DECKING OUR HALLS

One of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world is decking the halls! As many of you know we moved into our new house last December and I didn’t really get to decorate properly. I bought lots of new decorations this year and it will be a growing process over the next few years. I already have tubs and tubs and my uncle joked that I have a storage room just for Christmas Decor. It took me about a week to decorate but the results are so worth it. In fact, Linking it up with TBB's What Brings Us Joy today as it brings me oodles upon oodles!!Here are some glimpses of our Christmas decorations inside our home. 

The signs are from Kirklands

The Double-Sided Fireplace is of course one of my favorite things to decorate and I plan to do a little more to it next year.


I have just been loving Battery Operated Lights, we had to stock A LOT of batteries for them but so pretty, especially the snowflake ones from Michaels.



The big tree is in reds, champagnes and golds is a showstopper when you walk in the family room.



See the smaller version with these colors too.


My plan for this hall tree is to add some letters on top next year thanks to my dear friend Lisa and some battery-operated lights to the garland. We made a mistake when we built and did not put an outlet to the left of this hall tree so I’m going to have our electrician come back and add it so I can plug-in a larger tree here.


A few little tidbits in the kitchen....
 How cute is the Santa Cookie sign!





Keeping the dining room table scape nice and simple. My mom got me this beautiful red vase and napkins and napkin rings from pier one and I just love the hints of shiny red.




Of course, you’ve seen the Christmas Guest Bedroom and the Cabinet Wreaths  which I dedicated entire posts to because they’re two of my favorite areas of decoration.



I’ve been loving changing out decorative wreaths for the holidays on these wall doors. Most of the wreaths and smaller trees in the house have battery operated lights as well.
Black and White Accent Chair HERE and HERE
(I get asked about his Chair all the time)

My little office tree is in pinks and golds

Some snippets from the laundry room top row and master Bedroom bottom row. There's a little Christmas in almost all the rooms but I didn't want to overload ya with pictures, lol! 


Most everything I have bought has been from Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx, Michaels or Home Goods. 

The Santa Blanket above is one of my favorite finds from Home Goods. 

HO HO HO, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!


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xoxo

FRIDAY FAVORITES...HOLIDAY EDITION

Happy Friday sweet people. Well, I mentioned how many presents I had to wrap on Monday, I am half done but next week is wrapping and baking week so I should be able to complete it. This week will be spent with my Mr. who was gone all week and hoping for a date day/night on Saturday. I hope this Friday treat you mighty fine!!

1. Birthday Boy Trip
As you know, Tuesday I had a boy turn 21. I missed the last 2 actual birthdays because of college so there was no way that I wasn’t going to be there to celebrate his 21st. It worked out perfectly because he had actually gone out with friends the night before at exactly 12:01 AM, LOL! My mom was able to travel down to  IU with me and we took him and a friend out for a wonderful and fun dinner! We also went on a mad hunt to find the “2” and “1” balloons as Walmart was out of the “2”, LOL





2. Holiday Find ~ 
Buffalo Plaid Earrings
My mad for buffalo plaid attitude is not stopping anytime soon. While I mainly decorated with it on the porch and a couple spots in the house, I am really loving it for attire. Just look at these adorable buffalo plaid earrings I got from Etsy. This Etsy shop has the sweetest sweetest owner and I am tickled pink with these earrings.
 
BUY EARRINGS HERE

AND so excited to get his in the mail soon
Buffalo Plaid Pullover
I ordered the black and white with the red monogram. 
BUY HERE

3. Week's Attire
Red Sweater HERE

My Wrapping Day attire
Jammie Set HERE // Slippers HERE

Daisy likes my slippers too, she actually laid on them just like this with her  paws in them, lol

Similar Poncho HERE // Stripe Tee HERE // Hunter Boots HERE

4. White Coat
There is something about a white coat that is so classy. I love to keep it pretty neutral and it looks pretty against the snow. Love this Michael Kors one my mom got me with the fun gold zippers. 

Goes quite nicely with the white couch, lol
Similar Michael Kors Coat HERE

More inspo


5. Misc. Fun
UGG Pom Pom Socks
I am a sucker for all kinds of pom poms. Aren’t these just so cute and I bet comfy too. Great gift idea.


BUY HERE

Posts for the Week
A festive week round here
Monday was the fun TBB ASKS for the Holiday's, Tuesday, I shared the birthday boys’ Favorite Meal, and Wednesday, went a little sassy with SEQUINS!

Our 41st President Laid to Rest
It is no secret, that I adore the Bush family. My go go go pace halted and my Wednesday and much of Thursday was spent watching George H W Bush’s funeral and trip to his final resting place. I laughed at the reminiscing and shed many tears especially when George Jr. spoke of his father, our 41st president. It was so refreshing to see all our Presidents together to honor him. What a tribute, what a life, what a family and so much rejoicing that he is with Barbara and their daughter again. And as Jenna Bush Hager said, George and Barbara will now be together for Christmas for which they had spent 73 Christmas's together.

George W. and George H W's best friend, Ted Baker.




And I leave you with the notion we should gather from this family...Be kind, Be noble, Serve others and LOVE everyone. 

Have a wonderful, festive weekend! 


Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday  // Fashion Friday

xoxo


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