Well, it's hard to believe but Christmas has come and gone. This year has flown by, at least for me it has. Now that Christmas is over when do you start taking down all your lights and decorations? It's a question that's plagued mankind for centuries, just how long do you leave it all up before packing it all away?

At my house we usually start taking everything down right after Christmas, or the week right after Christmas. Sometimes depending on what's going on, we'll leave it up until New Years'. But that's the absolute latest we'll keep it up before we start boxing it all up and storing it away until next year.

It's a sad day when you start to take all the decorations down, especially when you think of all the hard work and time it took to drag it all out and put it all together. That along with trying to re-package everything and put everything back in its original box. Or is that just me?  Surely not, it can be a real pain to do though.

I have friends and even family that keep their tree and all their decorations up until after January, some even later than that. Some people I know keep their Christmas lights on their house all year long. That way when late November hits they just flip the switch and they're good to go. They're permanently attached to the house. I guess that makes sense, but it looks kind of weird in the middle of Summer.

I'm betting that our tree and decorations will be packed away by the end of the week. How about you? When do you normally take down all your Christmas decorations? Take the quick poll below and let us know.

 

Tour the most expensive house for sale in Oklahoma!

It's being called the most premier luxury listing in all of Oklahoma on Zillow.com. This massive mansion in Arcadia, OK. at 400 Deep Fork Circle is listed by Ty Burnett of 525 Realty Group. It currently has an asking price of $5,950,000 making it the most expensive, if not one of the most expensive houses for sale in the entire state. So what will almost six million dollars get you? A lot! This epic 12,020 square foot estate sits on over 2.5 acres and features 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. It comes with its own guest house, resort infinity pool, cabana, and gym. The chef-inspired kitchen features all professional, commercial-grade appliances. There's a THX theater room and entertainment suite complete with its own bar. The master bedroom has a see-through fireplace, huge celebrity-style closets a garden room, and heated marble floors in the master bath. It has a basement a wine cellar and tons of outdoor patio and sitting areas. Scroll through all the pictures below and take a virtual tour of this one-of-a-kind epic estate located in Arcadia, OK.

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If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.

John Wayne: An American Experience museum Ft. Worth, TX.

If you're a fan of the Duke you have to make the trip to Ft. Worth and visit the John Wayne: An American Experience museum. It's located in the Ft. Worth Stockyards at 2501 Rodeo Plaza. The gallery below isn't even close to half of what you'll see there. With 10,000 square feet and several rooms, the exhibit has everything from John Wayne's early childhood to his final days. You can get up close and personal with all the costumes, wardrobe, and props that John Wayne used in his films and throughout his career. Along with all the great displays throughout the exhibit, there are quotes from the Duke, interactive video and audio sections, and most, if not all of the walls are covered in photo murals and picture collages of the Duke.

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