Hello from the frozen tundra! No, we didn’t travel north this weekend, but rather, Texas was hit with a big ol’ ice storm. We’ve been stranded, under 4-inches of solid ice, since Thursday night. If you follow me on InstaGram or Facebook, then you saw video proof of our idiot antics. Our lives and schedules are always so busy, so it’s been nice to slow down and be homebodies together. Especially since our home is decked out in our most colorful Christmas yet!
My friend Chris of Just A Girl is hosting a mac-daddy Christmas Home Tour all week, and I’m thrilled to kick it off today. Warning: this post is one giant photobomb. So grab a cocoa, spike it if you can must, and enjoy wandering through our house this season. Don’t worry, I won’t report you as a stalker.
Fresh wreaths from Trader Joes / Mini trees from Home Depot
Front Porch Makeover, including Monogrammed Rug, found here
We’ll start the tour in our Living Room…which has been undergoing a makeover for years awhile, but we’re thisclose to being done. You can see all the projects here.
If you’ve made it through this full tour, you deserve a cookie. Good thing I’ve been home for 4 straight days and I’ve done nothing but bake…and eat! Why is it so impossible to be housebound and not eat everything in sight?!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and for all the new readers joining us today, feel free to nose around…starting with our House Tour and Project Gallery. A very merry holiday to you, lovebugs!
Grab your eggnog and go say ‘Hey’ to the rest of the tour peeps!
Even though Christmas is only a week away (only 7 more days, people!!), I’d normally still be decorating and whipping out seasonal projects. But now I have a sudden urge to nest, to hunker down with my family and hold them close. Instead of running around, I want to be still and savor all this season has to offer.
Our house is a safe haven, and my most joyful place…especially this time of year! I kept the decor minimal, but the colors bright….here are some of my favorite spots.
The boys are allergic to real trees, so I get my tree-smell fix with live wreaths tied with glittered tulle on the front doors.
The Living Room houses our tree this year, with doses of bright jewel-tones splashed around.
We spend most evenings in the Family Room, so I wanted to give it splash of Christmas, too.
I took these pics Saturday morning, so of course the TV was on!
And we added just a few small touches to the Breakfast Room and Kitchen…like this furry runner (more on that tomorrow!), and last year’s Scented Pine Cone Wreath used as a centerpiece.
The kids love this year’s Advent Calendar, and only a few tins remain unopened!
And finally, the Dining Room table has a display of mini-trees running down the center. I’d show you more, but I’m trying to finish the drapes first!
I was inspired by Megan’s photo tutorial post last week, and tried to create one of those bokeh shots that’s all the rage. I didn’t quite get there, but I thought it was still a pretty picture.
I’m pretty sure the 50mm lens to take this shot is under the tree. Probably because I ordered it and told Mr. Sugarplum it was my Christmas present. I’ll still win an Oscar with my surprised expression Christmas morning, though.
So that’s the tour of Christmas at our house. I’m sharing it with Courtney today, for the Christmas Cheer link party…and I hope you’ll come check out all the other gorgeous spaces!