Twas 5 Nights Before Christmas - Alexa of The Short and Sweet of It

Hey ladies, 
On Friday I mentioned I had a few surprises up here on the blog this weekend and today is one of the surprises!! The lovely Alexa of The Short and the Sweet of It and I are blog swapping today and we are calling it 'Twas 5 Nights Before Christmas! We are talking about anything Christmas related, decorations, traditions, etc. So happy to have my friend here today for your reading pleasure then be sure to go over and check out my post on her blog.
Take it away Alexa!

Hello darling readers of Henning Love. I'm Alexa (blogger at The Short and the Sweet of It) and I am so excited to be over at Meg's little corner of the blog world sharing my experiences on this fifth night before Christmas.

1. My feet live in these comfy cozy moccasins this time of year (yes even in San Diego..it's chilly,


2. I am wrapping presents like crazy. I am one of those people that enjoys wrapping gifts, you know

    silver, sparkle and curly bows....they just look so delightful under the tree, don't you think?

3. Matt and I are watching the whole Lord of the Rings series for probably the 55th time. Actually

    it's more of a Christmas tradition. We spent our first Christmas away from friends and family in

    2004. We had just moved to New Zealand, had a big, rambling Victorian flat on a hill and spent

    Christmas Eve with a bunch of little hobbits. (We're both kind of nerdy at heart), so of course

    we had to visit all of the Lord of the Rings film locations in New Zealand. There was no better

    place to film that story, in my opinion.

4. We've gotten so many lovely Christmas cards in the mail. One of my favorites was my friend's

     little family. They were all dressed up in ugly sweaters. Even 1 1/2 year old Skye and poor

     Winston the Cat, who looks like he might disown them for this one. Seriously awesome.

5. I was so excited to finally bake some sugar cookies. With a ten month old boarding in the house

    it's hard to get anything holiday-ish done, but there is seriously nothing like the smell of cookies

    baking on a cold winter day!

6. Goofing off with two of my favorite people ever. Course we do this year-round, but it's always

Thanks for taking the time to catch up with me. I can't believe there are only 5 more sleeps till Christmas!

And be sure to stop by The Short and the Sweet of It to check out Meg's post! xo

Isn't her family just darling? Thanks for swapping today Alexa, I have a lot of fun! 5 nights sleeps until Christmas, count 'em 5!


Erin said...

Aw she is so cute! :) I love wrapping presents too! I love love love cute and creative gift tags!

Katie said...

that was such a cute post, love it all! Can I ask where those gift tags came from!?

Kerri said...

Aw, haha! Great post. Love the cookies... yum yum! Christmas cards are the best too!

amy b.s. said...

i too love wrapping presents!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

I love wrapping presents too and it is so fun receiving Christmas cards in the mail!

Alexa said...

Hi Meg! This was so fun! Katie the drummer boy gift tags are from Rifle Paper Company (I found them at Anthropologie) and the stars are from Target! xo

Daniela said...

those sugar cookies look delicious!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I need those drummer boy tags now! Love the moccasians too:) Cute read.

Jenna Lee said...

ohhh love the shoes! Super CUTE!

lucia m said...

love it!!


Mrs. Pedersen said...

I'd love to make some cute sugar cookies like that. :)

Shervin's World said...

Great blog! What an amazing family!!

I'm following you!!

Be sure to check us out at www.shervinsworld.com



Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

I just completely adore Alexa :) And this little post is so sweet! Love the cookies!!! And all of the wrapping goods are gorgeous :) xoxoxo brynn

sherri lynn said...

What a fun little list! LOVE those moccasins! And what a funny Christmas card idea to all be in ugly sweaters - I love it!

Foster said...

Its so weird, I just saw your blog and you commented on mine. Wow, that was crazy.

The shoes look amazing. Beautiful.

Happy Holidays.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Fun! This post is totally getting me in the holiday spirit :)

Stesha said...

such a cute post!!! i love those slippers!!!

Classic & Bubbly

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

So cute!! I love the family "ugly sweater" idea! It sounds like you're have a good Christmas!

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

You should definitely come look at my blog post for the day and read at the bottom of it...you won...something :)

faith in between said...

Such a cute post!

Johanna said...

I love Alexa and her blog and I discovered it because of you. Great post!

BeckyJo606 said...

Such a great post! My husband actually just finished watching all of the Lord of the Rings movies! So funny!

memory said...

what a sweet family picture! looks like your presents are gonna turn out just beautifully. :-)



carissa at lowercase letters said...

what a cute family. gorgeous pictures. i love how ugly christmas sweaters are so cool now for the right reasons. ha!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

Whoa just saw you one something else--GO GIRL! :) Great post too. I love it. Thanks for sharing. I think this is such a great idea!

Jamie said...

There is so much greatness in this post.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Awwww! What a great little fam you have! We love the Lord of the Rings too!

dani said...

I live in my Minnetonka moccs, too! :)

marie said...

I am definitely getting into the Christmas spirit with all these jolly posts, so cute.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Yay, I love Christmas cards. The other day we got so excited that we had a stack until we found out they were addressed to the people who lived at our condo previously.. :(