Hi friends! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. We had our Living Christmas Tree program at church and did lots of other festive Christmas things. ALSO, my dear friend Beth (remember the baby shower I threw for her last month?) had her sweet- beautiful!- baby girl, Ella Kate, this morning! Needless to say, it has been a wonderful weekend!
We also finally finished putting up all of our Christmas decorations. I seriously can't explain how much I love walking into our living room and seeing the sparkle of white lights on our tree and mantle. It's just so festive!
Today, I thought I'd share quick tour (and recap!) of some of our Christmas decorations.
Let's start with the outside!
We've actually never done outdoor decorations at our house before this year. It may have had something to do with the fact that our old house was in a quiet neighborhood where not many people decorated their homes for the holidays. But now, we're in a historic area of our city, where lots of people decorate and there's even a Christmas home tour!
I went back and forth on whether to do lights or not... I just couldn't decide what kind of lights or the pattern I would want to do (icicles? just around the front door? wrapped around garland? outlining every detail of the house?). So I chose the easier route- wreaths on the windows.
I grabbed a few $3.50 wreaths (50% off, of course!) from Hobby Lobby, along with a few pre-made bows ($1.50 each) and matching ribbon. David and I froze our fingertips off (umm- by the way, it's SNOWING here in Georgia tonight! Unseasonably cold weather!) but got them up quickly.
And voila! Simple and sweet wreaths on the windows!
My favorite part is that David installed some lighting so that you can see the wreaths at night.
(Ahem. Someone clean those windows, would you?!)
Here's a really awful picture of the whole house in the dark. But at least you can check out what our neighbors see as they drive by!
How pretty is that?! We may just keep the lights out year-round. They really make our home look a million times more welcoming at night!
Now back inside the house, out of the snow!
I won't take you through each and every little back-of-the-toilet vignette (wait, am I the only weirdo who actually has a cute little arrangement on the back of the toilet in our guest bathroom?! would it help if I told you I set up a little arrangement there because our guest bathroom's pedestal sink offers virtually no counter space for cute vignettes?? no, I'm just weird? I thought so....), but here are some of my favorite Christmas decorations around our house.
A yarn wreath that I made and that's hanging in my kitchen (tutorial on this later!!).
Our Christmas tree (check out the how-to on our tree's DIY pom pom garland).
Our kitchen vignette (here's the tutorial on how to make my pine cone mobile).
My dining room table.
And my living room fireplace mantle.
So that is Christmas at my house! Do you have all of your decorations up yet or are you like me and just now finishing up?!
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