Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cozy Christmas Camp Out

One thing I've been wanting to do the past few years is have a camp out in(side) our living room!  Complete with blanket forts, lots of pillows, popcorn, hot chocolate (and maybe a cocktail), movies, music, Christmas lights, candles, good food (bonus points for fire place s'mores! Too bad we don't have a fireplace...), and lots of fun.  I hope in a couple years we can do this with Ellie around Christmas time, but in the meantime, we're going to be doing a slightly modified version this year.  My sister will be sleeping over the weekend before Christmas and we're planning a little Christmas movie + TV special marathon - in matching pjs, of course!  I love the idea of incorporating new traditions into our Christmas festivities, especially because it's Ellie's very first holiday season.  I'm sure it will be a little more like us playing the movies in the background as we bounce Ellie around the house and try to keep her entertained with her toys... and then after she goes to bed maybe watching half of something before we fall asleep ourselves.  But, it's the thought that counts, right?  I'm also (not so secretly because I know he will read this) hoping Tyler will join me in at least one of these festive movie nights during the next few weeks. :)

I've rounded up some things I think would make a Christmas living room camp out extra special - with adults in mind this time around! ;)

 Yes, I included popcorn - because it is that good.  And that pink pillow is officially on my wish list!  That shirt is, too.

Last year, Tyler and I made s'mores hot chocolate, which was really good and would also be a nice addition to your camp out!  You can find my half-assed recipe here (scroll to the bottom of the post). :)  Side note: The white lights we put up on our headboard to decorate for Christmas last year never came down.  One less thing to have to hang up this year I suppose?  I promise the mistletoe did get packed away at the end of the season though! 

On another note, I hope to snap a few pics of my Christmas decorating this weekend (although, between here and Instagram, you've probably seen most of it already).  I'll also be sharing a Pinterest-inspired super quick + easy way to hang your stockings if you don't have a mantel... but for now, enjoy this sweet outtake of my most favorite fluffy white fur babe! ;)

HAPPY CAMPING! Or maybe it's more like glamping... 

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