Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Home 2013 Round-Up--Beyond The Picket Fence Style

I have heard some grumbling in blogland lately.  People feeling overwhelmed with all of the beautiful homes and decor they are seeing.  Remember--the expectations you should have for Christmas are the ones you want to put on yourself.  Relax, breathe, and do only what works for you.  

You do not need a thousand dollar budget, you do not need to have your table set and ready for Christmas dinner today, you do not need to decorate every nook and cranny.

I put together a little collage of what I have done this year for decor.  Other than purchasing 1 roll of green burlap ribbon, everything else I have shown was done in two 3 hour afternoons with things I already had at home.  Just keepin' it real for us simple folk!
Christmas decor on $0 Budget http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-home-2013-beyond-picket-fence.html
I love looking at all the blogs, getting inspiration and ooh and ahhing.  But, if you need to keep it low key, here are a few other blogs I love for simple ideas:
Chipping with Charm: Random Junk Christmas Tree...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Stacked Bible Christmas Tree & the Nativity Set www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Keep it simple, do what brings you joy, and have a blessed, not stressed Christmas!

13 comments:

  1. These are all fabulous. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Simple is best! I love all of your simple and oh so clever ideas Becky! Thanks for including me too :)

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  3. Great round up Becky... I love everything! :)
    Susan

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  4. And I kept it plain and simple this year, too, Becky -
    http://creeksideministries.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-plain-simple.html

    I'd rather use my energy on having fun with the ones I love ...

    ;-}


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  5. Blessed - not stressed. Great! I needed that permission slip. ha.
    Love your rustic design Becky,
    Deb

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  6. Well done ... everything looks absolutely lovely!!!
    Thanks for reminding me to slow down and breathe :-)
    diane @ aug's blog

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  7. I love all of these. So true that you need to do what works for you.

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  8. Some years I do a lot of decorating and some years I don't. With two wild kittens in the house, this is one of the years when I don't!

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  9. Hi Becky,
    Thanks for including me in the round-up! I couldn't agree with you more...blessed, not stressed! My favorite way to decorate at Christmas is to find things I already have and incorporate them into a couple of Christmas vignettes. Seems less stressful to me when I have to take everything down too!
    Thanks again.
    Jane

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  10. Hello Becky,
    Great post! I so agree with ya...do what makes ya happy and then you will enjoy the season. Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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