Friday, December 13, 2013

our christmas decorations!

Hey guys, and happy Friday!!  I hope everyone is staying warm and is ready for the weekend.  I'm planning on finishing my Christmas shopping, doing to the usual laundry/grocery shopping/cleaning routine and teaching some baby ballerinas, but I'm also hoping to get in some quality hot chocolate time in there too.
Speaking of Christmas...I wanted to show you guys how Austin and I have decked our (tiny little apartment) halls.  We can't fit a ton of decorations in our small space, but we've done the best we can with what we've got.  Take a look!

The stockings are from Pottery Barn (they do free monogramming and shipping this time of year!), and the flannel ornaments were a gift from last Christmas!

I got our tree from Home Depot last year, and all of the ornaments and the topper are from Pier 1 and Target.  The tree skirt that matches our stockings is on my wish list, but for now we just use presents to decorate the bottom. 

Our dining room centerpiece!  There are usually fake lemons in that little basket, but I'm partial to our Christmastime bells, ornaments, and pinecones.

Elfie, our holiday helper.  We obviously don't have kids yet, but Austin and I still get a kick out of hiding him in random spots to try and freak each other out. 

So that's it!  Our first Christmas decorations!  I can't wait to add to the collection once we live in a house, but for now these are perfect.  :)

BONUS: I've added some festive cheer to my classroom, so here's a sneak peek!

Teacher nutcracker & mini tree, tiny stockings on my whiteboard, and a candy cane wreath from my secret santa.
Special thanks to Ashley, Jessica, Jordon, and Allison for hosting this cute little Christmas decoration link up!  I loved seeing everyone's gorgeous decorations!!
Merry Christmas, y'all!


  1. I love that you have an elf with no kids too!!
    Everyone makes fun of ours, but we love it!!

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. We had one when I was growing up, so it just wouldn't feel like Christmas without an elf in the house!

  2. The teacher nutcracker is too cute! :) Y'all have been busy wrapping presents… I haven't even started shopping yet!

    So glad you linked up with us!!

    1. My parents get me a nutcracker every year, and the teacher one is one of my favorites!

      I'm a black Friday shopper, so I usually get done early. Plus, my tree looks so bare without anything under it, so I have to take care of business quickly! :)

  3. I am so entertained by the Elf on the Shelf. And we dont have kids either haha!! Thanks for linking up :)

    1. I love our Elfie! Definitely one of my favorite parts of the season. :)

  4. Love the extra letters on your stockings! So cute!