before & after: christmas décor

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we like to have a super quiet and intimate Christmas. Since we don’t have any guests, I’ve never had a lot of motivation to go nuts with the Christmas décor. We love getting a tree, as there are some great u-cut places on this rural island.

Last year Declan was 7 months old at Christmas so getting a tree up was [tree cutting pic] a monumental task. We only had the energy to put lights on it. But it was so pretty up against the new staircase!

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When I had the motivation before a baby, here are a few decorative things I threw together an practiced my photography on:

Extremely simple and inexpensive. Almost pedestrian, even. That’s what I used to think and get so frustrated about. My home never could look like those beautiful blogs because I had construction debris in the background. But I trudged along, year after year, trying to decorate and spruce up the construction zone.

 

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