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Christmas in 188sqft

December 6, 2017

Happy December Everyone!

(All the links in this post with either bring you to the tutorial I followed, cool peoples websites, or direct links to items I bought, no affiliates)

I don’t know about all of you but I am not usually done decorating until December 24th. There is something about crafting around the holiday season that makes my holiday spirit soar. I like to go slow and do it when I want to. But the bummer with this is that I take everything down December 26th, because I am so excited to say goodbye to pine needles, and feel ready to have my space back. Which leaves me with 1 and 1/2 days to enjoy the magic. When I was invited by Katie of Mountain Modern Life to partake in this magical series “Christmas in the Camper” I was completely honored. Have you seen their blog? They are the real.deal. Intimidated and euphoric I waited a bit to commit (waited ’til the last day to sign up (Sorry, Katie)). 🙈But wow, I am so happy to be a part of this series. It forced me to get my shit together wayyyy earlier than normal and now I am sitting here at midnight the night before my post will be going live first thing in the morning. Procrastination, but still way ahead of normal. Seeing it as a win.

It is so fun to see how everyone decorates their homes on wheels. We are all unique in our tastes, and it shows in the best way possible. Also, a cool little note, we have only met one of the couples featured in this series in person (shout out to Kerm & T-nasty)! It is amazing how the internet brings people together. Do you want to see the rest of the posts? Check at the bottom of this blog post for a link that shows you all the adorable camper decorations that are live so far and as the week progresses more will be popping up in there! There are 15 of us total! WOO¡

A couple notes about our holiday decor this year. If you know our home you know we basically have a rainbow color scheme. Last year I just stuck with white Christmas decor, and called it a day (to see last years Christmas Decor click here). This year I decided to embrace the rainbow and it actually made decorating much easier for me. I am all about tiny little hints of Christmas, that you have to look for to find. Almost a little scavenger hunt. But also travel, budget, and storage friendly. Like I said earlier, I really like to craft around the holiday season, so I make my decorations every year. Every Christmas is a blank canvas.

Now for some logistics.

What I Made

The tiny hats I followed this tutorial. For snowflakes, I made it up. Oranges I dehydrated in the oven. Paper chains, I feel like that is self explanatory. 😅 (if not)

What I Bought

One box of tiny ornaments for my succulent trees Target for $3.00

Ornament hooks $1.00

One string of wooden garland from Target for $8.00

Basket for tree $18.99

Mistletoe from Trader Joes $1.99

Felt (for elephant pillows adornment) $.49

Mini pink bottle brush trees (grizzlys favorite toy) $2.49

Our Christmas tree (bush that we will be giving to my mom because it is in a pot) $24.98

Sentscicles $6.98

Total: $66.92

Items I had- Lights we stored (in a teeny tiny tote), yarn for hats I had laying around, luna and foxey ornaments we got for Christmas last year (gotta find kitty ones) white printer paper for paper chains, had some construction paper on hand for mini pink houses, and finally the pink turkish hand towel in the tree basket.

We hope you enjoy this post! Make sure to check out the whole series by scrolling to the bottom!

Lastly, from our home to yours, we hope you all have a safe, cozy, and amazing Holiday Season, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

xo Mandy, Kevin, Luna, Nimbus, Foxey & Grizzly 🤶🏼🎅🏻🐶🐰🦁🐻

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11 Comments

  • Reply Amanda December 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I love your take on Christmas decorating! The pupper ornaments are killing me, everything looks SO good!

    • Reply Mandy Holesh December 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks so much Amanda!OMG aren’t those the cutest?? I love moving them around because their little legs gallup. Now I gotta find kitty ones to match!

  • Reply Mallory December 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Let’s swap homes for a day, I just want to be in there!!! Looks so cute! Obviously I love all the cat butts that made it in the post!! Hope to meet you guys sometime soon!!

    • Reply Mandy Holesh December 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Deal! I would be LOVE to escape to your cozy cabin! Thanks so much for the love! Totally obsessed with your Christmas decor as well.

  • Reply Ashley December 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Lol I can totally relate to both the intimidation and the procrastination you felt about this blog series…as well as being very glad you did it! ☺️

    All your teensy Christmas things are just adorable, but I really can’t get over your wall-o-plants. Definitely happening in my next RV lol. Also, isn’t pothos ivy just the best! So low maintenance—just does it’s thing and looks nice without a lot of drama lol!

    • Reply Mandy Holesh December 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Bahaha! So glad I wasn’t alone! 🙂 Thank you so much for the love Ashley! I totally understand being distracted from our decor to look a the plant wall. One of my favorite things we added! Oh, and yes, our pothos is a new add and we adore her!

  • Reply Liz from The Virtual Campground December 6, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Those oranges thoooooooooooouggghhhhhhhh

  • Reply Katie December 7, 2017 at 11:44 am

    You are so funny, I definitely thought the same thing when I asked you to join this series, and was soooo excited when you jumped on board! Your camper and Christmas decor is so inspiring and I can only imagine how it feels in person. I absolutely love all the whimsy details like the orange garland and tiny plant hats, not to mention ya’lls pets are freakin adorable! Oh and I’m definitely the same way, generally decorating all through December and not really finishing until a couple days before Christmas, but at least now I’m enjoying all of the greenery and twinkling lights, which really make the RV feel magical. 🙂

    • Reply Mandy Holesh December 8, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      D’awwww Katie!! Thank you! 🙂 Isn’t it so nice to enjoy it all before taking it down?! Thanks for bringing us all together for this super fun series! xo

  • Reply Celena December 8, 2017 at 12:00 am

    The little hats for the plants are my favorite part of what you did. I think you should just keep those year round!

    • Reply Mandy Holesh December 8, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      hahah Thanks Celena!!

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