Monday, August 1, 2016

Christmas In July 2016

Yep. We did it again. We took a super hot July day, added a few festive touches, and suddenly it was Christmas! Well...sort of. Here are a few pictures of the fun we had that day.









We had fun, and now everything is packed away.
For a little while, anyway. : )









23 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! Is that a longstanding tradition in your family? I think it's an awesome thing to do, sort of like celebrating half birthdays.

    Blessings,
    Patti @ Embracing Home

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  2. What a fun idea! Is that a longstanding tradition in your family? I think it's an awesome thing to do, sort of like celebrating half birthdays.

    Blessings,
    Patti @ Embracing Home

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  3. Let me tell you, Billie Jo, we walked into Walmart the other day and there stood a Christmas tree...hubby about had a cow...I said, 'It's Christmas in July!" He was thoroughly confused, lol. I highly doubt the guys would like this idea, I loveeeeeeeee it though, smiles.

    Have a beautiful day friend and thank you for the smiles.

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  4. Now this post really did make me smile. I LOVED it, the perfect day.

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  5. You're the best! Wish we lived closer....I would have stolen one of those cookies.

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  6. Oh I'm so grateful for you inspiring this in me for our own celebration this year! A tradition I intend to keep!! (And I think my Annie will for many years to come too). ;) Love it so much!! Thanks for sharing my sweet Billie Jo - and your cookies look so pretty & deee-lish! xoxo

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  7. Billie Jo, I have to tell you that every time I saw a reference to Christmas in July or July 25th this year, I immediately thought of you! You are the most fabulous person I know who celebrates this extra fun holiday which prompted me to visit and see how it went. :) Lovely as always, just like you. Hugs and prayers as I continue to think of you today!

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  8. Love this idea! My town has a Christmas in July festival every year.

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  9. Dear Billie Jo ... you are one precious mama and I know how much you love making everything special for your family. This is so sweet. I have just begun putting together our Christmas plans. I have a few handmade gifts ready for Christmas, so our home is not decorated for Christmas, but it feels a bit like Christmas with a few little Christmas things being worked on. Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

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  10. Billie Jo, Oh how delightful! I feel cooler just looking at your pictures. ♥

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  11. I love that you do this! Such a fun day!

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  12. Once again, you have left me in amazement...you are an incredible mother, dear Billie Jo. Thank you for inspiring us and for being such a sweet example. Love and hugs!

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  13. Oh my gosh -- you all are too cute!! I'd probably leave it all out if I brought it out already! :) What fun!!

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  14. I love it!!! Christmas is my favorite time of year. What adorable mugs!

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  15. Looks absolutely wonderful! I was thinking about you as we were making cookies and celebrating too! What a fun tradition! I hated for it to end! So glad you had a Merry Christmas in July! And I love your Disney Christmas mugs!! ♥♥♥

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  16. Delightful! The Christmas shopping starts soon!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  17. This is such a fun idea!! I love your creativity!

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  18. Dear Billie Jo,

    What a fun little tradition - Christmas in July! I did not realize this was a recurring even; I scrolled down to your archives to look over the past Julys. Yep, there they are, Christmas every July. I love your tradition and I certainly wood jump to do it too, if only my children were little still.

    I enjoyed your holiday post,
    ♥Hope

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    1. Oops...yes, I wood - I mean, I WOULD!

      :) HOPE

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  19. I bet the kids loved it! The closest I allow myself to get as far as Christmas in July goes is cracking open the Christmas DVD's for my little one to watch when it is so bloody hot outside :) Oh! And I try to start my shopping in July (try to space the budget out).

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  20. Cookies too? Woah girl, you're awesome! I can barely do those once a year!

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  21. Billie Jo,
    Oh my how I felt like it was really December and really time to watch Rudolph (or play Rudolph Monopoly- that looks so fun!) and feel cozy inside... instead of sweltering hot in summer, haha. Thank you for sharing this wonder and fun that made it feel like winter for a moment ;) It looks like y'all had a most wonderful time and special moments together. And those cookies look more delicious than I can describe. Mmmm. What a wonderful mom you are to bring such joy to your kids and family!

    I'm even more ready for fall and winter after seeing all your lovely photos :)
    Blessings and hugs,
    Jazzmin

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