How To Get Decked Out For Christmas

I'm off to see my grandson, but I have all kinds of ideas for you to start getting geared up for the holidays

I will be starting to make ornaments this week. And you're welcome to join me! Hint: small mason jar lids from Walmart.

If you want to pick up a couple of boxes (they're very cheap) I'll show you what I'm going to be making for ornaments this year.

Here's some great tips for decorating the Christmas tree by

It might be fun to decorate the windows. I know I've never done that. But I like some of these ideas at

Don't forget the windowsills! Wouldn't this be a great way to greet guests coming over for a party?

Speaking of parties, look what a fun table you could set up for your guests. So cute! 

I think you're going to see a lot of plaid in Blog Land this holiday season. Plaid is very hot right now. Below is a very plaid Christmas!

Table centerpieces come in all shapes and sizes. This one is simple yet elegant. And I adore red and white!

I will be getting my candles out to decorate with, you can be sure!

If you want to get started making ornaments without me, look at these cutie pie owl ornaments by Lia Griffith. She is so talented.

I love to work with felt. I have a box of wool felt in a box underneath my bed as a matter-of-fact.

I just love the idea of decorating the kitchen in Christmas finery. Do you decorate your kitchen?

And here's some great ideas to get ready for guests for the holidays. You will be the hit of the family!

I've been cleaning today. I figured it was better to have everything all smelling good and looking shiny clean before I start crafting and dragging out the boxes. 

I want you to know I mopped the floor with Ms. Meyer's dish soap I found under the counter, so there shouldn't be any chemicals on the floor for the pupsters to walk around in. No Pine Sol. Thanks for the tip!

So this week, let the decorating begin. I have got to get ready for mine and Debra's (Common Ground) Christmas Open House link party! You need to get ready for it too.

But right now I've got to go see my little man Andrew!


  1. So much inspiration! Enjoy your visit with Andrew!!


  2. Have a great weekend, Brenda, can't wait to see your mason lid ornaments!

  3. Love all the inspiration!! I am starting to decorate today. Enjoy your visit today and have a great Day, Janie

  4. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

  5. I am starting to decorate today. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! I'll definitely create a few. Hope you are enjoying your visit with darling Andrew. Happy Saturday!

  6. I am starting to decorate today. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! I'll definitely create a few. Hope you are enjoying your visit with darling Andrew. Happy Saturday!

  7. These ideas are really inspiring me. Love the owls. Enjoy your visit with little man Andrew!

  8. Some really great ideas. Can't wait to get started.

  9. I would love to start today but I can't bring myself to start decorating until after Thanksgiving - it's like a mental block or something!! I also have to get my boxes out of storage so that could be part of it.....:)

    Great ideas here, Brenda - so exciting!!

  10. Inspiring ideas, Brenda. Those owls are the cutest things ever. Have a great day!

  11. Hope you had a great visit with Andrew. I am looking forward to your ornament crafting.

  12. What a FUN post- so many ideas here, Brenda...from he candy covered tree to the owls. Just darling. xo Diana

  13. These are such great ideas! I love all of them. I hang simple glass ornaments in my windows but I like this colorful version. I'm going to visit some of these blogs.

    Great idea to clean before decorating---it is almost impossible after. I'm glad you are using the Mrs. Meyers products. I use the multi surface cleaner for my counters and floors...the dish soap may make your floors look dull.

    Have a great time with Andrew. Pictures, please!!! :)

    Jane x

  14. Woo-hoo...Brenda is ready to decorate...GO GIRL!!!...I have some lids here..waiting to see what you are making...I HAVE to make some of those owls...Hope you had a great day with little Andrew!

  15. I'm loving your enthusiasm for crafting and decorating "this most wonderful time of the year". This will be a very special Christmas for you and Andrew.
    Love the ideas you shared.

  16. We are holding off to decorate inside until after Thanksgiving cause we are hosting 20 on Thurs. and because the mister chose to wait and he's in charge but he is going to decorate the outside today so we will have lights for Thanksgiving.

  17. Hope you enjoyed your visit with your little man...Andrew. I love looking at all the creative and inspiring decorating ideas you picture here on your cozy little house. At the end of the day I love to read your puts my day at peace. Thank you dear Brenda for your ideas and inspiration.


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