Friday Links

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We decorated our tree yesterday! Our kids eagerly pulled out ornaments one by one and placed them in the tree. "This one has my name!!" our little guy exclaimed. They discovered a box of pinecones in the garage (I had planned to make a garland) and decorated with those too. It was a gift to watch their creativity.

A few years ago I would have controlled the "style" of the tree (only gold ornaments, ect. ect.). But my new motto is: life is short, enjoy and embrace creativity. Our kids call the tree "famous" and say Santa is going to bring them 100 gifts because he will be so surprised. 

A few favorites from around the web..

Haeley's simple holiday card display. I want to try this!

A gold leaf pinecone garland.

Foraged wreaths behind the scenes. Beautiful, Emma!

Kids art supplies on a budget.

MJ's 6 ways to rock at sending Christmas cards. (I need to order ours!)

Elsewhere

Sharing some thrifty decor inspiration at the Habitat ReStore blog.

12 Days Handmade Christmas! Check out all the projects and several more to come!