Keeping the house clean: One thing that helps me keep the house clean is getting Brodie shaved. At least twice a year, Brodie sheds hunks of fur at a time, I will call it molting. I can sit and literally pull handfuls of hair off of his body, I could easily make a sweater. So we are off to Petco to get a bath and buzz cut for Brodie. Yes, he is going for his biannual spa treatment.
Organizing the Christmas decorations: In the past, I have just thrown holiday items in random boxes, but this year I am headed to Target to get specific storage boxes. I saw Target was having a sale on medium size plastic bins for $5.00. It sounds like a good deal to me.
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Sadly, I did not put my tree in a storage container. I picked it up and carried it to the garage. Easy solution but not ideal. It is not an expensive tree, and it is challenging to pull the segments apart. I will save that chore for another day.
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Decorating for winter: I want to keep a winter feel in the house and at the doorway in the New Year. For me and my small outdoor stoop, it is all about the wreath. I don’t want to spend a ton of money on a new wreath, so I think I will head to Home Goods and Hobby Lobby to see if they have anything.
I could not find any wreaths I liked at Hobby Lobby. The Home Goods store I frequent had a fire before Christmas and remains closed. I went online and ordered a wreath from Wayfair. I wanted one that had a winter feel, so I went with pinecones and a snowy look. The cost of this wreath was $34.30. Wayfair
I did go to Kirkland’s, and I did find a few items to decorate my winter mantle. Do I think the artwork I bought screams winter? No, but the colors kinda do, so I made the purchase.
I did get a painting I really liked. It was listed at $79.99, but there was a sale, so I got if for less than that. I know the price tag is still on. I promise I will take it off:-)
I did pick up a couple of items from my local Hobby Lobby. I needed something to put on my mirror tray…
So that is it for my winter decorating. I would like to add a soft throw to my sofa and maybe scatter a few blue and white flower arrangements throughout the space. I will save that for another day.
Happy Decorating Everyone!
I would love to know how you are decorating this winter. Put a comment in the comment box and share your ideas.