Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's that time of year!

A hodgepodge of the holiday! So here is a little bit of what the holidays look like at our house. I like to decorate pretty simply. We definitely don't go crazy but I add a little bit more each year and still have a few more ideas up my sleeve this year.

ornament wreath

Above is the ornament wreath that is so popular around the blogoshpere. Along with snow candles. I saw this simple idea at the inspired room. It is epsom salt placed in the bottom of jars/candle holders to look like snow. I love the simplicity of this & have them all over the house.

snow candles

candles

In the bedroom I added a little Christmas bling to the candles by covering them in mod podge and rolling them in epsom salt.

And here is Alex and Eli's contribution to the decor. Definitely can't leave them out! They made this shape craft that I found at "No Time For Flashcards" (of course). This was a great craft b/c it focuses on shapes and it taught them "trapezoid" which was a new one for them. :)

crafts

eli

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We put these up in the kitchen window!

tree

Don't Forget WFMW @ "We are ThAT Family".

17 comments:

Mariah said...

Your tree is so beautiful Bec. And God bless the Glue Stick! It has saved many a table top and flooring in the Humphries house!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Your wreath rocks!!! And I love the look of the salt candles, gonna have to do this :)

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Beautiful! Love the salt candles - what a great idea!

Viki said...

I'm working my way backwards from Nester's. Your decorations are lovely. I especially love the epsom salt ideas, who knew LOL. I might use those ideas next year.

Marla Taviano said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! TOTALLY stealing your Snow Candles idea!

Sam said...

those handmade trees are just perfect!!!

Christina said...

Your house is beautiful! Im also stealing the snow candles idea, how fun!!

Cha Cha said...

I love the candles in the jars, your home is lovely. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

Bonita said...

Loving those mason jar candles. Your decorating assistants are pretty cute too!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

How great that you have such creative boys that can help out! Well done, guys!!

Amy

Little Mama said...

Your decorations are so lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comments. I saw your pinecone wreath and I just love it! I like the natural look, but did spray paint mine carmael latte for Christmas. I still have two bags of cones left over, so I think I might give your wreath a try after the holidays! Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

I like the candles in the jars! Thanks for stopping by.

John Deere Mom said...

Yep, those candles and jars with the salt? What a crazy good idea! LOVE it all!

Liz said...

Love the candles. I'm working on a similar post right now too--all things we have done to get ready for Christmas.

Mama Karebare said...

Love it!

Katie said...

My absolute favorite actually isn't a Christmas decoration. It's the willow tree dad holding his baby. I just love willow tree. Your house is simple beautiful though. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

I think it looks great. I can't tell you how many candles I added glitter or dried flowers to with modge podge. Love the stuff! Beautiful.