Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lulu's Christmas

I have Jann of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson to thank for my relaxing week.

She put me first on the schedule for the Creating Christmas Link Party

which meant I had to be finished decorating by Sunday.

That left me free to simply enjoy Christmas.

Lulu has been enjoying Christmas

 and she particularly likes my Maileg pixies.

This is Lulu last Christmas with Henry.

She and Olaf are great friends

and Lulu enjoys rearranging Olaf on the sofa.

All the decorating tires her out

and she needs to take frequent breaks.

My Maileg Santa sits on a bench in the guest room and Lulu has never shown any interest in him.

This is the scene that greeted me when I came home this afternoon -

Obviously Steve had replaced Santa in his spot hoping that I might not notice his beard.

I actually think the new look is kind of fun, but I did move Santa off the bench.

Lulu definitely loves this time of year and wishes you a Merry Christmas.


  1. Lulu is so sweet!!! Thanks so much for your visits!!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

  2. Lulu is such a cutie, and has Steve as an ally. :) You just think Lulu has never shown any interest in Santa before.


  3. Cute post and I especially like your third photo. Have a restful weekend!

  4. I am laughing so hard at 5:00AM, watching Miss Thang bomb each photo! teeeeheheeeeee

    She surely loves your elves and has great "style" in her rearranging!!!!!!!

    Carol, you are so fun. Another year of blogging and Instagram with you has inspired me and made me hope to one day cross paths with you. Enjoy the countdown!

  5. Great photos of Lulu enjoying Christmas. That beard 'blow-out' is a hoot.

    Happy Christmas holidays to you three ~ FlowerLady

  6. Lulu is so cute. She reminds me of our Smokey- that I still miss all these years later. Love all your decorating and the colors makes it all feel warm, homey and welcoming. I love it ALL, Carol. Hope you have a really great weekend-xo Diana

  7. I love your pixies...everyone does! Have fun with your merry companions! Holiday hugs, Diane

  8. Everything looks so cherry and bright in my favorite primary reds. Lulu is adorable and she did a good job helping decorate until she got tired!
    Wishing you and your family a Joyful and Merry Christmas. Erin

  9. Cuddles to the adorable Miss Lulu!

    Is that what you call a "Beard up-do"???

  10. Lulu is so adorable. She looks perfect among the decorations. I have my Maileg pixies out and now I have a brother/sister set of mice coming! So excited! Annie Belle has been good about the far! Hugs!

  11. Carol, It seems that Lulu's favorite elf is the one on the sofa...the relaxing one. LOL. Love all the pretty pics of your decorating. So cute, love the last picture. Blessings to you, Steve, and your family for a beautiful Merry Christmas.xoxo, Susie

  12. I just put up another decoration a few minutes ago that I found in a box in the basement. Your home looks wonderful!

    Enjoy my dear,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  13. Good Afternoon Carol, I think we have all fallen in love with Lulu.... she is gorgeous.
    I loved the final photograph... it looked as if Lulu had just decided to pop her head up to see what was going on.
    Your home is decorated in all the colours I love.... red and green, for me are the perfect Christmas colours.
    Happy Christmas to you.
    Best Wishes

  14. That Lulu is darling and she is such a good dog. I love all the photo's of her.

    Your home looks terrific, so welcoming.

    Waldo and Lili send regards to Lulu - they are taking their after breakfast nap and won't go out due to the rain. LOL

    Have a great weekend - I am loving all this rain and I wish it would rain all day.


  15. I wish I could give Lulu a big hug! Such a cutie.
    Your home is looking so festive and now you have time to relax and enjoy the week leading up to Christmas.

  16. Lulu is very very busy! I love her! It makes me happy when she appears on your blog!

  17. These are adorable pics of Lulu. Give her a Merry Christmas hugs for me.

  18. LuLu is so cute and glad she is helping you with the decorating. Have a great week as we head on down to the big day. Enjoy your family Christmas trip together.

  19. I love the way the red always pops in your house, Carol, each and every season but even more so at Christmas. Such cute decorations and getting it done early gives you time to tweak (or add to).

    Love your Lulu! She's a fantastic helper!


  20. Lulu is so adorable! I'm sure she thought she was just being friendly. '-)
    Your photos of her remind me of our Sadie. She takes her toys to her bed and sleeps with them under a paw or her head.
    I stopped by a local shop today that was having their annual Christmas sale. They had the Maileg Princes and the Pea Mouse in her castle and the Prince Mouse too. I decided they should come home with me for my great nieces. I figured I should start the Maileg habit here too. '-) Now to find one of those adorable pixies.

  21. Carol this is an adorable Christmas tour and I adore Lulu.
    Happy weekend mon amie!

  22. Lulu is adorable...and probably knows
    I love your playful mood and decorating...just love it.

  23. you're so lucky to have such a fine helper.

  24. Love the picture of Lulu laying on the pixie! Very sweet.

  25. I can always count on the contrasting beauty of red and white for Christmas in your festive decorating, Carol. Love Lulu's holiday portrait!

    Merry Christmas!

  26. Love your photos -- especially the last one, "Lulu's Christmas card!" :) Merry Christmas! xoxoxo

  27. Love all these beautiful pictures...and Lulu is so adorable! She blends in so nicely with your decorations :) Merry Christmas!
    Helen xox

  28. Lulu looks like part of the decor :) Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  29. Lulu does add a special touch to each of your photos. She looks just perfect nestled in with your decor. I smiled throughout your post at her sweet little face!

  30. Love that your home says Christmas all through the house. Lulu is such a cutie, she cant help that those elves look like play toys to her.

  31. Lulu is so funny, sleeping with the elves, she does add some cheer to the decor!