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Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Little Christmas at Home

Have you been adding little touches of Christmas around your home?  A Santa figure here, a reindeer there?  Or some ornaments gathered in a bowl or vase?  I’m realizing that our holiday decor is really pretty simple.  We’ve decorated our staircase, put up the tree, made some wreaths, and created a vignette in the bar area.  I’ve yet to hang the new stockings I found and I’d like to get a live little tree or greenery to bring in that fresh holiday scent.  Other than that, it’s little touches here and there that say Christmas in our home.

In our kitchen, I added a poinsettia and “Merry Christmas” sign.  Our dish soap just so happens to be green:)

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Our spring branches were traded for the holiday variety and red berries tucked into some snow.

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I couldn’t resist these Christmas-inspired mixing bowls from Crate & Barrel last week.  Never mind that I’ve yet to actually USE them, but I sure enjoy looking at them!

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And thanks to A Thoughtful Place, my little mail stand got a bit of lime green sparkle. 

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I’m planning to get those cards addressed and in the mail this weekend.  It’d be nice if the recipients got their card before Christmas!  Which reminds me that I wanted to make a holiday card holder . . . . (By the way, there will be two photos inside our cards- thanks to the honorable mention on photo #5):

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The above little pillow is hanging out on our couch with his friend, the reindeer, courtesy of Target.  And of course our red Restoration Hardware throw has been keeping us cozy at night. 

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I still have yet to buy any Christmas gifts (except two for James, well actually three, but I couldn’t resist and already gave him the hokey-pokey Elmo!)  I’m terrible at holding on to a gift once I have it.  I want to give it immediately!  This year is nice though because the adults drew names on my side of the family.  Especially as we get older, we really just enjoy being with each other during the holidays. 

Are you done with the holiday decor or haven’t even started?  What about the shopping?  Don’t get me started on the food!  I guess I better get started planning the holiday menu! 

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You can find me on CoolKids blog today (I love that blog name) dishing on a Christmas gift I’d like to receive this year!  She’s got other bloggers participating too- can’t wait to see what’s on their lists! 

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The Winners of the Trendy Peas giveaway are

Carly at Honey and the Moon

and

Meghan at The Bozemans

Congratulations girls!  Please email me your mailing address and final choice of print. 

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Come back on Saturday December 11, 2010 to enter the Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway and to see my attempt at a ceiling stencil:) 

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Happy Weekend!!

31 comments:

  1. I'm slowly adding little touches to the house too. I really love your reindeer pillow. And I love the two pictures you chose for your Christmas cards...SO CUTE!

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  2. Well, I was done with my shopping until I saw this! Hokey Pokey Elmo??? OMG!!! Soooo cute. I must buy this for my nephew. He loves Elmo.

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  3. Cute decorations!!! I can't get over how cute your little man is =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  4. Ha- I like how even your hand soap is green. You think of everything!

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  5. It looks awesome. Your little boy is precious, and I love the holiday pillows.

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  6. I like the cable knit pillow too, very wintry.

    I'm horrible at giving gifts before the special day too!

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  7. I am just about done decorating! I am waiting on my husband to finish some hanging for me!

    I have shopped a lot for the kids. I still feel like I don't have much. I bought a lot of presents for a family out in Arkansas that couldn't afford Christmas! Ahh I still need to get my parents something... oh goodness!

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  8. Okay, I am loving that little sign...was that a HobLob purchase? You know I went out and bought the same fall Harvest one you had!! And, our Target doesn't have that caute reindeer pillow...or I would have already owned one!! Shopping? Not even close. My side of the family ONLY does kid's gifts and for mil we send a small box along with the Twelve Days of Christmas.

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  9. I forgot that I also have a little holiday decor in my office- the pastel kind that only girls appreciate! I'll have to post some pics in the future!

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  10. I spy a two tiered dish! Of course we both post about our finishing touches! Too funny. I like your Christmas pillows. I was thinking I could have dolled up a Christmas pillow cover, but didn't get to it! The shots of James get me every time! :)

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  11. Your home looks so bright and festive! You've decorated in such a fun way! I love it! I love that reindeer pillow. Most of all I love seeing pictures of your sweet little happy boy! He is a charmer!

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  12. Megan I adore your little touches. I will admit I wish I did more holiday decorating but with working full time with 2 kids, blogging and everything else in my life..there is no more time! Thanks for joining in on the holiday fun! thecoolkidsblog.com

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  13. Those Christmas cards are going to be so cute, I will email you my address in case you don't have it in your file :) I, like everyone else, am loving that reindeer pillow! The strawberry reds and lime green colors are so festive with your white accents in your house. So cheerful, love it.

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  14. I love that reindeer pillow!! And your pics with your little boy and the pillow, are sooooo freakin' cute!

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  15. Everything is looking great! I am loving those C&B bowls. And that Christmas card is going to be super cute!

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  16. Your home looks fabulousm and could your son be any cuter...thrilled to find your blog this morning!!

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  17. Oh Megan your decor is anything but simple!! It looks fabulous and well thought out. Your staircase and tree our my fav : )

    My shopping is almost done, decor is done, BUT I haven't even started to think about our Christmas Eve menu or my son's classroom Christmas party.

    YIKES, better get to planning :)

    Paula

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  18. The reindeer pillow. I love it. Where did you get it?

    PS- I also love everything else, but thats a given:)

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  19. You are so festive!! Cute cute cute.

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  20. All of those little details really make a difference! And the two photos that you chose are absolutely the cutest!

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  21. fun! fun! your little man is sooooo cute!

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  22. you are one busy blogger mama!!!!! your house looks great!

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  23. That reindeer cushion is so lovely! How cute is your little boy!!
    Rachie xo

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  24. So adorable and it goes without saying but your home is just beautiful! So classic and elegant...I'm in love! I keep bookmarking your ideas for our next home! So many wonderful ideas!

    Lil' man is presh!

    You're ahead of me, still have Christmas cards on my to do list!

    Have a great weekend,
    Shannon

    Webbisodes
    http://ourgatorzone.blogspot.com

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  25. i cant stand how cute baby james is! love him to bits!

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  26. Hhaha!! Yay for number 5 that was my favorite! Of course all of them were so cute though! Love the decor and totally stealing that tiered serving tray as a mail center idea! Perfect replacement for our too tiny key bowl and perfect for holding mail!! Love blog inspiration! Hope your holiday season has been merry and bright! Xoxoxo

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  27. Adorable deer pillow, well everything is adorable especially your little man

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  28. I love all the Christmas touches you have done in your beautiful home!!! Have a wonderful weekend....

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