Well, I did it!!
Remember I told you how I was dragging my feet on decorating the outside of the house because I really didn't know what to do? I browsed around for some ideas and posted them here.
In the end I went with my heart and my gut.
This is what they told me my little chalet style house in the mountains needed.
A simple, rustic door swag with twigs, greenery, and a burlap wreath I purchased from Decor Steals many months ago - love that place!!
Both the kitchen door and front facing/deck door got one of those rustic swags.
The front facing windows got fresh green garland and a simple wreath with a big red fluffy bow. Easy peasy!
Despite my TERROR when it comes to ladders I climbed my fraidy-cat butt up to the peak of the roof to install these lights - shaking the entire time.
Thankfully my daughters insisted on being there with me because at one point the ladder started slipping.....and I hung on for dear life while my daughter steadied it for me.
Whew....I was seriously terrified up there!
I think these lights are staying up year round. There's no way I'm going back up there.
The decorations look great from the driveway as you're pulling in - and the best part is the decor suits the house. It looks like it belongs here among the trees at the edge of the woods!
I did make a few little boo boos - the biggest one (aside from getting on a ladder) was that I didn't overlap the strings of lights where the plugs are.
Now there's a blank spot there. It may or may not drive me crazy.
If it does I have no idea who is going to go up there and fix it.
I might have to hire someone.
I took the lights on the deck railing all the way around the house also - I had the strings of lights in the utility room, but somehow had never quite gotten around to it. Previously I had only one string of lights draped on the railing by the sitting area.
The deck railing lights are used all year when we enjoy our deck for nightly dinners alfresco or cocktails around the fire. They really add such nice ambiance!
I love the way I can see the garland and wreaths from inside, also - it looks so cozy and warm with the sunlight shining through the greenery!
A happy place to have breakfast for sure!
That sunshine! You know how it truly warms my heart and soul!!
Some of the leftover garland went to finish off the mantel - I am much happier with it now. It feels done.
I feel like the indoor and outdoor decorations complement each other and really suit my little country house in the mountains, which makes me very happy.
And at the end of the day, isn't that what matters?
If mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy!
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