I love this time of year, when the house is all decorated for Christmas and the lights bring such warmth and coziness to everything. We decorated right after Thanksgiving and have been enjoying the magical feeling that the house takes on during this time of year.
I took a ton of pictures as I decorated so that next year I might be able to 'recreate' my decor more easily next year. I tend to be a fusser. I put something somewhere, walk away and then return to move it around until I get it right where I want it.
I figure if I can look at pictures I might save myself some fussing next year....right!? I'll let you know how that works out.
We are an artificial tree family....Maggie and I get awful allergies and sinus infections from having a real tree in the house, so I've learned to find the positive in our 'boxed tree'. One things I hate though, is the stem that shows down at the bottom.
It's long and skinny and looks really ugly. So, I hide it with our wrapped presents. It looks so much better with all the gifts piled around the bottom. (this also helps motivate me to wrap my gifts early)
I also love to decorate our outside. I put pine and boxwood in baskets and watering cans and create little vignettes of beauty along the way.
Whether I'm bringing in the mail, welcoming guests or looking out the kitchen window while washing dishes I get glimpses of beauty that make me smile. (and when it snows...they even look prettier!)
How about you? What do you do to transform your home during this magnificently wonderful time of year? The Savior has been born....celebrate everywhere you can!
****Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts on my last post....you guys are hilarious! And just so you know....I've decided to keep the sausages for myself.