christmas

Tis' the season. The reasons we are behind schedule.

Tis' the season.  The reasons we are behind schedule.

Going into the renovations, I had a few thoughts. One, it won’t take us very long.  Two, we will be done in time for Christmas.

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s taking longer than expected (As always, right?) and I don’t think we will be done in time for Christmas. Unless of course a miracle happens.  Which is possible. I don’t doubt it.

How did we get off schedule?  A few things.

DIY reindeer pillow - a Pier 1 knock-off.

DIY reindeer pillow - a Pier 1 knock-off.

Do you ever look in those nicely printed Pottery Barn or Pier 1 magazines and imagine all of the awesome stuff in your home?  Yeah, if only we all had an unlimited budget, right?  

When Christmas rolls around, pillows are always on my radar.  I love pillows.  And I love Christmas pillows.  

Who wants to spend $40 on a pillow? 

If you’re like me and have 40 pillows in your house, $40 a pillow is way too much. So, option B is to make your own!

DIY Simple Christmas Cards.

DIY Simple Christmas Cards.

Oh Christmas cards. Oh Christmas cards.
Thy time I spend searching is crazy.
Oh Christmas cards. Oh Christmas cards.
Thy time I spend searching is crazy.
Not only on one site, but many. Why can’t I find ONE design I like?
Oh Christmas Cards. Oh Christmas Cards. Thy time I spend searching is crazy.

Okay, okay. So that was a lame rendition of O Christmas Tree, I get it.

But, did you get my point?

Decorating for Christmas with an 'under construction' home.

Decorating for Christmas with an 'under construction' home.

Ah, it’s Monday.

Can we have Thanksgiving every week?  I really enjoyed my time off.  It was the perfect combination of home projects, Christmas decor, family, food and relaxation.

Last Wednesday was my day to do all things Christmas.  If you missed my post about holiday storage, find it here.

If you were following me on Instagram (greywoodmama), you saw a few shots of my Christmas tree coming together.  Although our house is still under construction, I was not going to let that stop me from decorating for Christmas.