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
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...
Stacked Bible Christmas Tree & the Nativity Set
Keep it simple, do what brings you joy, and have a blessed, not stressed Christmas!


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

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

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

  4. And I kept it plain and simple this year, too, Becky -

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


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

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

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

  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!

  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.

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



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