The Learner Observer

Last weekend I started on some heavy duty Christmas shopping.  I didn’t buy a single gift for other people.  Oh stop it, it’s not what you think!  My mom and I picked up several different things to decorate my new home for the Holidays.  It was very exciting (to say the least)!  We now have a tree, lights, several ornaments, garlands and even a wreath in my living room… all in bags or boxes.  I’m off to Whitehorse (that’s right… the one in the Yukon) to visit a dear friend.  I’m lucky to be her Maid of Honour for her upcoming wedding in February – SUPER exciting!  Anyway, what I’m saying here is all that stuff from last weekend will continue to sit here until I get back on Monday – then Alex and I can get started on the decorating (eeeee!  Yep, I let out a little squeal just thinking about it!!).

I couldn’t help but leave one little tiny touch of Holiday Cheer as I’m off to the true Great White North…

Plus, I just happened to have one last little plant that didn’t fit in either terrarium #1 or #2, and it needed a little home.  Isn’t this mug just delightful?  I’m not sure I’ll be able to get rid of it once Christmas has passed.  Is that nuts?  I just figure you can always use the reminder that celebrating Christmas is a joyful time, and that I always have reason to be joyful for the day that little baby came into the world to redeem us.

Here is where the mug of joy sits, as I stare at it now.


I can’t wait to share all about Whitehorse.  I can’t wait to get back and decorate our home.  I can’t wait to celebrate Christmas.  Anyone with me (at least on the last 2)?

Here’s where I link up.

November 15, 2012



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    Deli Silva

    November 17, 2012

    I am with you a 100%. Can’t wait to have you back . Can’t wait to shop a little more Christmas stuff with you, and of course to celebrate CHRISTMAS with my lovely ones. JOY TO THE WORLD!

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    Lindsey Brock

    November 17, 2012

    I’m with you too!!! I can’t wait to hear all about White Horse. I’m really looking forward to your decorating posts when you get back and Christmas is going to be so great this year!! I can’t wait :D Have a safe flight back home!

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    November 27, 2012

    Yay for new Christmas decorations! This is the first year our home can accommodate a tree and I am dying to go on a little festive shopping spree. Can’t wait to see how everything turns out!

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      November 28, 2012

      I also can’t wait! I’m sure you’re going to do some amazingly beautiful things!!

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    December 6, 2012

    I love this! I think I may do this for my boss who does not appear to eat:) so my normal food gifts are out!

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      December 6, 2012

      What a fantastic idea! And succulents are so easy to maintain – if I can do it anyone can!

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    December 8, 2012

    such an inspired idea!


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    December 9, 2012

    I have that same bust! I bought it years ago and have never seen another- strange!

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      December 11, 2012

      I have also had it for years! I love it and always seem to get compliments on it :)

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