When you have twins, everything is magnified!  It’s monkey-see, monkey-do — for better or worse.  The bad side is when one twin decides to, say, climb the fireplace and the other twin decides that must be an absolutely brilliant idea.  The good side is that, when one is enthusiastic, the other one usually climbs on board quicker than quick!

I’ve found this to be especially true when it comes to holidays — major or minor.  I must have missed the parenting memo, but did you realize that even St. Patrick’s Day is an epic event?  Yeah, me either.  Color me surprised.  Let’s just say that one kiddo talking about the sneaky leprechaun has nothing on two kiddos teaming up to trap the leprechaun.  Anyhoo.  

See?  It’s contagious!  My only girl — the dog — is uninterested in shenanigans.

The only problem with this is that I have never been crazy about over-the-top seasonal decorating.  I adore Christmas and I often use seasonal colors as accents — pinks and reds in February, pastels in the spring, and so on and so forth.  But there usually isn’t a “Welcome Fall” sign on my front door.   The exception to all of this is entertaining — and, in that case, this girl *loves* a theme.  Bring it on!   

So what to do?  Embrace the seasonal centerpiece.  It’s the perfect way to marry my twinks’ love of kitsch — I think this is common to all little ones — with my somewhat restrained aesthetic.  Just enough to keep us both happy.

I love this easy patriotic centerpiece, the tutorial for which was created by the talented team at One Charming Party.  The best part of all?

It took five minutes to create and about $16 at Target — $3 for the vase and $1 each for thirteen flags.  I may even use this idea with checkered flags for the “Life in the Fast Lane” twins convention.  And can you say racing birthday party, anyone?

Happy weekend, y’all!

5 responses to “friday’s five minute fix: celebrate the season”

  1. Brooke says:

    totally agree about the target comment!!!! cute pic of your men.

  2. That is the cutest pic of all your guys! What a fun hubby you have! And handsome too!
    My kind of decorating with the flads and vase – pefect –
    Thank you so much for your opinion on the book cover design!! I have been dying for your opinion! How is the convention planning coming along?

  3. Traci, your family is so cute!! I love decorating according to the season as well! The Target comment is so funny!! Have a great weekend!!


  4. pretty pink tulips says:

    I’m with you…love a holiday and to acknowledge it….but I’m not too kitschy! Love your flag display!!

    Also excited about your Joss & Main sale. Congrats. My calendar is marked!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  5. Nancy says:

    Hi Traci! Im pulling ideas together for a red, white and blue post, so this is perfect. Your life sounds so busy. Good luck with the Fast Lane convention!