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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like. . .

Christmas!

I heard Kimba was having a party and I wanted to play.

So, here are a few pics of my decor. We are definitely a hodge podge family but I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

Here is our tree. I was a good mama this year and let Maddie decorate it all by herself.

Boy, was she proud of herself. :) I happen to think she did pretty good for a nine year old, don't you?


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I have to admit that I had to fight myself from fixing it b/c I can be a bit anal at times. LOL


Here are some close ups of some of our recent ornaments and some of our fave ornaments
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This is the newest addition to our family. His name is Kringle and he is an Elf on the Shelf. He reports back to Santa on a nightly basis and moves from place to place in our home. He is a new tradition in our home and we have enjoyed seeing where he pops up each morning.

If you hadn't heard of the
Elf on the Shelf, you should check it out.

It's really a cute and fun idea. I wish we had started this years ago!

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I found these apothecary jars for $5.00 the other day (YAY!) and needed something Christmas-y to put in them. So, I pulled out some curling ribbon and stuffed it in there. Gave me just the pop of color, I was looking for!
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I have had this Santa forever. He is one of those that swings his hips and sings.

Maddie used to love him when she was little. He is a little outdated but I don't have the heart to get rid of him plus, he is still pretty cute.

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I evidently have a thing for Santas because here a couple more.

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Here are my fave snowmen with a few HUGE Christmas balls stashed behind them. I originally bought the balls to decorate my wreath with but they are WAY to big. So, I stuck them up above my tv behind my snowmen. Gives it a little splash of color up there.

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Lastly, here is my advent garland I was soo excited to find. I had been eyeing something very similar in Garnet Hill but could not pay $78 for it. It was cute but not that cute!

So, when I found this at World Market for $14.99 I was stoked and I happen to think it's just as cute!


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Oh and I can't forget about my neat star I found that lights up!

I love this and this picture does it NO justice!


I think I will keep it up year round. I love it, I wish you could see how pretty it really is in person.


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Thanks for looking, now I am off to see your holiday decor.


Merry Christmas!!

11 comments:

jennwa said...

Everything looks so nice.Thanks for the tour.

Merry Christmas.

T Lyn said...

Oh thank you for stopping by my blog. You're right it's whimsical. I like pretty Christmas decorations, but my inner child comes out in my own decorating. Hey, going back to school for PT? I'm a special ed. teacher.
Kindered spirits.
Love your decorations, very similar tastes.

Jen r. said...

Your daughter did a fabulous job decorating! Our elf's name is George! :)

edie said...

Love your star....with stars!

becca said...

I love it all Steph!!!

kymber said...

Stephanie,
Please tell your daughter that she did a beautiful job on the tree. Your home is really cozy with all of your little touches around. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks also for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.
Blessings,
Kymber

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Good deal on those apothecary jars!! Your daughter did a great job decorating that tree!

Manuela

Jeana said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! This year we only had 1 tree and my teenage daughters DID NOT want the old kid ornaments because they are too cool for that. Let your sweet girl do whatever she wants. Just have fun. Your decorations are gorgeous.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have come to visit via Kimba's blog. Your decorations are lovely.
I hope you'll visit soon. I am having a giveaway on Friday.

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Love the elf! Thanks for showing your home!

Laura said...

I have seen the Elf on a Shelf a couple times now, and I want one!! Your garland is really cute!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Laura :)