Ya, Casa de Hepworths is pretty LAME this year when it comes to Holiday decorating & the front of the house.
Well, the lights on the house (or lack thereof) is pretty pathetic, but I did do a few things to spruce up the front of the house so the neighbors don’t think Scrooge is living next door.
I was totally going to make the cutest Dollar Store wreath for Christmas (I was going to 1up my Dollar Store Fall Wreath that was so popular!), but I just got lazy and never made one.
Instead, I opted for a soft purdy wreath from IKEA and attached a big Dollar Store star on the front.
I guess technically I could still call it a Dollar Store wreath since the red star is from the Dollar Tree. But somehow that just seems like cheating since the other 50% of the wreath is from IKEA.
In spite of my sheer laziness, I still love the way it looks.
And that wreath! Can I just go off on a tangent for a sec and say how soft it is? I could seriously sleep with it smashed up on my face. It’s like a security blanket. I love it.
I’ve got this window next to my door that is absolutely perfect for peeping Toms. Seriously. It doesn’t have any blinds or shutters on it, and at night when my lights are on, you can just slowly drive by my house and see clear to my back door.
So to help camouflage the view a tiny bit, the kids and I sat down and made some snowflakes!
You can still totally see in the house, but your eye is drawn to the snowflakes instead of my couch.
And last but certainly not least…
The full view of the house.
I turned my Fall pillows around so they are only brown. Very dramatic effect.
And in closing, let me leave you with my Clampette-esque candy canes lining the sidewalk.
They really are as crappy and trashy as they look. No, I take that back. They are more crappy and trashy than they look.
I bought them at a garage sale. They came in this huge box of crap (well, actually 4 boxes of crap) that I got for $10. I think they are from 1967.
I pretty much put them out for the kids. The kids love them. And the kids begged to decorate the yard. So I gave them the box of lights. They wrapped the trees, strung lights on the bushes, and set up the candy canes (with my help). They were so excited about the candy canes that I couldn’t tell them no.
The candy canes will mysteriously disappear after Christmas. Hopefully next year we’ll have our act together enough to actually properly hang lights on the house.
So there you have it. The Hepworths take on the Clampettes, and we won!
Merry Christmas, y’all!