It's been so much fun decorating our house for Christmas this year. It is our first Christmas here so it was great to be reunited with all of our decorations from storage and find the perfect spot for them. It took us almost a week to get everything just right (decorating with two tiny helpers definitely slows down the process a bit), but we're done now and enjoying the twinkly lights.
If you showed up at our house right now we'd likely be playing a Christmas Pandora station or watching one of the many Christmas movies on our DVR. We're loving Elf, Arthur's Christmas and the cartoon Christmas episodes. Welcome to our house :)
We'll start with the family room.
We didn't buy much new decor this year and tried to use everything we had.
I bought a new set of stockings from TJ Maxx for my birthday so we'd all have matching ones. We were due because I had singed all of our stockings when we lived in Mississippi and I tried to light our gas logs. They were never the same. Whoops.
I love that our new stockings had green trees on them and GIANT pom poms.
And they were SUPER affordable.
I've collected green trees for years so I thought they were perfect together.
We also bought some new strands of lights because those things don't last long and we had several strings that needed replaced.
We decorated all of the trees a nap time during the week.
Olive really was a great helper.
A few of our favorite ornaments:
All of our kid friendly decorations are easily accessible to the kids.
Our Kitchen / Dining Room:
I love getting a real tree every year because of all the extra branches you have to decorate with. Kevin trimmed off a layer or two from the bottom of the tree and I ended up with three vases of lovely limbs + a tree for $35. Great deal!
His Santa hat topper looks perfect on top and we still have a few ornaments to make to celebrate his first Christmas. We have several ornaments we'd like to make before Christmas - hand print, foot print, hospital ornament and some photo ornaments. We used the blanket his Great Nana made him for his tree skirt.
She spotted a purple tree at Meijer when we were tree shopping for her and she had to have it. She said it was beauuuuuuutiful and it would be perfect in her purple room. I had envisioned buying her a green tree, but the purple looks perfect in her room. We decorated it together and she loved hearing about where the ornaments came from.
Thanks for visiting!
What's your favorite part of decorating for Christmas?
I love getting out our ornaments every year or swapping out our regular dishes for Christmas ones.