I am so happy to be participating in the Blogger Stylin' Tour: Christmas Edition that Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. organized. There are 53 bloggers participating, and I am just blown away by the design and detail that I have been seeing.
If you are arriving here from Our Fifth House, welcome! If you are new to my blog, our home has been undergoing a slow moving renovation.
We began on a whim 2 days before Christmas last year (and I hosted Christmas). Wasn't the smartest move- but when your husband finally agrees with you that walls need to come down, you move on it before he changes his mind. Our kids thought it was an awesome Christmas!
What kid doesn't like smashing things?
The dust settled and new walls slowly went up.
And here we are one year later.
(In true renovation fashion, I have an electrician currently doing work in my kitchen. I will be posting a few more pictures from that space once leaves later today.)
I have to say, I am totally enjoying my coral red door and how well it jives with Christmas.
What is behind the door?
Eventually my laundry room is going in there, but until then I turned it into my temporary office.
Added a garland and white lights- very cozy in there!
We just completed our fireplace makeover
(I will be posting the process on Monday, so please come back to check that out).
Can I just tell you, having an actual mantle to decorate is SO nice!
My entire space is a work in progress. I still need new curtains, etc.
On a side note- I just got a new sisal rug from RugsUSA crazy Cyber Monday 70% off sale.
so I highly recommend you check it out.
I layered it up with a comfy Flokati from Homegoods.
Its all about the layering this time of year.
My youngest's fireside chair...
I try to tuck fresh greens where ever I can, like in my firewood box.
My tree used to be simple white lights until I had kids.
They asked for colored, so that is what we now do.
I used to love decorating the tree as a kid, so I try to involve them as much a possible.
This room is almost done, please note the building permit is still in the window above!
I went a bit retro with my tree.
I found this vintage topper on Ebay last year.
One of our family traditions is making ornaments each year.
Many of the ones below I made with my Mom as a kid. I always want to do a different look to my tree, but in the end I am a traditionalist.
I haven't really done much on the outside besides make this wreath.
I am hoping to tackle the outside lights and garlands this weekend before the impending snowstorm, and then cozy up to the fire afterwards!
Thanks again Lindsay for hosting this amazing series and including me.
In case you missed any of the amazing homes on this tour, grab a cup of coffee and hop over to check them out:
Lindsay - The White Buffalo Styling Co.
Roeshel - DIY Showoff
Jess and Monica - East Coast Creative
Laura - Finding Home
Jesse - Scout and Nimble
Sarah - Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
Angela - Number Fifty-three
Gwen - The Makerista
Brittany - Brittany Makes
Jenna - Rain on a Tin Roof
Sarah - The Thriftress
Carolyn - Sweet Chaos Home
Jamie - So Much Better with Age
Shavonda - A Home Full of Color
Emily - Jones Design Company
Jamie - C.R.A.F.T.
Lucy - Craftberry Bush
Michelle - Decor and the Dog
Whitney - The Curtis Casa
Kristin - Bliss at Home
Summer - Simple Stylings
Sarah - Lacquer and Linen
Kelly-View Along the Way
Kennesha – Restoration House Interiors
Kennesha – Restoration House Interiors
Jenna - SAS Interiors
Chris - Just a Girl
Jennifer - Dimples & Tangles
Shauna - Perfectly Imperfect
Traci - Beneath My Heart
Jen – The Chronicles of Home
Jennifer - Tatertots and Jello
Kristin - Hunted Interior
Eileen - A Creative Day
Gabbi - Retro Ranch Reno
Shannon - Shannon Berry Design
Lakeitha - Lakeitha Duncan
Kristen - KFD Designs
Jessica - Dear Emmeline
Sarah - Royal Marigold
Carmel - Our Fifth House
Danika - Gorgeous Shiny Things