Friday, December 12, 2008

It's Christmas time.....


I love decorating our home for the holidays!

The challenge comes in trying to balance my wants for a "holiday home" and the reality of living with three small children! Two years ago I got smart and purchased shatter-proof ornaments for our Christmas tree. I know what you're thinking: "Seriously? Plastic?!" But they're not bad and you really can't even tell that they're plastic. Believe me, I'm picky, so they had to pass the test.

This year we set up our tree the day after Thanksgiving and our 2 year old decided that taking the ornaments off the tree was way more fun than just looking at them, so...I took all of the ornaments off. I know that some people are content with decorating only the top half of the tree so that little hands can't reach them, but for me, it's all or nothing. I would rather just have an undecorated tree and focus on the pretty, sparkling lights, so that's what we did.

I spent the next few days decorating the rest of the house and apparently that was enough to distract our little girl because I have since re-decorated the tree and, surprisingly, she has left it alone! We're ready for Santa to come! Only 13 days to go.....

Merry Christmas!











































I hope you have a wonderful holiday!


Karla


P.S. I am posting this at The Inspired Room for Holiday Linky Friday

10 comments:

Dallin said...

I am so glad you are doing this!!!!

Jill said...

Your home is beautiful (as always)... wont you be so sad to take it down?

Miss you.

Karla said...

Lol, Jill! Nope. By the time Christmas is over, I'm ready to take it all down!

Miss you too! XOXOX

Will said...

Great job babe! Looks fantastic. You are obviously the one will be supporting us in the future.

Shana said...

Looks beautiful. I am totally exhausted just looking at the pictures.

mimi charmante said...

I love the black - is it a dresser - with four drawers. did your husband make it? the two of you are truly talented!

Karla said...

Mimi charmante: yes, it is a dresser. We gave it a much needed makeover. Maybe I'll do a "before and after" post about it! :) Thanks for the compliment!

JanMary said...

It all looks wonderful, I cant wait to get started!

I love the baubles hanging inside the glass jar.

Some of my fave decorations are plastic!

The Macchio Family said...

...just looking through your blog... it's lovely... trying to get Christmas decor ideas... noticed your milk glass cake plate - with the candles -- I have that same one! I love it... and love how you used it for decorating... ~ kim

Becki said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, and like all blogs that I love (it's fantastic) I am starting at the beginning. The cook book stand that you show in this post is gorgeous. Do you recall where you got it? Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas and DIYs. Becki