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Snow in the Midwest

Tonight is Christmas Eve Eve, or as my husband likes to call it, Christmas Adam… And tonight we fly to my homeland in Wisconsin. Last year, our first married Christmas together, we spent in Tennessee, and promised this year would be Wisconsin. Next year? Who knows. One thing at a time!

But in honor of our trip even further north in the midwest than we already are, I’m reposting this little picture post from four years ago. I can’t help but love the pretty little details of the yard I grew up in. If you don’t see me for the next few days, I’ll be watching Christmas movies and drinking cocoa, without a care in the world! Merry Christmas, y’all!!

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Christmas Tree Decorating {an art}

Below, you will find my opinion about decorating Christmas trees. I do not have photos to share of this year’s tree quite yet, but it’s not so different from last year’s, to be honest. Enjoy! Just a few more days until Christmas!!

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There is something my mother can do with a Christmas Tree that I can only hope to replicate someday.

The lights, the decorations…it is truly an art in our home. Today I want to share with you a few tips I’ve picked up from my mother over the years… Let me warn you that these photos do not do it justice. In real life, this tree twinkles and glows. It simply cannot be beat!

1. Not multi-colored, but not monochrome. Rather…two colors. White & Red. (can you see the colors in here?)

2. Ornaments must go deep into the tree, not just along the edges.

3. Some should be homemade…

4….and some should simply be beautiful.

5. The topper does not need to be a star – bows will do.

6. Not only should you have ornaments, but you should have sparkling birds, twigs, and other squiggly garnishes.

7. Decorating…

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Felt Christmas Stockings

This was one of my favorite little projects last year, for our very first Christmas together. Later that Christmas, we received beautiful monogrammed stockings from Pottery Barn, so the felt stockings you see here will be retired. I just love the touch of gold on the green and red. Navy blue and/or plaid colors would be so pretty too! Be adventurous – make some new stockings with your family this year.

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Of course, I ALWAYS love this time of year. But there is definitely something special about our first Christmas as Mr. and Mrs., especially being in a new home in a new city. We have really made our house feel like home over the last several months, and Christmas is no exception. This week, I will share with you my favorite Christmas decorations, starting with these simple felt stockings I whipped up over Thanksgiving weekend. I used a patter I still had from my sweet friend Julia, and after a little experimenting with the cuff, finally sewed the pieces together to get a few simple stockings for our fire place!stockings1

I hand stitched each of the letters on for a little extra homemade look (as if they weren’t already obviously homemade), and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out! They may not hold up more than a couple…

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Checking In: Intra-Holiday Challenge

Hey everyone! We are just about half way through the 21-Day Intra-Holiday Challenge. How are you doing with it? I admit to you, my invisible friends, I have definitely strayed. I will spare you the details, mostly because I'm a little ashamed of it! But hey, things happen, and every day - nay, every moment -… Continue reading Checking In: Intra-Holiday Challenge

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Christmas Tree Decorating {an art}

There is something my mother can do with a Christmas Tree that I can only hope to replicate someday. The lights, the decorations...it is truly an art in our home. Today I want to share with you a few tips I've picked up from my mother over the years... Let me warn you that these… Continue reading Christmas Tree Decorating {an art}