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Truth: I do a lot of things in my house just so I have something to blog about.

This is an example:

The platter project was fun, don’t get me wrong, but it was made out of blogging necessity, not because I was yearning to have a chalkboard-painted platter that I could hang on the wall.

This truth got me thinking.

Do I want to decorate the house for Christmas this year?

Am I only decorating because it will give me something to blog about?

Is it really worth all of the work?

As I sit at my dining table talking to you, I look around and realize that yes, decorating is a lot of work. Yes, I can blog a couple of times showing you the pictures of our house for the holidays.

But the biggest realization for me is that I love how my house looks when it is decorated for the season. I enjoy decorating and I used pretty much everything I already had except for a few little additions.

I spend a lot of time in my home and it makes me happy to see all the items we have collected over the years.

So without further ado…here is our family room. I hope you enjoy it.

For those of you who don’t necessarily love the holidays or decorating in general, I hope this family room tour can be an inspiration, or at least a little Holiday-spirit booster.