*NEW! CHRISTMAS CLEAN & DECORATE WITH ME 2019 + CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR 2019 | DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS


[Music] Oh making a Christmas memories I’ve been working so much lately I can very fine a tendency yes ma’am I said miss hey guys welcome back to my channel so this is probably a video that I have been waiting to do I’m really excited I’m so ready to decorate for Christmas we have my girls Avery’s over here we’re gonna be cleaning we’re gonna be decorating I’m really excited because I bought a lot of new decorations this year typically I don’t spend a lot of money on decorations just because especially Christmas decorations because you don’t have them up for that long but I think I was feeling a little extra grateful and thankful and happy this year that I bought some new decorations so I’m going to be showing you everything I bought I went to kirklands and HomeGoods and Target and so I’m going to be showing you everything that I bought we’re gonna be decorating we’re gonna be cleaning yesterday was Thanksgiving and we hosted so my house is not the cleanest I have to you know really clean the floors we had a lot of people in and out on our floors in the bathroom so I’m gonna be cleaning as well as decorating and just getting our house ready for the holidays that we are so excited if you guys are new here I’m Jamie I have three girls so I am a girl mama I have eight month old twins so this is Emery this is Addison and we have Avery who is four and we are just so grateful to have these girls with us this year the past couple years have been a roller coaster going through infertility miscarriage and a lot of ups and downs I’m just feeling extra happy and thankful to have the girls with dishes with me this year so stick around we’re gonna go and we’re gonna clean and decorate okay so I just had Mike bring up everything from the basement so we have all of our decorations out and then Avery helped me this morning earlier this morning pull out down all of the fall decorations so I have all of those that we need to put away new decorations a lot of stuff to get started I gotta get moving just cuz I missed you so I’m letting go of everything but you these are the good times with you baby I got started in the kitchen by clearing the countertops and putting things away I needed to empty the dishwasher from the night before and typically when I’m decorating I like to make for sure things are at least picked up and cleaned before I start decorating it kind of gives me some motivation to get my house clean before I decorate because I know that when I’m done cleaning I get to decorate and that’s what I’m excited for that’s my motivation if you guys are new here thank you so much for stopping by please let me know if you’re new introduce yourself down below say something interesting about yourself something unique something I can get to know you by I truly love talking to you so come say hi I make videos twice a week and my goal is just to create a community where I can make you smile maybe provide an escape from your life life it can be so hard and especially if you’re a mom or maybe you have an a stressful job if I can provide an escape motivate you inspire you uplift you in any way that is truly my life goal so please think about subscribing hit the notification bell and come join my journey isn’t this how it is supposed to be making our Christmas memories oh and I’ve been longing to hold you close forget isn’t this how is possibly making our Christmas memories as soon as Avery heard Mariah Carey all I want for Christmas is you playing she had to come in the kitchen and dance with me and of course when she started dancing I had to dance right along with her and that song has such a special meaning to me because when I was in high school my husband Mike and I went to high school together that’s when we started dating and I remember hearing that song and thinking that all I wanted for Christmas was him and then when we were going through a lot of our infertility struggles after our first met miscarriage second miscarriage just when we were in the thick of infertility I remember thinking that all I wanted for Christmas was a child or another child and so now when I hear that song my heart just is absolutely filled to the top with joy I am just so full of love because I truly have everything I could ever want and I’m so grateful for my life not to mention it’s an amazing song and I just love Mariah Carey please [Music] just like that [Music] if you stick around I’m gonna go through and give you a little home tour and tell you where I got all of the Christmas decorations because a lot of them like I said I got this year so if you’d like them I will tell you where I got them from and it’s cool outside to gather around the fireplace no one cares about [Music] since you asked so while I was cleaning and decorating I was also making two recipes I guess one is a recipe one is just cinnamon rolls but they are two things that I make every Christmas morning and I’ve kind of started making them on Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving just kind of as a tradition so I was making that so we can enjoy it along with our cleaning and decorating and Mike loves both of these recipes and April loves the cinnamon rolls so I love making them happy and even though I don’t enjoy cooking it’s nice to make them happy but but this breakfast bake is super simple you just pop it in the oven you don’t have have to add any veggies or anything we don’t I would personally prefer like onion and green pepper but the good part is you can literally add anything you want to it but Mike does not like onions or green peppers I just keep it pretty simple for him but I just