Monday, December 5, 2011

Let’s Get a Little Festive

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Are you excited that Christmas is coming quickly? I’m sharing some of my homemade Christmas gift ideas over at Maybe Matilda’s Handmade Holidays. Head on over and check it out!

 

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I’m almost done decorating our house for Christmas and I’m loving the cozy feeling it brings.

 

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Jace loves the Christmas tree, or “Choo” as he calls it, and insists the lights be turned on immediately when we go downstairs in the mornings or arrive at home.

 

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I tend to stay pretty traditional with our décor—a lot of reds, golds and greens. And I know that white lights are considered the most beautiful, but I love the warm glow that colored lights on the tree bring.

 

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My mantel is the only place where I kind of spent money this year. After my garland fail I used a Joann’s gift card to buy the greenery and bead garlands. They added just the right amount of filler and a great pop of color.

 

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The mantel décor is an assortment of red and gold ornaments in different sizes of jars and bowls, and then a jar full of wooden stick Santa ornaments that I found in one of our boxes of decorations. I’m not sure where they came from, but I love them!

 

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I love our tree each year. It reminds me of my family tree growing up—warm colorful lights and ornaments with significance. I made our tree skirt a few years ago, and I can’t wait to get some presents under there. I think all trees look better with wrapped gifts under them.

 

Oh, and wanna get a bit real here? If you look in the reflection in my fireplace a few pictures up, you can kind of see just what my living room really looked like when these pictures were taken.

 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Christmas season is off to a good start!

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