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!
Our cozy kitchen.:)
Our DIY pendant lights jazzed up a bit for the holidays.
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.:)
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.:)
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.
The family room. I wish it looked this clean all year long.:)
The ever-so dapper Ruldolph. I just love him! Made by our talented friends at Berkley Illustrations on Etsy.
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.:(
Our birch abstract snowman who looks like he’s up for a good time or about to start a fight…
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.:)