I’m dreaming of a whiiiiiiite Christmas….

No really, I am. I’m so bummed it hasn’t snowed here yet, I can’t even tell you.

But anyways, it is Christmas decor time! I love decorating for Christmas. We actually did it this year the weekend after Thanksgiving, although I’ve bought a few things to add to the decor since then. Really, I don’t have THAT much decor because I’m kind of cheap and I never want to spend money on it… plus we don’t really have people over that often so I feel a little silly going all out for just B and I (and let’s face it, it’s really just me because he doesn’t care).

But, I at least have enough stuff to make our great room look cheery and for the first time I did a little bit of decorating in the man cave. Nothing big, just santa hats on the guitars and a few rock star nutcrackers.

The great room though? Love it. I wish all of my house could look as happy as this room does. Want to see?

Festive, right? I bought us a white Christmas tree last year because I thought it was funny but the joke was kind of on me because once I got it all done up, I loved it! The only thing, really, is that it is way too small for the space. The room is about 18 feet high there, so we should probably get a bigger tree. I think I might look at the after-Christmas sales this year at one of the bigger trees. Except… I’m not really sure how you decorate a tree that is like 15 feet high? Or even put it together? lol. I guess I’ll have to look into that. But for now? Love.

And I especially love our mantel. I bought B and I new stockings this year and I think they’re so cute. I also put up smaller stockings for the pets. I meant to personalize them… but then I didn’t. Maybe next year!

Also, I wanted to point out a trick that I learned this year. If you only have two stocking holders like we do, but you have more than two stockings, just run any standard curtain rod on the stocking holders and string your stockings on that! See how we have 5 stockings hanging? And really, I think the curtain rod looks cute! It was perfect that it matched the silver stocking holders, which was a total fluke because that curtain rod had just been hanging out in our basement since we moved in here.

And of course I couldn’t resist doing a bit of decorating… of the pets! Don’t worry… lots of treats and cuddles were given during and after the filming of this series of photos.

(I call this one her senior yearbook pose)

I tried to get some solo shots of Milo but he is perpetual motion cat and they all came out like this.

I feel like this one perfectly captures the difference in personality between Cali and Milo.

Cheesy siblings pose!

“If you put one more costume on my I swear to God I will shred your couch.” That’s when we moved on to Stew…

Christmas Pjs!

Complete with butt flap, of course. Stew was not into having his picture taken that day.

But, he was much more compliant last night. No cute PJs, but he looks awfully cute anyways doesn’t he?

So, that’s what I’ve been up to! Everyone else as excited about Christmas decor as I am? Anyone try to dress up their pets, or is that just me?


4 thoughts on “I’m dreaming of a whiiiiiiite Christmas….

  1. That’s a great tip on the curtain rod! We only have one dog, so I just picked up a holder for her, but that tip can come in handy in the future.

  2. The curtain rod idea is amazeballs! One question though – is there an issue with weight if you have that many stockings and only two holders? Or since you distribute the stockings across the rod, does it not matter? I mean, I know when they’re empty, it doesn’t matter, but our stockings get STUFFED on Christmas day!

  3. @lauren- thanks! with 3 pets I really didn’t want to shell out another $10 each for holders!

    @anna- well I think the limiting factor is is the amount of weight the holders will support (since they’re not screwed down, they’re just heavy). I’m not really sure how much they would hold! B and I have never actually filled stockings before, they are more just for decoration. Although I thought this year I might actually put a few things in his, but probably not the pets (we usually only get them a couple things each and I like to put them under the tree). So um… I dunno! Maybe try it and see? Add them slowly? haha.

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