It feels like I’ve been finalizing my Christmas decorations for 7281 days. I tend to become rather obsessive and can’t STOP until it’s JUST right. Here’s what I think….in case you were wondering. Anyone can decorate for Christmas if they spend oodles of money. But to decorate an entire house, with little to no spending budget, it aint easy kids. You have to get mega creative and sometimes it just doesn’t turn out “perfect”……well by the worlds standards anyway.
My house is FULL of treasured Christmas items….things that may not be super trendy, but are really meaningful to me. So. If you enjoy a more traditional Christmas home, then you just might enjoy these pictures.
Let’s begin with the Dining Room. Oh. I should mention, I had the world’s WORST lighting when I took these pictures so I had to work some editing magic….and by magic, I simply mean, now they look even worse. Do enjoy, won’t you.
This is my third year doing this gold tree….because I can’t afford to buy all new tree decorations every year. Even after three years though, I still love putting it together. Despite being covered in glitter for 19 days afterwards.
Yep. That’s our Elf hanging out up there. His name is Fred. And I’m the worst Elf Mom in the world because I can never remember to move Fred to a new location. This morning my 6 year old busted me running through the house with Fred up my shirt after realizing I forgot to move him. Again. For the second night in a row. Like any good Mother I told my sweet son that Fred’s magic is low and he needed some assistance. He should be right as rain by morning!
Now, we’ll move into the Office/Sunroom/Toy Room. This room wears many hats. I have a couple small trees in here. One on my desk and the other in front of the window which is on the front of the house. 🙂
Finally, the Living room. Where all the action happens. By action, I mean television and eating. And I swear I’m not staging my dog in these shots. He just follows me EVERYWHERE I GO and ends up in most of my shots.
This tree is my favorite in the house. It’s whimsical and fun. Lots of plaid and buffalo check. And of course the super awesome planter box I built.
Lastly, this sweet advent calendar I made for my littles. I love this time of year SO MUCH. I love recreating all of my favorite memories. I hope my kids grow up with the fondest memories of this time of year like I have.
Thanks for stopping!! I hope you’ve been inspired! 🙂