I love this time of year. Here in Southern California, we don’t have much of a changing of the seasons – it’s more indoors than out. Homes transform with oranges and reds, wreaths, decor, and very soon after that, twinkling lights and Christmas trees.
But to be honest, I’m also terrified of this time of year.
Why? Because we’re on a budget – an extremely tight budget. That means that as a wife and mother, I don’t always have a chance to purchase pretty things to decorate my family’s home, and that’s a scary thought. No one wants to be judged as lacking, especially by family and friends that visit during the holidays.
But we’re a proud family. In order to beautify our house to our own satisfaction, we do what we do best: get creative! So before our family makes the indoor holiday changing of the seasons, I wanted to show my lovely readers exactly how we normally decorate the heart of our home – the living room – on a tight budget.