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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Little Christmas Spirit!

I have to be honest, I didn’t go all out like I usually do on decorating for Christmas. I don’t know if it’s because Christmas sort of snuck up on me or because my son is moving around and teething right now so I really didn’t have the time to? I did at least put up two small artificial trees that I got on sale after Christmas last year at Home Depot and a few other pretty things.
Here’s the larger of the two with pre-lit branches and was super easy to setup. 

The smaller one is bare but I hung an ornament my sister made for me to use at our wedding reception that I keep floating around the house because I love it so much! Behind it is the painting I did recently while attending a canvas class. I am no artist so I thought it turned out pretty good!

One of the pre-lit garland I have hanging around is on the mantel. It is very simple and next year I hope to add a lot more to this area!

 Another item my sister gave me was this adorable Marine Toys for Tots - Christmas Village piece. I love it because of the cute bears and my husband is a Marine Veteran.

This is my son’s first Christmas stocking made by my former supervisor. She calls him her “grandson”. She said that there were 80 pieces for her to sew so it took a while! It means a lot that she would make that for him. It is very special!

My mother-in-law gave us this neat lamp that is tall, can be indoor or outdoor, blows snow and plays music!

I also wanted to share with you these awesome soaps that I found at Bath and Body Works (one of my addictions) that smell like trees! Winter is more feminine and the Fresh Balsam is more masculine so even the guys in your house will use it too.
Thank you all for reading and I hope to hear from you! Have a happy and safe holiday season!


  1. Oh my gosh Kelley, that stocking! How adorable and how special, he'll have that forever. So sweet of her :) Love this little Christmas village too.

    1. I couldn't believe it when she gave that to me! The village collection is so cute. I told Paige I want to build it every year with a new piece!

  2. I love the stocking, it is so cute and your painting looks great!

    1. Thank you, Melissa! It was fun to paint!

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful holiday with us! My hubby and I have an empty nest now, and not everyone makes the journey home for Christmas, so we have decided to find fun new traditions just for us! I miss my Kansas home, and you always remind me of the good people that make up that great state! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Country Fair Blog Party and I can not wait to see what you share next month!
    You're the best!
    Jan @ Tip Garden

    1. Hi Jan! Thank you! I enjoy linking up on the Country Fair Blog Party :) And as for new traditions...I love them! I am glad to call Kansas my home now. It is a great state to live in!