It’s Christmas time!

48h from now we will be happily stuck in the kitchen preparing all the food to celebrate the Christmas night at home. Now that I write this down it sounds a little crazier that we still do not have all the complete menu decided! and least tested. We are one of those (risky) ones that end each year making our first attempt for a new recipe precisely on that night, because, well, we hope our family can forgive a kitchen failure (hahaha) and mostly because there are usually too much food on the table, so one bad plate won’t ruin it :) We reuse all the extra food the following dinners (lunches are usually spent between grandmas or parents houses) which is quite handy to stick on that do-nothing-but-eat mood. Do you reuse food as well for the following days? Do you have any techniques, like the classic of creating an omelette with several separate leftovers?

What we have already finished are the Christmas decorations at home. This year’s motto is “fill your home with pom-pons” (or should I say yarn?) Hope you like them in the pictures! We have also been lucky to receive the first presents from Santa that are patiently awaiting under the tree. How do we know it is not Biel who brought them? Well, he is still trying that friendship thing with Juno, so one step at a time.

Which are your plans for these days? My mom will be staying with us at home, which brings a big smile in my face just thinking about the chatty hours with her, board games and movies. Seeing it from this other angle, still 48h left!? Come on Christmas bring it all now! :)

Christmas decorations - The cat, you and us

DIY pom-pon garland and felt (victory ;P) star

Christmas decorations - The cat, you and us

Bender was a little cold so I made a little scarf-blanket for him, which is matchy-matchy with his Santa hat, dapper festive guy!

Christmas decorations - The cat, you and us Christmas decorations - The cat, you and us

Look! It is snowing in NYC! ;) Mr. Didplodocus was also feeling the low temperatures in the city.

Christmas decoration - The cat, you and us

While in the deco mood we (too rashly?) decided that Biel may feel more welcomed if we gave him some magic woods (hope our strategies to attract more presents are not too obvious)

Christmas decorations - The cat, you and us

Friendship in progress…

Christmas decorations - The cat, you and us Christmas decorations - The cat, you and us

The DIY tree decorations represent things we like, people we admire or relevant facts in our relationship. We try to create a new one each year.

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More yarn to wish you happy merry days!

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  1. Deniz ADDS...

    Haha “pom-pon” is the funniest way to decorate around in our house too! Your Christmas decorations are so cute, like them all!
    And we’ll probably watch many Christmas movies while drinking some homemade cocktails. Waiting for it!

    22nd December 2013
    • We reply...

      Aw Christmas movies are my guilty pleasure :) We also did our attempt on homemade cocktails with a chai latte martini!

  2. Fiona ADDS...

    ahh so lovely, such special little details. I especially love the ornaments on the tree. I hope your cooking is a success or at least it’s efforts appreciated :) I have faith it will be complete success! Have fun, enjoy the company of your Mum too!! Merry Christmas!

    p.s. I love those cute little red scarfs too!

    22nd December 2013
    • We reply...

      Today we are going grocery shopping :) And still not menu decided…ohmy :P Glad that you liked the scarfs! I do not know a lot about knitting, so these two little things took me more than they should have, hahahaha. Wish you a great Christmas!

  3. Ice Pandora ADDS...

    Lovely pictures as always :P I think all the deco’s are
    happy, warm and cozy!
    I also wish you good luck with preparing the Christmas
    meal! And reuse food are the best for the next day
    lunch :P Xx

    22nd December 2013
    • We reply...

      Wish you a happy Christmas! Looking forward to that reuse food for the following days XD

  4. petra ADDS...

    I’m wishing you guys a very happy christmas. I hope you will have a most wonderufl time with your family. xoxo

    22nd December 2013
    • We reply...

      Thanks Petra!! Same to you! Wish you great holidays :)

  5. Jane Y. ADDS...

    i love your festive, hand made decorations! what a great idea! and good to see juno’s budding relationship with the log! :)

    23rd December 2013
    • We reply...

      Thanks! After the presents their relationship has clearly improved :) Let’s hope she remembers it the next time Biel appears in our door.

  6. Albert ADDS...

    Jaja, en Bender és la canya!

    25th December 2013
    • We reply...

      La bufanda-manta fa joc amb el puro ;)

  7. sara ADDS...

    Everything looks great here :)

    26th December 2013
  8. Mariko ADDS...

    I love how you knit scarves for all your toys. I think next year I’m going to make scarves for the cats!

    27th December 2013
    • We reply...

      Great idea! It’s a pity that Juno freaks out when she has things around her neck, otherwise I would totally steal your idea :) (I still may, just thinking about how cute it would be :P)

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