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Holiday Home Tour 2012

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After about a week of Christmas Tree stand drama and trying to get the tree to stand without falling over it is finally looking like Christmas around the house.  The stockings are hung and the Christmas Tree has been decorated 3 times!

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I was rather frustrated last weekend trying to get into the Christmas spirit of decorating and kind of thankful now for the chance to re-do decorating this weekend.  It was much more peaceful and I love the added changes I made.

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Even Mokey the monkey has gotten into Christmas spirit and finding how a cute 8 yr old boy left him hanging on the bench put a smile on my face to remind me what Christmas is really about.

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Yes, the tree saga was enough to have driven this Mom to want to just skip Christmas this year and throw out the tree but, in the end it was all meant to be.  Even if I strung the tree with lights 3 times and had pine needles and ornaments everywhere all week long the final result is that it improved each time I decorated the tree. 

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I got to reflect on the special ornaments that have special memories on our tree and thankfully nothing was broken when the tree went timber.  We added Mr. Christmas this year to the tree and he is fun.  He turns your lights on and off with voice activation but, he also plays Christmas Carols and blinks the lights to the music…okay he can be really annoying but, again the kids LOVE him!

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I tried to keep things simple and just put out things here or there around our existing decor to remind us it is Christmas time and to remember the reason for the season.

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Happy Holiday’s and a good time to remember "Your home is about how you feel when you walk through the front door.  It is about your family, life and dreams together.”  All the other ‘stuff’ isn’t what is most important, it is about the cherish memories you share together and what better time to remind us of that then Christmas.

Linking to: At the Picket Fence, Funky Junk Interiors, Weekend Wrap up Party , Show and Tell Saturdays , Serenity You, Six Sisters Stuff, Think Pink Sundays, I Heart Nap Time, The DIY Showoff, Nifty Thrifty Things, It’s Overflowing, Meet Me Mondays, Its So Very Cheri, Made with love Monday, Martha Monday’s, The Dedicated House, Naptime Review, Pink Hippo Party, Motivate me Monday, Craftastic Monday, Market yourself Monday, A Round Tuit, Creative Me Monday,House On The Way, Not Just A Housewife, A Bowl Full of Lemons, The DIY Dreamer, The Shabby Cottage, 52 Mantels, Savvy Southern, Southern Lovely, Fresh Eggs Daily, 12 Days of Christmas

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  1. I LOVE your decor. So pretty. I'm following from the Weekend Blog Walk. :)-Loganwww.southernsunflowersandcoffeebeans.com

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  2. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Christmas Mantel Link Party!

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  3. All of your Christmas decor is just beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful!Love the family rules…call your mother!Thank you for linking up to Homa Style's 12 days of Christmas link party.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by Real Southern Living!

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  6. Thanks for hosting a great party! ~Stacey @ Realsouthernliving.com

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment! ~Stacey @ RealSouthernLiving.com

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  8. Thanks so much for hosting a great Christmas party! ~Stacey http://www.realsouthernliving.com

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  9. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your lovely home. I really enjoy reading your blog. Your tree and decor is beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.Susan Acosta

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  10. Thanks for stopping by Susan! Have a wonderful Christmas as well. ~Stacey http://www.realsouthernliving.com

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  11. Just lovely! Good thing you didn't give up as everything looks so pretty!Thanks for linking up to the Christmas mantel party – so happy you did!Stacey of Embracing Change

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  12. Your decorations are beautiful! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html

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  13. Love all your decor! I am your newest follower….can't wait to see what's next 🙂

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  14. Thanks so much for stopping by http://www.RealSouthernLiving.com and leaving me some love! ~Stacey

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  15. Would love to join in on the party! Thanks for stopping by http://www.realsouthernliving.com!

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  16. Thanks for following and I will be over to visit to follow you as well! ~Stacey http://www.realsouthernliving.com

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