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Are You Ready For The #BIGHoliday? I Am!

This #BigHoliday post is sponsored by Big Lots in celebration of National Decorate Your Home for the Holidays Week.

Big Lots National Decorate Your Home For The Holidays Week

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! Yes, honey, I’m one of those people that holiday purists loathe. Right after Halloween, I’m ready to completely skip over Thanksgiving and jump right into the Yuletide spirit! It’s not that I don’t like Thanksgiving, it’s just that basically it’s a rehearsal, right? Like, practice for Christmas. Well, I don’t need a run-through, I’m ready for the main event!

National Decorate Your Home For The Holidays Week

Even though I love me some Christmas, when it comes to decorating, I often wait until the last minute. This year is going to be totally different. Did you know that November 16th – 22nd is National Decorate Your Home For The Holidays week? How fabulous is that? I’m pairing my premature adoration of all things holly jolly with some early shopping at Big Lots, and I’m going to have our entire home trimmed in just a few weeks!

Big Lots Holiday Sneak Peek

Why decorate early? If you’re family is anything like mine, as soon as the decorations go up, everyone is instantly in a better mood. There’s something about twinkling lights and snowman that brighten spirits. At Big Lots, I found so many charming holiday pieces that I can’t wait to display and look at every day. From the sparkling reindeer that I gravitated towards immediately, to the earthy burlap ribbons, my senses were in overload as I browsed and shopped the Christmas selection at Big Lots last week. I’m easily enamored with anything that’s adorable and Christmas themed. Big Lots has a boatload of big deals for big ideas, and I wanted to buy ALL THE THINGS!  Since Big Lots is North America’s largest broadline closeout retailer, I’ve been able to really stretch a dollar, and buy most of the things. Ha! Hooray for Christmas!

Who Will Be The #BIGHoliday Master Decorator?

There’s something else that’s motivating my early decorating. I’m competing against 5 other Bloggers to win the title of the Big Lots #BIGHoliday Master Decorator! Y’all…I want to win so bad! I know that I’m an underdog. Our place is small. Transforming it without annoying my husband (who is decidedly less extremely festive than I am) will be a challenge. I’m not a fancy decorator type. My M.O. is usually just to put everything I like together in one room whether it matches or not. I’m determined to work through these minor issues, though, and end up victorious!

Here’s a peek of the room that we’re decorating. Yes, the ottoman is a mess, but don’t worry, when I bust out this #BIGHoliday spirit on it, it’ll be fine. Ha! Even though I’ve already finished my shopping, but I’d love to get your thoughts on how you would transform this space for the holidays:

#BIGHoliday Decorating Challenge With Big Lots

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Migdalia aka @MsLatina

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

Love the stuffed owl! That would look adorbs on my sofa!!!

brandijeter

Friday 14th of November 2014

It's so cute, right????

Margaret

Saturday 8th of November 2014

I never thought about heading to Big Lots for Holiday decorations. Good luck on the contest; can't wait to see the transformation. Signed a Holiday purist LOL

brandijeter

Friday 14th of November 2014

Thanks, Margaret! I guess I'll see you AFTER Thanksgiving! hahaha!

Iris Gunn

Friday 7th of November 2014

Thanks for posting this. I never shop at Big Lots for Christmas decorations. I think I will now after visiting the website and seeing all the beautiful decorations. I also love the ottoman.

brandijeter

Friday 14th of November 2014

Thanks, Iris! Yes, you will LOVE it! Something for everyone regardless of the style you're looking for!

Val B

Friday 7th of November 2014

Thanks for letting me know about Big Lots. I'm looking forward to seeing how your transform your place to a winter wonderland!

brandijeter

Friday 14th of November 2014

Girl, I have been back a million times since the first visit. GORGEOUS decorations!

Dawn Lopez

Thursday 6th of November 2014

Oh wow, this is mega awesome! Looks like you have the perfect canvas for decorating! Can't wait to see what you come up with! I'm pretty excited for you right about now. I am a seasonal decor geek myself.. I just bought a white tree today. Couldn't resist!

brandijeter

Friday 14th of November 2014

Thanks so much, Dawn! That's where our minimalism comes in handy! Ha!