Christmas Decor Inspiration!

Hello everyone ~ I hope today finds you well!  Between sickness sweeping through our family of 5 over the past two weeks and just being emotionally overwhelmed over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I have been away from blogging and been focusing on our family, friends, and home. I know this tragedy has many within our country and even the world mourning and praying for Newtown. One of our pastor’s shared a quote on facebook that day that really spoke to me that really allowed me to just “rest” in moment of what was happening and be sorrowful.

 

“Somebody’s sorrow is making me weep;

I know not her name but I echo her cry,

for the dearly brought baby she longed so to keep.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The sadness over this will always be there as it is for all tragedies, and we will cry in different moments over time at the memory of all of this, but for now I am allowing myself to just be. To be sorrowful. All the while, I cherish the moments I have with my kids (ages 3, 5, and 7).

In light of this and the Christmas Holiday, I will only be posting a few more times for the year and fully embracing the time with my kids during Winter Break.

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Today, to continue with the Home for the Holidays Link Party Series, Lauren from Lindauer Designs is hosting for Christmas Decor. I hope you enjoy this inspiration and that you’ll either link up your Christmas Decor or head to her blog to see other people’s ideas!

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That last picture is close to how my home usually looks with wreaths in the windows.

I absolutely LOVE fresh greens in Christmas decor!

This darn sickness kind of got in the way. Isn’t Christmas like 3 weeks away???

Lol! I wish!!!

What is your favorite way to decorate for Christmas???

Colorful? Shiny? Natural? Minimal? All-Out?

I love to hear about everyone’s styles and ideas!

I hope you’ll join me as tomorrow’s host for our last party of the season:

Kids and Christmas!

Yay!!!!

I couldn’t be more excited to share some of our traditions

and see what you do with the kiddos in your life; be it your own,

nieces, nephews, grandkids, or family friends!

See you tomorrow!

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  1. Anneke, my heart breaks for all those in Newtown. That passage your pastor read was beautiful. I know exactly how you feel and I, too, have been spending so much time with my family. I hope you’re all feeling better soon! x

  2. I ,too, love fresh greens for holiday decorating! Love all that you shared and glad you and your family are on the upswing! Love you lady and Merry Christmas!

  3. Anneke, beautiful words you speak at a very difficult time. I’m at a loss to find any more words about this tragedy. Your post photos are beautiful each in their own ways. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy your time, get well soon.

  4. Those two dining rooms just make me swoon! I am working on lightening up my whole house and all that white and neutral coupled with the green is just stunning! I hope all of you feel much better by Christmas! I , for one, am SO glad they have stopped broadcasting EVERY minute from Newtown…it’s invasive. PLUS, I am so glad they have stopped putting the shooters picture and name everywhere! We need to STOP giving these people ANY recognition.
    Blessings, Lorraine

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