About Me

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Who am I ?

[/wr_text][wr_text el_title=”” text_margin_top=”0″ text_margin_left=”” text_margin_bottom=”0″ text_margin_right=”” enable_dropcap=”no” appearing_animation=”0″ css_suffix=”” id_wrapper=”” disabled_el=”no” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_color=”” wrapper_bg_opacity_slider=”” wrapper_bg_opacity=”100″ wrapper_border_top=”0″ wrapper_border_left=”0″ wrapper_border_bottom=”0″ wrapper_border_right=”0″ wrapper_border_style=”solid” wrapper_border_color=”” wrapper_rounded_topleft=”0″ wrapper_rounded_topright=”0″ wrapper_rounded_bottomleft=”0″ wrapper_rounded_bottomright=”0″ responsive_hide=”no” ]Hi and welcome to my Holiday Decorating site! In this blog, you’ll find history, trivia, reviews and recommendations. I hope it’s useful to you.
Please contact me with your suggestions and recommendations as well as experiences.
I’m starting off this site with the winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years and then will be adding in Spring, then Summer, and finally Fall.
What is your favorite holiday season?[/wr_text][wr_divider div_margin_top=”0″ div_margin_left=”0″ div_margin_bottom=”25″ div_margin_right=”0″ div_border_width=”2″ div_border_style=”solid” div_border_color=”#E0DEDE” divider_width=”100″ align=”left” disabled_el=”no” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_opacity=”100″ wrapper_border_top=”0″ wrapper_border_left=”0″ wrapper_border_bottom=”0″ wrapper_border_right=”0″ wrapper_border_style=”solid” ][/wr_divider][wr_list el_title=”” div_margin_top=”0″ div_margin_left=”0″ div_margin_bottom=”25″ div_margin_right=”0″ show_icon=”yes” icon_position=”left” icon_size=”24″ icon_color=”#00261c” icon_style=”simple” show_heading=”yes” text_color=”” appearing_animation=”0″ css_suffix=”” id_wrapper=”” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_color=”” wrapper_bg_opacity_slider=”” wrapper_bg_opacity=”100″ wrapper_border_top=”0″ wrapper_border_left=”0″ wrapper_border_bottom=”0″ wrapper_border_right=”0″ wrapper_border_style=”solid” wrapper_border_color=”” wrapper_rounded_topleft=”0″ wrapper_rounded_topright=”0″ wrapper_rounded_bottomleft=”0″ wrapper_rounded_bottomright=”0″ responsive_hide=”no” ][wr_item_list heading=”The average American will spend over $800 on holiday gifts and goodies this year.” icon=”fa fa-gift” ][/wr_item_list][wr_item_list heading=”The average American will spend ” icon=”fa fa-envelope-o” disabled_el=”no” ][/wr_item_list][wr_item_list heading=”The Winter Holidays are the biggest time for baking and sharing all year.” icon=”fa fa-heart” disabled_el=”no” ][/wr_item_list][/wr_list][/wr_column][/wr_row][wr_row width=”boxed” background=”none” solid_color_value=”#ffffff” gradient_color=”0% #FFFFFF,100% #000000″ gradient_direction=”vertical” repeat=”full” img_repeat=”full” video_mp4 video_url_mp4 autoplay=”yes” position=”center center” paralax=”no” border_width_value_=”0″ border_style=”solid” border_color=”#000″ child_of=”none” div_padding_top=”10″ div_padding_bottom=”10″ div_padding_right=”10″ div_padding_left=”10″ ][wr_column span=”span12″][wr_divider div_margin_top=”0″ div_margin_left=”0″ div_margin_bottom=”25″ div_margin_right=”0″ div_border_width=”2″ div_border_style=”double” div_border_color=”#E0DEDE” divider_width=”100″ align=”left” disabled_el=”no” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_opacity=”100″ wrapper_border_top=”0″ wrapper_border_left=”0″ wrapper_border_bottom=”0″ wrapper_border_right=”0″ wrapper_border_style=”solid” ][/wr_divider][/wr_column][/wr_row][wr_row width=”boxed” background=”none” border_width_value_=”0″ border_style=”solid” border_color=”#000″ child_of=”none” div_padding_top=”10″ div_padding_left=”10″ div_padding_bottom=”0″ div_padding_right=”10″ ][wr_column span=”span6″][wr_text #_EDITTED text_margin_top=”0″ text_margin_bottom=”0″ enable_dropcap=”no” appearing_animation=”0″ disabled_el=”no” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_opacity=”100″ wrapper_border_top=”0″ wrapper_border_left=”0″ wrapper_border_bottom=”0″ wrapper_border_right=”0″ wrapper_border_style=”solid” ]

Profile Picture

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My Background

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I grew up in Silicon Valley. Our idea of seasons are fire, rain, earthquake and mudslide. I think we had a snow flurry once since I’ve been here.

My parents moved us to the Ozark Mountains for two years while my Dad took a sabbatical. We built a house, and we were homeschooled. It was cool. Mostly. I really learned to love gardening and knitting. And I learned what cold was. -17F at the heat of the day. Brr. But there was a beauty to the ice storms.

Anyway, my mom was descended from Italians, and family was huge for her. So when we could, we would have big gatherings for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.

I love decorating my home and opening it up for family celebrations. If you’re here, I bet you do too. What dish screams “family” to you? Mine is manicotti.[/wr_text][/wr_column][/wr_row][wr_row width=”boxed” background=”none” border_width_value_=”0″ border_style=”solid” border_color=”#000″ child_of=”none” div_padding_top=”0″ div_padding_left=”10″ div_padding_bottom=”10″ div_padding_right=”10″ ][wr_column span=”span3″][wr_text text_margin_top=”0″ text_margin_bottom=”0″ enable_dropcap=”no” appearing_animation=”0″ disabled_el=”no” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_opacity=”100″ wrapper_border_top=”0″ wrapper_border_left=”0″ wrapper_border_bottom=”0″ wrapper_border_right=”0″ wrapper_border_style=”solid” ]

Rick Johnson

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