It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

December 18, 2015

In all honesty it has been looking like Christmas since the day after Thanksgiving, but I’m just now getting around to blogging about it :)


One thing I love about having a “smaller” home (with no front or back yard) is that there isn’t a whole lot to decorate. Add in the fact that you have a curious toddler and you have even less space to decorate! So, decorating for me takes very little time and I love that.


Matt was a gem of a husband and got in line at Home Depot at 5:10AM on Black Friday to get our tree… in the pouring rain. I am in love with the tree (and him!)!! It’s really full with two different kinds of leaves/branches, it has a remote control, it can be all white lights or all multi-color lights and it has EIGHT different light settings. Mark my word, I’m never getting rid of this tree. It was regularly priced at $200, but we got it for $80.


I always change up my Christmas decor a little each year, usually the colors. And I’m not sure why I do this, but I do. This year our colors were lime green, red, turquoise and hot pink. I wasn’t sure how it was going to look, but a week or two after I started all our decorations I received my HGTV magazine and lo and behold these 4 colors were the color theme of their holiday decor.



{Every year I need a “Christmas Jubilee” (as Matt affectionately calls it) as a topper. I made the Merry Christmas banner out of gold glitter card stock and taped each letter to twine and tied it to branches.}



{I made all the ornaments this year. Pom-poms (like at our wedding) and embroidery hoops with Christmas fabric.}


I have been pleasantly surprised that Charlotte has pretty much ignored the tree (and the wrapped presents underneath it). She was a little curious when we first put it up- had to check out the lights and embroidery hoops, but after the initial curiosity, she’s pretty much let it be. I put up our fake 4′ tree that we had last year in case she was too curious with the main tree. She’s let her tree be as well.



{Nothing was left untouched with Christmas festive-ness.}



{I hung 3M hooks so we could display all our Christmas cards. This is one of my favorite decorations each year!}



{The PEACE letters are back for a second appearance.}


In years past we’ve hung our stockings from our low entertainment center. I thought for sure Charlotte would by constantly pulling them down, but she’s only pulled them down once or twice. Yay, Charlotte!



{Trying to squeeze her Santa book through the stockings.}





There’s something so magical about a Christmas tree all lit up night. It makes me want to stay up past my bedtime e v e r y night so I can enjoy every moment of it because the month truly does fly by too fast.





  1. Kira says:

    I just love your blog. So many great ideas and Charlotte is just too cute!!!

  2. Marsha says:

    Your colors throughout are gorgeous. Love the cute ways you’ve used all the pom poms. Don’t know where you found the time to make all those embroidery hoop ornaments. DARLING!!!!

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