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Wow! Can you believe we’re already a week into December?

This has been such a crazy year, hasn’t it?

There’ve been months that seem to drag forever.

But the last few weeks?

They’ve flown by!

Are you ready for Christmas yet?

Because us?

Not so much.

We had the best of intentions to be done with all our holiday decorating the first week of November!


Reality happened.

So we’re still buried under bins of holiday decor.

Send. Help. Please!

Some of that reality has been spending time sharing stuff on the blog!

In case you missed anything this week, here’s what’s been going on.

On and around the blog

We teamed up with 27 other bloggers to share our holiday decor this week! You’ll love our ultimate guide for decorating with greenery during the holidays.

Large galvanized tub filled with fresh greenery clippings of magnolia leaves and holly branches covered in clusters of red berries.

Life is busy, right? And making dinner can be a chore! Which is why we’ve been loving this super easy Mexican Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice recipe!

Don’t have a pressure cooker? No problem. You can make it in a slow cooker too.

Plate filled with brown rice and topped with chicken and green chiles cooked in an Instant pot pressure cooker garnished with red onions and cilantro

Have you ever tried to make a bow? AnnMarie share the easiest way to make a bow, EVER!

pile of completed holiday bows on table

And today, we shared about our family traditions for our Christmas trees! Get all our tips for How to Decorate a Meaningful Christmas Tree.

decorated christmas tree in front of window next to fireplace

We found so many other fun things for you too!

Like this gift idea.

This fun Christmas laundry room makeover.

These creative dollar store Christmas ideas.

This gingersnap cookie recipe.

This pretty Christmas arrangement.

This healthy meal plan for the entire month of December!

These super easy Christmas cookies.

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Thanks so much for being you, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend!