I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving yesterday! We had a great time with David’s side of the family and we are headed up to Kentucky to spend the weekend with my family. We are excited because this is the first year that the entire family has been together for Thanksgiving since all of us cousins started having babies. It will be like a mini family reunion having everyone under one roof at my Granny’s house.
For today I wanted to keep it quick and light and share a few quick pictures of our Christmas decorations this year. I decided to go a bit different with the color scheme than I have in years past but I’m in love!
I’ve wanted to try out this color scheme for a while now, but didn’t want to splurge on a bunch of new ornaments and decorations. When we first got married I went with the more traditional red, green and gold tree and decor.
However, Audrey’s birthday falls just two weeks after Christmas and last year I was planning to do a Winter ONEderland theme in blue, pink and white. (I had already bought a ton of decorations for her party on clearance the previous year.) I really wanted to not have to worry about taking the tree down before her birthday party so I bought a couple of those 50 piece sets of ornaments from Hobby Lobby for half off and decorated the tree in blue, pink and white ($20 for 100 ornaments ain’t bad!). This color scheme gave me ALL the heart eye emoji’s and I seriously considered going that route again this year because I LOVE pink! BUT I ultimately decided to go with red, turquoise and white since this has been something I’ve been wanting to do for a while.
Between all of the blue and white pieces I used for Audrey’s party last year and some old red decorations, I didn’t need to buy much to round everything out. I did end up making a trip (actually two) to Hobby Lobby to get one more pack of ornaments and a few accent pieces for the tree. I love how it all turned out!
I wanted to use mostly blue and white with pops of red. Red can be such an overpowering color and I really wanted the blue to really stand out.
|My sweet helpers. David was such a trooper. The worst part of an artificial tree is pulling the branches apart and David knows how much I hate it. He helped me pull out the branches and string the lights on, which was such a huge help.|
You remember a few days ago in when I confessed that my OCD is in full force when decorating the tree? Yea, it’s bad. It took me forever to get this done because I kept putting a few on, stepping back, moving something, add a few more, and so on. There can’t be too many reds next to each other. The flowers have to be spaced correctly and the same color can’t be too close together. And then those things sticking out of the side liked to have drove me crazy! Anyone else have this problem? Just me?