Christmas at Our House

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.

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
 Fresh wreaths from Trader Joes / Mini trees from Home Depot
Front Porch Makeover, including Monogrammed Rug, found here

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
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.

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Christmas Mantels
Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Christmas Mantels
Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Christmas Mantels
Mantel decor details here / Mirror Makeover here

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Christmas Mantels
Faux Birch Logs here

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour 
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
 
Fresh Boxwood Wreaths here

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Ho.Ho.Ho. art is a framed Target napkin
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DIY Brass Figurines found here

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Coffee Table styling tips here and sources here
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Black & white pillow from Ikea, Suzani pillow from MyHabit

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Mirror Tray here

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Nook makeover & projects here
Everyone knows it’s really all about the tree, so let’s move to the Family Room (makeover progress and projects found here) for this year’s color-blocked version.

Many DIY Ornaments found here

 
Chair makeover found here

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Christmas Mantels
Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Christmas Mantels
Mantel decor details here

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Christmas Mantels
DIY Sequin Trees here

Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Christmas Mantels
Hi Sugarplum | Colorful Christmas Mantels
Are you still with me?! You probably need to refill your drink…I’ll wait. Okay, next up is the Entrance Hall (makeover found here), which is home to the cutest little pink tree.
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
DIY Felt Ornament Tags here

The Dining Room (yep, it’s pink, with a surprise ceiling color…see it here) has a few more mini-trees as centerpieces, and sideboard decor.
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Tree bases are boxes wrapped in gold duck tape and washi.

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Antlers from here

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
We have an artificial tree, but use fresh greens throughout the house, too.

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
The ball is a DIY project I’ll share tomorrow.

Moving on to the bedrooms, which got small touches of the holiday.

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Son’s Room makeover here & Giant Wall board here

 
Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Daughter’s Room makeover here & yellow highboy here

And finally, the hub of the home…the Kitchen (makeover here) and adjoining Breakfast Room (makeover here), where we spend most of our time.

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Foam snowflakes from Dollar Tree / Organized counters here
Hi Sugarplum | Easiest Advent Calendar Ever
Simple Advent Calendar here

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Urchin used as tree-topper, found here

Hi Sugarplum | Christmas Home Tour
Felt banner here / Chevron drapes 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!

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51 Comments

  1. It looks amazing Cassie!!! The framed napkin is brilliant and the photo gift tags are adorable!!!

    Posted 12.9.13 Reply
  2. Wow, so many different looks and I loved them all. Yes, I refilled my coffee mid way and came back for each and every photo. 🙂

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  3. jkeppel wrote:

    OMG!!! I am a red & green girl myself but your home is making me rethink all of that!! What a fun and festive home with so much color. I can feel the merriness coming from your photos! Lovely, simply LOVELY!

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  4. Jess Fakes wrote:

    Too many things to comment about….the framed napkin, the photo gift tags, those wreaths, and that gorgeous tree!!! All so beautiful!!! And where did you snag up that red/white entry rug? Cute, cute!

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  5. HI Cassie,I loved your home tour. Everything looks beautiful! I love the color!

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  6. Alexa wrote:

    So cute Cassie! Love all of the bursts of color!

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  7. Those photo tags as absolutely adorable! I also giggled a little bit at the "tree" tied to the toy car. So cute.

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  8. Gopi Shah wrote:

    Cassie…..you are awesome….I have really no words! omg I love all the small details!!

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  9. I was on my 3rd cup of coffee & Baileys before I even started your home tour. Your home looks amazing year round but wow, it SINGS during the holidays!! Can't wait to read about your shiny ball. I never say no to shiny balls.
    xoxo

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  10. so fun and colorful!!! love the mantles!

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  11. I have drank enough coffee this weekend to keep me awake for a week! Love your Christmas decor because we have the colorful thing goin' on, too. Now if only I could make it out of the house to get to Hobby Lobby. I appreciate this snow day but I am just about over it!

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  12. What a beautiful tour! love that first mantel with mirror, love the colors.

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  13. Vel Criste wrote:

    Everything looks so lovely and festive Cassie! Love how you simply tied a ribbon to your pillow to update it! Perfect!

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  14. Wow Cassie! As always, you have a beautifully styled home. I don't even know where to start! I love the framed napkin and the fresh greens everywhere. I also like that its not traditional red and white but super colorful and festive!

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  15. Your home is gorgeous Cassie!! I love every single thing. The fresh greens are beautiful. And I love the way you wrapped your pillows to look like presents. So beautiful!

    xoxo

    Posted 12.9.13 Reply
  16. Your Christmas decorations are so lovely! I think the colorful mantel is my favorite part, because I just love those pink candles so much!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous holiday decor! We decided to go really simple this year with just a tree and our stockings. I'm just in love with all the colorful accents you placed around your home. Beautiful!

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  18. I am tired just looking at it – but also inspired. Brava lady…brava 🙂

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  19. pam wrote:

    you.are.so.good. i should have had you ice skate over to help with my decor this weekend.

