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Unique Christmas Decor

Today I’m sharing some simple but unique Christmas decor inspiration. I’m excited to be a part of the annual Holiday Home Tour organized by 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style.

At the end of this post, you’ll find 29 other bloggers sharing this holiday decor inspiration! If you’re stopping by from 11 Magnolia Lane, hello!

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I decided to keep our Christmas decor simple this year and I added holiday artwork, faux greenery to the mantel, two trees, and a sweater-inspired rug.

If you want to learn more about my colorful Christmas trees you can go here. They’re not the traditional Christmas colors, but I love the lemons and the sophisticated fun they bring to the room.

Closer to Christmas, I will add these cute polka dot stockings. I found them at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.

You can find this gorgeous hand-lettered art here, and it comes in a large variety of sizes, colors, and framing options. Use code SINCERELY for 15% off!

I love the contrast between our light kitchen and the moodiness of the living room.

I’ve decided less is more this holiday season and am keeping our home festive but simple.

Merry Christmas from my family and don’t forget to visit This is Our Bliss.

 

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Quarters One | Just a Girl | Postcards from the Ridge | Decor Adventures | A Stroll Thru Life | County Road 407

 

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Family Room Holiday Decor

Family Room Holiday Decor

I found all our family room holiday decor at Joss and Main.

Family Room Holiday Decor:

This family room is where we spend all of our time as a family, and we didn’t have a tree up here because I wanted two trees in our formal living room this year. I thought it would be fine, but Lena was so upset. This is the tree that we decorate with all the kids handmade ornaments. Luckily Joss and Main came to the rescue!

I have the 7.5′ Pre-lit Slim Fraser Green Fir, and the price was fantastic for the quality of the tree. It’s full, pre-lit, and looks perfect in our space!

Lena and I spent the evening watching a Christmas movie and hanging all her favorite handmade ornaments from over the years.

The tree is full of memories, and I look forward to setting up this tree every year.

I love the simple pinecone and berry wreath in our window. It doubles and indoor and outdoor decor. I added a simple navy bow to hang it from.

Keeping with the navy bow theme (the large tree also has them), I added a cute tabletop tree to the space and added a bow to the top of it.

Our family room is now festive and ready for the holidays, and we couldn’t love the space more!

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Christmas Decor

We spend so much time in our family room, so I decided to make it really festive this year. I rounded up my favorite Christmas decor from Joss and Main, and I’m using many of these items in our space:

Stay tuned for our festive family room which will be coming to the blog very soon!

Looking for other Christmas decor ideas? Check out these posts:

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Easy Easter Cake Decor

Baking (and cooking) are not my gifts, but I do appreciate pretty things. Today I’m sharing easy Easter cake decor that I promise you can do, and it begins with a box cake mix (win, win)!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. All opinions are 100% mine.

Easy Easter Cake Decor

To begin, make two round cakes using a boxed cake mix. Lena and I went with classic yellow cake.

Until recently, I have been the person who buys the coordinating frosting tub. However, I tried making my own buttercream icing and was amazing at how easy it is to make AND how much of a difference it makes.

Here is a buttercream recipe I use:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter (it is supposed to be unsalted, but I use what I have on hand)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs milk
  • Food coloring (if desired)

Using my mixer, I cream the butter and then add the powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and then the milk. Beat for a while until the desired consistency. The food coloring is optional.

I often talk about our Samsung Family Hub fridge because we love it so much. It is so much more than storage for our family, and Lena and I used it to stream music while we baked.

I also used it to double check my buttercream icing recipe since I can search (and save) recipes using one of the apps.

We used our Samsung oven to bake the cakes (which is connected to our family hub). I can work on other things and through an app on my phone I’m alerted when things like my oven preheating is complete.

Lena and I had so much fun baking together, but (obviously) decorating the cake was the part I was most excited about.

For the cake decor, we used coconut and mini cadbury eggs.

We added a little green coloring to the coconut (we were trying to make it look like the classic grass we add to easter baskets), and Lena created a nest in the middle of the cake filled with the mini eggs. We added more coconut and eggs to the base of the cake.

Once it was complete, we invited the boys to sample the cake, and it was a hit.

If you’re looking for an easy dessert for Easter that will still impress, then definitely make this cake!

