Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt it Friday 134!

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Flaunt it Friday 134!

Hey there!  What's shakin'?

Today was one of the most depressing days of the year around here.


Waa- waaa.

I know, I have such big problems, right?

I hate taking down my Christmas decorations.

I would leave them up much longer but my minimalist hubby starts to twitch when the Christmas decor is left up much longer than New Year's Day.

It is sorta nice once it's down and put away though, the house feels very open and spacious.  Kinda even like a blank canvas...  my wheels start spinning thinking what shall I do next??  That's the part I like... that fresh start, clean slate sorta feeling once it's all put away.

Right now I'm in the trenches of half filled bins all over, fake pine needles on just about every surface in my house and playing that game of "Does this greenery look wintery or Christmasey?"  

I hate that game.

Because really, winter is just starting to throw down around here so winter decorations are completely appropriate.  But, when I play that game Christmas almost always wins and I end up stashing all the greenery even when I know it could easily pass for winter.

Oh well, I'm just thankful that taking down Christmas decor is my biggest "problem" because it's really not a problem at all.  :)

Before we party, I wanted to quickly tell you that the schedule for my book study will be coming out next week.  It's not a big time committment and you can be as much or as little involved as you want.  Click this button for details...
Alright, who's ready to party?


  1. I'm in the same stage, got most of my stuff down last week but have to tackle the tree this weekend... Thanks for hosting ;) Happy New Year!


  2. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party each week! I did the same thing today...took it all down and now as you say a clean slate!

  3. We've been slowly dismantling all week, but the tree finally came down here today :(. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Took down mine today too...very sad! Thanks for hosting Kate. I also want to mention that I've been having trouble grabbing your buttons. I don't know if it is me but I can not copy your HTML, I end up doing it manually.... any ideas?
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  6. Thanks SO much for hosting! Hope you have a fabulous weekend : )

    Love Always,

  7. Dechristmasification.....that is my new favorite word. That's how I feel right now....too! You summed it up perfectly! I'm trying to leave up the white and the greenery....but it's hard! Thanks for all the inspiration today!


  8. Good luck with your greenery game! I am familiar with it.. ;)

    Thanks for another fun party too!
    have a great new year!

    hugs x

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    Thank you for hosting and a Happy New Year!
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  10. I like the clean slate after taking down the Christmas decorations too! Thanks for hosting!

  11. Dechristmasification... That is my favorite new words. This is what I feel right now... Too! You perfectly summarized it all! I tried to leave the white and green... But it is difficult! Thank you for today's all inspiration!
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