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Each year I work on the outside of my house for Christmas.
Just between you and I?
It’s a little challenging.
I’ve been looking at this house and all it’s Christmas decorations for 40 years.
I can see the way my mother decorated it and my heart wants to recreate it.
Except I never could get it exactly right. I tried so hard. I added this and took away this and tried to put more of this.
I was soooo close, but it never really looked like the Christmas house of my childhood.
Until now. This is the year. I FINALLY got it right.
And the best part? If I squint and click my heels together?
I’m back in high school again.
Here’s the front of the house this year.
What I finally figured out?
IT’S the RED.
In a world where people use teal and purple and blue and sequins to decorate for Christmas, I went all old school with the Christmas color of all Christmas colors.
I added red bows everywhere.
And not just any red bows.
Red bows with tails.
I tied them on wreaths.
I hung them on the greenery.
I swagged them on the door.
And then I placed buckets and planters full of these poinsettias around the house.
They are a little bit of work.
We have to bring them in at night when it freezes, but they are so full and they add the perfect pop of red.
But my favorite new addition to the porch?
I just ordered two of them because our other benches needed to be replaced and Y’ALL. Aren’t they beautiful? They were so affordable (under $100 each) and the color matches the other black on the porch perfectly.
I added one bench under each window and then added a little more red with these Ho Ho Ho pillows and these wire baskets.
The benches are so sturdy and made out of powder coated steel.
They are the perfect addition to my Christmas porch.
I cannot even begin to explain to you how much I adore this house.
All the memories. All the joy. All the Christmas.
If you live in my neighborhood or you are visiting McKinney and you drive by my house, don’t be surprised if you see me sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee.
Or working on my homework.
I’m back in high school after all. 🙂
PS I wanted to give you a sneek peak at a post for next week.
This is my mother’s FAMOUS Mississippi Mud Cake.
I’ve been eating it in this house my whole life.
This cutie is too. 🙂
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