Christmas Decorating Has Begun! – 8 Ideas

I am full on thinking about Christmas decorating.

But first, lets step back for a minute.

Thanksgiving was so nice.

We hosted for the first time and had our family in for a relaxing and fun day.

Did anyone else have their turkey two hours earlier than you calculated for?

A friend of mine claims that she has a magic roasting pan that cooks her turkey really fast.  We decided I must also have a magic pan as well.

But not to worry, all was well and it just made room in the oven earlier for all of the sides.

I love Thanksgiving dinner and all the traditional side dishes, but man, that makes for a lot of dishes.

This morning we made Advent wreaths at church and cut down our tree.

Our Elf on the Shelf is up to no good and the first day of the Advent calendar was opened.

As the traditions hold, we are moving right into Christmas bliss.

And starting Monday morning, a whole group of bloggers are sharing how they have decorated their homes for Christmas this year.

Jennifer Rizzo holiday 150 housewalk button

It all starts at Jennifer Rizzo’ blog.

Each day, she will be sharing the day’s homes – so make sure to stop by.  It is sure to be a tour of amazing and creative homes.

I will be sharing our home decorated this year for Christmas on Tuesday – but in case you missed last year, you can see our home tour here.

Holiday-Housewalk

And since I had a little jump start on some Christmas ideas for this year, here are the ideas from this year so far – in case you missed them!

Quick and Easy Sharpie Ornaments

Easy-Sharpie-Art-Christmas-Ornament-Tutorial

 One of my favorite DIY ideas – and I will use this long past Christmas.

Quick-Easy-Chalkboard-Christmas-Ornaments

Gift Wrapping Ideas

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My new friend, our DIY Reindeer

Reclaimed-Wood-Reindeer-Outdoor-Decorating

A great gift idea..

Easy-Handmade-Gift-DIY-Soy-Candle

And, there is still time to make an Advent calendar – just skip the first few days.  And this one is really easy!

Easy-No-Sew-Burlap-Advent-Calendar

And my favorite wreath…

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Wishing a fantastic day and happy decorating!

And be sure to stop back Tuesday morning for our home tour.

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