Monday, November 29, 2010

Decking our halls!

We are transitioning into full Christmas mode around here. It's the first Christmas in our own house and you know we're doing it up big time. I've been decorating the shelves in the living room and the buffet in the dining room, and will post pictures of those soon.

In the meantime, we're the first house in the neighborhood to be all done up, Santa style...


1,800 lights!

We got a few of those industrial spools and ended up using about 450 feet of lights. That's a lot of Christmas cheer. :) (Oh, and please ignore that extra fence panel that hasn't found its way to the garage yet. We're lazy, but at least in the meantime the window would be safe from a zombie attack.)



Branden spent a long time measuring and meticulously planning how the lights would be strung. I think he might be fulfilling some kind of childhood dream to be the Clark Griswold of the neighborhood.

After looking at lots of tacky, busy wreaths, we opted for the simple and classic approach. Pine wreath with a big red bow. Nothing says Christmastime quite like that.


We're having so much decking the halls around here. We've agreed to restrain ourselves and not put up the tree until December 1st though, so we'll be busy trimming our tree on Wednesday for sure. Happy start of the holidays!!


  1. I love it... I just recently put warm white LED lights up on my house and I don't know if I am a big fan of them.

    What do you think of the LED lights?

  2. I have to admit, as much as I'm a little nervous to see our electric bill after all these lights, the LED ones just don't do it for me. They look kind of cold and don't have the warm Christmas-y glow to them. Are you coming around to them yet or still on the fence?

  3. I think I am still on the fence, the LED lights are just not bright enough and the colours look nothing like the original incandescent christmas lights. I can agree their cold and they just don't feel like christmas. But I have to admit the Warm colour LED's that I put up are better then bluish white ones. But your house looks so nice with all the light I bet everyone on your street has christmas envy on you.

    for your lighted wreath on your door, did you plug it in or is it battery?
    I want to put one up but I can't figure it out, I don't want to go and switch on the battery pack every night.

  4. Thanks! You can definitely spot our house from down the street. :)
    The wreath is battery powered. We got it at Target. It's got a few settings and I think it actually has a timer so it can turn on by itself at a certain time each day. I haven't figured that part out though!

  5. okay thank you,
    That is pretty handy if there is a timer on the wreath.
    I will have to look around and see if I can find any battery operated wreaths anywhere!


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