Outside my window
Winter is upon us in Wyoming. The snow covers the land, and there is a stillness even a city girl can come to love and appreciate. Though there has been a moment (or two) where the air is filled gleeful shouts as I throw this 40 year old body to the ground to make snow angels while the beautiful crystalline flakes fall from the sky, landing on my nose and eyelashes. (seriously.. I'm that big of a kid). Decorating our new home has been a joy! This years focus was inviting the spirit of the Holidays on a tight budget, using mainly what was already on hand.
Welcome To My Home
Christmas is racing toward us at lightening speed. I detest shopping and I only have one item under the tree so far... yikes. It is time to get busy. (No more playing in the snow until I get everything completed) As promised... drum roll please... my burlap and barbed wire project is complete........
Wyoming winter bring an amazing amount of cold and snow. I don't want to have to un -bury any decorations, so I am keeping it to a minimum.. outside! I have one small row of lights around our porch and then a fun wreath made of barbed wire! I was really blessed as I just asked around the community and found some barbed wire someone wanted to get rid of! In order to keep the wire from scratching the door, I added greenery :)
My decorating is sensible and simple. It feels too overwhelming with too much clutter, even beautiful clutter! It perhaps stems from having so many children... when they were small it was easier to keep things simple to avoid mishaps or messes!
In honor of Heaven's new angels this Holiday Season. May your families and communities find comfort.
Holidays are a time to celebrate family and life. Never has it seemed so important as is does this year.
Many times throughout the year, I have heard people talk about having a family (and pet friendly) space. Our space is small, and I wanted to show you how one can decorate without making things seem smaller! We opted for a smaller inside space in order to have additional acres outside, as well as keep heating costs to a minimum. There is no reason to sacrifice on festivity though!
These adorable trees were purchased at our local dollar type store. They were on sale for buy one for $2 and get the second one half off!! Wrapping the tacky little balls in coordinating fabric made my kitchen festive and fun!
Blogs and magazines always crack me up.. I know there has to be other bloggers who run around getting rid of shoes, coats, and hiding things that are normally left out, so they can share beautiful pictures with you! I thought I'd show you REAL LIFE! This is what my home is ... simple and real.
Farm Animal Crazy! Too fun to decorate them for the Holidays!
I still need to finish the stairway and I have plans for a place to hang the stockings near the backdoor, as we do not have a fireplace :)
A Christmas Present to me... from me. Vintage fabric and linen pillow. Graphics Fairy provided me with the postcard stamp from Paris which I applied to the fabric!
There is nothing more peaceful than to fall asleep under twinkling lights! I have a few more nooks and crannies to complete and it will be fun to share them with you all. May your winter celebrations be filled with love, family, and hope.