I'm not a decorator, but I do love my decor. My sister and I can spend hours in HomeGoods, antiquing in random shacks, or in Ikea on any given day.
A few years ago when I finally had my "first" Christmas in my "first" house (aka: this one), I bought Christmas decorations up to my ears. Of course, as most first time homebuyers, we weren't exactly rolling in the dough. So, I resorted to whatever the heck I could find cheap.
If you asked me then? I would have thought my house looked ahmazingggg and to others? They'd probably say the same thing. The truth was though? It looked like a craft closet full of children's glitter threw up. To put it nicely.
Now, I'm not cutting on sparkly Christmas decor, as my reader is filled to the brim with photos of sparkly-ness (if that was even a word)---but it didn't really quite fit with my house in general. Plus? The sparkly glitter piece everywhere?! Shoot.me.now. That's almost as bad as the pine needles.
This year, I decided to simplify. Don't get me wrong--there are plenty of decorations, as Christmas is pretty much my favorite holiday (although, it's right up there with Thanksgiving thanks to the
stuff-yo'-face-feast beautiful meal with all the trimmings).
I just decided to stay more true to what I actually love. Simplistic. Rustic. The fun, earthy, "over the hills we go, laughing all the way" type feel. Ya know? Pine cones. Greens. I'm pretty sure not one thing with glitter adorning it made it out of the garage this year.
I'm okay with that. In fact? I really, really like it.
Here's just a tiny, tiny taste---as I don't feel like taking photos of the entire house. Mainly because? That would require really "cleaning" it, which Lord knows I'm a bit behind on.
It does give you that warm Christmas feel without being too in your face, doesn't it?
And because we all know who is the real star of Christmas around here. Okay--okay, it's Jesus. BUT--for right now? It's my cutie-cuteness. [Although I'm sure baby Jesus was pretty darn cute himself.]
I'm so looking forward to this Christmas with her.
All the holiday outfits. The headbands. The matching hats. The shoes. The smiles.
Yea. Love it.
Thank you, thank you, thank youuuuu from the bottom of my heart for your sweet words yesterday. I feel a lot better today. I know who I am and that's what matters. xo...