YAY! | Decorations Part 1

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. I especially love to decorate for it. I used to have  hodge podge Christmas decor, but the more I see the pretty ideas on Pinterest, the more it sucked me in! I did a pretty good job last year, but I love this years color scheme. So here is a glance of what I have going on so far!  -I am in the process of making a bigger star for my mantel.-

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The girls' tree in the kitchen

The girls’ tree in the kitchen

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Happy Holidays!

Bring the outside in. | Photography

I love Ikea, And after stuffing my face with their Swedish meatballs (which are kind of odd tasting, but good? I haven’t decided yet), I found myself at the frame and picture area. This is where all of my visions of gallery walls for my house that I pinned on my boards in Pinterest come to life.

I notice a few black and white photos that I think would look SO nice in my soon to be redecorated living room. As I reach for the 15.00 print, sans frame, I stopped and wondered what in the world am I doing? I already have pictures I have taken that will match my room perfectly (and guess what? Free AND a personal touch). Just the fact is, they are all in picture purgatory and I often forget they are there. I desperately need go to through my external hard drives and see what I have in there. It is in need of major organization.

So every room in my house is being redecorated. True to being a Gemini, I decided to do the whole house at once…you know, instead of concentrating on one room in the house at a time like a normal sane person would do.But what is the fun in that?

But anywho, for my entry way I have determined it is going to have the gray, white and yellow theme. I am in the process of painting an accent wall and restoring some furniture (those posts to come soon) to put down there and it is coming together nicely. But in this post, I wanted to share some of the prints I have on my wall. Thank you Ikea for allowing me to remember that I can use my own art for my walls. However, I may still buy their Eiffel tower pic….just to hold me over until I get to Paris to take the picture myself of course. 🙂

These are pictures I took of the outside of my house. I thought it was a cool idea to bring the outside in and it matches the decor!




^^ Don’t mind the stuff all sitting against the wall that is waiting to be restored. 🙂