Thanks to Samsung for sponsoring this post and making appliances that make our life easier (and more fun)!

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Holiday Bedroom Decor Ideas

Holiday Bedroom Decor

I teamed up with several bloggers (including my sweet friend Amie of Meme Hill who organized this blog hop), and we are all sharing holiday bedroom decor ideas in partnership with Crane & Canopy.

In the past, I have decorated my kids rooms, but I have never decorated the master bedroom – which was fun!

I added two small flocked trees to the nightstand and a simple garland to the top of the headboard. I also added a few plaid pillows and some artwork of a wintry scene.

I upgraded our bedding with Crane & Canopy’s The Page Blue duvet set. I love that it is two-sided – one with a pattern and the other plain white. I have the option of using either side, but I opted to keep the pattern subtle with just the foldover pattern visible. It has a hidden zipper (which is so much easier than the buttons), and there are ties to keep the duvet in place. It is also very soft and feel so luxurious.

Crane & Canopy also has the most comfortable pajamas. I have on the Layla pajamas, and they are so soft!

Want more holiday bedroom decor ideas? Go see what my other designer friends are up to:

Amie from MEME HILL

Camila from Effortless Style

Jewel from Jeweled Interiors

Yuni from Love Your Abode

Sarah from Sarah Sofia Productions

Angela from Unexpected Elegance

Ginny from Maple Creek Market

Janine Happy Happy Nester

Amy from Crazy Chic Design

Oscar from Oscar Bravo Home

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Unique Christmas Decor Ideas

I realized I haven’t shared a holiday home tour this year and want to share our home in hopes of inspiring you with some unique Christmas decor ideas as you deck your halls.

unique Christmas Decor Ideas

In our living room, I kept it fairly simple but added lots of color to our Christmas tree (see more details on the tree here).

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I switched out my floral artwork for this beautiful wintry scene – which will last well beyond the holidays!

I kept the mantel simple with garland and stockings I found at our local Meijer store.

The basket was thrifted, and I filled it with old glass ornaments.

I added some simple touches to our kitchen as well. My favorite thing to do is to fill glass containers with bulbs. I found a box of bulk gold ornaments at Big Lots.

I love collecting miniature faux pine trees. They are perfect for adding holiday touches throughout your home.

Near our stove, I added another faux pine tree and a glass globe of ornaments and garland over the doorway.

My goal is to make the house festive without feeling too cluttered.

I recently shared our dining room. This space works well from fall into the holidays, and you can find the tutorial for the fruit centerpiece HERE.

I also decorated our master bedroom for the holidays, and you can read all about that tomorrow!

Our library is also decorated, and I love putting a lit Christmas tree in the front of the house so it is visible from the street.

I talk about the blue and gold Christmas tree here and give tips for decorating trees.

The Merry Christmas sign is digital artwork I purchased and printed at Walgreens. I recently discovered that Walgreens can print poster-sized images!

I needed a rug to soften the space, so I stole this one from our upstairs home office.

How are you decking the halls this year?

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Easy Holiday Decor

I love decorating for Christmas, and I also love keeping things manageable.  Today I’m sharing some easy holiday decor ideas.

As much as I adore the look of live trees and greenery, I also don’t love the maintenance (I never remember to mist them) and one of my sons deals with allergies.  So, we have artificial trees and greenery (minus the gorgeous live wreath hanging above my fireplace).

I try to find trees and greenery that looks realistic, and I save money in the long run. My holiday decor mainly consists of Christmas trees, greenery and wreaths.

I don’t love a lot of clutter, so I keep things as simple as possible.

I’m always on the hunt for faux mini Christmas trees, and I love to set them everywhere.  If anyone has a good source for them, please let me know!

I added this colorful Christmas tree to our kitchen, and I love how happy it is.

I still have our golden neutral Christmas tree in our family room, and I love the hanging the santa photo ornaments every year.

I still have one more tree that I was hoping to show you today. It’s going in our library, but it still hasn’t arrived.  I’ll be showing you that tree in the next week or two.

I love how just the simple greenery touches make the space instantly festive.

I used a lot of candles during the holiday season, and I love the sparkle they provide.

