Tis the season

Tis the season for "decking the halls" and making our homes festive with everything that's merry and bright! But this year, I decided to keep things a little simpler.  I didn't unpack everything from the boxes stored in the attic....just my favorite things.  Instead of garlands and bows, I kept the mantle simple again this year with mostly white and silver.  

I downloaded some photos off my phone for this post, so they don't do the room justice.  But getting the camera out would just add to the long list of things I need to do, so this will have to suffice ;)

I'm still absolutely in love with the burlap stocking my mama made for me last year and the little white deer from Target were must-haves for me when we were shopping after Thanksgiving!

I found the little snow owl at a local store, Flint River Pottery.  I spotted them last year and knew I'd need some this year for my living room :)

The paper flower was a gift from a friend and I have it next to my log candle sticks on the foyer table next to the nativity scene.

I only put out a few of my nutcrackers this year.  I always like to add some of the small ones to this mirror shelf in the dining room.

More white and silver....I'm loving the brightness that white and soft blue make in my living room.  I still haven't uploaded photos of the living room redesign.....maybe I'll get to that after Christmas?

I love themed trees, but my favorite will always be one filled with beautiful ornaments as well as handmade ones and cute little child-like additions like elves and dolls :)  You can't take the kid out of me at Christmas!

I'm not done with all of my shopping, but the majority of it is done, so I don't feel stressed about it.  This is my last week of work for the month, so I'm looking forward to next week!  I plan on watching Christmas movies with Dillan, making candy for friends, and savoring every moment of the holiday with my family and church family.

My hope for you is that you will also take the time to think of the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate it with family and friends.  We must never forget that Jesus truly is the REASON FOR THE SEASON!

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