11.29.2011

Deck The House with Glitter and Christmas Cards!



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Happy Tuesday friends!
{thumbs up..}


I don't know about you, but I'm so happy we made it past yesterday. The first day of work after a long holiday weekend always seems so long and well, somewhat terrible. Add some rain on top of that and you got yourself a sweatpants, hoodie, and movie kinda night. Yep, that's what I did last night..not sure about you. :)

The Krysh household is all decorated for Christmas, except for our tree which we are doing on Friday, and I'm L-O-V-I-N-G it. I'm a sucker for pretty decorations {shiny and glittery..what?}, comfort foods, Christmas movies, sugar cookie candles that I often want to eat, and snuggling up on the couch. I started decorating our house a little early {like before Thanksgiving} this year, but I really enjoy getting the most time possible to enjoy them.



{runner: Target, candle: Yankee Candle, centerpiece: DIY}


This centerpiece was such an easy DIY. My girlfriend Jessie gave me the inspiration and I decided to use it for our kitchen table. All I did was take a clear round vase I already had at home and filled it with red bulbs {or whatever color you prefer.} Then, I put the silver twigs {found at Hobby Lobby} in between the bulbs to hold them in place. For the final touch I used a hot glue gun to add a ribbon around the top to jazz it up a bit. Very inexpensive and hey, I think it looks pretty cute!

and if you don't think so...
well, back off.
just kidding ;)


I linked up @ Hi Sugarplum to share this easy DIY Christmas craft!
If you want to check out other crafts to make, go visit her blog because there are soo many cute ones.














and then last night I came home to these...


they are beautiful and match our Christmas decor..
double. bonus!

thank you, babe.



It's almost December...holy cow!
I really can't believe it, but I seriously love the holidays. I'm hoping to get our Christmas cards sent out in the mail soon {you know, that is if life doesn't get in the way}, so I figured I'd share our cards this year!


I decided to order our Christmas cards
 from two different places {yeah, I'm that indecisive}:
Shutterfly {because they are reliable and cute} and Vistaprint {because I had a great coupon.} I was nervous the ones from Vistaprint would take longer to arrive, so I figured I could send out the Shutterfly ones in the meantime while I was waiting. I didn't want to be stuck with nothing...because well, that would be just awful.

<insert control freak comment>


Here they are!



{designed from Shutterfly}




{designed from Vistaprint}


I decided to keep the same pictures and wording just to keep it easy, but switch up the designs. The picture of me and Billy kissing and holding up the "1 year" sign is from our 1 year wedding anniversary trip to Boston. You can read about that here if you missed it! I thought it was a cute picture to include this year on our cards. I'm really happy with how both of them turned out!

 What do you think of our Christmas cards?

Where did you order yours from?


Also, I know that I would love to get some Christmas cards from my blogger friends, so if you would like one of ours, leave me a comment or email me and I can make sure I get your address. We can do a little swapsies!! :)



Tonight is the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
and I'm not kidding when I say I look forward to watching it every year!




It gives me motivation every winter to get my booty out of the house and RUN. I'm also known to print out pictures of some of the ladies and tape them on our refrigerator door {I know Billy doesn't object...} Don't judge me until you try it. However, I'm not usually injured every year like I am this year, so it looks like I won't be able to take any aggression out on the treadmill.

sad face.


For now, I'll just dream about magically developing Marissa Miller's body.



{PS-My Thanksgiving full recape will be tomorrow. My camera died on me this morning!}



43 comments

  1. I love love love your table runner! Your holiday decor is all so pretty! I love your Christmas cards too! xoxo

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  2. Very pretty! I love Shutterfly, but we didn't have any good family photos this year, so I bought some cute cards from Homegoods and some that I bought on clearance after Christmas last year. I'm SO ready to mail them, just need to get some stamps first!

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  3. i totally started decorating before thanksgiving, also. i love having that much longer to enjoy it all.

    and i love that table runner. so funky and bright.

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  4. Your decorations are super cute! great stuff! And I think both Christmas cards are fabulous!

