After a few years of minimal Christmas decorating, my daughter asked me, "Can we please have Christmas this year?" At first I was a little speechless, but then I realized she had a point. She loves the decorations and over the last couple of years we have been traveling and trying to sell our home, and other than the tree and stockings, I had not really decorated. Well, this year we are settled into our new home, and I am looking to add some sparkle and style to this years decor. With the help of the Kmart Holiday Collection, I have found quite a few things that will make me happy and hopefully fulfill my daughters wishes too!
I had grand plans for our tree this year. I was going to buy the kids a tree to let them do whatever they wanted to...and I was going to decorate a big fancy tree (like I did before I had kids). That was a great plan, until we brought our tree home and my daughter came to me, and she was so upset that she could not help me. Well, I thought about it...and thought about it...and realized that some of my favorite childhood memories of Christmas revolved around my family decorating the tree together...and perhaps a bit of arguing as we tried to get the lights to work. As well, some of my favorite memories with my own kids included decorating the tree...so no big fancy adult tree for me...and that is OK...we are building memories! I can still dream...
I did, however, put my foot down about one element of the decorating...the mantle is all mine...and both kiddos agreed to that. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but I did feel that we needed to add some new some elements to our existing decorations...so I started shopping the Kmart Holiday Collection to find those perfect pieces.
Kmart has everything you need to deck you own halls, mantel or tree - from sparkly and girly to nature inspired to licensed characters to traditional to modern. You are bound to find one or twenty new items to add to your holiday decor! Whether you are just beginning your decorating or looking to switch it up this year, Kmart has complete looks and great individual pieces that make decorating so easy!
|Complete Tree Trim Kits pull together complimentary colors and designs.|
|Or you can begin with one of their beautiful trees. For next year, I am putting this gorgeous pre-light Vickerman 9' Balsam Fir Tree on my list (I am getting a little tired of pine needles)|
Once you have your decor established, adding small elements throughout your home will pull your look together. My style is a mix of rustic with some sparkly, eclectic items added in for some unexpected flavor. I made a few things, but something was missing...I had a ton of ideas and was totally inspired to add some great items to my mantel decor. Now I am only giving you a sneak peek...but here are a few of the things that i fell in LOVE with!
|I had to have this Merry Holiday Poinsettia Pine Wreath|
|These Silver Bird Glass Ornaments would look adorable on a wreath...|
|BUT, I live in Texas Hill Country now and it is all about the deer!|
Add these to the tree, the mantle, fills crystal bowls - such a versatile selection!
|Every year I buy an abundance of snowflake ornaments - they are the perfect addition to the tree - no matter which ornaments are on it. Love these Jaclyn Smith Midnight Clear Jeweled Snowflakes.|
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Now that you have heard a little bit about what inspires my decorating...tell me about what inspires you...and better yet...head over to Kmart and enter the Best Dressed Home Sweepstakes. Its easy to do!
- Between now and December 26th visit and upload a photo of your home all decorated and styled for the holidays!
- 60 winners will win $50 in Shop Your Way Points and one winner will win 1,000,000 Shop Your Way Points!
- You can enter once daily!
|By the way I used Sandra Lee Poinsettia and Pine Wreath and Stag Head ornaments|
I have noticed a very unique natural glam "theme" emerging in our home
(yep, it sounds strange but it will all make sense!).
How do you like to decorate?
(don't forget go upload your photo for a chance to win!)