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I am so thankful that the holiday season is finally upon us!! It’s never too early to put the Christmas decor up in my book, and I actually convinced my hubbs to let me start BEFORE thanksgiving this year! All of this Christmas decor I have been collecting and hoarding since we got married almost 2.5 years ago. But most of it was all purchased on sale, a tight budget, or was made on the cheap! I am positive that this is way more than you ever wanted to know about my Christmas Decor, but maybe your reading this bored at work? Here is a list of some of the highlights:

• Tree: $20 at Wally-world (don’t get the pre-lite ones, the lights don’t last to the next year and you can’t replace the lights… there is a little nugget of wisdom that we learned the hard way)

• Moss Rocks: For those of you that know me well, know that I use any excuse to bust out my dollar tree moss rocks. Yes, they were a dollar. For a pack of about 8ish?

• Garland on mantel & over window: I hit up on of Hobb Lobb’s 75% off Christmas sales after Christmas one year!

• The large black frame over the fireplace normally holds this print by Ryan Feerer, but since the orange doesn’t as much go with my holiday decor, I swapped it out for some Dollar Tree buffalo check red & kraft wrapping paper. I hung a cheapy wreath in front of the frame adorned with some berried and a Target $1 ornament.

• Tree skirt: $15 at Ross

• Most of my ornaments are from the Michael’s dollar bins, Target after Christmas sales, and I also made some using the blank brown kraft ornaments from Hobb Lobb and Modge-Podged some Christmas napkins on them with a little touch of glitter 🙂

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Happy Sunday! Here is just a little preview of some details of the apartment so far. I am having a real struggle with the decorating. I’m not used to having all tan colored walls, but I’m getting the hang of it! Matt and I had an awesome weekend just doing fun things like eating, hanging with family, and thrifting! One of our all time favorite activities!

These last two shots are of my favorite thrift finds from Saturday! At 10 bucks a piece I was THRILLED to find these matching botanical drawings in these charming frames. The background color of their paper match our tan walls, but that’s ok I’ll live with it. I’m thinking they might hang in the living room above the TV, which I feel weird about, but Matt says it looks great so I’ll trust the hubbs on this one! We also picked up a 35mm Yashica that was a steal! We have an unhealthy addiction to vintage cameras…

Our apartment is wonderful, it really is. It has all sorts of little fun details (for an apartment anyway). The architectural details that I’m most excited about are the crown molding, build in shelves in Matt’s studio, an arched doorway and best of all… our very own WOOD BURNING fireplace! I have dreamed of having my very own fireplace and can’t hardly stand it that I will get to decorate it for Christmas 🙂 … too soon?