Good morning everyone! Today I am sharing an inside tour of my home during the holiday season along with a couple other bloggers. I'm always excited to share this post every year, but it is ALSO a lot of work and I will admit... it is 10:00 p.m. the night before I need to publish this and I am now just sitting down to write it. I had THAT many photos to edit and interior photos are my least fave to edit, because the lighting is just never perfect! Boo! But, it was all worth it and now let's dive and and explore my home!! In this first photo shown above, you'll see I have my front door open (you can kind of see the monogram on the door in the center) and a glimpse of my tree.
You'll see in the foyer I have a stand with a snowman on it that used to have fiber optic lights, but it won't light up anymore... I can't seem to part with it, tho. My momma got one for my brother and I... and, she has one, too! You'll see I've decorated my chalkboard easel for Christmas!
Here is a view of our entire living room, my favorite room to decorate. This year I decided to change up the ribbon on our tree and I also made a new bow for the top. I also made four other bows to match the one on the tree and they are placed in various areas in the house. I've been trying to go more neutral with my decor, so I thought a gold/cream colored ribbon would look beautiful on the tree. It goes really well with the colors of the couches in the room, too!
Speaking of Christmas neutrals, doesn't my new MacBook Pro skin go great with the rest of the decor? I went with the Gold and White skin from CaseApp. Last year I went with a Christmas-themed skin, CaseApp has so many different designs to pick from! I love adding a little pizazz to the top of my MacBook!
I know a lot of bloggers have matchy match trees, but I mainly just try to match the ribbon and tinsel. Maybe one day I will take the time to add an additional tree to our home and it will all match. :) It is a goal of mine! Our tree is filled with ornaments that were mine as a kid, that an aunt of mine used to make, from ornament exchange parties over the year, ornaments the kids and I DIY'ed or that I just DIY'ed, the kids ornaments and... well, I could go on and on. This first ornament I am sharing is of Autumn's handprint and we made each finger into a snowman. The other ornaments in the photo on the right show a pink/silver ball which was my great aunt Dot's and a gold glittery reindeer that I got at an ornament exchange at my last job.
Another view of my tree, up close.
I also made this ruffled burlap skirt for my tree a couple of years ago. I am still in love with it!
Next up is this coffee table/reading nook. I always prop up books against it, so the kids can read whatever books fit with that particular season/holiday.
This year I decided to add a pillow behind the books, so they could lay on the floor and read (which is what they do anyway!).
I usually add just a few ornaments to this table and this Santa dish that I've had for awhile. This table holds a few of our Paris memorabilia, so it is special to me.
I always add some candy to the dish, these Peppermint Bark dark chocolate squares are from my blog friend Lauren.
On our coffee table, I always have a 3-wick candle from Bath & Body Works (they're my fave).
This Fireside candle has a nice rustic scent to it, I enjoy burning it every now and then.
I found this mistletoe at the grocery store (why do I always buy stuff from their floral department?! make me stop!) a few years ago and Brian always hangs it up and gives me a kiss!
Now we are done with the living room and will walk past the hallway and into the family room/kitchen area. This wreath on the door is a Monogram Initial Tinsel Wreath that I made last year, I just love it!
This console table is new this year for Christmas and I just had the best time decorating it! You can see a whole post dedicated to it HERE with many more photos!
Just wanted to share a photo of how well my Gold and White MacBook Pro skin blends into the holiday decor this year!
CaseApp also sent me a new iPhone6 Plus case in their Flowers design! I even added my monogram to the bottom of it.
In the kitchen, you'll see my planter box that I decorated for Christmas (full deets HERE). We are doing the Elf on the Shelf (we have 2 elves and a pet reindeer) and Advent calendars each day with the kids.
There is also a buffet rack in the kitchen that I enjoy decorating each season.
A couple of close-ups from the buffet rack:
I have a Christmas card holder and every year I add our Christmas card to it. It is fun to look at all of the cards from previous years.
I always include some of the kids crafts from school on the buffet rack.
I got this pedestal plate at Kohls YEARS ago and it is always fun to dress up.
We have a large coffee table and I have a gold mirror tray that I purchased from Hobby Lobby awhile ago that I decorate for each season. I usually enjoy my hot tea from this couch and sometimes some Christmas candy!
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Ok, we are to the last decorated piece in my house... my bar cart! I mainly just wanted to share my cart, because I love it so much... but, I did put an adorable fox next to it. There was a year when foxes were all the rave (was that 2 years ago?) and I got this cutie at Target.
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Be sure to check out my blogging friends' Christmas hour tours!
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