Merry Christmas!

Well, I did it! I managed to post every.single.Christmas-related-post. before the 25th!

Thank you so much for making my year the best one yet! I started this blog in March and what a ride it’s been!

From my family to yours…

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…Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays, and a Happy Pastafarianism to you!

Here’s a recap of this Holiday season!

I made a few crafts…

Terra Cotta Christmas Trees were a big hit! Get them in green & red, silver & blue, or with pom-poms!

Pinecone artwork

Nutcrackers! My favorite craft this season.

Glitter Christmas Tree frame

Christmas wreath

ORB candlesticks

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And tweaked my decor…

Target ornaments!
  

Making the mantle festive

I had fun getting to decorate a “fancy” tree just for me for the first time ever.

(Even though I never got around to adding a tree topper.)

Tree trimmings as decor

Basic wreath and snowflakes for the porch

The entry table was finally decorated

We made some fun memories…

Choppin’ down our tree

…and then Decorating it

(I never did get a tree skirt for it…)

A few tips were given…

Cheap way to hang stockings

Lego Advent Calendars for the kiddos.

Confessions were made

I made a few confessions about Christmas (that you guys thought were quite hilarious!)

Here are a few pictures that I didn’t get a chance to share…

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And just in case you get wrapped up in gift receiving, don’t forget

Jesus is the reason for the season!

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And in case you forgot, Jesus was born in Hobby Town. 😉

See you on the 26th!

xoxo


     

The Red Lantern

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Here’s the view of my entry way and family room from the front door.

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Don’t look too closely or you might see the crap I shoved out of the way to give the illusion that I keep a clean house. 😉

Okay, the real reason for this post. The Red Lantern.

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I’m finally on the lantern-bandwagon. I see lanterns all.over.blogland. And I love them. A lot.

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When I was at IKEA a few weeks ago I totally scored on this red lantern. It was marked down to $9! I had to buy it that.very.second.

I wasn’t sold on the red and was considering spray painting it, but it has totally grown on me. I really love it now.

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To festify it I just threw in a bunch of Target Dollar Spot ornaments and called it done.

There’s a silver lantern at Costco right now for $14 which is a good deal, but I’m keeping my eye on it hoping I can score it for less than that. Keepin’ my fingers crossed.

Ho Ho Ho!


     

Entry table gets Christmas-ified

We’re in the final stetch before Christmas and I’m determined to get every.single.last.Christmas-related-post. up before the 25th. I think I can do it!

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I’ve been tweaking my new entry table trying to get a cute setup on it.

When I first showed it to you guys it looked like this:

empty and ready for filling!

It then morphed into this hodge-podge of random Christmas stuff.

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After that I hit IKEA and found this black table runner for $5.

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I LOVE the table runner. It really brings everything together and anchors it.

Finally I completed my glitter frame and added it to the mix.

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When I showed y’all the new frame I had quite the interest in these cute little reindeer.

Aren’t they just the sweetest things?

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I got them from Target after Christmas last year on clearance.

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I’ve seen some very similar to these this year but they are gold. Hopefully I’ll be able to score some after Christmas on clearance.

I hung a Dollar Store ornament on the lamp shade.

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And the pinecone frame can be found HERE.

If you are curious about the pine tree trimmings, you can read about them HERE.

The silver snowflake trivets were a gift to me several years ago. I don’t have any info on them. Sorry.

There you go! That is how the entry table ended up decorated this year. It will be fun to see how it evolves as the year goes on.

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Jesus is the reason for the season!


     
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