Friday, December 28, 2012

decking the halls 2012

Decorating for Christmas is one of my most favorite things. Sitting on the couch with just the Christmas tree on for light reminds me of my sister Kelsey. It reminds me of anticipating Christmas morning as a kid. I usually try to leave my tree up for weeks after Christmas, but we got a 20 dollar Charlie brown this year. It did the trick, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to take it down soon or I'll have all the needles on my carpet instead of the tree.

charlie brown for sure

amazing what some lights, ribbon and ornaments can do

After 2 broken ornaments on the first day of having the tree up, I decided we needed to find some Everett friendly things to put on the tree. We went out one night on a date and picked out a few of his own. He loved that he got to pick them out and that he was allowed to touch those ornaments on the tree. 

Everett picked out the bird and the fox - the others I already had

I found some fun wire wreaths at goodwill and decided that I would use them to hang up Christmas cards. They were perfect! I used my faithful chalkboard sign to help remind me daily what this month was about. 

I ended up having a lot of woodland Christmas-y stuff around the house. It started with the animals on the tree and continued with some garland I made for over the mantle and in the dining room. 

And lastly, is our manger scene. I was went to Staples and printed up some free printables that I pinned, some old frames I had around and added them to our manger scene. It was one of my favorite things to decorate this year. 

So there you have it. Christmas decorating 2012. It might just be my favorite yet!

1 comment:

katie ridings said...

So many thing to like in this post!! The stockings, all the chevron print stuff!! & the little cuties!!