It’s Christmas!!! The most wonderful time of the year… (and the most stressful time of year when I end up eating a sleeve of Oreos everyday before lunch). I am so excited though to be part of the Merry and Bright blog hop! Thank you Cheyenne at Sense and Serendipity for hosting. If you are coming over from My Pear Tree Home, welcome!
We moved into this house three days before Christmas last year so I’m considering this our first official Christmas in this house. Santa was really confused last year because Santa forgot what boxes the gifts were packed away in. Santa is much better off this year-phew (can you imagine how many Oreos I-err I mean Santa ate last year??) This is also my first home tour on this blog so stick with me here. I live with three little (and occasionally angry) elves that would not let me decorate before Thanksgiving. It’s been two years since I pulled out my Christmas decorations and I realized very quickly how much of it was outdated or falling apart. I love decorating and I love Christmas decor but sometimes it overwhelms me and then I turn into an angry elf. And let’s be honest, when I get overwhelmed I get lazy. So I decided for my sanity to keep Christmas simple this year. The only bin I used of our Christmas decorations was my garland and stockings. I purchased a few new things but they are items that I can use all year round. I did a few easy DIY projects as well so keep reading.
I’m loving simple this year and I have a feeling it’ll stick around with me for a while. I did purchase some fresh garland for my front porch. You can see more about my Christmas front porch here. I had big plans for this porch but then reality set in. So I just added some fresh garland around my door and few other odds and ends I found in my house and in my yard. It took ten minutes to do and I love her!