Hi friends!

Sorry I have been so MIA these last few months. This past semester of grad school really kicked my butt and I did not have a lot of free time to blog. But I survived the hardest semester of the program and I’m 2/5 of the way done with grad school!

If you’ve been here for a while, you know how much I love Christmas decor. Thanksgiving was so late this year we didn’t get a lot of time to enjoy the decorations before going home for the Holidays. I kept several of the same decorations that I’ve used in years past, but I also added a few new things as well. Let’s get started!

Let’s start in the living room:

Coffee table tray
These silver trees are from Walmart
I got these bottle brush trees last year from the Target dollar spot
This wreath is from Walmart and was only $10!
I painted the Tree Farm sign myself
I made several of these dried orange garlands to hang. The “recipe” is below.
These battery operated string lights are from Target
I love this white bottle brush tree garland! It’s also from Target
Mistletoe above my door from the Magnolia Hearth and Hand line
Large gold bottle brush tree also from Target
The flocked garland is from Walmart. I layered another dried orange garland over it.

In order to make the dried orange garland slice as many oranges as you want into quarter inch or half inch slices. Place on a baking sheet and heat at 250 degrees for 2-2.5 hours or until dried/burned how you like! The poke two holes on either side of each orange and string some twine through them.

While we made the dried orange garland, we threw this “potpourri” of scents in a pot of water and heated it up on the stove. The whole apartment smelled amazing!

Well that’s everything! I hope you love it as much as I do.

Hopefully I will have more free time to blog more often next semester. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and enjoys their time with friends and family.

Thanks for stopping by.
Xoxo,
Alyssa

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