Deck the halls, inside and out!

Hey everyone!  I’m skipping my usual “Tuesday Tips” this week to show off our Christmas decorations.  I just love this time of year- it’s so fun to have our house all decorated, and to drive around and see all the lights up- it’s just so festive.

We managed to get all the outside decorations up during B’s nap on Friday- a true Christmas miracle.  Ha.  I’m really happy with how it turned out!

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The giant ornaments are one of my favorite things:

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Inside, I did our mantle like I always do- my Noel sign is probably my favorite thing up there

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Why yes, that is a tool bench in front of the fireplace…just keepin’ it real around here!

We don’t have our tree up yet because we get a live one, and that sucker would be crispy by the time Christmas rolled around if we got it now.  So we’ll wait until the middle of December- I can’t wait for that fresh pine scent!  I do have a mini fake tree that I put up on the kitchen counter though- is it weird that I really kind of want to keep it up all year??

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And our dining room table isn’t fancy- normally I do more than this, but B is so curious these days I figured he’d either want everything on there or pull a tablecloth off the table.  So I just put out some simple place mats and a centerpiece- the glass vase has a wooden nutcracker, a couple of mini fake trees and some epsom salt snow!

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And that’s it!!

Have you decorated for the holidays yet?

Linking up to Dare to DIY at Newly Woodwards!

Linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick’s Christmas Party!

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21 thoughts on “Deck the halls, inside and out!

  1. Your house looks awesome! We stuck a light up raindeer outside and wrapped our giant oaks in some lights. The inside decorating starts this weekend- we have a tree in our room and are getting another for our living room. I’m really excited since this is our first opportunity to decorate- we’ve been remodeling for the past 18 months!

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  2. Great job Emily! I love how you have decorated everything. I just finished my decorations on yesterday. It really tired me out. LOL I was able to find somethings from Dollar Tree. It’s amazing what you can put together!

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  3. This is lovely! Your exterior looks positively festive and your mantel is my favorite. (And I laughted about the tool bench. Henry loves his, too.)

    Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY! IT’d be great if you could link back to NewlyWoodwards!

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