Are you ready for the L'Casa Wharzinger holiday house tour?
Before we begin, as loathe as I am to say it, I actually vaguely had a theme with our decor this year. Since we were in the process of replacing a lot of the stuff that was falling apart after five years of use, I kind of committed to a look in my head that was less of the all silver-and-blue attempt at grown-up sophistication and went for what I've been loosely calling Merry & Bright -- lots of color, lots of sparkle, and a good dose of the parts of the season I want my kids to come away with -- love, hope, laughter, joy, and peace.
Because that's the thing -- once you have kids, the holidays really kind of become about them. And now that they're old enough to get that this is a special time of year, I really wanted them to remember the brightness and magic of this season (regardless of everything else going on in our lives).
I may have gone slightly overboard. I have no shame.