Back in July we posted some Christmas ideas, in my case – changing to a new theme entirely,
and in Amy’s case – adding some fun new things this year. You can see our post of ideas here . . .
And then it was never mentioned again . . . until now!
The problem was I knew exactly what I wanted. And at the same time I was stumped as to what exactly I wanted.
It’s confusing I know, but this is how my mind functions 🙂
It took me quite some time to pull my thoughts and ideas into something I could visualize and then carry out. This, at times, is quick and easy and other times can be a slow and frustrating process for me. Needless to say this was one of those slow arduous processes.
I have finally completed some decorations that I can show you. I will post more as I get them done – don’t be surprised if it’s after Christmas and well into next year. I went into this knowing it was going to be a gradual change over the next couple of Christmases as my time is quite limited!
We know it’s only mid-July, but we have big plans for changing out our Christmas decor this year, or adding to our existing ones. Once school starts in mid-August time will be short, plus there’s Birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and before you know it– it’s Christmas. Sooo, we decided to try a Christmas in July (and August, September . . . December!)
Christmas in July! I am so excited to start getting ready now so that I am less stressed during the holidays. As always, I am being less ambitious than Christy but I have limited time this month and knew that this was going to be my limit of projects 🙂
I have fallen in love with Pinterest — all my ideas are coming from pins that I found on my friends boards. I picked projects that I have most of the supplies for and anything else I have to buy will be inexpensive. I will also be making my Christmas cards this year but I won’t be doing that project until the beginning of November.
I am changing my whole scheme. Here’s what I have in mind: A more warm homey, lodgey kind of feel (but with some flair.) My choice of materials are going to be plaids, wools, old sweaters and yarn. I think I’ll start with the balls (I bought styrofoam ones last year or the year before. I have been mulling this idea around in my head that long. See that’s why I thought about creating this blog – to make me get into action!)
Let’s see how far I get. I have a Birthday to plan and pull off in 2 weeks as well! Plus my “Get it Done” projects. AAAAHHHH I feel the preasure already!!