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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Cozy Christmas Decor

I never felt like I could get my Christmas decorations quite right.
It was always an assortment of wedding gifts, (since we got married right before Christmas,)
hand me down decorations & Christmas gifts...
All appreciated, yet there is something that has to be said for having things the
way you picture it in your head.
I think 2 or 3 years ago, I finally gave my tree ornaments and decorations an overhaul,
which I pretty much love, but that is expensive within itself.
But when you toss in all the additional Christmasy wall hangings, wreathes, candles,
the list can go on and can get really overwhelming.
Which is why every year, I pretty much only buy one or two decorations,
I have 3 kids to buy gifts for, plus two birthday parties and an anniversary to throw 
during the Holiday season, it's a bit much.
And by the time I get my collection the way I like it, the styles change again...
Now you add in pinterest and all the crazy beautiful, awesome amazing pictures
and ideas that I am mildly smitten over and I suddenly feel
like I dug through the trash for my Christmas decor again.
I just don't have the time nor the energy nor the money to do all that,
as pretty as it all looks, so I do what I can.
And what I can do may not be magazine or pin worthy,
but it's cozy for us. Lots of candles, rich colors...
and a leg lamp from A Christmas Story...
and that's how we do our family Christmas.

A beautiful friend I want you to know...


Alyson McMahon said...

Your house looks so comfy and pretty for Christmas! I can't wait to get everything up. It's hard for us right now though with all of the unpacking going on. xo

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

Everything looks so great. It makes me so anxious for my stuff to finally get here. It's all arrives on Monday!! Woo! I can't wait to dig out all the Christmas stuff!!
P.S. your tree looks amazing. I love the folky looking hearts and the light strands. =)

Brittany Dawn said...

Everything looks great!!

Breenah said...

I love it all! I can't wait to have a house so I can get a big tree and decorate the banister.

Kerrie said...

So Homey :) (not like, "wuz up homey?" ... more like, "wow, this feels like home, homey..."

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said...

Oh it all looks so pretty! I just love the coziness and warmth. Makes me want to snuggle up with a hot cocoa.

Chelsea said...

Love your cozy Christmas decor! I have an assortment of hand-me-downs to decorate with and it's an eclectic Christmas mess haha.

TicoTina said...

and thank goodness for Instagram that makes everything look good, LOL! it really does. and I completely know what you mean about feeling like you dug through the trash for your decorations, such a perfect way to put it HA. I didn't even try this year, I just let the kids hang stuff where they wanted to on the tree, which means the whole top quarter of the tree has nothing =)

Lauren GingerSnapps said...

I love all your cozy decorations! We have a lot of stuff that was given to us.. we have bought some but not a lot. We will slowly build up the supply. ha!

Sue said...

lol same here, each year I'm slowing weeding out what I don't even like... "why do I have that?" haha and this year I left a lot of things in the bins. I determined to only put up things that I loved. It's not as much stuff everywhere, but just enough , touches here and there and a theme and everything=) Can we start having anniversary showers to replace all the old junk from 10, 15, 20 years ago? haha

Ashley Marie said...

So pretty! We haven't even begun to start decorating. We hope to this weekend!

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