    I'm still working on my Christmas cards, but would be interested in a swapsie!

    Happy tuesday!

    xoxo

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  5. I love your Christmas cards! The one year sign is too cute! I'd be interested in a swapsie as well :)

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  6. Your christmas cards look great. I've been crazy indecisive about which cards to order for us to send this year. I reckon I should tighten up.

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  7. Love the decorations! :)

    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you did two Christmas cards. :)

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  8. I love your Christmas decor & cards!! And I'm right there with ya- I always cut out pictures and put them on the treadmill, the mirror...etc. It's good motivation!

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  9. Swapping Christmas cards is a great idea! I'm going to offer this on my blog too, if you don't mind. How fun!

    Miranda Kerr was on Chelsea Lately last night, and she made me want to slit my wrists. Haha.

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  10. Love Love Love it all!!! And your Christmas cards are just too precious :)

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  11. I love your diy centerpiece. It's so pretty and looks so simple to put together. The Christmas cards are cute too! Love that you included your furbaby. I ended up getting mine from Shutterfly.

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  12. Love you holiday decor! That centerpiece is adorable! I made a similar one sans twigs, so I may need to up my game, especially since we're not putting up a tree this year. sad face.

    And you've inspired me to get on the ball with Christmas cards! Let's do a swap! I'll email you my address or just give it to you on Saturday. YAY!

    Um, I am totally pumped for the VS Fashion Show tonight! I watch it every year for no other reason that to motivate myself to get off the couch during the winter! Marissa Miller is my fav! Her body is rockin'! I may have to try the pic on the fridge trick to keep myself motivated. Like Billy, I'm sure Shawn won't object ;)

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  13. Love ur decorations!! And ur cards are adorable .. Can I possibly get one on the mail?? Pretty please!!! :) haha.. Have a fab day!!! Xoxo

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  14. Omigosh! Your house looks FAB and I love the Xmas cards...I think the first one myself, especially the kissing picture. wink. wink.

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  15. Not gonna lie...I scrolled all the way down until I got to the cards! Ha! LOVE them sister!! And that pic of Rocky is my FAVE!!!

    Ok-now for the decorations..they look SO SO good!! I'z excited to see your tree all up!!

    Finally-THANK YOU for reminding my about the VS Fashion Show tonight!! I totally would have missed it and then would hate myself for have eating all night long. (Don't lie-you know staring at all those skinny models makes your want to NEVER eat again...)

    PS-did you buy your camera this weekend?!

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  16. Love all your decorations! And I do the same thing on my fridge! Next to a little board that says "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!" Works like a charm!

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  17. Love the Christmas Decor! I bought the same table runner! It looks great!! and your Christmas cards are super cute! Loving the cheers to 1 year of marriage! I ordered ours from minted! but I have heard so many good things about shutterfly!

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  18. The Christmas cards are super cute! Cameron said we're not allowed to do photo cards until we're married, which I'm ok with, but I atleast want to do one of just Brady..he still said no. Grr. So I just ordered some cute ones off of Joss & Main. :)

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  19. I love love love your decorations and cards!!! So cute. The most wonderful time of the year :) And thanks for the VS fashion show reminder-- I always watch, yet I always feel like I need to jump on the treadmill immediately after. Haha!

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  20. Love your holiday decorations!! You should link up with her holiday party!! So many fun ideas! :) And I love the Christmas Card!

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  21. Love your decor and Christmas cards! So cute! :) I can't wait to post ours! :) I can't wait for the VS Fashion Show! Ah! I love your flowers too! :)

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  22. One of my favorite TV nights of the year!!!!!!!

    Decorations look fab!!

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  23. I ordered mine from Vistaprint...and revealed them today! They have all gone in the mail! I love both of yours!! I can't wait to see your tree!

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  24. Love you decorations! I just did something similar on our table last night!

    I ordered our cards from Shutterfly and they came yesterday! I can't wait to send them out! Let's swap :) Ill email you! Rocky and Floyd can become pen pals!

