Keeping it Real with the Christmas Decor Frenzy

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All over blogland the frenzy of Christmas projects and decor has been keeping us steeped in glitter and pinecones and ornaments and all things Holiday related. It’s fun to see everyone’s homes wearing their Christmas best. The trees have been amazing this year and the housewalks have been plentiful and decked to the hilt.

Today I’m going to share a few photos with you that are bit different. As I was shooting my ‘beauty shots’ of my living room on the only sunny day we’ve had in weeks, I stopped and looked around. And I just had to snap a few not-so-pretty shots to share.

Here’s to keeping it real with the Christmas Decor Frenzy!

Friday’s Unfolded

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It’s time for Friday’s Unfolded!

What has unfolded for you this week?

Come link up at the end of the post!

Here’s a few of my favorites from last week.

Styling a 12ft Mantel for Christmas

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Styling a mantel sounds easy for someone who loves to decorate. And usually it is – it’s a fun place to have as a focal point. Especially at Christmas! But styling a 12ft mantel for Christmas can be a daunting task! It can look overwhelming – even for someone who loves to decorate and wanted the 12ft mantle in the first place so she’d have lots of space to display things.

Now technically this isn’t even a mantel, it’s a shelf. But since I don’t have a mantel, and in the blog world styling a mantel is a big deal, I sometimes call my shelf a mantel just cause it sounds better and everyone gets the idea of what I’m doing better. Mantel – shelf – whatever :D

Christmas Shopping

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I love Christmas. I love the lights, the glitter, the trees, the ornaments. I love the gifts. I love gift giving. I love the baby in the manger. God’s gift to us.

Today I thought I’d share some amazing products that would make great gifts for those you buy for this year. I know it’s getting a bit late, but maybe you are like me and usually let the shopping go till last minute.

If you shop now, you should still get everything in time for Christmas!

My Favorite Christmas Trees

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I love Christmas trees and love looking at them all lit up in the windows of homes we drive by. I love sitting beside mine in the twilight of evening and the dimness of morning, the soft, warm glow of the twinkle lights is so heart-warming and peaceful. I love the glitter and glam of fancy ornaments and the understated elegance of plain ornaments. My favorite are vintage ornaments, the time-worn patina just speaks to me somehow.

Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite Christmas trees I’ve seen around blogland this season. If you aren’t feeling the Holiday Spirit this will surely tweak that into life!

God’s Got This

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God’s Got This. He has SO got this! It doesn’t matter what it is – He’s got it. IF. IF I will let him!

Lately I’ve said this little phrase to a couple friends at a couple different times. ‘God’s Got This’. Meaning, don’t worry, don’t stress, don’t be discouraged, God’s Got This. It’s all under control, it will all work out.God’s Got This. He has SO got this! It doesn’t matter what it is – He’s got it. IF. IF I will let him!

Lately I’ve said this little phrase to a couple friends at a couple different times. ‘God’s Got This’. Meaning, don’t worry, don’t stress, don’t be discouraged, God’s Got This. It’s all under control, it will all work out.

Christmas Home Blog Tour

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I recently joined a fb group of bloggers and some of us are joining up and having a Christmas Home Blog Tour. I’m sharing some of my favorite photos of my Christmas decor here and linking you to all the other homes in the tour so you can enjoy them all!

Friday’s Unfolded

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It’s time for Friday’s Unfolded! What has unfolded for you this week? Come link up at the end of the post! Here’s a few of my favorites from last week. The Charm of Home shared this cute dollar store snowflake door hanging. Woods of Bell Trees shows us how to make these fun coasters for […]

Christmas Details

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Today lets look at a few details of my Christmas decor a bit closer. I love the whole picture of my decorated rooms but sometimes I like to take a closer look at some of the Christmas details. We will start in the living room at our Christmas tree. You can see details of the trees ornaments in my earlier post.

O Christmas Tree

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O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Such pleasure do you bring me!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Such pleasure do you bring me!

Our Christmas tree is just an inexpensive 7ft tree from Wal-mart purchased a couple years ago. I’d love to have one from Balsam Hill some year. For now this works and I think it’s lovely. I love the lights and the warm cozy glow it gives my living room. I may just leave it up till the evenings start to lengthen again next spring :)

Easy Burlap Upcycle

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I purchased a small live plant at Trader Joes to use on my dining room table for a centerpiece. Something small and easy to move when I need to use the table for projects, sewing, painting, or even DINING! :D I loved the plant but the container it was in wasn’t my favorite. So I did an easy burlap upcycle to make it more my style.

Circle of Life

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My thoughts are trending a bit to the melancholy side today. And I’m contemplating the Circle of Life. And the brevity of life. Just a vapor and then it’s gone.

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