Favorite Christmas Room

Hi Lovelies! Can you believe Christmas is less than two weeks away? I genuinely can’t.  I feel like people spend so much time saying it’s too early to decorate, it’s too early for Christmas…then all of a sudden it’s here and you feel like it went by way too fast! Am I the only one?

For the past couple of years we’ve decorated the week before Thanksgiving and then put the final trimmings on the tree on Thanksgiving Day…I love it.  It feels like we get to start enjoying the Christmas season as soon as the turkey plates are in the dishwasher and that’s just how I like it.

This year, I’m joining some blogger friends of mine and we’re sharing our favorite Christmas rooms with you! Isn’t that fun? If you’re following along with the tour, you just came from Kelly at The Tattered Pew’s kitchen.  Isn’t Kelly’s style beautiful?? It’s always so festive and welcoming, she knows what it means to create a true home for her family.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to all of the other Christmas rooms on the tour.  There is a great mix of rooms and styles so you don’t want to miss any of them!  For now, let’s focus on this house of books…my favorite Christmas room is our living room.

Our tree is obviously the focal point in this room and we adore it.  This year, we went with a 7.5 King Flock from King of Christmas.

I’m a normally a real tree, ride or die girl, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have one of these gorgeous trees. It’s so lifelike and the attention to detail is incredible. I’ve never seen a more beautiful tree, real or faux.

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We did end up putting a small, real tree in the dining room though. Can’t mess with tradition😉

Aother new piece in this room that has transformed the space is our rug from Rugs USA.  We finally got a rug big enough for this space and I’m obsessed with this moroccan pattern.  It’s super soft, doesn’t shed and would hide stains very well. You can find it here.

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If you follow me on Instagram you know that my theme this year was…not to have a theme. I just wanted to keep things simple and I’m so glad I did. Most of these decor pieces are here (or somewhere else in our home) year round.  With the exception of a few things like the tree, garland and DIY sign with my favorite Christmas lyrics this is our home.

I just wanted it to feel like our house with a little bit of Christmas sparkle. In years past I’ve put away everything that didn’t scream Christmas and in the process lost the identity of our home.  Things like the faux air plant in the gallery wall or black and white pillows would have been stashed away because they weren’t ‘Christmasy’ enough…this year I decided not to be so hard on myself.  I can’t tell you how good it feels, I just told my husband today this is my favorite Christmas yet.  The minimal decor vibe has transferred to our entire holiday season.  We’re just doing what we want, focusing on each other and not trying to squeeze so much in.  It’s been magical to say the least.

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I mentioned our DIY sign above and I’m so happy you guys love it.  I’ve gotten so many messages and emails asking where I got or how you can make it.

It’s as easy as buying a blank canvas at your local craft store and hot gluing whatever message you like with wooden craft letters.  So fun, right? We also have a larger version above our bed.

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Another piece we love is our simple, wooden advent calendar puzzle. It lives on our coffee table and my daughter gets to pick out a wooden piece every day to put on the mantel.  She can play with the unused pieces as a puzzle and we’ve had so much fun with it.

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We needed new stockings this year because we added a fourth family member:)  I found these at Hobby Lobby, but you can find a similar version here.

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Did y’all catch my stories about the fun knot pillows that I found for less than $10? I love this little cutie, it adds so much interest to any space.  You can find it here in a bunch of different colors.

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And that’s my favorite Christmas room!  I’ll forever treasure this room, no matter where we live, because it’s where we celebrate Christmas with our babies, cozy up at night together after they’ve gone to bed and make all of our best memories.

Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to continue the tour! Areeba at Minty Candy Designs is up next and she’s sharing her gorgeous Christmas bedroom! Happy Holidays, lovelies!

xoxo,

Hayley

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Friday Favorites: Modern Nursery

It’s basically the weekend! Let’s celebrate with Friday Favorites, and talk about my current nursery obsessions.  We’re expecting a baby boy in August and the main pieces of his nursery are in place, but I haven’t put the finishing touches on his room. Since it’s not ready for a reveal, I thought I would put together a board with all of items I’m using or almost identical versions (our dresser/changing table for instance is the exact same configuration as the one below, but our version is vintage and painted).

