Thursday, December 1, 2016
Welcome to another Holiday Home Tour!
I am so excited to be teaming up with an amazing group of bloggers for another Christmas home tour and CASH giveaway! I love fall, but I tend to do the most seasonal decorating for Christmas. Mixing classic red with my neautral decor is my favorite way to decorate for Christmas and has been my go to color scheme for the past few years.
I try to use the same decor from year to year, mixing it up by changing decor placement and adding in a few new pieces. This year, I kind of went overboard with the bottle brush trees (really, who doesn't love them?) then added in a bit of color with inexpensive red and gray flannel.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
This is the first winter decorating our freshly painted fireplace and I couldn't wait to deck it out for Christmas! The rest of the basement may not be complete (who needs baseboards anyway), but thanks to The Home Depot I now have a fireplace that's complete and fully decorated for Christmas.
I shared yesterday that I was chosen to participate in the Holiday Style Challenge and was given the "challenge" to decorate my mantel for Christmas. I used some of the items Home Depot sent and also purchased a Christmas countdown and who could resist a cherry stained car hauling a Christmas tree?
Monday, November 28, 2016
I am so honored that The Home Depot invited me to participate in this years Holiday Style Challenge. If you're not familiar with the challenge, they select a small group of talented bloggers to decorate and style an area of their home. Home Depot picks the space, sends decor items and a gift card and it's up to us to do the rest!
I really struggled with decorating our entryway for Christmas this year. I loved last years gallery wall and decor, but as a blogger I felt pressure to be more creative and do something completely different this time around. In the end, I went with my gut and decorated my home the way that I love and want it to be. Let's be honest, if I wasn't blogging I probably wouldn't even think twice about changing my decor from year to year. Staying true to myself and what I love is what's most important. So, instead of going out and buying all new holiday decor I simply rearranged where I put things from last year and only bought a few new pieces.
My entryway gallery wall was my favorite area that I decorated last year and this year is no different!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
It never fails, every year my Christmas list consists of either home decor items or tools. Forget the expensive handbags and fancy new shoes. This girl would rather have a new saw or pretty new decor piece to display in her home.
If you have friends and family who are also decor lovers then you might find this holiday gift guide for decorators helpful. I personally own a few of the items listed and if not they are on my list for sure.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
I feel like it's been forever since I shared an update on our basement makeover. Unfortunately, it's currently still a disaster thanks to a major garage project that forced us to move everything to the basement. Thankfully, the garage is now complete and I can finally focus on getting our basement back in order.
The bar had been piled with project materials, tools and odds and ends and I finally had enough. I cleared off the counter, grabbed a can of spray paint, gave the handles an update and finally decorated and finished the space.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Who hasn't started Christmas shopping yet? This girl!
I may be a little behind the eight ball when it comes to Christmas shopping, but at least I have an idea of what I need to buy. In my defense, I went to buy a few toys for my kids then put them back realizing I could probably snag them cheaper on Black Friday and Cyper Monday. You would think someone who gets anxious in large crowds would stay out of the stores on the busiest shopping day of the year, but apparently my love of a good deal trumps all fears.
As I was writing down my list of what I need to buy I put together a round up of a few of my favorite gift ideas for all the men and women in your life.
I didn't realize until I was writing this post that most of the items I gravitate towards are neutral, mainly black and white. The good thing is who doesn't like black and white? It goes with everything and can be dressed up or down. My favorite are the glitter Kate Spade earrings and hey hubby, the Instax camera is calling my name, hint hint!