I managed to spend the better part of last month pinning as many Christmas mantles as possible.
I knew I wanted the pinecone look because I've got about two truck loads in my yard.
For the garland, I used some twine that I already had and tied each pinecone on one at a time.
I wish I could say there was a rhythm or a method, but that's all I did.
I started on one end and worked my way to the other end.
When I got finished with it, I realized that it only went to the center of the mantle,
so I made another one and took it to the other side to finish the look.
I decided to put the stockings to one side this year.
This goes against the grain for me because I'm one more symmetrical girl.
Who knew stockings on my Christmas mantle would draw out the rebel in me?
I spy a stocking that isn't monogrammed.
Do you spy where a little girl attempted to write her name in red pen last year?
She was three years old, and she took matters into her own hands.
If you ever want to feel like a truly horrible mother,
forget to monogram your baby's stocking for a couple of years in a row.
That'll do the trick.
In my defense, I lived in Orlando, Florida for the past three years.
This matters because there aren't stores on every corner that monogram.
But, now we live back in North Georgia, monogramming capital of the world.
Her stocking has now been monogrammed, but I haven't bothered to take new pictures.
You've never seen a happier little girl than mine when she saw her name
in white, fancy letters across the top of her stocking.
I hope you guys are enjoying the holiday linky parties as much as I am....
I feel like I might blow PINTEREST up with all the pinning.
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