Christmas-Fall! :) I tried to rake up the leaves before we put the lights up yesterday but it was just so cold! Even though the lights are pretty, it's hard for me to think christmas with a bunch of yellow leaves in the way! But all of the fall decor is at least put away inside!
Here are some pictures of the inside/outside of our house all decorated for Christmas. We've been in our new house for 3 months exactly now. And every time we get to do fun and exciting things, I get so excited that we own our OWN home and how great that is....and I find myself secretly crossing my fingers that I'm not jinxing myself and find out the next day that something else (expensive) breaks! :) (i.e. fear of tree falling on the house so needing to pay to get it trimmed, taking a shower and water randomly going cold, homeowners insurance almost being cancelled because of a dip in the roof that didn't exist?, electricity going out if we run too many things in the basement, dryer going up....those are just the things I can think of that we've dealt with so far! and there are definitely more.... ahh)...But no matter what the challenges, it doesn't beat owning your own home, doing whatever you want to it, and making the things like decorating for Christmas that much more exciting. So grateful this year :)
I made my wreath, hot glued a few extra pieces of berries, greenery, but it's mostly fabric flowers, you can see my fall wreath here
I love this very simple, amazingly cute project. Get a bud vase, stick the berry sticks in it (I think I used 7, bought from Michaels) and place in the middle of the bigger vase. Then comes the hard part. Get a large bag (maybe 2) of peppermints, and unwrap every single one and put in the vase so it covers up the bud vase. And that's it...so cute. I use this every year, and yes the peppermints are a nightmare so I do have to replace them. Here is a better picture of it here: