Decorating for the Holidays by One Sydney Road

no baby yet!  he’s still hanging in the belly!  taking this time to enjoy our family as a twosome for now and be lazy!  ;)  first up, we have my friend piper with a guest post!


hi everyone, this is piper from one sydney road and i’m thrilled to be guest posting for sandy! (especially for such a wonderful reason!) i thought i would share some of my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays. i’m all about keeping things nice & simple for the holidays since it’s such a busy time. and who am i kidding…that way it gives me more time for baking cookies & wrapping gifts! so i like to use what i have (it’s a money saver too!)

at our house, we have a bunch of different color bulbs that make decorating so colorful and easy. i just take one color (or 2-3) and use them around the house for table decor, in vases for display & of course on the tree! (yes, i’m one of those people that has a color theme each year!)

the other thing i love to do is bring the outdoors inside. and boy is it easy that way! just grab some branches or pinecones & some greenery and you’re set. hmm….thinking i should go grab my hubby and dogs and take a hike in the woods to search for some decor! how do you all like to decorate for the holidays? do you go all out or keep it simple?

happy holidays!!

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  1. For this year, which is my first Xmas with my boyfriend, I kept it simply basically because I didn’t want to buy many things! But I’m sure I’ll accumulate lots of stuff with the years! Loved your ideas!!

  2. Oh love it.. The ornaments under the bell jars and them hanging in a cluster over head..
    The natural decor option look beautiful too.. especially since we don’t celebrate Christmas.

  3. I love all of these ideas! There are so fantastic! I like to keep things simple as well. I really don’t like having to remove a lot of the things that are usually out on display to make room for a ton of Christmas decorations. I generally just set up a tree, and then put some other little decorations around the living room and kitchen. Christmas is in a very concentrated area of our house. Haha!

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