The theme is simple and modern with white, gray and gold. I’m obsessed with the modern nursery and I want to the room to be peaceful, soft and earthy.  It’s obviously gender neutral so these pieces can work for either a boy or a girl and I just love the idea of creating a nursery that you (and by you and I mean mom;)) want to spend time in, too. I mean let’s be honest, you’re the one who’s going to be spending the most time in there in the middle of the night, feeding and staring at the wall trying not to fall asleep.  It should at least be a room that you love right?  We all know the day is coming when they will get to plaster the walls in Paw Patrol posters and sleep under Peppa Pig comforters.  I think mom can have control over the design choices for now!

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Some of these items we already have, some on are my wish list (hello JuJu hat!) and some are slightly different (we have a real Majestic Palm instead of a faux Fiddle Leaf Fig), but this is the gist of our little guy’s nursery.  Click on the links below to find each piece and happy shopping!

Lamp (for late night diaper changes)

Side Table (place next to your glider/rocker)

Rug (always go for a plush rug in the nursery)

Dresser/Changing Table (remove the changing top when you’re done with diapers)

JuJu Hat

Faux Plant

Baskets

What are your favorite nursery pieces? Do you have an elaborate theme or do you keep it simple?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday, lovelies! XOXO

 

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Setting the Tone: Entryway Statement Piece

Happy Tuesday! I hope y’all are having a great start to your week.  We’re back from an incredible vacation (more on that later!) and are so excited to be home.  Isn’t home the best when you’ve been away for a while? Our weather is warm, the neighborhood pool is open and our house seems fresh and pretty all over again. I’m sure you guys have figured this out by now, but I. love. home.  It’s trite, but there’s truly nothing like it.

Speaking of home, what does your entryway say about your house? I firmly believe that an entryway should be two things:

  1. Functional
  2. An Introduction

I want people to walk in our entryway and immediately understand the vibe of our home. I like to set the tone and make sure people know they’re welcome in our space.  In this home I’m lucky in the sense that I don’t have to combine that with first impression with functionality.  Sometimes you need to do both (because you don’t have extra space to store shoes, backpacks, etc.) and while that can be challenging design-wise, those turn out to be some of the most beautiful entryways I’ve seen.

In our home, we have a space directly past the formal entryway that serves as our ‘drop spot’ I keep it simple here and the bench, mail envelopes, hooks and shoe basket help us keep things organized and out of the formal entryway.

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Back to the formal entry…here is what it looked like a few weeks ago:

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I liked it, especially all those blooms for spring, but in the end it just wasn’t me.  I adore that painting, but combined with the bright flowers and vase it was…too much.  Most importantly, it didn’t set the tone for the house beyond the entry. Actually it didn’t look anything like the rest of our home, lol.  I knew I needed to do three things:  simplify, match the rest of our house and make a statement.

Making a statement is where my friend Katie at Handmade Haven Sign Co. came in. Katie is an extremely talented sign-maker located in here Fort Worth, but she ships all over the U.S.  She is also a friend and because I’ve seen her work I knew she could create a one of a kind, gorgeous piece for our entryway.  I wanted something that was a combination of mine and my husband’s taste and as I said earlier something that would communicate the vibe of our home.

What better than a book page for A House With Books??

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Isn’t it extraordinary? This 4×3 stunner has completely changed our entryway and I’m in love! Stephen King is my husband’s favorite author and as an aspiring writer, someone I respect immensely. We chose the quote together and I know I’ll forever cherish this sign.

 

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As soon as I hung the sign I surrounded it with elements that match the rest of our home.    Pieces full of texture, simplicity and of course, greenery.  The palm branch is from our majestic palm in the nursery and I think it’s a perfect touch for summer.  The table and paper cutter are both antiques, but you can find a source list for the rest of the items at the bottom of this post.

If you’re interested in ordering a sign from Katie you can find her via any of the links below.  She takes most of her orders through Facebook and is very responsive on direct message there.  You can also see a lot of her past work displayed on that page.  Like I said, she welcomes custom orders and ships anywhere in the U.S.  I hope you reach out to her soon about a new sign for your home, whether it be a statement piece for your own entryway, favorite bible verse or anything in between.  She is a true talent and you won’t be disappointed.

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So, what about you?  Do you like to set the tone for the rest of your home in the entryway? What kind of pieces do you use to achieve that first impression?

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day, lovelies!

