Welcome! It's sunny down here in Florida, but inside it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Last year, we had just moved into our new house and the only decor was cardboard boxes. Opening all the storage boxes full of holiday decor has thrilled me beyond belief because it has been two years since I've been able to use any of it!
I picked up pre-lit garland at the after Christmas sales two years ago, so we had plenty to swag across the front of the house.
This year, I got rid of SO MUCH STUFF because our new house is smaller and I'm liking the living lighter feeling. We got to see Santa already this year:
I poured the ornaments into jars and stacked a couple of cake plates with nuts and metallic ornaments:
This is the closest we have to a nativity right now, if you don't count our Little People one:
I got the burlap table runner from Kimba two years ago, too.
I tried to keep the mantel simple:
But I just couldn't help myself and kept adding this and that until it looked like this:
Little birdies landed:
A nest came back out:
And there is the tree!
For The Daddy, who is asking for a National Championship for Christmas:
And a daytime shot(with simpler mantel):
I like the lights at night. So romantic and magical!
In the girls' room:
In the kitchen:
I'm going to put a picture of the whole family together from the previous Christmas in these frames so we can see who has changed the most in the last year.
Another creation by HJ
Jesus and Joseph are missing because the letter of the week was "J" and AE took them to school!
Our best present this year: