Have you ever gone into a panic prior to a party? Yeah, I'm pretty much there. We're still working on the fireplace, and I feel like I can't do anything else until that thing is DONE! Can't put up the tree until the fireplace is done since it will be in the way! Can't decorate the mantel until the fireplace is done because I don't HAVE mantel. Make sense?
So, my family is bracing for the raving lunatic that will occupy our home for the next 48-72 hours. It's kind of like I have so much to do, I don't know where to begin, which just causes the stress level to rise even more. But, it will get done. It always does.
Here is a sneak peek at the fireplace though. We have made serious progress, but the mantel has been the bane of our existence. Suffice to say, there will be no husband and wife DIY blog coming from this house anytime soon. Unless you enjoy tales of bickering and frustration about mitre cuts and misplaced tools...
Anyway, back to the subject at hand. Decorating for the holidays. Earlier this week I blogged about decorating with the traditional red and green, but today we're going to change it up a bit with silver and gold accents. They're as classic as red and green, and take things up a notch in the elegance department if you ask me.
Have a wonderful day! Any stress-reducing, party-planning tips are welcome!!