I did, however, manage to get my house decorated. Here's a few pics around the house.
This is our family room off the kitchen. Since this is the room where we spend the most time, I like to do something fun for the girls. I usually rotate themes and do either a Santa, snowman, or candy-themed tree. This year, we *kind of* went over the top with the candy theme.
I already had a lot of the decorations and ornaments, but added some cute gingerbread and candy ornaments that I found at JCPenney.
The cupcakes on the mantle and the lollipops I used for the tree topper all came from JCPenney.
I found a little inspiration from Pinterest and did this for our front door
using Deco Mesh and more candy ornaments from Hobby Lobby.
I already had the ribbon and red and white ball garland.
I usually do something
less gaudy more natural, but heck, my kiddos are young. Why not make it fun?
|Close-up of front door decorations|
This is my first year doing a tree in my entry way. It's been a challenge finding one "skinny" enough.
Believe it or not, I bought this beauty at Wal-Mart.
I made my topper out of the leftover burlap ribbon I had from my fall wreath project.
I reuse the same stuff over and over. That's how I roll.
All my drapes, furnishings, and Christmas decorations came from my previous houses.
Buy what you love and you'll have it a lifetime!
Yes! You can mix silver and gold together. You can also mix pine cones and burlap with "fancy" ornaments.
Once again...I used items around my house to decorate. I pulled out a big copper bowl from the basement and started stuffing it with pine branches and twig balls. I tossed in an antler and a magnifying glass from the coffee table. Next I added some sparkly ornaments. Somehow it all works in my dining room!
Here's the view from my foyer into my formal living room.
I usually put a tree in there, but opted to do one in the entry way instead.
I attached some green ornaments to the boxwood topiary and tied a ribbon on the trunk.
In the living room bay window, I added silver ribbon to large snowflakes and attached them to the window frames.
Glitter reindeer and ornaments in a mercury glass bowl.
This secretary is at the other end of my formal living room.
I found these cute snow village houses at Marshall's for $12.99 each.
They're made of cardboard, but have a battery powered light inside.
Hope you have a great Christmas filled with peace and love!
(From Hobby Lobby)