Well, it’s only a little over two weeks until Christmas (how did that happen?!) and I know this is when the stress levels can really go up. Between ordering cards, hosting events with family and friends, having to bake or bring food to parties, and decorating our own houses, sometimes gift-giving can feel like a chore. However, I’m here to say it doesn’t have to be! I know there are people who don’t relish the job of hunting for gifts, but I actually love it. And filling the stockings is one of my favorite things to do! My husband and I still fill each other’s stockings and I bet we will even when the kids are gone!
French Inspired Christmas Front PorchHudson says welcome, too! He wanted to come outside and “help” today so he came and hung with me. And no, he didn’t get in the way at all (wink, wink)! I used natural garland which I purchased at my local Trader Joe’s and added my own lights. The wreaths are courtesy of Lynch Creek Farm. I’ve always used natural garland on the porch and usually I’ve paired it with this boxwood wreath, but this looks so much better. Now, I feel like the two go together better, and I couldn’t be happier with the fullness and beauty of these wreaths! I’m in love with my little pine tree! I love chubby trees and this one is just the perfect size for my vintage olive bucket. I swear it makes me smile every time I walk by! An old galvanized tub holds some extra greens, logs and pinecones. I love poinsettias and usually have the white ones scattered around. Inside, I featured them in my dough bowl as part of my
If you’re a regular reader then you know that I recently made the exciting announcement that I joined the bHome App (You can read all about the app here). And now, those talented ladies invited me to do a Holiday Tour with them, and well, of course I couldn’t say no! This is my third holiday tour this season (one more – stay tuned!) and though it sounds like a lot (especially for a not-so-big house!) I figure it’s better to break it up for all of you anyway. No one wants 50 photos in one post, and this way, I can talk details and really show you each area.
Hi everyone! I’m sure many of you are busy decorating for the holidays or trying to get your shopping done. It’s such a busy season, but there is also something special and magical about the hustle and bustle of the holidays! For some of you, along with shopping, wrapping and decorating, you’ll also be hosting some kind of gathering as well. Whether it be Christmas Eve dinner, a fun dinner party for friends, or even New Year’s Eve, you may be looking for tablescape ideas. If so, this week of inspiration is the one for you! I’m joining the Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour, hosted by Lory of Designthusiasm.
Good morning everyone! I must admit I’m definitely feeling festive and really starting to get in the holiday mood! Thanksgiving was last week, and I’ve been busy finishing up the decorating over the last few days. (Which also means I now have permission to blast Christmas music daily!) And I’m excited to be joining 14 fellow bloggers for a Holiday Home Tour today! These holiday home tours are definitely my favorite posts to do all year. Not only do I love decorating for the holidays, but I get so much inspiration and sheer joy from looking at all the other houses dressed up, too! If you’re coming here from Kathleen at Lindsay Hill Interiors, thanks so much for stopping by. Kathleen has the most beautiful taste, and her Christmas decor is no exception!
As promised, today I’m sharing Part Two of my Holiday Gift Guide! Hopefully you read Part One which I posted last Friday. As I mentioned in that post, my holiday gift guide is so extensive I decided to split it into two parts. Friday, I released the Men, Women, and Teens sections and today, I’m concentrating on personality types. So whether you have a fashionista sister, homebody mother, or a foodie friend, I’ve got the right gift for you!