December 18, 2011

A lot like Christmas

With less than a week before Christmas, I suppose I should show pictures of my mantle and tree, and some other decorations I've found. But that's not all- I finally mastered Monkey Bread (after several failed attempts). I've been on a cinnamon and sugar kick for over a week, but during the holidays there's nothing better!

Similar to the Durham's, you can easily make your coffee table centerpiece festive- add Christmas ornaments, and glittered pine cones to the mix! And/or you can add candles.

I love this tree because it's really fun and girly and beautiful. The top has so much personality!

Love the flowers pinned in the tree!

Now for my (skinny) tree-
Nothing super awesome BUT I do love my "B" and "E" ornaments that I received as a gift last year. Next year, I'd rather wrap my ribbons around horizontally, weaving them between the branches.

To make your skinny/bare tree look fuller, you can use the really inexpensive thin garland and layer it between the tree branches. Works like a charm!

My mantle came out much better than I anticipated and it's become my favorite part of my decorations this year. The white wine bottles may look familiar, you can find out how to make them here.

This is a 9ft garland strand with 2 strings of lights, 30 round (shatterproof) ornaments, 4 glass twisted ornaments, 8 poinsettia flowers, and ribbon

All this decorating makes for one sleepy Christmas puppy!

Now for the cinnamon sugar goodness of Monkey Bread!
 Check out this recipe, it's so delicious- IheartFood&SoCanYou Blog

(Photo borrowed from the above blog)

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1 comment:

  1. Love your decorating ideas! And those cinnamon sticks look BEYOND delish!

    Happy Holidays Elizabeth!