I haven’t had a star on top of our tree for years, but my 7-year-old begged for one, and I do love the charm it brings.

In our dining room, I added more greenery (and candles).  The room is instantly ready for the holiday thanks to three wreaths and matching table greenery.

Want more design inspiration for the holidays?  My friends are all sharing how they deck the halls.

Go see what they’re up to:

Angela | Unexpected Elegance Annie | DIY Decor Mom Jess | Bright Green Door Sarah | Room For Tuesday

Merry Christmas!

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Simple Christmas Decor Ideas

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to deck the halls! Today I’m sharing some simple Christmas decor ideas. If you’re here from Sincerely, Marie Designs, welcome!

Simple Christmas Decor Ideas

Most of my holiday decor is in forms of greenery – trees, garland and wreaths.

Lynch Creek Farm Wreath

I’m giving away a gorgeous wreath like mine on Instagram right now. I

t’s the Blended Bay live wreath from Lynch Creek Farm, and my house smells amazing thanks to it!

I even added a little greenery to our kitchen.  I don’t love a lot of clutter, so I tend to keep the Christmas decor fairly simple.

I also mix up the greenery – some is live but a lot is fake.

I also added a Christmas tree to our kitchen, and I love having this view where you can see both trees (see more on my colorful kitchen tree here).

The tree in our family room is decorating with neutral metallics.

And I also added my DIY santa photo ornaments – a favorite of mine!

I kept the mantel simple with the live wreath and some natural-looking faux garland.

I love having all the greenery indoors right now – especially because the outdoors here in Indiana is pretty bland this time of year.

I’ve joined several other bloggers on this Christmas home tour sponsored by Lynch Creek Farm, and you can see how they used their live greenery to decorate for the holidays! Go see Just a Girl and her Blog for more inspiration and stop by these other beautiful holiday tours:

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Holiday Tablescape

Today I am partnering with Balsam Hill on their Let’s Give Thanks campaign and sharing Holiday Tablescape decor ideas to help you plan for Thanksgiving.

A Holiday Tablescape - Tips for creating a beautiful table

For as long as I can remember, my mom has always set a beautiful table for special events – including Thanksgiving. Now that I am older and aware of the time and effort she put (and continues to put) into creating a pretty and memorable experience, I want to do the same for my family!  I am so grateful that she believed we were worth the effort, and I want to continue the tradition of a beautifully set table with my children. Today I’m sharing our holiday tablescape and tips for creating a beautiful table.

There are oversized hanging chalkboard nameplates on the back of the chairs – one for each member of the family.

Three festive 26″ Orchard Harvest wreaths were added to the walls in our dining room.

The wreaths firs are filled with rich berries, gilt leaves, and copper fruits.  They are so festive and beautifully and effortlessly transfer from Thanksgiving into Christmas.

The rich colors in the wreath continue to the table.

The Charlestown Decorated Foliage Garland  is on the table, and it coordinates beautifully with the Orchard Harvest wreaths.

Its lifelike pine needles adorned with leaves, fruits, pinecones, rustic bronze bells, and pale gold shimmer are stunning – especially by candlelight.

Several sets of Balsam Hill’s Miracle Flame Taper Candles add drama to the table.

These candles give the natural beauty of candlelight with the touch of a button.

The candles are set to run for 10 hours everyday and add elegance to the space (with no effort on my part).

When setting a table, layers helps add elegance and makes the tablescape more special.  In this thanksgiving tablescape, gold chargers are the first layer under the dinner plate and finished with pretty bowls with a the pear as the finishing touch.  The napkins are knotted with a small piece of fir tucked in the fold.

I added some smaller pears to the buffet behind the dining room table.

Although I was not gifted with the ability to craft delicious meals, I do love to create a pretty dining experience through the decor.

By creating a pretty dining experience, I’m expressing my gratitude to my family.

And maybe distracting them from the not-so-amazing meal?

My hope is that my guests will be excited to dine in the festive space…

I love adding fresh fruit to the tablescape.

Fresh fruit is such an inexpensive way to liven up the tablescape – while gifting your guests with a sweet treat.

 

 

Also, please visit the other bloggers’ sites to see their Thanksgiving tablescapes (and enter their own personal giveaways):

Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for you and your support! Go create something!

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