Bronze and Neutral Christmas Tree

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Today you can enjoy a round-up of eight beautiful Christmas trees from King of Christmas. After selecting a new flocked tree this year, I settled upon a bronze and neutral Christmas tree theme. (This post is sponsored by King of Christmas and contains affiliate links.) I ordered the King Flock Slim Tree at 7.5 feet tall. The height leaves just enough room at the top of the tree for a big bow.   If … [Read more...]

8 Christmas Mantel Ideas

When it comes to holiday decorating, I like to plan ahead and make a list of any items I might need. Without a list, I tend to buy more stuff than necessary¬†so it pays to spend a little time thinking about Christmas decor. I found a few Christmas mantel ideas that might inspire you, too! I love the simplicity of this red and white mantel (not to mention I'm in love with the wing chairs!). An uncomplicated garland of pine cones and red berries … [Read more...]

DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreaths

Christmas decorating doesn't need to be over the top to be pretty. Sometimes the simplest of decor makes the biggest statement. With that in mind, I created a few embroidery hoop Christmas wreaths that I think are cute despite the fact they only took a few minutes to create. Today begins the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity series of holiday fun! Several bloggers are taking part and you can view their projects at the end of this post. But for … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favorite Christmas Trees

Well friends, if you're not yet ready for Christmas, you've only got two more days to get there! I'll be super busy today as our family is having our big holiday celebration at my house. With everyone married and needing to split their holiday time, I thought it best to host everyone before the big day so we could be leisurely and no one has to rush off to the next family party. While I'm off cooking and prepping, I thought I'd share a roundup of … [Read more...]

Christmas Floral Chandelier in a Breakfast Nook

Six more days until Christmas. How does it always sneak up on us so quickly? The days of waking early to join young children by the Christmas tree are gone. Instead, hubby and I get to enjoy a peaceful morning in our breakfast nook now adorned with a Christmas floral chandelier, before the scurry of little children and their parents fill our home.   I like to start the day with a quiet moment together over a simple … [Read more...]

Celebrating Christmas Traditions: Making Memories

Family Christmas traditions make holidays special and memorable. You can probably think back to your childhood and remember traditions celebrated back then that you still honor today. When it comes to the holidays, celebrating Christmas traditions are what makes the day special and meaningful for all of us. Today I'm joining a group of bloggers to share a special Christmas tradition that we still observe today. Thanks to Laura at Duke Manor Farm … [Read more...]

Cheater’s Guide to Christmas Gift Wrapping

Last night it snowed here in Illinois and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Just two more weeks until the big day and I have a confession to make. I'm not a fan of wrapping presents. My hunch says many of you feel the same way so I'm here with the cheater's guide to Christmas gift wrapping!   Today I'm joining some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a wealth of ideas to make your Christmas presents pretty. Their links are … [Read more...]

Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas

We're in the last weeks of Christmas and I truly hope no one is stressed out. Take a deep breath, grab a cup of your favorite coffee, and sit back and take a moment to enjoy these simple Christmas decorating ideas. Some of you may not have put your tree up yet and if you need some quick holiday decor, these ideas should help. Create a pretty table top Christmas tree by cutting off the end of a fir tree branch and placing it in water. Add a … [Read more...]

Christmas in a Cozy Kitchen

Our farmhouse kitchen just got cozier with a new kitchen island! I waited until it arrived before decorating the kitchen for Christmas. Hubby and I assembled the island in two hours flat. Now that it's complete, I'm ready to share Christmas in my cozy kitchen. I'm joining other bloggers for our Seasonal Simplicity holiday tour, so be sure to visit their blogs listed at the end of this post. Thanks to House by Hoff and The Happy Housie for … [Read more...]

Casual Christmas Comfort: Holiday Decorating

Christmas comes too quickly! I wish I could stretch it out for about three months. Then we wouldn't have to rush and we could enjoy casual Christmas comfort. Which is exactly the vibe I'm going for in our family room with this year's holiday decor. (This post contains affiliate links.) My vintage-style red truck is the focal point and inspiration for this room.   Christmas decorating is simple yet festive in the family room. You can … [Read more...]

Cozy Corner by the Christmas Tree

Welcome to another installment of our new Cozy Living series! In November I shared how to use candles and blankets to make your home warm and fuzzy. Today I'm sharing my cozy corner by the Christmas tree. My cozy blogging friends have ideas for making your home cozy, too. Their links are at the end of this post and I know they all have great inspiration to share with you.   When I was a little girl I'd run home from school, turn on the … [Read more...]

Country Style Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my Country Style Christmas Home Tour! It's Holiday Housewalk week with different bloggers sharing their festive homes each day. I'm truly honored to once again participate in this tour of festive homes organized by Jennifer Rizzo. (This post contains affiliate links.)   I'm house #23 on the Holiday House Walk this week. If you're heading over from Just Destiny ... welcome! You can start the tour with the very first house by … [Read more...]

Gold and Crystal Holiday Table Setting

Christmas carols are playing on Pandora, glitter is on the floor, and I'm busy planning my holiday meal. Prime rib is on the menu this year and I've opted for a gold and crystal holiday table setting. All week my blogging friends and I are featuring holiday tablescapes as part of the Styled + Set series organized by Lory at Designthusiasm. You can visit everyone's table settings at the links at the end of this post. I knew gold was going to be … [Read more...]

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