Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays, but I am married to Mr. Christmas so my enthusiasm pales in comparison to my better half. If it were up to him, we'd have Christmas decorations up all year! And I love to go all out too...eventually. I just usually need to get through Thanksgiving before I can even process decorating for Christmas.
But this year I started a little bit earlier, at least outside and decorated my front porch with a little seasonal cheer (before Thanksgiving!!). I found the cutest little trees at Hobby Lobby and couldn't pass them up (similar tree options here and here). They were 50% off and for less than $100 I snagged a 3 ft, 4 ft, and 5 ft pre-lit trees for the front of my house. The trees took about 5-10 minutes each to put together and they were just the right size and shape. Here are the very quick and easy steps to getting the trees together:
I set the trees out on my porch next to my black bench and really loved the look of the set of three! I probably need to figure out a way to hide the electric cords a little better, but all-in-all, I feel like these were a great purchase and will last us for seasons to come.
For those of you who have stepped foot in a HomeGoods lately, you'll know that Christmas decor is EVERYWHERE! It was hard to maneuver in that store before, but with all the holiday merchandise, I allot myself a little extra time for store traffic. But they had the cutest holiday pillows, so I picked up a pair - one plaid and one with a woody Wagoneer - to round out my holiday porch. I've rounded up a few pillows online for you to recreate this same look:
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Good luck easing into the holiday season - if you're anything like me, you'll start small!