My Instagram shots from today:
I've always been a huge fan of this time of year - I love the lights, the sparkle...the shopping :) People just seem to be in a better mood too.
A few years back I skipped decorating because I lost my best friend a few months before Christmas. Things just didn't seem the same without Lucy. I still miss her every day and I cried putting her little ornaments with her photo on my tree this year.
This year I vowed to really make an effort with decorating for the holidays and enjoying the things that matter most to me. My tree may look a little crazy with the amount of ornaments I packed in - but I couldn't imagine not putting some of these on my tree. I think this will be the last year for my bargain clearance Target tree though - poor thing has been pretty cheesey from the beginning...but I'm so emotionally attached!
Enough rambling...on to the photos!
I've been wanting a GlassyBaby for a while but they are quite pricey - I finally ordered one - the color is absolutely beautiful - the photo above is what it looks like lit and then below is without a candle. This is the 'Forever' color. They have a bajillion different colors - definitely check them out - a portion of their proceeds always go to charity.
I added some silver floral sprigs from Hobby Lobby to my hydrangea arrangement - love love LOVE it...
New addition this year: The chalk art from Lily and Val - they have an Etsy shop and their own website - super cute stuff.
Have you ever seen a more beautiful wreath? I searched everywhere to find a great wreath with blue and silver. My mom and I found this one on Amazon and she gave to it to me as an early Christmas gift. I love everything about it!