Nature Inspired Christmas Decorations

Happy Christmas Eve! Final preparations are underway here at the Zuri household for holiday festivities. As I think ahead to next year's big event, I find myself thinking of nature inspired Christmas decorations. Photo by Neptune   I love the idea of using outdoor elements in Christmas decor - or any decorating for that matter. Branches, berries, and pine cones are crafted into a pretty yet unconventional wreath. Photo by … [Read more...]

Christmas Crafts and Recipes

Today is round two of featuring Christmas inspiration from my fellow bloggers. On Tuesday I showcased trees and decor. Today is all about Christmas crafts and recipes! CHRISTMAS CRAFTS When I saw these adorable Christmas pixies made by my friend Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique I was totally smitten! She shares the pattern and instruction for making your own whimsical pixies.   I also fell in love with the set of soft vintage … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Antique Christmas Tour

Less than two weeks until Christmas. Are you ready? In the midst of your holiday planning, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a moment to yourself and join me for today's farmhouse antique Christmas tour! Photo by Rikki Snyder   A rustic stone fireplace is draped with greenery and stockings to create a cozy Christmas vibe.  Photo by Rikki Snyder   The coffered ceiling throughout the house, along with other architectural … [Read more...]

Homemade Eggnog for the Holidays

Do you get nostalgic around the holidays like I do? I remember Christmases from my childhood and the great joy the holiday held. Part of those fond memories includes favorite foods and treats. And so, with a nod to nostalgia, I'm sharing a simple homemade eggnog recipe with you!   Once again I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity tour hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie. Today a fun group of bloggers, including myself, are sharing a … [Read more...]

Nighttime Country Style Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my nighttime Christmas home tour!  If you're a regular reader, you've already seen parts of my country style Christmas home during the day. I've never done a nighttime tour so this is a first for me!    You can enjoy more home tours by visiting the links at the end of this post. And I'd like to give a special shout-out to Kelly at North Country Nest for organizing today's festive tour!   My … [Read more...]

Individual Chocolate Souffle with Creme Anglaise

Are you searching for a memorable Christmas dessert to serve this holiday season? I love making an impressive chocolate souffle that people think you slaved over - but in reality is pretty easy to bake. I'm sharing this delightful recipe as part of a Christmas dessert blog hop organized by Kristen at Ella Claire. You'll find links to other bloggers' favorite holiday dessert recipes at the end of this post. Baked in ramekins, an individual … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour 2018: Christmas Kitchen

Welcome to the second installment of my Holiday Home! My kitchen is dressed in a bit of Christmas flair, ready for friends and family to drop by!   You can enjoy another week of home tours by following the links at the end of this post. Thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing this week's tour. The home before me on today's tour is Laura's who blogs at Inspiration for Moms. I just love her style and today she shares her … [Read more...]

My Christmas Home Tour 2018

Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour! You'll find a mix of neutral tones with metallic finishes sprinkled with a little holiday magic.   This week is the annual Holiday Housewalk week organized by Jennifer Rizzo. Each day different bloggers showcased their homes decorated in a variety of holiday styles. Today's the last day of the tour, but you can visit Jennifer's blog to see the entire line-up from Monday through today.   If … [Read more...]

Christmas Porch Decorations: Country Style

Are you one of the "lucky" ones graced by the recent blizzard that stormed its way through the central part of our country? We got a healthy dose of fluffy white Christmas cheer to enhance my Christmas porch decorations!   Today I join a group of fabulously talented bloggers to feature our Christmas porch decorations. You'll find links to ? festive porches below. A special thanks goes out to to Taryn Whiteaker for organizing this fun … [Read more...]

Christmas Table Setting: Modern Country Style

Deer plates and a quaint ceramic village with bottle brush trees create a modern country Christmas table setting for the holidays! Welcome to the holiday edition of Styled + Set where a group of bloggers share a variety of entertaining ideas. Links to the other bloggers are at the end of the post. (This post contains affiliate links.) Jamie at So Much Better with Age is the blogger before me in today's loop. She has phenomenal French Country … [Read more...]

Simple Country Style Christmas Mantel

My simple country style Christmas mantel is ready to spread some holiday cheer! Today you can enjoy 27 mantels at the links below, all decorated for the season.   The snow has already fallen here in the Chicago area and its making me feel all warm and cozy inside my humble farmhouse. I'm all about cable knits and faux fur this year in my newfound attempt to enjoy winter.   Bottle brush trees, whether white or green, have … [Read more...]

8 Vintage Santa Ornaments: Free Printable

Are you ready for 20 DIY Christmas ornaments? My blogging friends and I are sharing festive ornaments to make for your tree. All the links are at the end of this post but first, let me share how to make my Vintage Santa Ornaments! (This post contains affiliate links.)   I found the vintage Santa illustrations at The Graphics Fairy and cropped them into circles for ornaments. They're hanging on my small flocked tree in the family … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Canvas Prints with Free Printables

Christmas decorating season has officially begun here at the Zuri household! Glitter has been swept up several times already, but today I'm sharing a Christmas canvas prints project that's completely glitter-free! Today I'm joining several other bloggers for a Christmas printable hop which means lots of Christmas craft ideas for you! All printables are free!  A special thanks to Kristen at Ella Claire for organizing today's event. My … [Read more...]

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