Sunday, December 14, 2014

{christmas home tour}

Welcome to our Christmas Home Tour! I am so happy to have you!

Here is what my mother-in-law calls our "little gingerbread house", I didn't include the garage off to the right of the house, but there's nothing festive about that and our address is on there, which I don't want on the interweb......

I love this house of ours and the pictures just reiterate these feelings for me.  We waited so long to build and create this house and it has been such a labor of love.  It's so just plain cozy and perfect for our family.

The decked out rocking chairs, My husband wanted to bring them in because they've been blowing around and rained on but I told him I needed to put something on there for Christmas. 

On the inside, first up our entryway.  I hung our West Elm Pom Pom Garland on the stairs instead of on the mantle for Christmas.  I want to get a garland AFTER Christmas when everything is on sale to use on the stairs next year, and hang the Christmas cards the same way.  I love having the cards on display each year. 

Welcome to our living room, directly across from our stairs. 

I have to point out, we finally have SOME kind of a table in this room.  It's an $8 Ikea Lack table.  I absolutely love it.  I can't believe I just typed that this table was $8......Amazing! my husband loves it too! Double score!

Our tree just got a little facelift in the last few weeks.  I have added some red and am really loving the change! Again, when everything goes on sale after Christmas I plan to get some more goodies.  I'd really like to do some black, white and red.  I have a post in the works of some goodies and inspiration that I have come across recently! 

Next year, we are definitely getting a live tree and maybe putting this one in the kitchen or somewhere else.  It's really too short for our ceilings in the living room, but was perfect in our last house.  It's such a great family memory I have of going to get the tree and hauling it home on the roof of our car.  The smell is amazing and Landon will really remember next year. 

There's my newest fiddle leaf - $10 from Ikea! I love having live plants in the house. Surprisingly, my toddler and dog are completely uninterested. 

This is our advent calendar, we have been doing so good with all the activities! Those envelopes were each handmade by me! I really like the different sizes to make it a little more whimsical and interesting.

Into the kitchen, I didn't do much, but this little vignette on the kitchen table is just too dang cute when Landon isn't trying to break the glass.  I'm a risk-taker putting glass on the kitchen table.  Amiright?

We also completed the advent calendar activity of making paper snowflakes the other day.  Landon loved opening them {don't worry I cut them} to see what we had created! We hung the snowflakes on our kitchen window.  It's acting as our window treatment, as I currently can't decide what I want to do here....

My fiddle leaf fig in the kitchen is still living! Yay! Those evergreen branches are actually something we got at church a couple of weeks ago.  I just love they way they smell and am looking for a live garland for the mantle, but the only one I've seen is 24 feet.  

And of course, Santa's belt on the back door, that Landon loves to take down and play with. 

Upstairs the first room is the playroom. 

All I really did up here was add some festive books to my Ikea bookshelves.  These shelves are actually photo shelves but all over Pinterest people use them for books! I like switching out the books for all the different holidays. 

This isn't really Christmas related, but OMG this mushroom hat was too cute to pass up for dress up for years to come! I also got the Ikea chalkboard/whiteboard/paper roll for the playroom for Landon's gift from Santa gift this year.  I wasn't sold on an entire chalkboard wall, but the easel will be perfect in the playroom! 

Landon and I made some Christmas lights for his and his sisters doors the other day.  I cut out the lights, he taped them to the string.  We make a great team :)

This was our advent calendar activity for Day 2.  He was grinning from ear to ear as I was taping them up.  The kid LOVES Christmas.  

Harper Kate's room really didn't get decked at all, neither did Landon's.  We got rid of a lot of our decorations, I do plan to get a tree for each of their rooms after Christmas that they can pick out the ornaments for.  I think that will be a fun little thing for them to be able to decorate their own tree.

Landon does sleep with and carry around his Rudolph all day long, so we've been making his bed everyday and leaving Rudolph right here, until he gets kidnapped to snuggle with and watch Christmas movies on the couch. 

Oh, Hey Rudolph!

We literally did nothing in our room and probably won't in the future either.  

Of course, my most favorite part of our home is who we share it with.... :)

I would love for you to tour our entire home! Here is a link for the downstairs tour and the upstairs tour.

Thank you to Kassandra at Little Dekonings for inviting me to share our holiday home tour! 

I am excited to link up to these other blogs also sharing their holiday home tours! Please click on their links to check them out!


  1. LOVE the basket you have your remotes in! Where did you find it? Thanks so much!! Beautiful home!

    1. Thanks Jenna! We have had that forever. I want to say somewhere like Marshall's....

  2. So fun! I love decorating for Christmas already, but having a little makes it so much more exciting. You're house looks great :)

    1. Thank you Bria for the compliment and I agree, kids make it SO much more fun!

  3. So pretty! Love your ideas. Where did you get your Santa door belt? :-)

    1. Thanks Megan! I got that at Hobby Lobby years ago, but they may still have it :)

  4. So festive! I really like the basket with your remotes in it-- what a great idea!