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Happy Holidays: The 2020 Version

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I hope everyone is having a healthy and happy Holiday season as we get ready to move forward from this chaotic year into what will hopefully be a better 2021. We’ve got a long way to go, of course, but I’m hopeful the new year will begin to take us into the right direction at least. ❀ Mr. Moth’s family got us the hilarious and VERY accurate Christmas ornament pictured above. While much of 2020 was/is indeed a raging Dumpster Fire, not all of it was bad. I hope you guys all managed to find your own moments of pure unadulterated joy peppered in among the rest of this year’s going-ons. πŸ™‚

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I made it my personal mission to be extra festive this year and I don’t regret it one bit. We may not be able to celebrate how we normally would, and while that is somewhat of a bummer, I was happy to celebrate in whatever ways we could. My team at work had a lot of fun decorating for the holiday season and we won the room decorating contest! πŸ˜€ “The Grinch-Free Zone” door pictured above and the PPE-sporting snowmen of our bulletin board and tree are just a sample of the work we put into it. There was a lot more I didn’t end up remembering to take photos of.

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Since we have a white tree in our classroom it’s usually a snowman so this year it was fun to do something a little different and year-appropriate with the PPE which is a part of our daily work life now. I really enjoy the white tree but I love that I get to enjoy both ends of the spectrum since Mr. Moth and I have a black tree at home. Instead of hanging the usual candy canes on our tree, Mr. Moth and I opted to hang the silver antique keys (they’re actually bottle openers) that we had ordered off etsy as our wedding favors. It worked out really well because we had so many extra key favors left over since we had chosen to downscale big time on our guest list to make sure our wedding in October was pandemic-friendly. I loved the keys on the tree though and we’ll definitely continue to use them this way in the years to come. ❀

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Seasonal baking this year included making and decorating Christmas sugar cookies (only some of which were completely inappropriate) as well as a triple chocolate coconut cream cake. I also recently made the Cranberry Christmas Cake recipe that Cupcakes & Machetes posted on her blog. πŸ˜€

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Bailey, of course, got in on the holiday fun with her new bow ties, one being green (pictured above) and the other being red, so she can be a little feline fashionista and mix it up during the holiday season. I’m so happy she doesn’t mind wearing bow ties, bandanas, and some costumes. I’m also very happy to report that the Christmas tree remained standing all through December, even if this little Grinch did bat around and knock an ornament down here and there. πŸ˜›

Happy Holidays, guys! ❀ ❀ ❀

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16 thoughts on “Happy Holidays: The 2020 Version

  1. Happy holidays my friend, Bailey is looking extra cute there, Salem sends his love! Hope you and your family have a very Happy New Year! 2021 here we come( it can’t be as bad as 2020, surely!?) πŸ™‚ That Xmas tree looks awesome by the way. πŸ™‚

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  2. I think Bailey not knocking down the Christmas tree qualifies her for the nice list next year too. That is master level restraint she’s showing. πŸ˜›
    I’m glad you managed to be super festive this year. My festivity took a little hit but Rob was determined that I not be bummed out so he went overboard and I’m not gonna lie, it worked lol.
    I can’t wait for our New Year’s Day bake off! I’ve got to pick a recipe still! Did you already figure out what you’re making??

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    1. Haha I think that’s fair! Consider her officially spared from the Naughty List . . . for now. πŸ˜‰
      I’m so glad Rob was able to keep your Christmas Spirits up and spoil you rotten! ❀ ❀ ❀
      I'm super excited for our New Year's Day Bake Off too! I also need to still figure out exactly what I'll be baking for it. It's going to be so fun, I can't wait! πŸ˜€

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    1. Hahaha Thank you! Yeah, I’m pretty fortunate that she puts up with my love for putting cute accessories and costumes on her. πŸ˜›
      Hope your holiday season has been a good one, and Happy New Year! πŸ˜€

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  3. We used to be able to get Cid into bowties, but lately he’s been extra feisty and tries to rip them off. He looked so cute as “President Business” as I was calling him. I know cats are cute in their own right, but I just love them in little bowties and other random frippery.

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