This is our first Christmas in our new home, and as excited as I was to decorate for the holidays, I knew that
A. I have a toddler who also has special needs- the combination of which makes many decorations impractical for my sanity.
B. I have like, ZERO time to decorate these days.
C. The decorations that FILLED our old house don't really go as far in our new, larger home! HA!
So I kept to the Army's motto of KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid!)!!! But I think it is festive in a very livable and comfortable type of way! So without further ado, here is our Christmas 2011....
|Ava's tree in her room. One of these days, I am going to get a tree skirt for her!|
|I love this Nativity! Got it on sale at HobLob last year after Christmas and it was the first thing I put out this year!|
|I painted these today while I was working on a HOG canvas for someone. I had the colors out and needed something for this table. Turned out pretty cute! The white has glitter.|
|Sideboard in the dining room where I serve desserts or drinks for parties.|
|Our tree in the dining room. I love having a house where our tree can be seen from the street!|
|Please ignore all of my Christmas serving dishes- I am getting ready to host Bunko this week! The three big trees are the only things that live on our table. Got them at Kirklands for $18 (ALL THREE OF THEM!) I was stoked!|
|Mantle. It has lights, which I didn't plug in (obviously).|
|My kitchen memo board, which I have a verse on for each season. And my cute Santa! Love him!|
|I have bar place mats for each season too! Brings a little fun to the kitchen!|
|Table runner for the breakfast table. It is reversible (as are the place mats)- with ornaments on one side and the stripes on the other. FUN!|
|Christmas Dish Towels. You can tell we use the top oven the most! HA!|
|Card wreath hanging on the pantry door! Love it!|