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Holiday Decor

November 30, 2012

My family has always set up our Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving.  This year was a little bit different though, because I had TWO houses to decorate.  That morning we helped to deck the halls of my parents house and we finished up the evening by picking out our first tree together (choosing one in a parking lot is a lot more anticlimactic than cutting one down…. but something to look forward to in years to come 🙂 Our tiny house is much easier to decorate than my mom and dad’s but it’s been so fun making tweaks to our house with each season.  Check out some of our updates so far…

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The Holidays

November 30, 2012

The Holidays are here!!!

First up… Thanksgiving!  We had it at my parents house but I was in charge of the centerpieces.  Thanks to Pintrest and all the fabulously, creative bloggers in the world I was able to put together something I’m pretty proud of.  I tried to make it both interesting and creative and used everything from fruit/vegetables, mercury glass, to organic flowers, mint julep glasses to a giant silver wishbone and artwork.

Dinner was epic (as usual)… we sipped Bullit Bourbon with a lemon twist and indulged in all of our favorites – sweet potatoes with pecans, green beans with a shallot vinaigrette, ham with a meyer lemon glaze, pecan/sausage/leek stuffing, mashed potatoes… ahh I’m counting down to next year already!!

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Halloween Decor

November 1, 2012

I forgot to post a few things from my fall decor around the house…I’m not a huge halloween fan but wanted to transition my artwork, throw pillows, etc. to more fall tones (i got rid of the pinks and moved to the rusts/deep oranges).  I also decided to paint my pumpkins this year and used an awesome glitter paint from Martha Stewart to jazz up my gourds.  candles are a must this time of year and i’ll be lucky if i don’t burn the house down at some point… my favorite right now is my brown tory burch candle.  on a halloween i did decorate mummify my door (thank you pintrest!) which was a major hit with the 500+ kids that came through our neighborhood…