Hello there! We are making a quick halt to the Japan stories to give the blog a little of the season cinnamon & fudge flavour, so here is an update on how our home currently looks like for Christmas.
The 6th and 8th of December it’s holidays here in Barcelona. Stores usually open to seize the Christmas season because lots of people make them their gift shopping dates, and it’s also when we put up our Christmas tree and holiday decoration. Since we don’t have Thanksgiving as a trigger to the season, I think it’s very nice to have those two free days to start this lovely season in the best possible way.
Do you have any tradition regarding your Christmas decorations? Ours is to have at least one DIY and to get a new trinket for the Christmas tree. This year for the DIY we went for something super simple, big pom-pom letters, while for the tree we bought a cutie patootie Mary Poppins at the Disney Store during the Black Friday sales.
For the DIY we bought cardboard letters, of a medium size (around 7 inches tall). Then, if you don’t already own lots of pom-poms you should make more or less 40 units. We are those kind of people that had already pom-poms from previous decorations, ha! so we only had to add three more to complete the DIY. Then use a hot glue gun to stick the pom-poms and you’ll have it! Don’t need to use lot of glue since they don’t come off easily. We tried several combinations with the colors we already had, like mixing everything, or making a pattern but decided that what worked best for us was to keep 1 color for each letter.
When we finished with the decorations we weren’t able to keep Juno Christmas gift from her anymore, one of these fluffy kawaii cat hats you can get in a toy vending machine in Japan. The color is chosen randomly, so the white was maybe not the best match for our white cat, but still I think she looks beyond adorable! Unluckily she does not seem to agree with me, and was not that amused. We’ll make another attempt and if she doesn’t like it then, we will call it quits.
Hope you’re having a nice season so far! Lots of Christmas love from us three!
Qué bonito os ha quedado todo, estáis muy guapos, Me encanta, toda la decoración, pero me ha robado el corazón, las dos últimas fotos, en la que Dàmaris está guapísima y juno está monisima con el gorrito, gracias por compartir estos maravillosos momentos.
The selfie you two took together in the bauble was so cute! Also loving the felt Christmas star :) and the reindeer head :) I recently discovered She & Him’s Christmas music thanks to Spotify! Also omg, cat wearing cat hat. I never knew I needed that until now -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
Hahahaha, the hat was one of those things we had already planned to buy to Juno once in Japan, but we were not sure how she will take it :) I’m planning on copying a Pinterest trick of folding the napkins as Christmas trees and cut a little felt star for each of them too, let’s see how it turns out!
awww Juno you look totes adorable in your hat!!! We were meant to put up our tree (and a very special ornament!!) today but we ran out of steam so tomorrow the magic will arrive in our home :) Your Christmas pom pom diy is so cute, I love that you guys have a DIY tradition – so sweet :) The Mary Poppins figurine is totes adorable too! Since it seems it definitely did not arrive, I think I can say now that I sent your a Mary Poppins card for your birthday, knowing your Mary Poppins love! he he he – let’s just say it arrived in spirit! Also gilmore girls update, I’m 5 episodes away from finishing season 5 – gasp! I’m definitely hooked, it has the perfect level of romance and small town charm :)
I really hope that the postal service will one day realize that they had the envelope lost in their office and will bring it home, Christmas wish! :) I’m sure by now you’ll be in the middle of season 6 already of the GG :) Since I still haven’t seen the new episodes (no spoilers!) I decided that it wouldn’t harm me (ha!) to re-watch all the series again and I’m enjoying every bit of it. I’m now finishing season 1, and it’s sooo good! I’m glad I fooled you into trying the Gilmore charm ;)
ooh I’ve been so busy I haven’t started 6 yet but I should, that season left (like always!) on a cliff hanger :P Too addictive!
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