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    Rustic Christmas Mantel

    Well, I finally dug myself out of the mess from the last post, and thought I would show you our mantel. It’s probably one of my favorite parts of decorating for the holidays.  I usually keep it rustic, since we live in the country, and…well…I like to stick with overall theme.  Hey, if I go with the rustic look, nothing has to be perfect. Which is just the way I like it.   This year I decided to go with stars.  I didn’t have to buy one thing….my husband was so proud of me. A couple of years ago, I bought these metal reindeer and snowflake stocking holders at an after-Christmas sale. …

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    The Fall vs. Christmas Explosion

    Last Saturday, we arrived home from our Oklahoma Thanksgiving trip.  Rumor had it, that we were going to decorate for Christmas on Sunday. Keep in mind, when we left for our trip, my house was left in it’s Fall glory. Now, I’m just as excited decorate for Christmas as anybody…however…on Sunday morning I just wanted to hang out with my coffee.  And my heated throw blanket.  I just needed to get adjusted…you know, with the altitude change, and stuff.  (the word altitude looks weird-but, have no fear… I spell checked it) But, my crew was just too excited.  Before I could get myself together, and pack up all the Fall stuff, they…