A few Christmases ago, I had the wacky idea to light up the sides of our house with some red and green flood lights, in addition to the string of colored lights along our roofline…and it was better than I even anticipated. I was inspired by a mid century house I used to be infatuated … More Modern Mid Century Exterior Christmas Lights
I wasn’t going to do a full on holiday house tour this year because I kinda already did one. But I’ve been having great success lately designing our puzzling family room, so I thought maybe all dressed up for the holidays would be a fun way to share the changes! Plus, this year I haven’t put … More Christmas Home Tour
Throwback craft time! To a pre-kid era, when I had time for felt and pom poms and COUPLE STOCKINGS! After children invaded our life, I always intended to add additional homemade stockings with kiddos names to the fleet, but then I kinda moved away from these colors and never dedicated the time to rework/create more. … More Mr. and Mrs. Christmas Stockings
Did you have one of these ceramic lighted trees as a kid? We did and it might be my favorite Christmas decoration memory from childhood. (Well that and an odd stuffed Christmas mouse in clothes that hid under low slung furniture? Mom???) I looked forward to organizing those little plastic bulbs all year long! It … More Rainbow Christmas Tree
Super excited to share that our Christmas home is in the current issue of Vintage Holiday Magazine! We had so much fun getting all our decorations out for this shoot…IN THE HEAT OF SUMMER! We literally had Christmas in July. The only thing missing was a live tree! Compared to Christmas last year (den and family … More Vintage Holiday Magazine
OK, one more Christmas post before the big day! This time, our entry. (Family room here and den here.) I loved walking down the hall to our simple entry Halloween decorations this year, so I basically copied that but in Christmas form. I swapped mirrors (this one is from Amazon and is one of my favorite … More One More Christmas Post
I never would have thought that my blue room would be one of the most Christmassy, but every year it is! This room always gets the most basic of decorations (2016 and 2015) and nevertheless, it is always ready to party. All I did this year was add a tinsel wreath to the fireplace screen … More Christmassy Den
It’s that time! Our aluminum tree is up in our family room! Last year it was in the den and we did a flocked tree in here, but in the interest of simplicity, we are keeping things nice and minimal in 2017, which always ends up being my favorite way to decorate for Christmas. I’m … More Oh, Christmas Tree!
Down to the wire! Popping in for a last minute post to share our other tree – so flocked – and a semi-clean family room before the big day. Though we rarely get a live tree, nothing says Christmas quite like a real tree covered in fake snow. A west coast invention I’m sure! My grandma always had the … More California White Christmas
Christmas happened all around the house but I’m only sharing the den today because of this real life fact: I’m incapable of having two rooms clean at the same time. Today the den is clean. The rest of the house looks like the Wet Bandits blew through town. My kids are in an incredibly prolific … More Christmas Den
Happy December! Can you not even judge me when I tell you that I have TWO Christmas advent calendars? Minimalist failure. I made a hanging pocket felt one and then a few years later, in a weak moment at target, I found this tiny door tree on clearance. I can’t commit to just one – one folds up … More Christmas Advent Calendar – Tiny Door Edition
Christmas decoration goals: To have less. To have better (no junk). To have cohesion. Tasteful but tacky. Festive but simple. Easy set up. Big impact. Minimal storage. I’m not even close to there yet, but every year I try to pare it down a bit to the best of the best/things I love most. My house is … More Christmas Overload!
I can’t seem to sync myself with the holidays this year! It feels like Halloween should have just passed and everyone should put their Christmas decorations away for a few weeks. I’m not being Grinchy – it’s just that this time of year is my favorite and I’m uncomfortable with how fast things are moving. Is this what … More Buying a Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree