I’m sitting here listening to Christmas music, surrounded by reminders that Christmas is near. Unfortunately, my living room Christmas tree lights have already all burnt out. I might just have to re-decorate it for the next 2 weeks. Here is a look around our home this year:
Our trees played musical rooms this year. The big tree had to move out to the sunroom since we put in shelves earlier this year and received an extra couch from friends. I get to enjoy it while I am doing all my Christmas crafting! I moved (the children say stole) the smaller tree into the living room because I couldn’t imagine not having one there. I used all my ornaments that coordinated with the room colors and our family’s “first Christmas ornaments” because I really like to see those. The children’s and the rest of our ornaments were put on the other tree and it was mostly decorated by the children. I think they did a great job and I really didn’t have to do much rearranging after they finished. They are getting so much better at not bunching the ornaments up and hanging them from lights and such. :) I changed up the mantel this year too. The nativity is still there to be our big reminder that Chirstmas is about Christ. I always have my lamp on top of some books, but I changed them out for big Christmas colored books. Then on the other side I put my favorite tree that my friend Penny made and my favorite candles. I cut all the triangles for the bunting last year, but then abandoned the project. I decided that I wanted to use them this year, so I sewed them together with some bias tape and added them to the room. I love the way it turned out! My living room colors are robin’s egg blue, red and white with a few other colors thrown in. We also have a tiny tree in the office to look at when we’re doing schoolwork.
In the kitchen I have basically the same decor as last year. I just changed the centerpiece. I had a big white platter, so I put some small pretty things and the things we always use on it. I like this and to his credit, Kody suggested it! Our Christmas cards are getting pinned to the memo boards on the wall. Maybe someday I’ll make a cute thing to hang them on! Hopefully I will get some cookies made in the next few days or we won’t be eating any! I haven’t wanted to make as many as I usually do this time of year. It might me because I am trying to stay healthier this year. But, we have to have some cookies for Christmas, and we will.
We hope all of you have a very merry Christmas! I’ll be back soon with gifties that I’ve made! So excited about all that I’ve gotten done in the past month. I still do have a few left to finish, but I’m having a lot of fun making people things right now.