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I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Decorating With Garland

I've found that garland is a cheap and easy way to decorate for the holidays.
 I got my garland at Michaels for 50% off, so it came to about $8.00.  
With one garland I was able to make:
A little wreath...
I just cut the length I needed and used a twist tie to secure it into the shape of a wreath and hung it with a striped ribbon.  It worked perfect for the chalkboard in my KITCHEN.

A swag for my entryway...
I cut two pieces the same size length and twisted it with a tie at the top and added a ribbon.
 
Decorations for my baskets...
I cut these smaller pieces and used metal twine from the dollar store to secure them to the baskets.

I also used one more garland to decorate my TREE...
A garland cut into smaller pieces goes a long way on your tree.

I even had some left to decorate my clock ...

I also added some greenery to my lanterns on our MANTLE...
This is a great time to purchase your garlands for next year because a lot of them start to go on clearance. 
It's amazing how many different items you can make with one strand of garland.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas In The Living Room

Here is our living room all decorated for the Christmas Season...
I kept it pretty simple. 
Putting up too many decorations starts to feel like clutter, it drives me crazy by the end of the holidays.
Here is the corner  of the living room with our tree.
You see more about the tree HERE.
Here is our entryway...
 I filled my shelf by the door with some small Christmas decorations...
It makes the space bright and cheery.
 Here is the table in our hallway...
I also put some greenery on the baskets this year.
I found these adorable pinecone candles at Walmart.  
Here is one more view from the side.
I hung a Christmas wreath over the mirror.
I added a lighted garland to my piano this year...
 I love how it looks at night too. 

A close up of our silver reindeer...
I'm wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
If you'd like to see more of our Christmas Decor, just click on the links below:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Mantle/Family Room Decor

Here is our mantle this year...
I really like how it came together!
I filled my lanterns with little trees and used epsom salt for the snow.
Then I just added the greenery/berries to the top of them.
I got this cute metal bucket to place my tree in this year.
We are a family of "6", so it was perfect that they had printed "No. 6" on the burlap!
Here is a view of the whole room.

 I love my Peace, Love & Noel sign.  
The burlap backing also matched the burlap sign on the bucket for our tree!
I also added a Christmas pillow to the couch.
I love how cozy Christmas makes our house feel.
I'm thinking our dog Mickey feels the same way!
After getting all of the decorations up, I was ready to collapse on the couch too.
 I'm always surprised by how much work it is to get it all set up.
Now I'm hoping we can just relax and enjoy the Christmas season!

If you'd like to see more of our house decorated for the holidays, click the links below:
                 2- Red, White & Silver Christmas Tree

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Red, White & Silver Christmas Tree

I got our tree up over the weekend!  
Last year, I decided to try an all silver tree and I did love it, but I missed having some red color in the tree.
You can see my tree from last year HERE.

 Our tree this year...
I love the mix of berries, pinecones, birds and sparkle!
 Red always makes it feel like Christmas to me!
 
I used my same "Merry Christmas" sign from last year.
 The red bird was a gift from my aunt.
I actually took a garland that had the flock greenery and pinecones on it and cut it into pieces.  Then I  placed it throughout my tree.  It makes it feel a little rustic and it matches the garland that I have on my piano and entryway table, so it pulled it all together.
 Then I added a few red berries and some red sparkle twigs throughout the tree to add some color.
 The topper and star are also from last year.  My little boy says we need a red star because he can hardly see it...He might be right!
 
 Here it is all lit up at night!
It definitely makes our house feel cozy!
If you'd like to see our kitchen decorated for Christmas, click the link below:
Christmas In The Kitchen
Christmas In The Living Room
Christmas Mantle & Family Room

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas In The Kitchen...

This is my new favorite room to decorate...
It feels so bright and cheery!
I'm loving my centerpiece on my table.  
The greenery is actually an extra garland that I wasn't using this year...It filled my little box perfectly!

 
I tied ribbon on my pendant lights.
 I also hung a wreath with the same ribbon.
This little shelf is so fun to decorate!
 I got the star from Ikea.
It really brightens up my kitchen window!
It looks really pretty at night too...
Our chalkboard is also fun to use for decorating for the holidays.
 I filled my little tray with greenery and pinecones.  
 This is the first year we've had a little Christmas Village...
I love how it glows at night!

 Here is the view from my Great Room...
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! 
 I love it!!
If you'd like to see Christmas throughout our house, click the links below:
1-Christmas Mantle/ Family Room
2-Christmas Tree
3-Christmas In The Living Room

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