If you are like me, you sometimes become overwhelmed with all the December bling you see on social media. Some people are just great at decorating. I copy other's work.( And believe me when I say I NEVER did this in school, just in decorating). So today I am copying Kelly at Talk of the House, which you can find on my blog roll. I have always liked Kelly's style. She is a lover of RED as I am and she takes ordinary things and kicks them up a notch. Here is a simple idea I saw on her blog and for about $8 I made it happen at my house.
I found the Santa Mug at Cracker Barrel for $5.99. I am sure they are probably on sale now as Cracker Barrel starts marking down Christmas Decor in the weeks before Christmas. I liked this Santa mug because he looked like an old fashioned Santa. Candy Canes were $1 a box at Walmart. I got Peppermint and Cherry Candy Canes as the Grands are not peppermint fans. Santa is sitting on my secretary and it makes me smile every time I look at it. Thanks for the inspiration Kelly!!
I have added a new blog to my blog roll, Magnolia Homes. If you are a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV, you will want to check out their blog. Joanna is my favorite designer on HGTV these days. I like her style and her thought that you should buy things you will have in your home for years. One of my friends here in Decatur had a chance to visit the Gaines business in Waco and she posted some great photos on Facebook. Now I want to plan a road trip to Waco! Who's with me?
I am off to have breakfast with Deborah this morning. Mr Henry's makes some good gravy and biscuits and if you are from the south, you know that is a delicacy here!! Then I have some errands to do in Hartselle so I have a full day. I am hoping to finish up my Christmas shopping today so I can enjoy the rest of the Season.