11.27.2011

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas

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i LOVE christmastime. seriously love it. but who doesn't right? my house is fully decorated, though i do have a few more projects to complete... that's part of the fun though, always having a project to finish. besides my tree above, which i am in love with every single year, here are a few highlights around the house . [cell-phone pictures, i know i'm terrible]
[the free printable in the top right photo is from here]
i made this little printable that i framed in a swirly white frame. i change the number with dry erase each day. [i got the idea from here but made my own]. please do print one for yourself:



























i want to do something like this somewhere. little things in jars. to add some more interest:


i'm also planning to make this cute advent banner to hang above the fireplace. with a few variations because i'm not an awesome sewer. no flap, no button, probably not even in that shape... and i might just use paper. we'll see:
Source: etsy.com via Aly on Pinterest


but i'll be filling it with cards that have little christmastime activities for each day, instead of candy/toys. this means i'll have to be very organized and energized to actually do the thing on the card each day... i figure i'll include little crafts, making/decorating cookies, driving around to see the lights, going to the christmas show at church, reading a christmas-y book, a few football games. i'll definitely use things that we already have on the calendar, you know?






i also really love this [but in greens/golds/silvers]:


and how pretty is this little display?
Source: bhg.com via Aly on Pinterest


i have too much fun decorating. but i get a solid 6 weeks out of it, since i keep it up until new years day :) i have no shame! i love it!

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9 comments:

  1. it all looks so great, friend! can't believe you have done so much decorating already. i feel so behind with our trip and coming home fri night. i love your piano, and the garland on it. i wish we still had room for mine. let's talk soon.

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  2. Everything looks lovely Aly. Im about halfway done with my decorating. And alas, Im back to work today(boy that break went fast:)).
    Have a lovely Monday!

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  3. Looks so pretty! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

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  4. I love your printable.What a great idea. My kids ask me every day how many more days until Christmas. : )

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  5. Wow! Gorgeous ideas & thanks for sharing your printable :) Have a blessed day.

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  6. Your tree is to die for!!!

    New follower from Rags to Stitches!

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  7. Your christmas tree looks SO pretty! We just finished up our advent calender today.. just in time! I promised myself last year I would do one for this year..boy, they take alot of time to prepare!
    loved all your ideas!

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  8. beautiful decoration inspiration, especially love the fireplace "flags"!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  9. Shared a link to this on my blog today, hope you don't mind:)

    <3 Leney

    http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/

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