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  25. I love decorating - your house looks great. And I will be watching the show tonight as well, I need to mentally prepare myself for the self loathing I am going to be feeling right around 10:00. I may need to print some pictures off as well!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  26. First time commenting! Hoorah! I love your blog!

    I ordered ours this year from Mixbook. I had a groupon (I paid $15 for $50 worth of creations!). I did front and back, 3 pictures on each side. 3 pictures are from our wedding and 3 pictures are from our honeymoon. They turned out so well! I didn't really know what to expect but Mixbook was great. They had a TON of layout options, creating was easy, had a good sale when I bought my cards, and shipping was quick! I'd totally buy from Mixbook again.

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  27. Love the Christmas cards! and I can't wait for the Victoria Secrets show tonight either!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love the decor an your cards!
    And now onto important business I absolutely die watching the VS show! I want their bodies!! Most of the time I do sit ups while it's on..hoping my boyfriend doesn't leave me for an angel! Hahah

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  29. your house looks DIVIINEEEE with all of its decorations! i cant wait to go get my tree this weekend and put it up while i force kurt to listen to Glee Christmas Album ;-)

    VS Fashion show. Im with ya. When it ends at 11 Pm or however late, i always wanna go for a 10000 mile run or goto the gym. UGH! but theyre so grogeous!

    k love you!
    xoxox

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  30. Love your cards!! Too cute :) this year I ordered ours from Snapfish because they were running a buy one set, get another set for free!

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  31. Centerpiece looks amazing, I may have to copy this!!!

    Love the cards. The Shutterfly one is my fave and I agree, the 1 year anny pic is perfecto on it!!

    eeeep, can't wait to never eat again after the show tonight. I WANT THEIR BODIESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, love, love this show!

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  32. I looove all the Christmas DIY!

    The cards are precious! I would totally do a swap, but I don't have any Christmas cards of my own :(

    Omgggg I can't wait for the VS fashion show! I look forward to it every year too. Love it!

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  33. LOVE your christmas cards! We do not have a good picture from this last year, and we have yet to take any in front of our new house together, so I'm not sure what we are going to do! Eeek, I feel like I'm running out of time!

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  34. Those Christmas cards are great and the decorations are looking so festive. Good taste girly!

    I am so pumped for the VS fashion show, too. I made sure to go to the gym today so I didnt feel as bad about myself when I check out those gorgeous girls on my big screen. haha. I cant wait to see what ridiculous outift Nicki Minaj is wearing.

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  35. Your cards are adorable :) have I ever told you how cute your little family is? Your right, I probably have but I'll say it again..your fam is cute :) cheers to the VS show starting in ten minutes, woop woop!

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  36. Oooh love all of the fun holiday decor! Would love to send each other cards, actually you should join in on my holiday card swap on my blog!!! Or just email tamaranicole2 {at} yahoo.com with your address:-)

    Getting ready to deck out my house too for my annual holiday party Saturday!

    www.stylesoftamaranicole.blogspot.com

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  37. Katie, love, this post is amazing. so much to love. first, totally agree with you on holiday decor. it's the best and I love your DIY project. super cute. second, the one year picture is beyond cute. you're fabulous. thanks for sharing, love. If you get a second I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit. I shot it in front of Dee's house from Clueless. I'm sorta obsessed. lol. xo

    http://fashboulevard.blogspot.com/

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  38. LOVE your Holiday decorations....I just put up mine too....the flowers are gorgeous as well.

    Love your blog!

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

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  39. Loving your decorations! I especially love your table runner with the ornament vase and candle! xo

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  40. Sorry I have been late on comments over here Miss Thang, but your Christmas decorations are adorable!! Love the shout-out too :)

    Christmas cards, so cute. I like that you went to two different places, spice things up a bit!

    LOVE YOU, JP

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  41. hahaha you crack me up Katie! 1)LOVE the cards!! Such cute pictures 2) I totally have done the same thing after the VS fashion show. Their bodies are ridiculous..

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