I don't know about you, but I love perusing Pinterest and magazines this time of year. I love to see how people decorate their homes. Maybe it's the years that I've lived in Europe, but when it comes to decorating for Christmas,  I deck the halls, but I don't want it to look like the North Pole exploded. Less is more, but I want more festive than normal every day. All our decorations fit in two boxes. Less stress. More of the main thing. 

So here's a little tour of our home. (While I love beautiful, edited photos, I'm giving myself permission to let it go this time. If it makes you scream, don't do it, right?) Oh how I wish you all could drop by for a visit and have coffee! 

 Antlers in the kitchen, ready for anyone to wear.

Antlers in the kitchen, ready for anyone to wear.

 The kids gave me this deer head for my birthday and named him Brutus. They were excited to see he had some Christmas bling.  

The kids gave me this deer head for my birthday and named him Brutus. They were excited to see he had some Christmas bling.  

 Our living room dressed in Christmas cozy.  

Our living room dressed in Christmas cozy.  

 My little corner of the living room. And stockings waiting to be hung.  

My little corner of the living room. And stockings waiting to be hung.  

 Let your kids help decorate. Use what you have. The boys searched high and low in their toys for the perfect pick up truck for our little tree. These little houses are smoke houses. You put a little incense candle in them and smoke comes out the chimney!  

Let your kids help decorate. Use what you have. The boys searched high and low in their toys for the perfect pick up truck for our little tree. These little houses are smoke houses. You put a little incense candle in them and smoke comes out the chimney!  

 One of my favorite things about this time of year is that you can buy bundles of pine or evergreen limbs for 2€. These red tulips were right beside the pine bundles. I couldn't resist!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is that you can buy bundles of pine or evergreen limbs for 2€. These red tulips were right beside the pine bundles. I couldn't resist!

 My little start is lonely and is still a work in progress. Any ideas?

My little start is lonely and is still a work in progress. Any ideas?

 Our advent wreath.  

Our advent wreath.  

 Our advent calendar filled with candy and activities.  

Our advent calendar filled with candy and activities.  

So, there you have it. There's a little more here and there, but that's almost all. What's your Christmas cozy style? 

 Frohe Weihnachten! 

Frohe Weihnachten! 

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