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Matching Christmas Jammies

Merry Christmas!!! I’m so grateful for the blessings of this year, and today to celebrate the birth of our Savior. I’m grateful for the blessing of His life and Atonement that was not only to cover my mistakes, but also to take away my sadness when I am low. I am so excited to share that I sewed for the first time some matching Christmas jammies for my entire family!

Handmade Matching Christmas Pajamas

Now don’t look to closely at the stitches, but I’m pretty pleased with myself! I was looking all over for something fun this year, and just couldn’t find it. On a whim last week, I went to Joann Fabric and bought all of the fabric and t-shirts. I don’t have a step by step on how I did it–just pictures. I looked on Pinterest and Google for tips, but I used a pattern (though there are lots of tutorials on just using an existing pair of pants).  My kids really wanted to match, and who am I to deny them the joy? Really, it’s my joy to have them match, too–it’s all about the pictures.

We had fun taking lots of pictures on Christmas Eve–my family is a great sport! I set the camera up on a tripod, and with my timer I ran on all of these.

Christmas Pajamas


Matching PJ's

Here are some of just the kids. I did some with a SUPER high ISO which were grainy (and kinda fun artsy) and then popped on the flash.

Christmas Eve Pictures

kids in pyramid


Then we said goodbye to the Elf on a Shelf, and on the last night, we got a letter saying we could finally touch him…as we say our farewells. Someone was a bit sad to say goodbye to Mr. J.J. Jingles.

elf on a shelf goodbye

As we all got dressed in our matching christmas jammies, my husband pulled up this video he saw on USA Today with a family that made a hilarious home video about their matching Christmas Jammies! Watch it HERE.

Then everyone went to bed, and mama and Santa got to work (taken with my phone at 2 am)

Duke Christmas tree

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Breakfast in PJ’s Birthday Party

Breakfast in PJs

My cute daughter turned 8, and she wanted a Breakfast in PJ’s party, so that we did! She selected green and blue as the colors to decorate with, and helped me plan the menu: chocolate chip pancakes, orange juice, doughnuts, and lots of BACON!  They also made necklaces with fruit loops, and Trix Krispie treats. I feel like I actually had a toned down party after her sisters Pretty Purple Party in April, because it was a crazy week with family in town for her church baptism. As crazy as it is to make a cute tablescape, when it is all said and done, I look at it with as much joy in my heart as I would a finished bedroom makeover or family photo shoot–creating with color and style is fun for me. I don’t do it to “out-do” anyone else or to prove anything, just for fun for me and my kids who get a kick out of all the effort I put into it. I’ll be sharing the PB&J doughnut recipe next week, but everything else is pretty basic. Enjoy the pictures!breakfast bacon
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