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Buckeyes and Barbies

This week I officially finished my Christmas decorating (with only two weeks to go!). I decided to take some pictures to post here and show off my mad styling skills, when I noticed something about our house.

Despite the fact that he didn't lift a finger to help me decorate, and he could care less if we even had a Christmas tree, it appears my husband has somehow influenced the majority of our decor. Not that I think it's a bad thing, but apparently a Buckeye theme has overtaken our house.

For example, Buckeye Santa and Snowgirl:


OSU Stockings (Hung by the TV since we don't have a fireplace) — Notice the football figurines in the background? I think there's a pattern here.


Our jingle bell wreath is invites OSU fans:


Even the main event, our Christmas tree, is decked out in Scarlet and Grey:


And here it is all glowy-looking:


I do have a few holiday items that are not OSU-themed. Check out the awesome Christmas village I received last year from my Secret Santa (aka Sharon). My fish love it! (Ignore the dingy water, Kyle will be cleaning it ASAP, I promise.)


And possibly my favorite tree ever, my pink tree.


I bought it in college to put up in my dorm. Someday (when I have a house big enough), I want to get a BIG pink tree for all of my Barbie ornaments.

Yes, I said Barbie ornaments — I have a huge collection starting from when I was a little girl. Since we only have room for one tree at our place, I am respecting Kyle and not putting them up in our living room.

But I promise that someday the Barbies will return! And yes, there will be a blog post to show them off.

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  1. Tami,
    Thanks for sharing your Christmas decorations with us. I'm a holiday junkie and I absolutely love looking at Christmas decorations.

    Despite the abundance of OSU Christmas decor, you still have a very beautiful home.
    Thanks for fueling my Holiday spirit!

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