Whew! Finally finished decorating the outside of the house... just in time for BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes!!! I couldn't fit the whole yard into one picture, so here's two... one of the front of the house and then the side yard.
Ok, stop gasping... that isn't my house! It is the tackiest decorated house I could find in the area! LOL! Seems like I'm really into jokes these days.... haha! I can't imagine their electricity bill! wow! Who would do that to a house? And the really scary part is... this house is decorated for Halloween and Thanksgiving much the same way! The kids love it, but I am a bit scared... LOL!
So anyway, this is what my house looks like at night:
Nothing. Nothing on the outside of my house whatsoever that looks like Christmas. I-am-ashamed. I DO have lights. Brand new lights. They are still in their boxes nicely packaged. Maybe next year.
We do have decorations in the house though. A few. It's been kinda hectic around here, so I'm glad to have up what I do. Here's what's going on in the inside of the house:
Our tree! We did get the tree up. It's a bit top-heavy with the ornaments because every time one would come off the tree (thank you, Nathan) I'd put it up higher so he couldn't take it off again. Let me also point out the cranberry strand at the bottom. Nathan fell into the tree from off the hearth! (My wild child and the least cooperative it seems.)
It isn't the prettiest of trees, but it's ours and instead of a woman's touch, it's got a boy's touch, and another's boy's touch, and almost another's. (Can't wait to see what next year's tree will turn out like! Instead of the five finger discount, I'll be dealing with the six fingers snatch - my ornaments don't have a chance! Oh my!)
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care...
And here are a few decorated pieces from around the house. Nothing spectacular, but pretty... I think. I keep my pretty glass ball ornaments up and away from little fingers. :)
Candlesticks in the foyer; simple and nice.
I love snowmen. This guy is by the front door to greet visitors. His hat should be filled with m.n.m.s or something, but since we're dairy free around here, it's empty.
Every time Will walks by him though, he puts the hat on his head. It's a bit of a decorating struggle between Will and I; he likes it one way I like it another! Who knew that at age 5 he'd be so interested in how things are done! :)
And that's about it for decorations in my house; however, if you'd like to see more about what we've done cooking and craft wise this holiday season, click here for the full tour.
Hope you'll stick around and come back soon! Merry Christmas!