Friday Favorites: Christmastime

Friday, December 4, 2015

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December the 4th already?!?! Time is flying! The holidays have a way of making time speed by, don't they?
Everyday I have a favorite when the holidays are in full swing!
Movie Nights with the Christmas tree lit
I can never have enough nights cozied up with Justin on the couch, Christmas tree lit, and classic movie on the TV. There is something so relaxing knowing my kids are tucked safely in bed and sound asleep.  The lights of the tree just make home feel homier and the movies better. Line up for this year: Elf, Home Alone, The Holiday, Love Actually, The Santa Claus, and The Grinch. #classics

In my opinion, Shutterfly has been gettin it right for years now.  This Christmas especially. I have gotten many gifts from Shutterfly, including Elena's first ornament.  I love personalized gifts.  Here are some other presents we've received from Shutterfly in the past:
Father's Day coffee mug
Elf on the Shelfin'
Alright, y'all. I am new at this whole elf thing. I am doing my best to make it fun, but not over do it and set the expectations of my two year old so high that it becomes a pain in my backside. So far this littel guy, whom Ty's named Chris (short for Christmas), has arrived with Skittles and stolen his "belt". Ty is amused so I am enjoying it. We shall see how the rest of this season goes!
Kudos to the mamas who do the outrageous adventures! You are rock stars.
Cookie Swap
Tuesday night's cookie swap was a SUCCESS! I just love the variety that my girlfriends bring every year. What's better than spending time with people you love, munching on homemade cookies? NOTHING.
Here were this year's players:
My sweet girl turned 9 months old on the 25th of November, but with Thanksgiving, her monthly picture was overlooked. I got this sweet picture this week of her. Elena is a such a little pistol at nine months old-- into everything, cute as a button, and always trying to keep up with Ty. If you could see her face when I give her a sippy cup like Ty, it's like she's won the lottery!  Also, I had to include this picture of Ty with the Christmas lights when he was about nine months. I love a side-by-side!


  1. I love Shutterfly!! My go to choice for personalized items!

  2. Aw your babies are precious! I have to agree that there's something so cozy about a lit christmas tree. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks, Cara! I hope you have a great weekend also!

  3. A cookie exchange sounds like my idea of the perfect night!! Yum! And totally agree - there is nothing better than snuggling up in front of the Christmas tree, especially when Home Alone is on :)

  4. I also love Shutterfly. I use them all the time. Your kiddos are adorable. Good luck with your Elf. I haven't attempted it yet. Maybe next year!

    Visiting from the link up!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Ashley! I hope your weekend has been great!

    2. Thanks for stopping by Ashley! I hope your weekend has been great!

  5. Hey Linsley! I love you blog and am very new to blogging myself. I was just wondering if anyone (ie. me) could link up for Friday Favourites? Thanks :)

    1. Hi Jessica! Yes, anyone can link up. I am fairly new to blogging too. Thanks for checking out my blog. Hope you come back!

    2. I definitely will! Hopefully you'll have the chance to check mine out too :)