Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Christmas Spirit 2012 has arrived!

I've been busy cleaning and decorating and surfing the internet for cottage and farmhouse decorating ideas but my house is not conducive to the "cottage" or "country" look.  I cannot get my decorating "mojo" on in this house for love nor money.  But I keep trying...........I thought my trees outside looked nice until I looked at the photo and then they looked too small for the BIG garage door.
I found some battery operated lights at the Dollar Store and was able to put them around my mirror over the fireplace.....
I think I can safely say I will not be on Pinterest any time soon! LOL!  Back to the drawing board!
But below is what I wish my house looked like.............ahhhhhh.......perfect!

or even this.....sweet, small and doable.................
Well, maybe next year.  Of course if I was a REALLY GOOD decorator which it is obvious I am not....I would be able to take any house and make it adorable and cozy!  But honestly, how many brick ranch homes do you see featured as "cottagy and cozy".  I guess I'll be asking Santa for some decorating mojo for Christmas. 
I hope you are all doing well and getting everything done so you won't be too exhausted to enjoy your Holidays!


  1. Wishing you the happiest of Christmas times

  2. Wow! I do love the little house you featured with the lights and wreaths and American flag!

    I love my little bungalow, but I always wanted to live in a cabin! A warm cabin with log walls and quiet woods all around. We can always find something out there that we like better, can't we!

    I have seen houses that I would never love at all and yet when I saw what the homeowner did to make it their own, the careful way the arranged their things and made it homey, I've been amazed and realized that architecture isn't always everything.

    Keep up the good work and don't let the perfection shown on pinterest discourage you.

  3. Sam
    You are way ahead of me with your decorating and it's looking pretty good to me!
    I have no decorating mojo this year
    I'm still working on the house and the totes are still 'buried' in the shed, where I think they'll remain this year.

  4. I think your little trees look great. Anytime there's color in the winter, it's a beautiful thing. I haven't started doing anything yet. I'm still flapping about and trying to get myself to clear space for the tree and make the living room presentable. Love the lights around the mirror. I was thinking about doing something around my door outside an battery powered would do the trick. I'll be checking out Dollar Store. Have a great rest of the week and don't worry so much about "the look". Just do what feels good to you.

  5. Thanks for sharing this blog... Nice and Good work to your garage door... i really like how you decorate them.

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  6. I'm having trouble with finding my decorating mojo too. Merry Christmas.

  7. What about if you make some Christmas wreaths to hang above both of those trees on each side of your garage and then maybe a red bow above the garage door right in the center. That would definitely tie it all in and not make the trees look so small. With a little ingenuity, we can take any space and make it spectacular. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy


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