It's still only November but I couldn't wait any longer. Our Christmas Decorations have been going up for the past week now. I started listening to the Pandora Christmas music station on November 1st.
For John's birthday my mother gave us a firestarter to have our FIRST fire in our fireplace. We can't wait. But this Atlanta weather just really cant decide what it wants to be. Today I rolled up my pants legs and didn't even wear a coat. WHERE ARE YOU WINTER??
I went to Hobby Lobby to return some knobs that I got for (this) project. I had planned on just getting my money back but in true female fashion the crafts were screaming my name not to leave the store empty handed. So...I succumbed.
I wanted to get a couple of wreaths to go in the living and dining room areas. So, I took a look.
80 bucks...90 bucks...for a wreath!?
Heck, I'll just make my own. So, I found plain wreaths that were on sale for %50 off so I got them for $4!! Then I picked up a few berries and went home and got to work.
I wanted something really simple and clean. So I went with earthy colored berries. I love how simple and beautiful it turned out.
Cost: $6 each as opposed to $80. I'll take it!
Then I took some extra old lace that I used to make this (earring holder)and I glued some berries on to the lace. Then I hot glued it closed and used it as garland to go around the chandelier in the dining room.
Mr. Murphy and I started seriously dating around this time last year so this is a particularly special time of year for us. I love thinking back to all of my memories from last year. I am so pleased with how our lives have progressed in this past year.
I remember going down to my Nanny's for Thanksgiving last year and texting John the whole time missing him and longing for his presence. My Nanny asked me if I thought I was going to marry him. I told her there was no possible way. She disagreed.
(mr. murphy is wearing a hat that I made. he sure can rock a flower)
We had our first kiss on December 3rd 2009 and we were engaged on January 3rd 2010. Grandmothers sure do know best. (and apparently can tell the future.)
Happy Holidays my sweet friends! Enjoy every single minute of it, this time of year goes by fast!
Umm, you have NO idea how much I love this :) I'm so glad there are other's out there that share the same affinity for Christmas with me :) PS I LOVE your hats! Happy Friday!
love the decor! you are such a great crafter! mayyy have to steal your lace idea for this christmas season. the pandora christmas stations are the best! my roommate actually got mad at me last year for playing it too much. pshh.
congrats on your big win over at BBL!! could you have won a better prize? and i love your new tidbits about your relationship with mr. murphy. :)
Aww, this is so sweet! I love all of your Christmas decor, it makes me so excited for the holidays. And you're so creative, I love that wreath you made!
you guys are so cute! love all your christmas decor, ours is going up this weekend!
this post makes me smile! your wreath is seriously darling. and good for you saving all that money! hobby lobby is my kryptonite and i can never leave empty handed. there is usually one special 75%-90% off row tucked somewhere in the back that i make a bee line toward first:)
p.s. your home is so beautiful! i love how you have it decorated:)
What a cute blog! And a cute story! Talk about a quick engagement! It took my fiance 4 years. :) He should have taken notes from Mr. Murphy. I'm glad I found your blog!
love your guys story! You look so happy and in love, it is really inspiring. And may I just say that your crafting skills are legit...I am super jealous!
I love the simple wreathe. It looks great!
thanks for the youtube link!! my sister showed em that video like a week ago and it made me love the song even more!! i want to learn that hand dance...but i have a feeling it would take more than a year haha
love the hat you made by the way! very impressive :)
CUTE! I can't wait to start putting up decorations! Decorating a tree will be so fun! Again...I'm obsessed with your apartment, it's darling.
Come make me a wreath! hah I love crafty things!
i love christmastime! i want our decorations up nowww. :D
those wreaths are beautiful! good job!
I think your decorations are adorable. I have been contemplating putting mine out soon too!
Your Christmas decor is so subtle and gorgeous that it makes it okay for it to be out so early! Lovely!
You two. Are very cute. Also, I am in love with all of your cute decorations. Your wreath turned out really nice, definitely better than those 80 dollar wreaths!
I don't judge you for putting up Christmas decorations! you did a great job! wish I was as crafty...
I love your Christmas decorations.. and that Pandora station has been calling my name all week :)
hope you're having a great weekend!
Yeah I seriously cannot wait for Christmas!!! I've already completed my lists and started buying gifts. But I have to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate b/c we're hosting Thanksgiving this year:-) But trust me, the day after it's all going up!
So adorable. And it looks like your DIY wreaths are probably prettier than the store stuff anyway...
Such fun Christmas decor! And I love that typewriter. I've always wanted one!