Talk about a perfect storm. We were already planning to stay put for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. And now -- regardless -- we’re looking at snow between six and ten inches. Winter has surely begun, and though I have my struggles -- I really do love the snow.
I’ve been having a lot of fun decorating the house for Christmas. We now live in a colonial style home that was built in the 1950s. Exactly like the house I grew up in! So, I went out and bought “the essentials” that I remember from my childhood. Wreaths for the windows and front door, candles, and a lit garland. I don’t want to go crazy with lights this year, but I think it looks wonderful.
Inside, too, we’re getting festive.
We’ll be venturing to a local tree farm to get our very first live tree on Friday. Otherwise, I’m hanging lights and banners and stockings and more garlands throughout. I’ll share more photos when it’s all done. I also took some time to make an advent calendar. We’ve never done one, but when I saw a pair of plantation shutters that we took down in the kitchen just sitting on the basement floor -- I thought they’d work well for this kind of project.
The best part? I used stuff we already had around -- so it was essentially free to make. We’ll hang the ornaments and things on the tree. There area few blank spaces that I intend to fill with Hershey kisses.
Here’s a closer look:
So, the snow has begun, the holidays, too, and we’re feeling quite cheery. I bought all the food to make our vegetarian feast this morning and it was over two weeks of our grocery budget (oops!!!), so I can’t wait to share all that stuff, too.
(Pssst: Here are some more things I’ve thankful for.)
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