December 22, 2017
You can see last year’s Christmas Home Tour HERE
I mentioned in my Christmas Decor post that we really don’t have a lot of Christmas decorations. It seems like I’m always drawn to little nic nak type items(who isn’t??) but those things don’t really fill up your space like investing in some bigger, fuller decor pieces do- so I’m on the hunt after Christmas to up my decor game a bit. Next year I’ll be ready!
I almost didn’t put this post together, but ultimately I decided that I want to remember how our home looked THIS Christmas. I think it is pretty sweet and simple and it has been so good to us this year.
Here is our home!
One of my best friends made that deer art and it is one of my favorite Christmas decorations!
Christmas music on the piano for Jim to play. Every year we have played a I Heard The Bells and Silent Night medley together as a special music at our church, but this year I’m on maternity leave 😉
We have five stockings now. FIVE!
The girls love our nutcrackers. When Mabel talks about them it sounds like she is saying “butt cracker”
I love decorating with greenery- because it doesn’t have to come down when Christmas is over! I like to leave my garlands and greenery up all winter!
After ten years, our pre-lit tree is still lighting up! We always have that exciting Christmas Vacation moment of plugging in the tree for the first time hoping that it will still light up and each year…it has(mostly)!
This year, we finally sprang for some new (gold) ornaments, a new tree topper(Abigail picked it out!), and a new tree skirt. I say they are a massive improvement!
Abigail’s 3 year old hand print.
Abigail’s favorite ornament- that is hung LOUD and PROUD on the front of our tree.
An engagement photo of two babies- I mean, Jim and myself.
A sweet gift from our realtor- I love this reminder of the time of year we moved into our home!
Jim set up a timer for this garland, so every afternoon around 3:30 it turns on. One of the high lights of my day! (no pun intended, but then I realized it- so I’m leaving it!)
Abigail has had her purple tree for her room for quite some time now(a few years at least!) so this year we got Mabel her very own pink tree to decorate as well(and now that I’m thinking about it….I realized I didn’t take any pictures of Finn’s tree. His is the same as Mabel’s only white, with a burlap tree skirt. You’ll have to use your imagination) and seeing the two of them together, I’m feeling like Abigail’s looks a big Charlie Brownish, if you know what I’m saying.
Maybe next year we’ll need to find her a purple tree that is a little bit….more filled out.
The cords aren’t great, but when they light up at night it’s totally worth it!
Jim put up lights around the top of our home, plus the garlands, plus around the door, and on our plants in the front. It is beautiful every night around 5!
And that is pretty much it! I love our home so much and I love it at Christmastime even more!
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