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Lamp Shade (similar)

 

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Friday Favorites: Faux Fiddle Leaf Figs

Happy Friday, pretty people! I’m starting a new series today called Friday Favorites! It’s not a new concept in the blog world, but it is new for AHWB and I’m super pumped about it.  Every Friday (hopefully;)) I’ll be posting some of my favorite things based off of your most frequently asked questions.  I’m kicking off the series with Fiddle Leaf Figs for two reasons:

  1. My figs are the stars of my home, hands down.
  2. Y’all ask me a lot of questions about Fiddle Leaf Figs.

This post is specifically focused on faux figs (even though both of mine are real) because that is the question I’ve been asked most lately – “Where can I get a Fiddle Leaf Fig that I don’t have to take care of??”. At first, I didn’t know the answer to this, but after a lot of research, I have your answer!

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Now, if you’re looking to start the live Fiddle journey (which I highly recommend) I do have a post on care tips for your new tree. You can find that here. I wrote this post almost a year ago when Felicity was about half her current size and before I had the monster that we know as Finn:

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Anyway, back to the faux stuff because that’s what you’re here for, right?? I don’t blame you, Fiddles are notoriously finicky and if you ain’t got time for that faux is definitely the way to go!

SnapseedI tried to gather options for you that are stylish, across the board on size and price and most importantly, look as real as possible. Follow the links below to find your fig and good luck with your new plant baby! You can totally still name it, even though it’s technically not alive.  Personally, I would go with something fun like “Forge” or “Fraud-rick” 😉

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Six **Update! Turns out this is actually a real fiddle.  I’m sorry for the mistake, but if you’re in the market for a real one this is a great price and it has good customer reviews.

Happy shopping lovelies, and most importantly happy weekend!!

 

xoxo,

Hayley

 

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Joyful Spring Home Tour

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…

“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” 

Frances Hodgson Burnett {A Secret Garden}

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How magical is this time of year? It’s my favorite time of year to decorate our home because it involves bringing the outside in.  I do this all year around, but spring is the time to really go all in, you know? I least I did this year…our house feels a little bit like a greenhouse and I.love.it.

I’m so excited to join the Joyful Spring Home Tour with some of the best home bloggers out there.  It’s genuinely an honor to be in the company of such talent and we’re so grateful that our friends at hayneedle.com are sponsoring this tour.  We’re also excited to offer you, our readers, the chance to win a $250 Hayneedle shopping spree.  Just follow the link at the end of this post to enter and make sure you’re following Hayneedle on Instagram to be eligible.

And without further ado, spring has sprung in the entryway…

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I keep this painting here most of the year, but it really shines in spring.  The vintage paper cutter has also become a staple in this space (it compliments our antique table) and I freshened things up with white, faux flowers in a thrifted vase, potted double azaleas (from Trader Joe’s), and wooden bead garland.

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I love decorating with potted plants instead of cut flowers in springtime because I can easily plant them outside when I’m done with them indoors.

Moving on past the formal entry you come to our drop-off area, which is always a fun space to update with the seasons.  This year I added a sweet banner from Target’s dollar spot, a vintage fish pot and simple faux flowers.

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These tulips are from Trader Joe’s, but we kicked off the season by visiting a local tulip farm and it was such a wonderful experience! If you live in North Texas, I highly recommend checking out Texas Tulips in Pilot Point.

And because I can’t let the books feel left out…

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Pretty, aren’t they? 😉

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This cart in the kitchen area is a new addition to our home and I’m certainly smitten with it.  It’s so fun to decorate and most importantly, is extremely functional when it’s time to entertain.  For spring I added a faux topiary from Hayneedle and I’m so impressed with the quality of this piece.  I love its airy, natural look and it brings life to a space that doesn’t have a lot of natural light.

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I also added some hydrangeas from Trader Joe’s and one of my new frames from Target’s dollar spot. I bought a ton of these frames when they came out a few weeks ago because I was on a mission to incorporate more family photos into our decor and these elegant frames fit the bill.

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 Directly across from the cart is our kitchen.  Its natural state is already fresh and bright so for spring I simply brought in some fresh pears and lemons and a yummy candle.

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Oh, and can you spy that cute Easter tea towel on the oven? My hubs picked that up for me at…you guessed it, the dollar spot;)

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Our next project (hopefully before baby comes in August) is backsplash! What do you think of the sample subway tile we are sampling? We’re trying to decide between this and honeycomb.

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Up next is our living room.  This is always my favorite room in the house and I’m so glad I finally found the perfect piece for above the mantel.  I’ve had a vision in my head of the exact piece of art I wanted since we moved in…something abstract, bright and with a feel of being in the clouds.

