  4. it's Dorothy! And how on earth do you fit everything into that gorgeous little bag? x

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    1. Apparently... there really is no place like home! ;) x

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  5. HAHA seriously, I thought I was the ONLY person in blogland that hadn't made gingerbread cookies and hung stockings or put up the tree! Don't stress :) You are not alone!
    Ellen xx

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  6. I like to think of it as fashionably late! ;) We are in the same boat over here! x

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  7. Um, hello? Can I have Lalie's shoes please? They are enormously gorgeous!

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    1. Aren't they great? American Apparel. But they don't do adult sizes (boo hoo) x

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  8. I'm in a similar boat to you, though we have bought, wrapped and posted our overseas gifts but that's it! Our tree has been known to go up Xmas eve on many an occasion, so I'm not panicking quite yet!

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  9. I have such a hard time getting excited for Christmas in Australia...it is just a totally different holiday here than it is at home.
    For Toddler C's sake I am trying to embrace the holiday spirit but I haven't made much progress towards putting together a Christmas to remember.
    I think I need to download some Christmas tunes...

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    1. It must be so hard for you to get in the spirit when the seasons are totally flipped!

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  10. Only the tree is up, still not fully decked. Don't know if I’ll bother with the lights this year.

    Wrapped a few presents today. Still got a lot of shopping to do!

    Za

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  11. Oh those gorgeous Mary Jane's, LOVE! I'm a wee bit in denial too Claire, the year has flown by way too quickly... like one big rollercoaster ride really. Beautiful photos xo

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  12. Sweet snaps of a girl's day out! Adore the muted tones and the cherry colored shoes... indeed festive and stylish!!

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  13. Oh Claire, that is exactly how I feel. I have gotten festive but can't believe the days are slipping through my fingers! Love those red Janes. She just keeps getting more and more scrumptious!! X

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  14. NO! Completely disorganised but always with good intentions for meaningful, handmade gifts...Tomorrow I must start! xx

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  15. Those red shoes!!!!!! Love how you capture everything!

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  16. I'm with you. Nothing bought, no bauble hung, not even a clue what to buy anyone! I do have one very excited 3 year old so I'd better get my act together. x

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    1. ha! At least Lalie (at only 22 months) doesn't really know what she's missing!

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  17. Girl...that last photo....!!!!!!!!

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  18. This year has been a whirlwind, hasn't it? Our family has done an ounce of Christmas decoration, shopping, and etc. Though I don't mind it, what's the rush? I believe it's time to simply enjoy the season : )

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  19. In our house we do not start the Christmas buzz until both of my babies have their birthdays. They have December 4th and December 8th birthdays, so on the 9th or 10th I begin to think/panic about Christmas.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I have the opposite problem.... all january birthdays! Hard to get in the mood for celebrating after a big christmas!

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  20. I am somewhat organised this year, presents bought, just the decorating to do! xx

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  21. Trust me, I am just as shocked as you are. This year has seemed to fly right on by!

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  22. At least you've got the festive shoes sorted!!

    I'm getting there this weekend... suddenly festive! x

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  23. I'm so not ready for Christmas. We have some decorations up and that's about it!

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