Hello my friends! I’m starting to freak out a little bit…Christmas is next week right?? I’ve been ignoring this fact for awhile now. The funny thing is that I’m still decorating. It will only stay out for a couple of weeks but I’m really enjoying it so I continue to fluff. :)

I’ve tackled some little projects in our bedroom over the past few days and added some Christmas touches in the room. I’m especially excited about the tree! I got this one years back at Lowe’s after the holidays for $12. It’s super skinny and an easy one to store.

For the past few years I’ve only turned on the lights (it came with them) and left it at that. I’ve wanted to decorate it more but just never get to it. This year I took a few minutes and did something a little different. I wrapped some jute “ribbon” around the tree that I’ve had for awhile, then I picked out some of my favorite photos from over the year and printed them out.

I just stuck them inside the tree:

picture tree at Christmas

They are pictures of everyday stuff and from the wonderful trips we took this year (that one to the right is us on one of our four trips down Splash Mountain a few weeks ago. My husband’s face is AWESOME.)

I edited them so they were in a sepia tone:

picture tree at Christmas

I meant to print them out way smaller but it was a happy accident – I love how the bigger pics look. Our son and his nephew top the tree:

picture tree at Christmas

My heart is full! I am a lucky lucky girl.

It’s such a wonderful way to look back at our blessings this year. The Bub and my husband loved it:

picture tree at Christmas

I love having it our room but next year we may move it down to the family room. It would be perfect down there and may actually end up down there yet this year. :)

My tree skirt is just extra fabric left over from my DIY headboard in this room. I just fluffed it up around the tree, no hemming:

picture tree at Christmas

Our bedroom is one of my favorites in our house and it’s especially warm and cozy this time of year. I took some more pics to share with you today – including the obligatory bokeh pic:

I’m a blogger. It’s mandatory.

I took most of these at night because I especially love it then:

picture tree at Christmas

I kept most of the items on the mantel and just added some greenery and lights:

Christmas mantel fresh greeneryChristmas mantel

The art was painted by me – I was trying to create something for the family room weeks ago and this turned out too dark. It’s still a little dark for me but it fills this space for now. :) The frame is just cheap lattice wood.

This room is still very much in between – these walls are the original color I put up years ago, Tornado Watch (from Lowe’s). I have the new paint but this room is a doozy so I’ve been putting it off for a year months:

Jacobean stain hardwoods

I want to do a treatment to that fireplace wall – I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do and I finally have a plan!

The new wall color is lighter and will look lovely – I just want to make sure to keep a cozy feel in here: 

grays in bedroom I have plans for that long bench too – it’s the perfect size and super comfy so I plan to redo it so it works in the room a little better.

I LOVE this space though, even half way “there”:

board and batten gray wall

Have you decorated a tree in a unique way? I’ll be saving these photos and will just add to them next year. Love it!

Speaking of trees…my annual Christmas tree party will be held later this week! If you are a blogger, please join me this Thursday and show off your trees and home tours. If you’re not a blogger, grab a cup of cocoa and enjoy!

Thrifty Decor Chick Christmas tree party

I’ll see you back here for the party! Whoot!

 
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