entertaining / a very merry christmas

we are back in California, and it finally feels like christmas. rather than an outdoor winter wonderland (aka misery), we have an indoor one. and it has been quite warm in temecula. i am so happy to not live in the cold, hopefully for good! my mom's decorating is always the best, and somehow gets better every year. it's so fun to see all of the creative things she comes up with. my favorites- the magnolia branch in the vase on the fireplace, the ornament garland that she made that lies on top of the mantle, the silhouette gift wrap, and the ombre pink christmas tree. to die for.