Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...November

I know, I know. Halloween is over and it's time to start dragging out the Christmas decorations, right? I am packing up my Halloween decor and refreshing my fall look to carry us through the month of November. I personally wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put away all the fall decor and break out the Christmas goodies, it's a tradition I look forward to every year.

Fall Decor - One Mile Home Style

That being said, I do start my holiday scheming and working on Christmas decor projects in November, it's my minimal attempt at being ahead of the game. I refrained in October from pinning Christmas ideas, although I saw a lot of activity, now I am ready to jump in.

I've never been someone who gets too "themey" with my Christmas decor, but I have found that I do tend to adopt a color scheme. This year I am thinking lots of blues, whites and metallics, and maybe just a few little pops of red to keep it fun!


| Honey We're Home |

I'll Have a Blue Christmas Tree
| Thistle Wood Farms |

I can't wait to put out my DIY "Be Merry" sign again this year. It was such an easy project and adds a nice welcoming touch to our front porch. (I also share my trick for sketching out the letters before I start painting.)

Be Merry Outdoor Christmas Sign | One Mile Home Style

I also can't wait to dive into this new book, "The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering" by Valerie McKeehan*. My chalkboard game has been seriously lacking and I think this book is going to be a miracle worker. This book covers everything, and I do mean everything; from the basics of creating the letters, to adding flourishes and illustrations, it has is all. And, there are 3 built-in chalkboards right in the book, so you can practice while you read!! If you want to take your chalkboard art to the next level, you need this book!!


Along with all of this holiday planning fun, I still have a few random projects that I need to complete before we start filling our home with family and friends! Tell me, when do you start your Christmas decorating, do you start after Halloween, or do you wait until after Thanksgiving?



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