Friday, November 29, 2013

Let the Christmas Decorating Begin!!!!

I love Christmas! I love the way this time of year makes me feel. I love how a simple Christmas song can make me feel so good. I love that getting a real tree makes me so excited and can put a ridiculous smile on my face. And above all of that, I absolutely love decorating for Christmas!

If I had my way, I would start decorating as soon as Halloween was over. However, Ebeneezer Scrooge my Husband has a strict not until after Thanksgiving policy when it comes to me putting up Christmas decorations. Except that each year he gets a little bit more lenient. I mean I put a snowflake table cloth on the table the other day and a glittery white bird cage with a holiday garland on it and although he did say something I pointed out that nowhere on either item did it say Merry Christmas. So he let me off on a technicality, haha! What he doesn't realize is that I am ever so slowly making it to where I can begin decorating earlier, haha! 

So today starts full on Christmas decorating! And I can't wait to get everything put up. I want to do something a little different this year, but don't want to spend a ton of money so of course I headed to Pinterest for some inspiration.

First, I wanted to find a great way to display our Christmas cards. Last year I put ribbons on the cabinet doors in our kitchen and attached the cards to the ribbons. But, I wanted to try something different this year. I found some great ideas and can't wait to see what I can find to make one of these ideas.

All of these came directly from my Christmas Pinterest board. You can find the source of each pin on there. 

I also wanted to find a few new ideas for some new decorations. I found some great DIY items and can't wait to see if I can accomplish a few of these. 

This is essentially what I did for our cards last year, but I thought this would look nice just with the bows and no cards!

I see a trip to the Habitat for Humanity Restore in my near future this weekend to see if I can find some old window panes and shutters. And maybe some old picture frames.

I can't wait to get everything decorated. I have been so excited this week knowing that I could finally put everything up today. The Husband isn't too excited but that's because he knows that he has to climb up in the attic and get all of our decorations out. And he has to climb up on the roof this weekend to put up lights, haha! He will live though. He'll grumble through it, but in the end he will be proud that he put them up, because it's his house and something the he should do. Men. They think so differently than us sometimes. 

I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving with your families. And I hope you have a great weekend! 


1 comment:

  1. These are aome great ideas!! Happy December, Megan!!


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