HOLIDAY NESTING

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I have done a bit of rearranging and decorating for the holidays, and I must say, it feels sooooo good!  For the past few years I have honestly not felt very festive at all.  Could hardly get myself into the holiday spirit and felt a bit of depression around it.  I will say it has been a struggle to not have my parents around during this time of year (or anytime of year for that matter).  I always can't help but think about having christmas morning at my mom's house, and how excited she would get about it.  My dad hated christmas, and I loved that about him.  And having my brother there with all of us was always so special.  But I will say... I am starting to feel the spirit return, and we still have a few weeks until christmas!!!  I cannot wait to get my tree decorated.  I don't have the lights I want for it, so I'm having to wait until we can get to town to get some.  But I'm counting down the days!  I have been listening to the Bright Eyes christmas cd for days now.  And this little bit of redecorating I have done has made all the difference.  I moved my table out from the corner and decluttered it from all of the random little pieces of nature I had all over it.  I wanted to be able to actually eat at the table, maybe make a few crafts at it, and simply just enjoy the openess that comes from less clutter.  And as you can see from the photos, Bella agrees and instantly found herself a little spot to look out the window from. 

holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com
holiday home decor on rootsandfeathers.com

I am so in love with my holiday decor this year.  It's simple, natural and inviting.  It has brightened my mood and calmed my spirit.  What else could I ask for?  I added the old vase full of mountain laurel seeds not only for a hint of holiday color, but b/c they represent my mother.  It is what she leaves behind for us, so when I hold one, I feel close to her.  It feels good to have her spirit in the center of my decor.

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