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Hayneedle nailed it, right?? This gorgeous piece is from their site and I couldn’t be happier with it.  It’s full of texture, nuance and gives the classic, elegant vibe I was looking for.

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As for the rest of the room, I brought in spring with some stunning, potted ranunculus, a new orchid baby (Trader Joe’s has the best floral prices, hands down) and another delicious candle- Ocean Breeze, by DW Home.

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These are small updates, but I think it’s important to mention I didn’t just update this room with new purchases. For every season I always shop the house and rearrange to give our home a new vibe. This is the easiest and cheapest way to freshen up your home and honestly, it usually makes the most impact.  For example I moved our wicker truck to the hearth, brought my garage-sale candlesticks back up to the mantel and added some family  photos to our gallery wall.

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Lastly, these banana leaf pillows that Shelby Dillon sent me have made my life. I’ve had them for a while now and they still catch my eye every time I walk into the room.  They’re truly a work of art and I’m so happy to have them in this space.

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Let’s head into the dining room…

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Again, my main update here is floral.  This lovely array of spring flowers brings so much color and whimsy to this room.  I loved adding them to these texture rich vases I found for less than $10 (total!) at Marshall’s.

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The last stop on the tour is our master bedroom.  Pink has really stolen my heart this spring and what better place to put those pink tulips than our bedroom?

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p.s. I’m reading & Sons by David Gilbert and ohhh it’s so good. It’s New York, it’s thought provoking and it makes for the perfect spring read.

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We also finally updated our bedding with this luxurious duvet cover from Linens & Hutch. They sent me this cover and two pillow shams and I couldn’t be happier with them. They have that sleek, hotel look and holy cow, are they smooth and silky.  We’ve slept with this set for a couple of nights now and I’m really excited to go to bed tonight, lol.

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 That’s all the spring I’ve got for y’all…what do you think? Do you enjoy decorating for spring as much as I do? I hope you’ve found some inspiration for your own home along the way and I’m so grateful you stopped by.

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Again, huge thanks to hayneedle.com again for sponsoring this tour and please don’t forget to enter the $250 giveaway here.  (You must be following them on Instagram to be eligible)

Lastly, do yourself a favor and check out all of the other incredible homes on this Joyful Spring Home Tour.  Each and every one is phenomenal, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Tour Schedule

Monday March 13

Monday

Maison de Pax | Lemons to Lovelys | TIDBITS | Belle Amour Blog

Tuesday March 14

Tuesday

The Mountain View Cottage | Kim Power Style | Meaningful Spaces | My Vintage Porch

Wednesday March 15

Wednesday

The Porch Light Cottage | White Lane Decor | Delightfully Noted

March 16

Thursday

JorDecor | Farmhouse On Boone | A House With Books

Have a happy spring, lovelies! xoxo

“…sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love…”

E.E. Cummings

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Holiday Home Tour, Part II

If you want to start at the beginning of my tour with Part I, click here

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Happy December! I’m so excited about today’s tour because I’m joined by some dear friends of mine who also happen to be some of the best home designers I know. I love these women and their homes and I know you will too. Please take a minute to check out their tours, you can find the links at the end of this post.

Okay! Back to my little house of books…

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Welcome! This is our front door and I had so much fun decorating this space.  If you follow me on Instagram or saw Part I of my holiday tour you know I’m a neutral gal and I didn’t do red for Christmas this year, but the front porch? That’s a whole different Christmas universe!

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Our street is very social and we spend a lot of time out here so it’s important to keep this space cozy and fun.  At least a couple of times a week we’re out here with the neighbors watching the kids play and having a drink after a long week.

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For the sitting porch I added a gorgeous, real boxwood wreath from Trader Joe’s. These are a yearly favorite of mine and they’re a steal at $9.99.  I also brought out a cute little chalkboard sign, some cozy blankets and filled my galvanized pieces with fresh clippings from our rosemary bushes.

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The showstopper here is our fresh garland, also from Trader Joe’s.  I added a fresh, fir wreath, small poinsettia, my vintage fruit crate and another one of my favorite holiday traditions: a cinnamon broom. These brooms are also from Trader Joe’s (seriously, these people should pay me…but they don’t. I just love their store that much).

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I get a cinnamon broom every year and usually put them inside, but the scent on this one is so strong I put it outside so when you walk up to our home that holiday smell welcomes you in.  And it definitely does, they smell fantastic and last forever!

The next stop on this tour is the dining room. I shared this space in Part I, but I wanted to give y’all an idea of what our Christmas tablescape will look like.

