xmas photo overshare.

I took a lot of pictures at Mom’s because she is amazing at decorating (and amazing at tons of other things, too). She puts up six trees. That’s not a typo. Six. Two are big… four are smaller. Of course, she still lives in my childhood home… where my parents raised four daughters. So it’s a somewhat large house… that I wish was closer to mine.

I apologize in advance for oversharing. I had trouble narrowing down my choices. And maybe these pictures will further explain why I cannot imagine spending Christmas anywhere else…

Had to photograph the punch… mmm… so good.

And some treats I made… (please hold all applause until the end)

Tree #1… the only one we used to have when I was a kid. This is the ‘Christmas morning‘ tree.

Gifts under the tree… we love wrapping things extra-fancy and beautiful…

…and these are only the gifts that were already there on Christmas Eve… many more added after the kids went to sleep…

Same tree…

Same tree again. See that pink house? I made that…

Tree #2… yes, an elf fell in. Try to resist the temptation to pull him out.

Tree #3… in the so-called ‘beach room‘…

Mom has decorations in every random space…

Tree #4… in the dining room…

Tree #5… by the front double-doors… that have wreaths on them inside and outside…

We did have a white Christmas…

And finally… Tree #6… in the ‘family room‘ with my family blurred out because I’m weird like that. Bonus! That’s me in the mirror. (And behind me on the wall is a picture from my wedding… I’m doing all kinds of sharing… ha!)

This concludes all xmas-related posts from me for 2017. I promise.

©2017 what sandra thinks


About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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35 Responses to xmas photo overshare.

  1. Hahaha! Your mom is into decorating! Wow! But that makes it so fun. And a white Christmas to boot? Perfect! And I’m loving the photographic side here! Preppin’ for This Color Your World thing? 😃😃

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  2. iScriblr says:

    Wow! Beautiful!💕

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  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Your Mom’s house is beautifulmat Christmas. So much work putting up all those trees but fantastic pictures of them and the presents. Love your treats to rgeyblook yummy, especially the brownies. What did u end up buying for your Secret Santa gift based on your cousins name? Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and I’m sure your kids had a great time sleeping at Grandmas (as u mentioned in a separate post). Happy New Year, Sandra! I hope this year is kinder to you and your loved ones.🎉😊💕

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  4. mandibelle16 says:

    *beautiful at. *they look yummy

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  5. Great pictures Sandra. Even your blurrings are artistic. Well done.
    Looking forward to a few CYW pics if you post any.
    Hope you have a better year for 2018, that you manage to alleviate the back pain, and that you manage to accept yourself for the lovely lady that we all know you are.

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  6. Christmas pictures are the best. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. gigglingfattie says:

    What a lovely decorated house!! That looks so awesome! 😀 Great photos. And I’m not sure there is such a thing as “oversharing” Christmas photos. Unless it’s like “This is our dinner” then “This is our dinner after 1 bite” etc. hehe. How did you make those swirlies on your last picture?! That looks super cool!

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  8. Juli Hoffman says:

    How lovely!! I enjoyed the pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. magarisa says:

    Wow, your mom went all out with the Christmas decorations! Great pics.

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  10. Just gorgeous! I love the lights and color of Christmas, I really could leave mine up all winter long. They’re so cozy. No other holiday is quite as beautiful to me…

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  11. Hunida says:

    The treats you made look delicious and your mom’s house is amazingly beautiful! I don’t think you overshared at all, I loved scrolling through all of these photos! 💖

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  12. Lennon Carlyle says:

    Love the photos! Look at you sharing…..your Mom has been really busy putting up those trees. Her home is beautiful, inviting and cozy. Makes me feel like a little kid again. So happy you shared these with us 💓

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