I was soooooo excited to decorate for the holidays, especially since this is our first Christmas in Colorado. My goals were simple:
1. Use what I have. I am completely avoiding Target/Pier1 after Christmas sales because, in all truthfulness, I feel satisfied with what I have (dissimilar to how I feel about the clothes in my closet). Two bins worth of Christmas decorations is plenty and we don’t have room to store any more. We don’t have room in the budget for it either. Blogland is littered with the most beautifully decorated houses; but what we have, right this very moment, is good enough you know?
2. Make our new place feel special for the holidays.
I’d say I gotter done. Come check it out.
Our wreath (clashing spitefully against our pumpkin door):
Our tree (sorry about the exposure, I’m unsuccessfully trying to learn how to use our camera):
We are those fake tree people and honestly, I really like it that way. I picked ours up at Menards a few Christmases ago and even though I keep suspecting I’ll tire of the red and gold theme that we’ve had for years; I can’t help it, I totally fall head over heels for it every December. I absolutely love plugging the tree in, it’s my favorite part of the day. Oh, and if you spotted the zebra gift bag under the tree (Hubs doing), then you win something. Like a shout-out or a fist pump in your honor.
An awesomely crooked picture of our hutch:
Not sure if it’s apparent, but the monster hutch is taking up room where our table should be. But isn’t it so pretty?
And, lastly, our living room:
I put mis-matched Christmas towels in the bathrooms and kitchen and called it a day. It was free, it was festive, and along with the loving holiday cards we’ve got plastered all over the fridge, it makes my heart very happy.
How about you? Are you pulling out the old stuff or waiting for those delicious after Christmas sales to pick out something sparkly and new for next year? Anyone keeping their tree up until at least New Year’s like I am?
To check out these exact same decorations, a year younger, click here.