I am always sad to see the Christmas decor go, but it is amazing at how fresh and clean the house feels...and BIGGER! Suddenly, I have empty shelves, counters, and floor space. Much more than I remembered in November. This year we spent New Year's organizing our Christmas boxes and getting rid of things that we never used. It was nice to get it all in order. As nice as it was to have it all clean and put away, the house was so lifeless without any seasonal decor compared to last month. So I made a few things to brighten up the place without cluttering it...well at least I don't think it looks cluttered...
More Epsom salt, and kosher salt (I ran out of Epsom) in these glass vases and some items out of the Christmas box that could double for winter decor.
The snowflake in this vase is just cut with my cricut out of scrapbooking paper and stuck into the salt.
I cut out more snowflakes with my cricut out of white contact paper and stuck them on the wall in the entry way.
Along with this blue plate (more white contact paper) and these frames that my sister, Stacy, made us for Christmas. She included silhouette inserts for every season! I LOVE them.
The only thing I bought for my decorations were these bulb lights that were 50% off at Target. It's hard to get a good picture of them, but they brighten up the kitchen and I love them! I may leave them up year around under the cupboards. The slowflakes on the microwave are actually a reflection of some on the wall across the house, lol.
Aaron's January Ornaments from last year were the perfect touch for the kitchen.
.10 plates from the JC Penney outlet store and a little black vinyl for the shelf in the living room and more contact paper snowflakes.
Our very simple mantel decorations.
Super cute art made by the kids. This will be over flowing by the end of the month. Aaron has already started making his coffee filter snowflakes.
An 8x10 frame that I only put 5x7 pictures in. I like taping them to scrapbooking paper and changing it out seasonally. A photo from my brother's wedding with all of us siblings.
Last, but not least, my new FAVORITE candle. A gift from Dallin's school teacher. I volunteer in his class weekly, and she was so sweet to think of me. It's hard to describe the scent, but it is cinnamon-y. I love anything with cinnamon in it.
If you've made it this far, thanks for looking! Enjoy the new year!
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