Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Time to Cozy Up for a Look at Our Holiday Mantel

Our fun little week-long holiday decor extravaganza (if you can call it that?) continues!!!  We've covered the tree, now it's time for a cozy look at our fireplace mantel!
I kept with the same Gold+Green look to match up with our Christmas tree.  BUT- this is the first time I used all fresh greenery for the mantel decor!  It was a bit more challenging, but so fun and rewarding when I got to the final look, I'm feeling so proud of it!

I ended up using long Spruce Pine needles and cut Juniper Berry bundles, then arranged them with ribbon and ornaments to complete the layered look on the fireplace mantel...

Simple and sweet post I guess?!  Love that on a super snowy night here in Minneapolis!

What do you think of the mantel decor?  Or the tree?
Are you getting hit with a crap-ton of snow too?!?! 

Anyone?  Bueller.... Bueller?!?!  Guess I'm feeling like no one is out there anymore :(  Heck, Alex even said that when he gutted the bathroom tub and he isn't even the HBIC- ahem 'Head Blogger In Charge' (blame that acronym on Bravo's Housewives).

I know I haven't been as great at following up with the blog lately, but I hope someone out there is still reading and seeing this stuff?  I still love writing it all, but it's kinda bummy feeling like you are talking to yourself.  Okay, I'm done emoting now, I'd still love to hear from you though :) 

14 comments:

  1. Cold (-18) and snowy in South Dakota. I enjoy reading your blog. You have great style! Love visiting Minneapolis!

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  2. Looks lovely - still out here, just quiet :-)

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    1. Glad to hear from you Michele! Thanks for your comment :)

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  3. As always I'm loving the Christmas decorations and the blog! We'll be decorating our home this weekend and are thinking of using more fresh greenery as well.

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    1. I'm loving the fresh greenery but I have to say I'm worried about the cedar greenery dying too soon! All the rest seems fine though.thanks for your nice comment too :)

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  4. No snow in Seattle... but we are definitely below freezing. Keep up the bloggity blog blog. Holidays mean everyone is busy with other stuff. We all still love you (Alex and pooches too).

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    1. So glad you still follow along with us & the pups :) and you are right, it is he busy holiday season so I shouldn't be as bummed about the # of comments. Hope you have a great holiday season!

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  5. Still reading from here in NW Iowa-loved the Bachman house entry. Your decorations are very pretty-simple yet stunning. Keep writing!

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  6. I'm still here! I can never comment from my iPad for some reason on a lot of blogs. And I'm never on the computer but I wanted to jump on real quick and let you know I still read your blog faithfully! Love all the Christmas decor!

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    1. Awww thanks Diana! Even though I don't get to follow up on a lot of blogs like I used to, I still always try to catch your posts too! I admire how you've been able to grow your blog and business too! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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  7. Suffering in a deep freeze here in Manitoba (feels like -30C). Translated that is just too cold anywhere. I haven't decorated yet, but have enjoyed seeing what you have done.

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    1. Thanks Bev! It is only -1 here today ugh! Let the chin fever begin right?

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  8. Still reading in Munich, Germany. I like the real branches and natural look.

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  9. Carla, I read your blog every day. I make a cup of tea, sit down at my computer and "visit" at your blog and a couple of others. I like yours because I'm only a couple of hours from you, so it feels like visiting with a neighbor(I'm just over the border in Iowa). And tell your handsome hubby, he should join you and blog more often....it's fun to hear what our "other halves" think of what we do around the house.
    I've never written a "fan" letter before, but I AM a fan of your blog!

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