layer bread on the bottom and I put cheese I cook sausage and then add six eggs and a cup of milk and I combined the eggs and the milk and then pour that over top of everything and then I put it in the oven 350 for an hour I make it on Christmas morning and on Christmas morning I use precooked frozen sausage crumbles just for the sake of keeping it simple but today I had the time so I browned the sausage actually Mike did it for me and then we made the cinnamon rolls and it was just kind of kind of a nice little break between the cleaning and the decorating [Music] let me know if you have any special recipes that you make either on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning I’m just really curious and maybe we could try one of your recipes out guess never John the snow is falling down and if you want to get to know me a little bit more more on a personal level I have created a get to know me playlist down below it’s some of my favorite videos I think my all-time favorite video was gonna be my twins birth blog so that is down below and just if you’re new here you may want to get to know me a little bit more so I created a list of videos you can check out it’s linked down below [Music] if you’re curious what I had in that spray bottle it was just a cleaner I mix up myself and I’ve talked about this so many times in my channel but I always get questions about it I love it this cleaner it’s 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol a teaspoon of Dawn dish soap and the rest water in the water bottle and I just love using it all over my house I can use it to shine my stove I can use it on my granite countertops it’s a disinfectant it’s safe for so many different surfaces and I just love using it [Music] going down Christmas Day so I think this is something really weird that I do but as I was packing everything away the fall decorations I start to think about what’s life gonna be like when I’m pulling these out the next time so late August early September and it’s just crazy for me because the past couple years there’s been you know our life just hasn’t been complete and you know I remember thinking in previous years when we would pull out the Christmas stuff it would be like will I be pregnant next year well we have a baby and then I remember last year thinking it was just really hard because I was pregnant to imagine having eight month old babies around like that was just something so hard for me to comprehend but here we are and they’re here and it’s just it’s amazing so as I was putting things away I was thinking about what life will be like next year when the twins are a year and a half and probably on the move and doing all of the crazy things that toddlers do but I don’t know just every year as we pull out decorations for a season or put them away I always imagine what life is like and kind of reflect [Music] let’s show I want to know something that you want for Christmas this year so let me know something that’s on your wish list [Music] okay so I had these little twinkly lights already here so I think I’m gonna get some more for this I don’t like how they twinkle I feel like the only reason why I don’t like how they twinkle is because it’s by the TV and I think if these are going at night it’ll be distracting if we’re watching TV so I think I’ll probably take these off order new ones and then order just of the fairy lights I think that’s what they’re called the non blinking for both of these that way it’ll just kind of light up a little bit more at night which I love [Music] there is seriously nothing that I love more than getting my house cleaned after we have we’ve had a lot of people over so like I said I was doing this the day after Thanksgiving and because we hosted Thanksgiving we had so many people in and out of our house and I just feel like everything just seems so dirty especially the flooring so it was just nice to get in here and clean everything up and really give my floors a good mopping when I know that there’s been so many people in and out of the house good good [Music] it will always be Christmas but my friends maybe [Music] I can’t promise Santa’s come in the visit Oh [Music] on a blanket with the skylight painted blue whoo that’s what we do we’ll be telling and having a good good [Music] Oh but with my friends [Music] we’re gonna have a good time we’re gonna dance dance and have a good time I think Santa’s gonna come and join us in this song [Music] [Music] my friends so I just got done doing most of the decorating but I’m gonna take a little bit of a break before I finish up the cleaning to hang out with these crazy girls before they have to go down for their second nap of the day and then I’ll finish up some more cleaning but I’m loving how everything is turning out it’s like so hard when you’re decorating because I have a hard time envisioning how everything is gonna get pulled together and I don’t know like it’s just that’s the hardest part it’s like I can look at something like if I look at pictures on Pinterest I’m like yes I know I like that that’s my style I love how that looks but if I go to a store to pick individual pieces it’s harder for me so it’s just nice that with all of the decorations that I bought this year I’m where I had envisioned them going in my house just glad that I like how it’s all falling together makes me happy certainly because this is not easy for me I’ve talked about this before on my channel but decorating does not come easy to me and it’s really hard so it just makes me feel good when I feel like things are gonna look good and then it turns out looking well because it doesn’t always happen that way [Music] what are you doing oh good bye Emery so these if you guys are curious what the girls are wearing and then Mike and