Category Archives: my mantle

Christmas in our home: the living room.

I’m a little behind on the home tour, it’s been a busy week. Getting through these two weeks that lead up to the Christmas break with 21 rowdy fourth graders is quite the task. It’s like they are losing their minds.

I’ve needed to take a few more pictures of the house, now that the decorating is finished (well, it’s never really finished because it’s like I’m always finding something to add to it) but the lighting before & after work is never the best and since we were gone all last weekend, it wasn’t until today that I had the chance to snap the pictures.

Our tree is a traditional tree. All sentimental ornaments, with the bottom right being a little ornament heavy thanks to the three foot tall kiddos who reside in our house. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love themed trees, but a traditional tree is more my style.

I think my favorite part of our living room this year is the tissue paper garland I made and hung from my barn window. It’s so festive!







Check out our living room from last year. Or our kitchen and playroom this year.And stay tuned for the dining room next.

Thanksgiving Mantle

Better late than never.

This was my first official mantle to decorate, not too shabby. Traditionally, we decorate the house for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. That means, tomorrow. So this was the last chance to share my Thanksgiving mantle before my first Christmas mantle is put together. Oooh, all the ideas!


Hope ya’ll are having  a happy & full Thanksgiving!