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Decorating the Entry for Chirstmas

I don’t know about you but doing just one more thing for the holidays seems to feel like so much work. That’s how I was with decorating inside this year. The kids opened most our decorations and did much of the decorating themselves but I could never seem to finish!

I don’t like to go overboard and decorate every inch of home that shows. I prefer understated, clean. So, step on in.

Welcome to my home.


Our entry way doesn’t have a great place for a table or much furniture because I added a coat closet there where the space used to be but that’s alright with me. Less surfaces to gather clutter. Plus, a coat closet so the kids can throw all their junk and we don’t have to see it!

I love the peace sign. I can’t say for sure where I bought it but it’s a few years old. It’s all bent and worn from being packed each year but I think that adds charm.

Can you smell those pinecones?


With a simple wicker basket, some cinnamon scented pinecones and a little ribbon, we’ve got the right smells and a cute little detail. (all from Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts)


I used one bag of pinecones and just filled the bottom of the basket with some fabric. Perfect solution.


So far she hasn’t eaten any.


And this might be my favorite part. Just some simple Christmas balls, ribbon and a few push pins and we’ve got a cute garland hanging in our entry!

People have been begging for a home tour, and, it really isn’t much to look at, but I think I’ll start that in the new year. Interested?

Do you decorate a lot for the holidays?

Special thanks to Jo-Anns for supplying me with the supplies for this easy, understated holiday cheer!

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