Friday, December 9, 2011

Merry & Bright {Our Home Decorations}

 Over the last two weeks, we slowly got out our decorations, got our tree {thank you again, Home Depot}, and transformed our home into merry & bright.
I ordered this pinerest print and W put my ornament wreath from last year outside on the door.
This was probably the first year that I felt like we were pulling out 'our' decorations. My mom gave me most of her things after we got married, like the pillow below. This has been so great because our home is still merry while we slowly add/modify our decorations. Now I'm finally making and collecting items myself. Definitely a fun adventure.
Our sweet chalkboard finally looks complete...

W set up the advent wreath he made last year. Last Sunday night during dinner, we lit the candle, explained the significance of advent, read some verses and sang a song that focused on the anticipation of His arrival. I picked one of the verses to put on the chalkboard to memorize this week. Can I just tell you how successful its been already?! I'm really enjoying have His word in my line of sight throughout the day!

The peppermint wreath is a craft courtesy of pinterest. I used this tutorial. Four bags of candy and two trips to Target later, I got this beauty. And its four pounds of heavy! The jars are filled with candy canes and peppermint bark.

Until I get around to making one, we've been using the advent calendar. It's the one I grew up with; moving the little mouse. Does that make it vintage if its over 20 years old? ;) Either way, E loves that little mouse.


Stef said...

you have such pretty decorations, Jess !

jillyco said...

Love the peppermint wreath! Will you save it for next year?? Or CAN you even save it? :)

{oc cottage} said...

Oh so cute....and that peppermint wreath is BEYOND fabulous!

m ^..^

Lori said...

Love peppermint..too cute! I'm a new follower too. Stop by and visit and enter to win my Heirloom ornament...only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

Tamsyn said...

I love that peppermint wreath so much. Well done!!