A Nutcracker Christmas and Sunday Morning Coffee

The Nutcracker Christmas story is one of those magical Christmas traditions. If you love the story, you will love this table I created.

Christmas is one week away! If you are looking for a unique way to set a Christmas or Christmas Eve table, check this out!

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Today I am pleased to share with you Sunday Morning Coffee. This is a place to share, learn, explain, dream, and have fun.

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You probably didn’t know I was a Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker Ballet.

Of course, I was ten years old.

And even though it was a neighborhood ballet troupe and not the real deal, I have loved the Nutcracker ever since.

You can imagine how thrilled I was to create this special Nutcracker table and room for The Home Depot.

Wouldn’t this be a fabulous idea for Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner?

Of course, you can create this inside your home in case the weather is a bit chillier than here!

Nutcracker Dinner

I built the wooden box hanger that is the centerpiece of my table.

I also cut out nutcracker snowflakes and placemats!

To see everything I did for this special table, just heat to my blog post Christmas Dinner with the Nutcracker.

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Something New

The beach house is progressing so quickly. I am going to share a few photos but I promise the entire transformation will be shared in January! I am so excited to share and it still looks like we will be done by the end of the year!

Every day major progress is made and we are getting so excited. As you can see, the kitchen cabinets are being installed.

Beach house update floors

And they are also finishing the floors. As you can see, we used to have dark floors but I have decided we are going to have lighter floors in the home and I cannot wait. They need to sand two more coats so these floors have a way to go. Also, we installed new flooring in the new addition space and I cannot wait to share that with you.

If you are wondering why the ceiling lights look funny, they have been covered in plastic to avoid the floor sanding mess!

Beach house update beverage center

This is the small beverage area of the kitchen. I cannot wait until the appliances are installed next week. Currently, they are all sitting in the garage!

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My Favorite Room This Week

Christmas in the Craft Room

I must say the craft room is certainly the most popular room this week. I have been busy wrapping and crafting and I really need to move into the kitchen and make a dent in the cooking for our Christmas party.

The party is Friday, December 23rd and I have less than a week to be ready. Be sure to watch my stories this week as I will be cooking almost every day. Yikes.

Christmas in the Craft Room

Anna Page’s Instagram is absolutely spectacular and at Christmas, it is spectacularly spectacular!

My dear friend Janine at Happy, Happy Nester is so incredibly talented. Check out how she made these beautiful snowflakes, out of paper bags!

Everything that Tiegan at Half Baked Harvest makes is incredible. These Brown Butter Iced Mocha Cinnamon Rolls look perfect for Christmas morning!

My wonderful, amazing friend KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms shares Seven Ideas for New Christmas Eve Traditions to Start This Year.

The holidays can be a difficult time for a lot of people. If you haven’t read any of Brene Brown’s books, The Gifts of Imperfection is a great place to start. Her “Man in the Arena” talk is an important listen.


For those of us who live in California, we are lucky to have a plethora of avocados available to us year-round. Martha shares how to grow an avocado tree from a pit, no matter where you live. Avocado toast every day!!

I cannot believe Christmas is one week away! There is so much to do with our party and finishing the beach house, not ot mention wrapping more gifts and getting ready for Christmas dinner!

This week is going to be so much fun on my blog. We are sharing Christmas Eve dinner recipes, some new Christmas cupcakes, fun holiday decor with Balsam Hill, 13 ways to set your table for Christmas dinner, the best Christmas brunch recipes, and a new Christmas morning tradition that just might involve champagne!

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  1. You are definitely all decked out for Christmas! And the shaker cabinets @ beach house look fantastic, I have them in my new house too.

    1. Hi Cindy! Yes! We are ready for the season, the best one 🤗🎄 Thank you SO much- so happy with them! Great choice!

  2. So fun catching up with you – love your Nutcracker table, and all the progress on your beach house! Good luck with all the cooking – I know you love it though, and I’m sure all your friends are getting excited for the party. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely Christmas Week!

    1. Hi Barbara! Oh thank you so much- I really do, the best week ever 🎄🥰 so excited! Merry Christmas week to you and yours ♥️

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