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I took most of these photos in the evening to show off a little bit of golden hour. I love how the soft streams of sunlight compliment the glow of the Christmas lights.  I only wish it lasted a little longer every day…

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I’ve hosted Thanksgiving quite a few times, but this is my first year hosting Christmas and I’m psyched.  The grandparents are coming to us and this is the first year my daughter will be able to wake up in her own home on Christmas morning with Santa presents under the tree. Y’all, I’m so excited I’m genuinely crying right now just thinking about it.

Okay! Back to business…the business of Christmas dinner.  I want to do a little bit more of a formal dinner this year (normally we eat Christmas lunch, buffet style) and that starts with the table.

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My Christmas theme this year is frosted, bright and cozy, but I just couldn’t help putting some of my fresh garland on the table.  The aroma is incredible (I wouldn’t lie to you, I’m currently sitting here as I type;)) and it just brings a coziness to the space. I also think it blends in nicely with the frosted and flocked pieces in the space because of my light runner and natural table.

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All I did here was loop the garland on top of a white table runner from Ikea and place candles in between. Easy as that! The china is our wedding china and I’m super proud of my 23 year-old self for making a good decision;)

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The grand finale of my little tour is Queen Sheba herself. The most beautiful, magical, sparkly, snowy, lovely, intoxicating tree you ever did see…the end. Whew! But seriously, I’m in love with this tree. I would marry it in a second.

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At this point I’m sure you’re thinking, “Wow, brag much?” and I get that, but I’m not talking about my decorations on the tree, I’m talking about the tree itself.  Holy perfection.

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We always have a fresh tree because I grew up with them and I can’t imagine Christmas without one.  I understand it’s not for everyone, but my goodness…the smell, the tradition of picking one out…I love it all.

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This year, I knew I wanted a flocked tree and I also knew they’re more expensive than we normally spend on a tree so I asked for that as my Christmas present.  Best. Present. Ever

I have gotten a ton of questions already about this tree so I’ve decided to do a totally separate post answering all of them (that will also include care tips for fresh trees). The short story is we bought it from a local nursery chain here in North Texas called Calloway’s and they flocked it before we even purchased it. It’s gorgeous, smells fantastic and was worth every penny.

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Thanks to the tree our living room is now Christmas complete. Because we spend 90% of our time here I wanted this room to feel like a cozy, snowy space and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

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As I mentioned earlier these are mostly evening shots of our home, but it’s so brilliant in here at night I have to share these as well…

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The holidays are full of magic. It fills my soul and somehow surprises me every single year.  I’m so grateful every time I walk in this room and see the home we’ve created for our daughter. She’s always running around, looking at ‘her trees’ and telling us to turn on the lights. It truly is the most wonderful time of year…

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I hope your Christmas is a wonderful one and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my blog this year. It means so much, xoxo.

 

Don’t forget to tour the homes of my incredible friends…

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Boxwood Wreath (faux/similar)

Moscow Mule Mugs

White Rocking Chairs

Cinnamon Broom (similar)

Mini Flocked Tree

Dining Room Light Fixture (similar)

Nice/Naughty Mug

Faux Fur Blanket (similar)

Rattan Basket

Gold Orb (similar)

 

 

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Holiday Home Tour, Part I

I can’t believe the holidays are already here! Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I decided that I wanted to decorate early this year…along with 7 of my talented blogger friends, so don’t forget to check out their homes at the bottom of this post.

I always feel like our Christmas decor isn’t up quite long enough and I’m pretty sure I tell my poor husband that every. single. year. My tree and other decorations always come down just after Christmas because it’s hard for me to leave it up until New Year’s.  I love the idea of a fresh start with the new year and that includes a clean, simplified house.  Also, my real tree starts to dry out and a brittle tree isn’t pretty, or safe.

Long story short, my house is already decorated for Christmas! …except we don’t have the tree yet.  Remember what I said about brittle? Nobody wants that.

One thing I did want? A frosted, cozy Christmas…so that’s what I did. I wanted the house to look like a light snow had fallen (not literally folks, this isn’t a theme park), but I still wanted it to be cozy-not cold.  I chose this theme because I’m in love with the wintry, frosted look, but also because I wanted to keep things simple and seamless this year. The best way for me to do that was use colors that already exist in my home and not try to re-do the entire house just for Christmas.

