12/15/2014

Our Home for The Holidays


Happy Monday, friends! It's only 10 days until Christmas, can you believe it? In the spirit of Christmas being next week, I wanted to share our home decorated for the holidays with you!I get so much joy from decorating our house for Christmas. The twinkling lights, the smell of the tree, the ornaments that each have a special meaning, I love it all! 

I was especially pleased with how the outside of the house of the house came together. Our little stoop looks much better than last year ;) ha! I was a rookie at outside decorations, but this year I had it all figured out. Sort of...haha!


Every year we go with my mom and dad to the local market and pick out our trees together. This year the living room has a nice classic Christmas feel to it, and Josh was a big fan of the decor, so I always count that as a win. The presents under the tree are just boxes wrapped up, we didn't want another incident like last year where a certain puppy dog ate a Pandora charm out from under the tree! (Our actual presents are wrapped and tucked nicely into the office...outside of harms Murphy's way ;)


In the kitchen it's a little more of a fun and whimsical Christmas feel, which I really like! Mom and I get lucky at craft shows and garage sales when shopping for Christmas decor. I feel like you can always find unique and fun pieces there, rather than run of the mill things that you may find in Target or HomeGoods...not that their Christmas decorations aren't beautiful, but I like to find different things. I'm especially in love with the mistletoe I found at a fun store om introduced me to!


The guest room, or more appropriately named, Murphy's room, got a little Christmas lovin' this year with a little tree and I conned Josh into letting me put up one of my Christmas trees from college in our bedroom. At the end of the holiday season, I always get a little sad to put all of our Christmas things away. But I must admit, there is something refreshing about getting your house back in order after the holidays to begin the new year. 

I'm working from home the better part of this day and it feels good to be able to stay in my PJs a little bit longer this morning and enjoy my desk being set up in the kitchen next to our big window. I can sip my coffee slowly as I take calls and answer emails. I hope you have a great start to your week!

7 comments:

  1. Man you have the whole house looking great and festive. Nice!

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  2. WOW! Your home is so beautiful and very festive, too! I love your tree and your mantle is gorgeous! Love all the fun holiday touches :)!

    Stopping by from the linkup! New follower!

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  3. Everything is so so so gorgeous! I honestly don't even know where to start! Love the tree, the stockings, the B&BW Leaves candle :) We have to hide our presents from our crazy pup, too!

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  4. Such a lovely Christmas home that you have created! Love your front porch the best! Visiting from The Nester. Hope you two have a very merry Christmas!!
    Luisa
    Living and Learning with Luisa

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  5. Girl, I adore your festive Christmas home! Everything is so unique and different. Your style is awesome!

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  6. I am so happy to have found your sweet blog! We are newlyweds as well & also have a stocking for our pup :) So sweet!

    Katie

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  7. all of your decorations are SOO pretty, i love how festive yet elegant everything is ;)

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