How are you doing friends? Has this week been crazy for you too? The last full week before Christmas has been jam packed over here with training workouts, classroom parties, karate finals, prepping for in-laws, cooking, cleaning, volunteer activities, and shopping! Oh, the shopping. As much as I love gift-giving (truly I do), so much buying all at once can be overwhelming. And we're not even done yet! Are you with me? Are you done or do you have more to do? I plan to finish up over the weekend so I can be done by Monday and really start relaxing! And I better be, Christmas is next Thursday already! Today is my son's last day of school until JANUARY 6 and we'll be going to church together this morning and then having a small party in his classroom. This afternoon, the grandparents arrive and we're preparing a nice home-cooked meal for them tonight with other treats planned throughout the week. Let the festivities begin!
In lieu of this week's Weekend Steals & Deals post, I'd rather share some of the gorgeous Christmas decor I've been seeing all across blogland lately. You're okay with a quick respite from shopping to look at pretty home pictures, right?! ;) It feels like, this year especially, there is so much creativity and simply beautiful Christmas home decor to be admired.
I gathered some of my favorites (no way to include them all!) from my blog reader. Honestly, I had a hard time choosing just one picture to share from each blog. Please visit the links if you like what you see- this is just a wee bit of their full posts! There's so much more at the original blog and bloggers love you to visit them directly! I'm (still) so thankful for bloggers who open up their homes so that we get to peek in! I'll be sharing more of our Christmas decor with you on Monday.
Jen | With Heart
Isn't Jen's living room so bright and festive! Go for it with those big ornaments!
Courtney | A Thoughtful Place
I'd love to take a holiday nap in Courtney's bedroom while the fresh air breezes in. Is that weird?
Cassie | Hi Sugarplum
Leave it to Cassie to bring the Christmas energy with bright pops of color. Pink and red and a favorite combo of mine.
Emily | Emily A. Clark
Emily makes simple simply beautiful.
Kristin | The Hunted Interior
Kristin, I love the pink satin ribbon hanging from your tree! She always adds that unexpected touch. And, YES, to disco ball ornaments!
Jen | Rambling Renovators
One of my favorite Canadian bloggers!
Jennifer | The Chronicles of Home
How cute is this set up?! And you know Jennifer makes those little kid club chairs right? The one pictured here inspired her future creations.
Kristin | Bliss At Home
Girly and glam all the way!
Lucy | Craftberry Bush
Having had the pleasure of meeting Lucy this year, I can tell you her talent and genuineness is for real.
Caitlin | Desert Domicile
Caitlin is another cutie and I adore her whimsicial decor.
Jen | I Heart Organizing
Jen made that glittery red reindeer art and you can see how to make gold foil art at this post too.
Sarah| Life on Virginia Street
Such a cute way to display your cards Sarah!
Chris | Just A Girl
Metallics and greens look lovely together.
Carmel | Our Fifth House
Carmel always delights with bold choices. How about her cool white tree in the dining room?!
Gwen | The Makerista
I seriously drool over everything Gwen does. No exception above.
Ah!!!! That was nice!! I'll update my HWH Facebook page this weekend with any super deals I find while finishing up my Christmas shopping.
I have a new post up at Honey We're Healthy too. I'm sharing my 5 month post-bikini contest recap.