Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Decorating: Part 2

Part 2 of our holiday décor!  Part one shared a lot of our décor right inside the door, but how can I forget the actual front door!

It is pretty similar to last year with just a few tweaks.  Obviously the door is different which I love!  Started off with the garland and lime deco mesh,

and added in the red deco mesh.

Love this wreath!

Then added in the swirly spray, giant balls (that were on our banister last year), and candy canes.

Magical at night!

Nate put up our outside lights, too!

Welcome in! 

Since the balls that were on the banister are now on the front door, I put these ornament garlands (from Target clearance last year!  Score!) on top of our prelit garland.  Matches the DIY ornament garland so well!

As we all know of my obsession, hopefully by NEXT year's Christmas I can decorate on some built ins!  For now the shelves will do.

So many knick knacks to display!

Love our stockings!

Makes TV watching (which we do way too much of) so much more enjoyable!

Hello little Chim!

Kitchen gets a few little touches, but not too much since there is lots of holiday cooking to be done!

Chimi loves Christmas!

Nate tried hopping in the pics again...

...but got away!

The giant stockings from my mom are up!!  Such a fun addition this year!

Sprinkles loves them!

We are hosting Thanksgiving so it is so nice to have everything decorated and ready for the holiday season!  We even got our carpets cleaned...for the first time ever.  Oops!  It's a whole new world over here!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Decorating

We have finished our holiday decorating!  The cupcake tree is complete, so the main floor was the biggest area to tackle.

Warning - this is very picture heavy!  I am cutting this in half and posting the rest in the next day or so!

I started small and put up the mantle, banister garland, chair covers, and kitchen Santa.

Then this past weekend, we released the hounds!  The house becomes a disaster for a day or so while we get everything out.  But it is worth it!

Sprinkles usually likes to stay in a safe place with little commotion, but where she can watch the Christmas explosion.

Nate helps...a little. :)  Got him to fluff a few branches.

These ornaments are one of my most treasured Christmas items.  Nate and I have gotten an ornament every Christmas since we have been together!  We haven't purchased this year's yet - not sure what to do.  I posted this on Instagram and got a question where we get these.  All over!  Usually mall kiosks or pop up Christmas stores have a huge selection.  The Key West one was from a gift shop on Duval Street in Key West.  Love these so much!

I always put them on the tree first to make sure they have the best spot.

Then we add the rest of the ornaments!


She's a beaut at night!

Nate tried hopping in to ruin the pics!  Then he became the star and didn't like it so much...

...and he went running away!

I always add this cute pillow to our green chair.  I think it was made for this spot.

We are ready for Santa!

The sideboard is looking much better this Christmas.  We ordered a table runner from Etsy and it looks a lot more festive.

I love these dancing reindeer my mom got me last year!

The dining room stays pretty simple.  We need room to eat our holiday meals!  How cute is the Pinterest project up on the wall??

Will post the remainder of the decor this weekend!

So confess...have you started??  Coming home to a decorated house makes me giddy!

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