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Celebrate: Elsie’s Holiday Bucket List

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … and I am not going to lie—the most magical holiday season of my entire life!!!

Today, we’re teaming up with Everything But The House for a little holiday cheer. In case you missed it, be sure to check out part one and part two of the series I have written for them. I had so much fun checking their new sales each week to find new items. I found a lot of special things, but I think the jade glasses (actually I think they are sherbet cups?) in my post today are my favorite of them all!


On a side note … I just started decorating our home for Christmas and I chose a pretty traditional color palette this year. I’m sticking with lots of white and gold … glitter … lights and little pops of color here and there. I love mixing jade in with the traditional reds and greens (and pink too!).

I’ll share my holiday bucket list below …

I have two great loves during the holidays: food and music! I found these jade glasses and cake stands as a set on EBTH. I love this color glassware, so finding such versatile cups in a set (there’s six of them) felt like a small miracle. They’re definitely one of my favorite recent finds.

I love making a simple spiced cider. I just mix premade cider (I like to get the fresh local one from the farmer’s market, if possible) and add cinnamon sticks, a few cloves, oranges and apple slices to simmer. As an option, you can add a shot of whiskey (I like rye whiskey), but add it to your glass and not the pot so it doesn’t cook out.

As an added bonus … it smells SO good!

Collecting holiday records is a year-round treat for me. I have a special shelf for them, so when I find a new one I just stash it there and wait for the season to roll around.

I mainly collect records from artists I know and love: Elvis, Dolly, Johnny and Frank. I also collect a few novelty children’s records … need to add the Charlie Brown record next!

I also snagged this amazing vintage ceramic Christmas tree from EBTH. It makes me SO happy! It’s so classic and adds the perfect vintage touch to our record table.

Holiday bucket list:
-decorate sugar cookies
-listen to Elvis’ Christmas Album
-make an ornament with Nova
-watch Rudolph
-make mulled wine
-take family photos
-make homemade Chex Mix
(Jeremy’s childhood 101)
-sew a plush “village”
(started this last month and it’s so much fun)

What’s on your holiday bucket list??? xx – Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop Presets.




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