It’s Friday, so I’m back with a Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge update! As I mentioned last week in this post, Greg and I were asked to join in on Home Depot’s inaugural Holiday Style Challenge. Basically, they send us a selection of mystery Christmas-related goods handpicked especially for us by their blog team and assign what area of the house we are to decorate. More about the challenge in this post. We were assigned the outside of our house, so we’re getting in the Christmas spirit a little early this year.
Since we’re in the process of decorating the outside of the house, we thought it would be fun to go ahead and bring out the Christmas decorations for the inside of the house. Yes, we’re crazy Christmas people. No point in doing it halfway, right? So, last weekend, we brought down our Christmas decorations from the attic and even put up the Christmas tree in the living room. I told you we were crazy! Since all of our Christmas energy is going toward the outside of the house right now, we haven’t decorated it yet, but it’s in place and ready to go.
As for our anticipated mystery boxes, here’s what we’ve got…
- 1 Martha Stewart Living 36″ Pre-Lit Sparkling Pine Wreath
- 4 Sets of GE Multi-Colored Garland
- 6 Boxes of 100 Mini Clear Lights
- 1 Martha Stewart Living Ornament Set
- 1 Red Meilo Creation LED Ribbon Light
- A $350 Home Depot Gift Card
- Bonus: Kurt S. Adler Star Wars Yoda Lawn Decoration
We were told we don’t have to use every item we were given, but Greg and I are determined to make it work. As for Yoda, since he is considered a “bonus” item, we’re going to use him in a separate project going on inside the house. I bet you can’t guess which room… Is it that obvious? Yep, Greg’s office. For a while, I’ve been wanting to do a “Very Geeky Christmas” tree for him, and with Yoda joining us this year, I thought it would be the perfect time to finally get around to doing it. “Project Yoda”, as we’re calling it, will be posted on the Home Depot blog separate from our outdoor project, so you’ll be able to check all of that out when it’s posted there. Then we’ll follow up on that project for you guys over here on our blog with more details, photos, etc.
As for the main project, the front of the house, we don’t want to give away our entire plan just yet because we’re still ironing out the logistics. BUT, here’s a little bit about what’s going on in our heads. Our whole plan is inspired by the Martha Stewart ornaments included in the “Mystery Box”. When I first saw them, my mind immediately went to…
Who doesn’t love Rudolph?! If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that we’re big classic TV / movie fans. The 1964 version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is without a doubt the quintessential classic Christmas movie, and we think it would be a great challenge to try to capture this in a fun, vintage way outdoors. Having a vintage vibe on the outside of the house will tie in nicely with our indoor Christmas decorations while showing off our love for the classics.
Since we have a plan in place, we placed an order at HomeDepot.com for a few essentials and while we wait on those, we’re going to spend some time this weekend hanging icicle lights on the house and fine-tuning our overall plan. I’m pretty sure none of our neighbors read our blog (or even know about it!), but this would be a good time for them to start…. otherwise, they are totally going to think we’ve lost our minds.
Rudolph photo from here.