12.23.2011

My {Lack Of} Christmas Decor

Usually I like to share all the Christmas decor I have going on in my home during the holidays, but this year I'm feeling a little less excited about doing so.  I have been silly busy with Switch Studio, and really have had a hard time keeping up with simple around the house tasks, so when it came to decorating for Christmas, I really found it hard to find the time.

Luckily, I saved my popcorn wreath that I made last year.  I wasn't sure if it would last, but it did, thank goodness!  It looks super cute in my kitchen, don't you think?

I managed to get some of our gifts nicely wrapped.  The rest are wrapped, but not nicely.  These are the ones that are leaving the house to give to others, so it's important that they are pretty.  The ones that we're opening at home are not looking so cute, but hey, they're wrapped!

And the tree is up and decorated too, which is a big relief as I wasn't sure it was going to happen.  Luckily Adam and the kids picked one up, and I managed to help with a few of the decorations.  It looks the same as last year, as I had no time to get creative and reinvent it, but it works for us!

And I'm sad to say that is all I have going on in my house.  Last year I managed to get my mantles done {which you can see HERE} but this year they are bare.  Blah.  And the cute skate stockings that I had last year {which you can see HERE} have seen better days, and there are a couple of blades and pompoms that have fallen off - Which actually makes me laugh every time I see them because they look so pathetic.  I was planning on making us some new stockings {you can see the fabric I chose HERE} along with a matching tree skirt, but I of course ran out of time, so crappy skate stockings it is!

So, there you have my sad little Christmas decor tour!  If you're looking for some nice Christmas decor, and oodles of it, then be sure to visit these gals who have done their homes up beautifully:  Honey We're Home, The Yellow Cape Cod, Hi Sugarplum, The Lovely Cupboard, A Thoughtful Place.  Next year I'm planning to have more time for enjoying the holiday build up and of course decorating!

I'm now signing off until the New Year, as I am in desperate need of some downtime.  I hope you all have a perfect holiday season and get everything you wish for and more!  See you in 2012!

5 comments:

  1. perfect just the way it is...have a wonderful holiday season!

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  2. Even though your house isn't decorated to the nines, I am SO glad to hear you are busy! Merry Christmas Staci!!! Xo

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  3. I think your decor is lovely! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  4. Great gift wrapping & tree! Love your card, perfect! I'm sorry, I didn't get to sending any this year ~ Merry Christmas to you, Adam and the kids!!! I'm looking forward to catching up in 2012!!! Hugs!!

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  5. Love that popcorn wreath! And your tree is beautiful :-)

    I did a lot less decorating this year that I usually do too. But I'm kind of liking the more simplified look.

    Merry Christmas, Staci!

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