I have matching pajamas they’re from Kohl’s I’ll have them linked in the description but the girls they’re wearing 12 months and they just got into nine month clothing but I thought they looked like they would fit and they actually fit really good considering they’re 12 months just a little bit long but then they’re gonna be wearing them for a whole nother month so I think it’ll be good but it’s not the easiest to find family matching pajamas where there’s baby clothing like so under 12 months so with the ones we got from Kohl’s it was 12 months that was the smallest size I think target had some that were for babies and then up through adult but I wasn’t a huge fan so I was glad that they were close enough to be able to fit into 12 months is it nap time do we gotta go take a nap should we go take a nap oh yeah that was a yawn huh all right let’s go take nap so we have Mike and Avery decorating the tree Ava are you decorating the tree I’m decorating the tree we’ll get you guys down for a nap they’ll do the tree and mommy will finish up cleaning does that sound like a good plan Avery is decorating three bulbs on one branch so normally this is not how I would decorate but I guess I’ll let her do what she wants to do maybe I’ll move at another time but I’ve gotten to decorate the rest of the house the way I would like it so even though this is not how I would decorate my tree and how I want my tree to look I’ll let her do it the way she wants this is Avery’s room dad put some lights up here on her bunk beds right do you want to show him your tree too and here’s her Christmas tree he’s only gonna come if you’re gonna be good okay I hadn’t planned on decorating our room or really upstairs other than Avery’s room because I think it’s just so overwhelming for me to decorate and I’ve talked about this before I I don’t enjoy decorating it’s just so overwhelming for me and so this year I was just focusing on the living room in the kitchen where we spend you know most of our time so maybe next year I will kind of branch out and do more of our house but right now I just wanted to focus on the downstairs but I like when our room is picked up I was bothering me that our bed was not made and I just wanted to vacuum and kind of pull our room together while I was in the mode of cleaning so that’s what I did but we’re not decorating in our room but maybe next year so I guess stay tuned for Christmas 2020 I may have a clean and decorate up in my room or in the upstairs [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] I was kind of hopping all around which sometimes I do that sometimes I streamlined my creep my cleaning sessions like I’ll start in one room and move around and like a circle or Florida floor but today I feel like I was just hopping all around and there was really no rhyme or reason to how it was cleaning but I guess one isn’t right or wrong but today I was just kind of hopping around [Music] you [Music] [Music] but then I would love to have you guys subscribe what you can expect from my channel here in the new year is a lot of cleaning decluttering or an organization I have a lot of routines because I guess the new year is when I start reflecting on my routines and things that I can change and you know things I can start so a lot more of all of that as well as more babies as they grow I will be vlogging just a lot of fun videos coming your way on my channel so I would love to have you guys join my journey [Music] [Applause] okay so now that everything is decorated and I have everything up on the fireplace I will quickly show you my home and all of my Christmas decorations so obviously I didn’t do too much down here I just kept it pretty simple this is from Kirkland’s this year this candle holder and then I got this from the target dollar spot um I think it was like $3 Mike’s upstairs with the babies don’t worry he over here these trees are from last year I got this this year from Kirkland’s and then this year I got all of these pretty bulbs from Target and then will open up into the living room [Music] okay over here I’ve had these pillows from Kirkland’s for a while this holly-jolly pillow is from Kirkland’s and then over here okay so I’m loving what I put together for the mantel these two trees were from home goods and the lights berry lights for this one I got from Target I need to get more fairy lights the flocked garland I got from Target that Merry Christmas sign I got from Hobby Lobby stockings were from Target and these tags I got from Etsy which I just it’s I just love it seeing all of our names together oh it makes my heart so full guys and then this tree over here which ties in some of the color I have on the table and the centerpiece I got this from home goods and then coming into here so over here I got the reindeer from Kirkland’s this sign from kirklands I still feel like I need to add something else in this vase but I got those from Target and then the tree over here so I did not decorate I let Avery go for it so my tree may not look beautiful and picturesque or instagram-worthy but Avery decorated it so it’s perfect for our home to have some of our special ornaments okay so this one was right after we miscarried Avery’s twin I didn’t know that Avery was a twin it says although we never got to hold you in our arms we will hold you in our hearts forever our little angel September 2014 so that was for our first miscarriage and then just some of the other special ornaments that we have and baby makes three oh and I forgot over here we have I got this pillow from Amazon but I know you can find it at Target anok Kohl’s in this link I’ve had for a while I got this from Target and the side I got last year from home goods [Music] you [Music]

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