Christmas 2016: Home Tour-Episode #3 (Thanksgiving too)

I am now officially finished decorating for Christmas–Woohoo! And, I am going to enjoy a couple of days of rest before attacking my Christmas shopping with a fervor. And if truth be told, I am one tuckered out lady at the moment. I feel like I have been working on this for weeks…OH wait, I *have* been working on this for weeks…haha. 😉  BUT, it is a labor of love to be sure–I absolutely love to create and decorate, as I told someone the other day, it is my “wheelhouse” and I’m never more happy when I can see what is in my mind’s-eye come to fruition. 🙂

Before I start with my last home tour in this Series, let me tell you a little bit about our Thanksgiving.  We had a lovely time of it here, both of our girls were here and my Dad was also here.  In addition, we had our daughter’s beau and their pup here as well. Candace (our youngest) cooked us a wonderful dinner one evening, we played trivia games, we trimmed a Christmas tree, we laughed, hugged, and did all of those things that close families do–We are blessed. 🙂 Here are a few pictures of our time together:

Candace and Dustin’s pup Valentino!

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Candace cooking up some dinner one night…YUM!!

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We all trimmed the big family room Christmas tree together:

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And here is the finished tree that evening:

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And the pups posed prettily for me…Left to right– Gracie, Samson, & Sophie:IMG_5893.jpg

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And then Thanksgiving morning dawned–Here are a smattering of pictures of our time on that most special of days–I definitely have so much to be thankful for:

Here I am with my handsome hubby Chris:

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And these two beauties are our daughters Christin & Candace:

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Here are the girls with my sweet Dad Dave…

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Here is Candace with her beau Dustin…

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It was a ***wonderful*** day!! ❤  Everyone headed home on Thanksgiving evening…So sad to see them go; there is nothing more important than family!

So the day after Thanksgiving dawned, and honestly, I didn’t have a whole lot of energy…lol…BUT, Chris and I were bound and determined to get our outdoor decorating completed.  So we went into attack mode and by the end of the day, we had everything created, hung, blinged out, and in place. 🙂  I will post my YouTube video below that will give you a quick ornament and pine garland tutorial.  I found more of that ornament garland at Walmart and I attached it to the garland that goes around the front door and I put some on the lit wreath that hangs on the front door…

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And here is a link to my YouTube video:

 

I am completely content and pretty happy with the end result of my decorating efforts this Christmas.  It took me several years to gather all of the parts and pieces together and this year, I feel as if I have one cohesive design happening throughout the house. 🙂

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, as well as good food, tons of hugs and unconditional love–I know that we sure did. 🙂  And I am completely and totally glad that my decorating is totally finished on this day, just two days after Thanksgiving. 🙂

All righty—I will close this one out by saying…

~Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

~Arlynn ❤

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Christmas 2016: Home Tour-Episode #3 (Thanksgiving too)

  1. Nicole Douthit

    I always ENJOY your beautiful decorating ideas and spectacular photos! I love how you showcase simple to highly embellished projects….your posts are a “Feast for the Eyes”

    Thank you tons!!!

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  2. Judy

    I just found your YouTube channel. I absolutely love your style of decorating inside and out. I was wondering how you plugged in your front door wreath. I didn’t see the electrical wire and wondered how you plugged it in. Would love to be able to plug mine in and not see the wire. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Judy

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    1. Hi Judy! Thank you so very much for all of your sweet, sweet words. Regarding how we plugged in the front door wreath, we just used a brown extension cord… It must’ve blended in pretty well, but, it was definitely there. I will say though, that when you open the door you don’t have to step over the cord because it is plugged into the hinged side of the door. 🙂 I am with you though, I would love to be able to have my wreath be lit up without having to plug it in or with having some other way to hide the cord. 🙂 ❤️

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