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Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights


Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.

Lighting up our home for Christmas is something I look forward too every holiday. I can honestly say we have inspired our neighborhood too. When we moved in, no one had lights outside.




Now about 5 other houses are joining in by stringing lights outside and I love it! If I had my way, our neighborhood would be completely filled and there'd be a group tour of our holiday spirirt!


Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.

Icicle lights are strung all around the perimeter of our home. This is what kicked off my lighting urge. Then we do the porch and decide how far to go from there.


Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.

Last year we added a family of life sized deer. Which proved to be a bit high maintenance due to the windy conditions we keep getting. Greg had to use tent stakes to reinforce "Dad" because the spot I allocated for him, apparently is a wind tunnel. Sorry honey. He also swags the fence on the inside of our property and lines the garden beds with lights as well!






Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.

I tried holding out for snow to get some really sweet looking pictures but no luck this year.


Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.





Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.

Other additions to lighting we did this year was to light my potting bench and the garage. Snowflakes flank either end of the front and one strand of lights runs between them.

I started some containers back in October, so those are filled with live plants and holiday decor and a metal sign as well. Which saved me about $100 dollars, because driving into the parking lots of every big box store, live greenery with a bow was now fifty bucks instead of clearance prices.

Which is what I paid.


Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.

Next year the regular light strand will be replaced with icicle lights. I wanted to do it this year, but so far we are at a 2 day project with lighting and when we went to buy the same lights from the same store?

They don't sell them anymore. They sell different brand which is different length as well. I wasn't willing to spend the $$ without time to test things out.

Lately there are newer lights coming out (from different companies) and the colors are off from what we bought in 2018 and warm white isn't warm white it's pinkish white.

Which after being pushed and shoved by holiday shoppers, makes my eye twitch.


Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.





Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.



Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.

The metal trees got their usual spotlights this year. Which always seem to stop cars. This year there is a metal fabricator that sells smaller versions at local fairs.

I keep telling myself that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and then yell in my head: mine are still bigger and lit up.


Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.

I am done with decor in and outside and have started wrapping presents as I finally got the last of the shopping done for both gifts and food.

The last tour I will be giving will be the living room, so please come back for that! I will be editing those photos today and getting them up as soon as possible.

Merry Christmas!





Decorating our home outside with christmas lights and gorgeous containers filled with live plants and christmas decor.


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