Home for the Holidays Home Tour

This year the holidays have been a whirlwind! There have been moments of great productivity and moments when I sit on the couch eating kettle corn binge watching Netflix. With two young kiddos running around and a husband who travels a lot for work, decorating for the holidays can be a challenge. I’m somewhere in the middle of just ‘let it go‘ and make it  kid friendly to my ‘crazy control freak must have it all together’ old ways. I wasn’t really sure whether or not I would post about our holiday decor at home, but when the lovely and talented Emily from Table and Hearth asked me if I wanted to join a holiday blog hop, I was smitten.

So I hope you will join me along with eighteen other fabulous bloggers for a little holiday home tour. Seriously, these guys are blowing my mind with all their festive creativeness. I want to be a guest at their homes and take a long winter’s nap in all the coziness. Please take a gander at their lovely blogs linked below.

So, without further ado, here is our Christmas abode. And it only looked like this for a short time, before Legos, books and toys were scattered all over the floor.:) Wishing you and yours much love and happiness over the holidays however you may celebrate them and all the best in 2015!

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Our cozy kitchen.:)

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Our DIY pendant lights jazzed up a bit for the holidays.

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The living room or as we like to call it, the museum. Below, one of my favorite pieces, a wire tree with vintage ornaments. Wish I could say it was a family heirloom, but I found it at an antique store. I guess it is someone’s family heirloom.:)

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The TREE! Straight from my sister-in-law’s backyard. So long to my perfectly decorated pre-kids tree and hello to our family tree. I kinda like the character.:)

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The formal dining room, which we use only several times a year.:) I’m pretty stoked on these geometric ornaments from CB2. Unfortunately, they’re sold out, but they have plenty of other rad ornaments to choose from.

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The family room. I wish it looked this clean all year long.:)

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The ever-so dapper Ruldolph. I just love him! Made by our talented friends at Berkley Illustrations on Etsy.

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Festive wreath made from doilies found at the Dollar Store.

Reusing all the birch I can from our poor little birch tree out back. May you rest easy.:(

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Our birch abstract snowman who looks like he’s up for a good time or about to start a fight…

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And finally, our annual Christmas card with the Red Rover. That rare moment when we are all smiling at the camera and neither of our two kiddos are crying or picking their noses.:)

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Happy Holidays Friends!


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21 Responses to Home for the Holidays Home Tour

    • Thank you, Karisa! I feel the same way about your home; I love all of your DIY touches! The wallpaper is actually a gold Sharpie paint pen and a handmade stencil (it’s on the blog under ‘jumping on the Sharpie bandwagon’ and I’m happy to answer any questions too). Merry Christmas!

  1. Oh my gosh, your home has so many fun touches! I LOVED your little birch snowman. I LOL’d at your comment about him. The doily wreath was an awesome idea, too, and your kitchen chalkboard art is gorgeous!!! Such a fun tour! Merry Christmas!

    • Thank you, Emily! I’m so inspired by your great knack for decorating and all your passion for blogging! Thank you again for including me and sorry for all the ‘hiccups’ along the way. Have a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to reading more of your fun posts!

    • Thanks, Laura! The feeling is mutual; your home is beautiful and your attention to detail is amazing! I have a lot to learn about the blogging world (and computers for that matter :)), but having fun along the way! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts… Merry Christmas.:)

  2. i’m swooning over your house, Shannon. You have such a fantastic design sense and your Christmas decorations are whimsical and deliciously unique. You will only be allowed into my home blindfolded. I shudder to think of the single decoration we managed to put up: a wrinkled fake 3′ tree with a handful of ornaments sitting awkwardly in the front window… If these photos represent your decorating skills with kids, I’d love to see what you do without them!

    • Thanks, Rosey! Believe me if you could see the mess behind the photos you might not be as impressed.:) As you know holiday decorating (and in general) can be a challenge with little ones under foot. I drive myself and my family nuts sometimes.:) If we were traveling for the holidays, I don’t even think I’d put up one decoration! You guys are way more ambitious, LA for Christmas and galavanting off to Europe with your littles. Can’t wait to hear more about it! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for taking a gander at our blog.

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