Friday, December 16, 2011

Show Us Your Life-Christmas Tour

This week is "Show Us Your Life-Christmas Tour." I took a few pictures when we first set up...we didn't do much this year. Between Mark being gone a lot, having a toddler who entered the TERRIBLE 2's WAY early, and being pregnant I just couldn't bring myself to go all out! I just keep telling myself it's not all about the decorations right?!?! We set up the tree in a new spot this year. I didn't have a choice. ;( Usually it's in the middle of the front window. This wasn't realistic...our furniture, dogs, and nice blinds just don't make this possible. LOL! (excuses excuses right!?!?!) We ended up putting it in a different corner of the living room...I like it way more than I thought!

We didn't hang our usual keepsake ornaments this year. I decided to go with a less is more...I love the tree. We got this tree skirt last year at the end of the season. I spiced it up a bit by getting it monogrammed. It's so fun and different! ;) I also love to wrap in matching paper, even Wyatt's children's paper matches. You can see the paper above and I used twine and felt as decorations on the presents.
Growing up the basket full of Christmas books was one of my favorite things my mom would set out! I have always done the same thing...even before we had Wyatt I always set the books out in a basket by the tree.
Someday I will have a mantle but until then...we will make due. I don't think our stockings have been in the same place any of the years. Oh well! This year I had stockings monogrammed and got some I really like. Hopefully I like them next year! ;) (I stocked up just in case we added to the family.) Above the stockings is the canvas Wyatt painted. I attempted to help but would like to say he did it all himself due to the outcome. Ha! Making memories right.....

And what would be a house full of Christmas decorations without the Elf on the Shelf....
That wraps up our decorations for this year. It's always fun to look back each year and see how we decorated...even using the same decorations. Merry Christmas ya'll!

1 comment:

  1. Your tree is beautiful! I love your books too, great idea! My mom always pulled out the Christmas books for the coffee table. I love the basket idea!


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