A little Christmas decorating

December 5, 2013

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Our Christmas tree is up! Our Christmas tree is up! It's a small miracle. 

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Hudson "helped" of course. And by "help" I  mean he took down ever single ornament that was within his reach. So needless to say our tree is naked on the bottom. He'll be a great helper when it's time to take down the tree I'm sure. 

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He loves pointing to his favorite ornaments. So far he loves my husband's childhood winnie the pooh ornament and this one from his first Christmas. He has good taste.

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This little hand print from last year is one of my favs. 

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Thanks to Hudson spreading joy and Christmas cheer around the house (literally) we've cut back big time on decorations. Our house still feels festive just the same. I decorated our dining room buffet with my favorite mercury glass trees which are thankfully out of reach from tiny little hands!

I'm still waiting for our Christmas card for this year to arrive.....I keep one of each of our past cards and am trying to think of a cute way to display them all this year.  Here's what I did two years ago.....
This obviously can't happen in our house this year because Hudson would be ALL OVER it. Once I come up with something I'll be sure to share!

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Moving on....here's our family room mantel. Am I the only one who has to decorate around a big TV? It's really cramping my style! And Hudson LOVES petting the reindeer on his stocking. I'm actually really surprised it hasn't been taken down and worn as a hat yet. But we still have a few more weeks to go, so I'll keep you posted.

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Hudson has his own little tree in the family room too. He is obsessed with it!

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And no Christmas display is complete without Christmas books! This is our little collection so far (minus a few that have managed to go missing already and some that we do not want Hudson to damage)....I'm hoping to grow it big time this season so that next year we can read a different book each day of December. So what books are we missing? What are your favorite Christmas books for kids?

P.S. Don't forget about the Christmas Holly Jolly Pajama Party I'm co-hosting next week! Link up right here on Tuesday, December 10th! It's the perfect excuse to show of your little one in their Christmas jammies! 


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39 Responses to “A little Christmas decorating”

  1. Lovely decorations! I love that Hudson has his own little tree. I want to do that for our son. Thanks for sharing : )

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  2. Love the decorations and I absolutely love the idea of reading a different Christmas book each day of December! I'm going to have to get a few more books before next year :)

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  3. Your decor is so beautiful! I'm jealous of all your ornaments, we maybe have 10.

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  4. I love Hudson's tree - so cute! The little people nativity set is on our little man's list this year - hope Santa brings it! :)

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  5. i love it!! especially the christmas cards of christmas's past montage!! i cant wait to decorate for christmas- your house looks so festive! so jealous!!

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  6. Everything looks so amazing, but your treeeeeeeeee....oh my word, it's perfect!!!!

    Also, I too have to decorate around a tv on my mantel. Ugh. It really limits what you can do!

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  7. I too, have the same problem with decorating around a large TV - the only place for us to put it in our home is above the fireplace mantle as well so GRRR. But you've given me some great ideas on how to decorate it! Your home is beautiful!! Merry Chirstmas!!

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  8. I LOVE Hudson's little tree!! You should link up your Christmas tree on December 12th with us!! :)

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  9. I love your decorations! We got our Christmas pajamas last week, so we'll be joining you!

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  10. Love all of your decorations!! You are doing better than I am - I'm hoping to get my decorations up tonight!!

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  11. I love your dining room hutch! I've got a question about your stockings- what are you using to keep them up? I had my heavy stocking holders on our mantle but had to take them down today since our little miss suddenly was very interested in the stockings and I'm worried she'll bring down the holder with it. Are you using command hooks?

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  12. Aww it looks awesome!! I love Hudson's little tree!

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  13. Your decor so far looks gorgeous - love, love, love Hudson's little tree. So cute! I can imagine how challenging it must be to try to set it all out in creative ways to keep sticky little hands off it. I will be right there with you this time next year. Since Caleb is only 6 months old right now, I don't have to worry too much about our decorations:) I would also love to figure out something creative and fun to do with Christmas cards. Maybe I'll just start a new album and put a card in it every year so one day we'll have a big book of Christmas cards from over the years. Who knows...Sometimes it's stressful trying to keep up with photos and cards. I always have a long list of photos that need to be printed but then can't figure out how to display them!!!