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  20. I think I'm going to pin every image from this post. I'm seriously in love with all of them. Love!!

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  21. The house looks so great! Love all the bright decor! Hope you're staying warm. I have yet to venture out even for sledding because I'm boring. Also I have the little one!

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  22. OH EM GEE!! I am dying over that BEYOND gorgeous tree! The ombre is stunning!! Love all the little details throughout the house, like tying your pillows up like packages. Genius!!

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  23. Geez you were a busy girl! I love it! What a beautiful use of color! Hope you're enjoying the holidays!!

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  24. Merry and bright – that's the best way to describe your home! Everything looks so festive and fun. I love your colour-blocked tree!

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  25. Sharon wrote:

    Love, love, love all the color. Pinned so many things to make and do! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  26. I love all of your home tour, but your tree is stunning!!!

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  27. Sarah S wrote:

    That color-blocked tree!! AMAZING!

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  28. I love how colorful everything is! SO fun and festive 🙂

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  29. Oh my goodness you have been busy! Your house looks amazing as usual Cassie! Such fun and festive decor. Love it!

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  30. So festive Cassie 🙂 I love your sofa and pillows! So cheerful and the wreaths on your windows are such a nice touch! xo Kristin

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  31. Such a happy Christmas house! I really love the non-traditional colors.

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  32. Oh My Goodness Cassie! Your house just makes me happy! All of the bright colors are so cheerful, and I just love it! I especially loved the ribbons you tied around your pillows. Such a simple, but festive touch!!!!!!

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  33. Cassie, You're a color-using rock star! Love your bright and cheery Christmas decor!

    Posted 12.10.13 Reply
  34. lindley wrote:

    I can't decide what I like best but every single thing makes me happy – such a happy, exuberant, joyous home….like its inhabitants. Not my usual taste, but DROOLING over the crazy little pink tree in the entry. Bring it to me.

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  35. Jodi wrote:

    Your house is so colorful and festive!! I love it all, especially that napkin that is framed and your gift tags!

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  36. So pretty! I love all the bright colors and mixing of patterns. So fun 🙂

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  37. Love it all! You did it up right girlie! Your color blocked tree is my favorite part!!

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  38. I love everything about this – pinning this

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  39. So fun and festive and just totally "you!"

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  40. Oh my goodness! Your house looks gorgeous Cassie! I love the mixture of fresh greenery and bright colors!

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  41. I love how you restrain yourself with color!! 🙂 Seriously, it is so darn chic and sassy – love the mantel and tree, and your one-of-a-kind style!

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  42. Love your color!! The color block tree is to die for… as I sit next to my white, pewter, and burlap tree…. ha!

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  43. Allison wrote:

    Your house is so fun! It's like walking into a candy store. I love it Cassie. The tree is wonderful, adore the pink candles on your mantle, the pillows tied up with ribbons as packages….I like every detail! Your house is a happy house!

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  44. Your home is so beautiful! Love all the Christmas decoration and how festive it looks!
    House cleaners

    Posted 12.10.13 Reply
  45. This is the first time I have ever visited your blog, so exciting I live in Texas too, dfw area and man that was a crazy storm! I rarely find Texas bloggers so that's cool. But what I am really excited about other than your adorable Christmas decor is your house!!! Every house I walk into in this area is red and gold or some shades close to that. It's so nice to see something different. I just want to say ladies get with it, move into some new colors!!! I'm going to take a peek around and see what all you have done to your house, very cute!

    Posted 12.12.13 Reply
  46. Mary wrote:

    It's beautiful and sweet. I love it! Thanks for the tour.

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  47. In a word? STRIKING. Your home is so gorgeous but the colour just making dazzling! Thanks for the lovely tour!

    Posted 12.14.13 Reply
  48. It's a good thing I didn't stalk you until now, or else my house would have looked like a mini clone of yours. I love it all!! So many pretty colors and the ribbon around the pillow? The cutest! Happy holidays beautiful!!

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  49. I love the mix of colors!! and the tree, color rainbow!!

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  50. This is all so fun, unique, and perfect!

    Posted 12.15.13 Reply
  51. Clotee S wrote:

    Thank you for this home tour. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

    Posted 12.16.13 Reply

Christmas At Our House

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.

Holiday/Christmas Vignettes

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.

Holiday/Christmas Vignettes

The Living Room houses our tree this year, with doses of bright jewel-tones splashed around.

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The Mantel and Sequin Trees are just waiting for Santa’s arrival.

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I think the Glittery Snowflake Wreath will stay up past the holiday…I have a feeling I won’t be ready to pack it away.

Glitter Snowflake Wreath

I’ve collected quite a few nativity sets, but this year I let my daughter choose her favorites, and arrange them to her liking in the bookshelves.

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I eavesdrop on her imaginary games with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus….nothing sweeter to hear!

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Last year’s Snowy Pinecones held up great, and look so pretty with the light reflecting off them.

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The No-Sew Pom Pom Tree Skirt is the perfect backdrop for the presents.

Holiday/Christmas Vignettes