Alas, I became the worst blogger in history as my life overwhelmed me and I just did NOT get things done when I wanted to. Nor did I get nearly as MUCH done as I wanted to. But I did get some simple decorating done, and also I think my tree this year is probably my favorite one I've done (I like to switch it up, so I have several different color schemes/themes). Since I didn't get everything done and photographed in time to party with y'all - you get to see it now, before I take it down!
This hangs on the wall above my cd/movie rack where I normally have our name plaque and Family Proclamation hung. For a before pic click here.
If you look closer, you can see these are "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" snowmen. I fell in love with this print a few years back and my mom surprised me with it for Christmas that year! It's one of my most favorite things to unpack and hang when the holidays roll around.
Switching up this end table decor was fun, easy, and my favorite - CHEAP! To see 2 before pictures, click here. I switched out the fall picture with this adorable stitchery made by Tanielle. I simply wrapped the 2 books with pretty Christmas paper, and replaced the fall filling in my giant hurricane with giant pinecones, red glass balls, and tied with a gold ribbon - all 3 of which I already had! I love how it turned out.
Remember the baby Jesus plaque I did here for Mod Podge Mania? My 2nd end table was the perfect spot to display it. I also took this glass and vase that I had on the mantle filled with fall goodies, and filled them with small ornaments instead. Simple, but still pretty - I think.
One of my favorite spots to decorate of course - the fireplace! I love hanging our stockings, made by my mom, and decorating the mantle and hearth is always a fun challenge.
And now it's time to take it all down! Even though I was stressed out of my mind this year, Ultimately we had one of our most wonderful Christmas's ever. I am so grateful for the warmth and love I felt from family and friends, near and far. I am especially grateful for the gift of a tiny baby who changed the world forever. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.