Home for the holidays

Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m home with my family in Laytonsville today and am actually so excited for a little break from the city. I wanted to share what a beautiful job Mama Downing does with the decorating, adding little touches of festivity all over + some of my favorite ornaments! We’ve already decided that next year, we’ll both a take a day off of work so I can come home and help her with the tree(s) and getting the house set up. Last year, we did it all while my dad was on a business trip so he could come home to a warm, cozy, decorated house. I missed it this year, and she missed me. But the house does look fantastic, don’t you think?

Have a fabulous day full of love and whatever makes you happy with the people you love. Don’t forget the reason for the season as you’re unwrapping and exchanging.

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There's always a friendly battle with this ornament. I put it on the front of the tree, Mama moves it to the back. I think she's the only one who doesn't think it's like totally precious. This year though, she put it on the front of the tree for me. #iwin

There’s always a friendly battle with this ornament. I put it on the front of the tree, Mama moves it to the back. I think she’s the only one who doesn’t think it’s like totally precious. This year though, she put it on the front of the tree for me. #iwin

This ornament is my absolute favorite. I have started a little car collection and this one is actually from a personal collection and my mom had to battle it out to win it at an auction for me. It won't be coming with me to the apartment- I'm waiting for my first house to move this gem.

This ornament is my absolute favorite. I have started a little car collection and this one is actually from a personal collection and my mom had to battle it out to win it at an auction for me. It won’t be coming with me to the apartment- I’m waiting for my first house to move this gem.

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Another car- my first car was a woody, so this makes me smile.

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Please ignore the hippo I made at art camp one year behind this beautiful nativity scene. My mom told me she loved it one year, I told Daddy Downing, and he made sure she had it for Christmas.

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This music box is probably my favorite decoration in the house. My mom always decorates our mantel with music boxes, garlands, and lights. It’s something a little different and for some reason, this funny little plastic one has always been my favorite.

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Her crystal tree was a project in the making for years. Every year I give her a the Swarovski mini snowflake.

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FullSizeRender_8  Thank you mommy for making the house merry and bright! Please don’t be mad a sneaked a picture of you rearranging the ornaments for probably the millionth time! Love you!

I’d love for you all to share your favorite decorations with me! You can post them my on my facebook wall or share them on instagram or twitter for me to regram/ retweet. Use the hashtag #littlebitofchristmas for all social media. You can also email me (littlebittycityone@gmail.com) and I’ll share your pictures with the rest of my readers. If you do that, make sure to let me know your twitter or instagram handle if you have them so I can properly credit you!

Merry Christmas!

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