This year is so much different than last year in terms of our lifestyle and therefore, our decorating style has evolved too. Having a new little in the house (monster baby!) everything has to be softer, less breakable and kid-friendly. So this year I have done things I never thought I would do (like getting our first ever faux tree). I opted for plastic (glass look) ornaments hung with string rather than hooks and felt animals. The garland is a feather boa! I love the soft snow-like look it creates. I loved the feather boa so much on the tree I used one of the mantle too instead of the usual boxwood garland I have used the past couple years.