I hope all of you had an awesome Thanksgiving and that it was filled with friends, family, and FOOD! I ate too much. It was a whole weekend of eating. (Let’s be honest, that’s my kind of weekend.)

I traveled to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving and so right when I got back to Austin, I got so excited to get out the little amount of Christmas decorations I have. This year is the very first year that I will be able to decorate my own space for Christmas. Last year we visited Brendan’s family in California for three weeks and so there really wasn’t any reason to decorate because we wouldn’t be here to enjoy it. Then every year before last Christmas, I was in college which means I was gone pretty much the whole month of December. So I’m so excited!

I’ve got loads of tutorials floating around in my brain for all of you and there’s so much I want to do. But, the kicker? I’m on a major budget! I’ve given myself about $60-$75 to purchase everything I need to decorate and DIY.

For now, I’m getting everything in it’s place so I’ve got a sneak peek for you.

I’m really feeling the vintage Christmas ornaments this year. I love them.

 My vintage stockings. Who doesn’t love Snoopy?

 Do you have a Christmas cactus? Aren’t they lovely. They only bloom around Christmas time.

 My new favorite Christmas scent. Spruce it Up by Glade. It’s ah-mah-zing! They have room spray, candles, and the Plugins. The Apple Cinnamon scent is awesome too! I love how it smells like Christmas every time I walk in the door.

 Here’s a peek of my tree. Yep, that’s a snowflake ornament and I used a binder clip to fix it to the tree. It was free!

I’m excited for our first holiday season at So Eclectic! Love this season!

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2 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!”

  1. Sarah says:

    I love this post! It’s so good and makes me ready for christmas!

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