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Every year I participate in the Christmas Tour of Homes, and this year is no different, though a few things about my decorating are.
Instead of all red and gold, I added in teal this year and I love how it turned out. Also, I didn’t go overboard. Usually, every surface is covered in Christmas. This means I have to move a ton of things just to bake cookies or wrap presents.
Not this time. I decorated my front door, the tree, the piano, my kitchen desk (aka project life storage area), the kitchen window, and hung a couple extra wreaths. Nothing on the kitchen table or island, and no bedroom or bathroom decorations. Much calmer and cleaner, and much less glitter!
Here’s my front door wreath, which is so easy to make.
Our Christmas tree all lit up. Notice that the bottom foot and a half is bare? In case you’re new here, we have three kids, ages 3, 2, and 1. This is called making the tree “child-resistant.” And I can’t tell whether that’s a plastic lettuce leaf or a teething ring on the floor. I didn’t photoshop it out, because I’m keeping it real for you.
Love the gold ribbon and teal beads.
The teal glitter ornaments are hand made using floor wax and super fine glitter on the inside of the bulb.
And during the day. Sad, empty lower branches.
One more shot. I have to admit I view my tree as the main decoration in the house. As long as it looks good, mama is happy.
Here are my three cuties playing together. Yes, that is a double and a single stroller sitting in my playroom. We took them out of the car when we went Christmas shopping, and haven’t put them back in yet.
On top of the piano is a single garland with some ornament stands and photos.
I like to keep the tree fairly uniform, so the more unique ornaments we receive as gifts tend to find homes where they can be admired individually.
Over my window. I intended to have more ornaments hanging from the window, but it just didn’t happen. And yes, the white wire in the green garland bothers me too. I’m sorry. I was just too cheap this year to buy more green lights. Please avert your eyes if things like this cause you to twitch.
Above my little desk in the kitchen. I have 3 desks in the house, and this one I tend to use as a makeshift mantle. Again, keeping it simple.
On the blank wall in the kitchen I put the enormous rolled paper wreath I made this year. It’s 2+ feet in diameter, and I made a tutorial on how to make it. Once it’s up, I will put a link up here.
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