Friday Five – christmas decor addition

The Christmas décor is about to go up – as in starting this weekend, a little more next weekend, and finishing up after Thanksgiving. I felt a big pull to get it all up before Thanksgiving this year because of this blog thing. I wanted to get my ideas here and on Pinterest before the Holiday season officially began. But . . . This is real life and we are hosting Thanksgiving this year!! I love hosting things at our house so I have to go all out and keep the few things I have for Thanksgiving up.

I do have big plans for Christmas in the Stark house – so many I’ve even drawn out diagrams of how I want the mantel, outside, tree to look . . . some of you will think ‘that’s sad’ and to you I say . . . I’m very sorry you don’t have holiday spirit or an organized life.

That was sarcasm

I have a couple DIY projects which I will be sharing and most likely I’ll even do a whole tour the week after thanksgiving. Until then here’s some of my ideas I’ve found on pinterest for Christmas decor . . .


mantel :: I love having the tree right next to the mantel. I feel like it makes the whole living room centered around that area.

tree :: what really got me about this was the merry and bright ornaments. talk about a statement piece! and I’m sure it results in less ornaments used which means money saved!

portico :: decorating outside is new to the hubs and I this year and we are so, so excited! he even had ideas and has claimed the area as his. I had to request permission to make a sign and add some greenery to the porch, ha!

advent :: since we don’t have kids doing an advent isn’t a big thing for us. But I still like the excitement of a countdown so this year I’m making us an advent that we can reuse year after year – I can’t wait to share!

wrapping :: I have a confession – I wrap all my presents the day after Thanksgiving too. Because I am usually done shopping by then. So it becomes part of the décor.

What are your plans to decorate?


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  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    I want to make that joy sign! I might just keep it up all year, it’s a great reminder!

    November 14, 2014 at 9:40 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      isn’t it?!? and it would be so easy to make

      November 15, 2014 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven

    I reaaaalllly want to decorate sooner rather than later but I haven’t been able to get the husband on board! I’m gonna work on that! 🙂 Love that portico–so cute!

    November 14, 2014 at 10:24 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      gosh our husbands should just go somewhere for a day together and we can decorate lol iron man is so not for it before thanksgiving. and as soon as dec 26th is here he’s ready to put it away

      November 15, 2014 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    Can’t wait to help you deck the hall, girlfrannnnnnn. Our small group will be so much help!

    November 14, 2014 at 10:33 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      yea girl

      November 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

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