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Because I chose colors and tones that already exist in my home, the Christmas pieces blended in seamlessly and I actually needed less decorations, not more.  It’s also a great way to extend your Christmas decor into post-holiday winter.  Of course I’ll take down everything that is quintessentially “Christmas”, but I’ll be able to keep the greenery and even some of the lights and small trees if I want to. Okay that’s enough talk, let’s walk…right through our front door.

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Welcome to our home! This formal entryway is the space you enter as soon as you step through our front door.  Next week, I’ll publish Part II of my holiday home tour and that will include our front porch, decorated tree and Christmas dinner tablescape.

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I love our antique entryway table. Its elegant lines and stately feel make it perfect for any season.  I moved the library mirror in here because I had a vision of a large, ornate mirror adorned with a flocked wreath and I’m so glad it all came together.  The wreath was a steal from Walmart (what is up with Walmart lately? They’re killing it) and the birch logs and wooden tree are new purchases as well.

Let’s move on to the informal entry. This space is just on the other side of the arch and in the library.  It’s also adjacent to our garage door so it’s our catch all, put your shoes on kind of space.

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The decor in this corner is always simple because it’s such a functional space. More than one pillow and my kid won’t have room to sit down and put her shoes on;)  I posted on Instagram recently that this pillow is the only red decor I have out this year and that’s true.  I keep my red, plaid scarf here to make sure it doesn’t get lonely.

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Let’s head to where Christmas dinner will be cooked…

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Our kitchen is newly white and I think it fits in pretty nicely with the frosted theme.  Because it still ‘new’ I didn’t want to overwhelm it too much with Christmas decor so I added some snowy garland, filled my tiered tray with holiday goodness and finished things off with this adorable wooden tree from the Target’s dollar spot.

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I filled our tray with fake snow from Hobby Lobby, Christmas ornaments, and other small pieces.  Isn’t that little nativity the cutest thing? It was made in Bethlehem and I love it so much I always display it somewhere instead of letting it get lost in the tree.

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The great thing about a snow theme? You can stick bottlebrush trees and fake snow wherever you want!

Our dining room is next and I’m so excited to show it to you because it was my favorite space to decorate this year…

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From styling our new shelves to adding that cute little flocked tree in the corner, I had a blast designing this space.  It’s always more fun for me when I can go a little over the top with my creativity and this is my flair on display.

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If you follow me on Instagram you know I’m a little a lot obsessed with eucalyptus. I pick up a bunch every week at Trader Joe’s for $2.99 and it works for every season.

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Not surprisingly, there is a lot of Target on these shelves. Specifically, Dollar Spot Target;) The joy sign, basket, globe lights, and bottlebrush trees are all from there and were all less than $5 a piece. That’s my favorite kind of Christmas decor!

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Can you spot our gold tree? Okay, it’s hard to miss, but isn’t it gorgeous? I got that beauty for free from a neighbor and I just love how you can see both trees when you walk into our dining room.

Our living room is the heart of this main space and even though we don’t have our tree yet, everything else is decked for Christmas.  I’ll definitely share some wider shots in Part II of the holiday tour, but here are some details for now…

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No matter what my theme is, Christmas trees always take centerstage.  Since I was kid they have meant so much to me – the smell, the tradition of picking one out and decorating them…I love it all.

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This joy pillow is another one of my placemat pillows!  I’m not a big fan of spending $20-30 on a new pillow so this is my favorite trick.  Check out my tutorial here.

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And our beloved mirror is back in its home.  We rotate pieces up here to freshen things up sometimes, but this beauty will always be here for Christmas.

Our last stop is the master bedroom. We’ve never had holiday decor in the bedroom before, much less a full size tree, but it’s been so fun and cozy…definitely a new tradition.

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We just recently got our nightstand dressers and rugs from Hayneedle and I’m slightly obsessed with them.  The dressers give our room the mature, hotel feel that I was looking for and those rugs? They’re heavenly. Check out my detailed post about this refresh here.

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Well, that’s a wrap! Our house is feeling mighty magical and cozy right now and I’m so glad you stopped by to check it out. Please don’t forget to follow the links at the bottom to visit the homes of some of the best home bloggers I know.  Some of us are sharing today and some will share on Friday, November 25th so make sure to check back then to see their holiday tours!

You can shop this post via the links below and let me know what you think in the comments!  I’m off to sit on the couch with a glass of egg nog and watch those twinkly lights do their thing. xoxo

To see Part II of the tour, click here!

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Holiday Home Tours

Simple Cozy Charm

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The Home I Create 

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