Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas is here!

I'm back! I know I have been slacking the past couple of weeks! I have been insanely busy. Between my sister in laws wedding, doctor appointments & moving into our new place this past weekend, I am pooped y'all! Seriously I am ready for things to slow down a little. But it will still be crazy until after Christmas I am sure. But I can't say I hate it though. I like the business of the Christmas season. I know call me crazy!

Like I said we finally moved last weekend. We were living in a TINY one room apartment. Now we are living on my parents rental property until we build or buy a house in a couple of years. To say we are blessed is an understatement! Mine & Andrews family helped us move everything Saturday. My poor hubs was so sick, he had a really bad cold & cough, and he had to work from 12 Saturday afternoon until 3:30 AM Sunday! Crazy!  So having all the fam help was a blessing! & you'd think not much stuff would come out of a 1 room apartment! LIES! I don't know where it all came from!

After I got some of the house in order Andrew & I started putting up our Christmas tree Sunday night. I absolutely love it!

The burlap top hat & red burlap ribbon came from Kirklands. The berry & gold leaf twigs came from Michaels. All of the ornaments were Andrews ornaments that my Mom in law used to put on a little tree for him at their house. They are all country themed so they went perfectly with our tree! I also bought some pine cones from Michaels and spray painted them last night with gold glitter spray to add to the tree. I am getting real crafty these days I tell ya! :)

This is my fancy garland me & my Ma made! She had some extra plain garland. So I went to Michaels and got the berrys, gold leaves & pine cones for a total of $6! You can't beat $6 Christmas garland!

A Pinterest inspired decoration! I had these glass jars from my wedding, bought the little ornaments from the dollar store and the battery tealight candles from Michaels. & the fake snow.... is Epsom Salt! How cool is that?!

I have an obsession with baskets or platters.... anything I can make a centerpiece out of! I got this pretty red basket from a antique/thrifty store in my hometown for super cheap & the potpourri from Ross. The potpourri doesn't smell that great but its pretty anyways!

I also have an obsession with bird cages. I used a bunch in my wedding ,but then sold most of them because I knew I wouldn't use them all. I found this gold bird cage at Ross a few months ago on sale! Ross is the place to go for home decor. & the gold vine from Michaels.

Besides my tree this is probably my favorite Christmas decor! The burlap runner is from Etsy, all the floral stuff is from Michaels. The candle holders were also from my wedding. They were hot pink but my Mom in law used them in my sister in laws wedding and painted them red. Which matched my kitchen perfectly! Now I just need some pretty sparkly candles. The gold platter is also from a antique/thrifty store in my hometown.

So there you have what Christmas looks like at my house! I was so excited to have my own decorations to put up. It is Andrews & I first married Christmas so its really special. I can't wait for next week! I am like a little kid around Christmas. Christmas music, the decorations, the lights,cool weather, I love it all!