    No Room for a Little One would be a great one to add to Hudson's Christmas book collection. We love that one and can't wait to read it to Caleb!

    Looking forward to the pj link-up party next week:)

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  14. Love all your decor! I too have a massive TV taking over my mantle, but I've made do. Luckily Liam has kept his little hands off almost all my decorations so I consider that a huge success! I'm also looking for a way to display our old Christmas cards, so let me know what you come up with!

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  15. Your decor is gorgeous. I LOVE it :)

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  16. I remember when my son was that age and that was the year we put the big baby gate around it so he couldn't get to it. We only used it that year after his first Christmas so he should be good next year ;)

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  17. Our tree was starting to get bare too because JJ was obsessed with seeing his reflection in the glass balls. He's gotten used to it now since it's been up since after Halloween.

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  18. Love it, you always do such a great job with your decorating! We have that same Shutterfly ornament from last year and love it!

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  19. I love your mercury trees! Do you mind sharing where you got them from?

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  20. Is that handprint ornament a salt dough ornament? Dying to do that with BFF's little girl soon!

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  21. I love all of your decorations! They're perfect :) In my (someday!) dream home we'll have built-ins that can hide the television in the family room! A girl can dream!

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  22. GORGEOUS! Your tree and all the decor are so perfect- love it! And I seriously love Hudson's little tree and friends :)

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  23. LOVE the ribbon you added to the tree...gives it that extra sparkle! I'm going to have to try that ;-)

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  24. I love it all!! Decorating with little ones (and around big TVs) is no joke, but you've managed to make it look amazing! I framed one of our Christmas cards last year and thought I was being ridiculous, so I am happy to see that I'm not the only one. :)

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  25. The tree looks great!! I read on Facebook that another friend with a boy a little bit older than Hudson is having the same problem with ornaments!

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  26. The photo of Hudson in front of the tree is precious!

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  27. I had that same (girl) reindeer growing up! We had several different ones, too. So of course I had to read closely and sure enough, you had saved them from your childhood, too!

    I love your idea to read a Christmas book each day. I'm sure we have enough to do that, and if not, we can repeat our favorites, which we do anyway! My toddler's favorite (and mine!) is "Merry Christmas, Ollie!" by Olivier Dunrea. We love all of his gosling books!

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  28. It all looks great, Julie...I just love Hudson's little mini tree! And the Little People nativity scene is a HUGE hit at our house right now too...Arden carries it around like a boom box and presses the angel down over and over again to hear the music :)

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  30. It's all so so cute!!! We love our little people nativity! so fun!

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  31. I love Hudson's little tree -- its adorable and festive all at the same time! Some of my kids favorite christmas books this year are Llama Llama Holiday Drama and Charlie and the Christmas Kitten [by Ree Drummond].

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  32. I love the Christmas decorations. Looking festive! :)

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  33. I love the Christmas decorations. Looking festive! :)

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  34. I had to decorate around a big tv as well.....after it only too me 5 years to convince my husband that tv get mounted above the fire place. Now it's cramping my style. Here is the outcome http://behindblueeyesblog.com/christmas-fireplace-mantel-2013/

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  35. Love your Christmas décor!!! I like how you put the nativity scene on the floor. We might have to try that. Right now, ours is on a side table. Well, not really, half of it is on the table the other half scattered on the floor below. :)

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  36. Love Hudson's little tree! We got my son one also but it's no where near as cute :) If you like "that's not my snowman" the check out "that's not my reindeer"!

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  37. Your decorations are gorgeous! Noah is only now a year old and I think I had my expectations too high about his excitement for Christmas :) He could care less about the tree and isn't really interested in opening presents. Maybe next year!

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  38. Your decorations are gorgeous! Noah is only now a year old and I think I had my expectations too high about his excitement for Christmas :) He could care less about the tree and isn't really interested in opening presents. Maybe next year!

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  39. loving this post (and your blog!) just found you from over at Living in Yellow! I took a big blogging break and slowly getting back into it so I'm working my way around and making new friends! glad I found your blog!

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