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Inspirational Christmas Decor

I am slowly starting to get into the Christmas spirit. I have been super busy work-wise and it has been a jam-packed time for kids activities, too.

I have also been suffering from a desensitization to Christmas this year. Holiday music has been playing in stores since early November, Christmas items have been our since before Halloween and, while I enjoy the Canadian Tire TV ads, I don’t really need to see the dude cut the turkey with an electric carver again! Anyone else feeling over stimulated by Christmas bling?

I am going for super simple, au naturel decor around my home this year. I’ve adopted a “use what I have” philosophy (with the exception of fresh boughs of goodness:).

There has been a ton of inspiration around the blogger world recently for holiday decor and it is just too good not to share!

Sarah Gunn featured DIY Christmas ornaments in a recent CityLine segment and wrote about it on her Yummy Mummy blog, Wall Candy. If you can’t find ornaments in a colour you like it is super simple to paint your own then add ribbon and stickers for fun details.

Amazeballs Wreath

Lindsey featured this super easy Amaze”balls”DIY holiday wreath. Everything in this wreath was purchased at the dollar store!

Heather used mason jars and epsom salts to create pretty candles for her recent holiday party.

Jen always has amazing ways of making ordinary things pretty and her Mini Christmas Tree Trucks are no exception. Such fun!

Jen also created a vintage looking holiday display using an old toy car that her husband had as a child and a display case that she already had. I just LOVE it.

Lindsay shared an idea for gift wrap inspiration using holiday bells, kraft paper and a touch of greenery. I’d be thrilled to open a gift packaged like this!

Those are just a few of the holiday decor ideas that I have loved recently – are these ladies fabulous or what? What are you doing around your home this Christmas?

And, as a sidenote, I was featured recently in the latest issue of Dabble Magazine talking about tips for the perfect bathroom. What do you consider to be the perfect feature in a bathroom?

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A little Christmas sparkle at home

Last week I mentioned that I was woefully behind at pulling my front planter together.

The thing about putting together a winter planter during the second week in December is that it is slim pickings at garden centres, grocery stores and corner stores. However, there are deals to be had! I got everything for my planter half price.

So … my front porch planter has gone from this …

To this!

It’s not a stretch to say it’s an improvement! I bought the greenery for $15 at Longo’s, added pinecones I already had and spent another $10 on additional twigs and berries. Et voila. A presentable front planter!

I’ve also sprinkled the rest of the house with Christmas sparkle … come on in and take a peek.

I hope your weekend is filled with Christmas cheer. We have a few parties on this weekend. What are you up to?

all images via moi