I'm so excited to be part of the Holiday House Walk with Jenn Rizzo this year.
I feel a little bit like Ellie Mae Clampett must have felt when she went to Hollywood!
Am I the only one who watched The Beverly Hill Billies?
Lets just say this is my first Holiday House Tour EVER.
I'll try to keep my words to a minimum and the pictures to a maximum!
If you're visiting from Jeanne Oliver's beautiful blog, then thanks for stopping by.
Her home is full of inspiration, so I'm personally thankful for Pinterest!!
If you haven't checked out her house, you can do so by clicking on the button below.
Okay...grab a second cup of coffee or some yummy hot chocolate and come on in!
I made this burlap wreath back at the beginning of fall, and it's been one of those projects that keeps on giving.
With the change of a bow, it's helped us celebrate football season, trick or treating, and now Christmas!
Don't ask how many times I've reminded my husband that I spent $12 on my "all year long" wreath.
I kept it simple in our foyer by adding a small evergreen tree to our old tin can.
I love being resourceful, so after the holidays,
we'll plant the handful of them that I bought along a fence line in our backyard.
Those gorgeous pillows are from Jennifer over at Dear Lillie.
I know that's what you really want to know!
My husband and I have exchanged ornaments every year, and we have continued this with our kids.
It'll be so fun to send our kids into their families one day with a box full of beautiful ornaments!
They won't ever have to stare at an empty tree like we did all those years ago.
We have so many now that we added a tall, skinny tree in the corner of the dining room full of Snowmen.
The chalkboard idea came from my Christmas boards at Pinterest.
And, the cotton came from a nearby field...all thanks to my husband, who knew I was dying for some.
The heart of the home....our kitchen.
I certainly spend most of my days in here...between cooking and schooling our kids!
I kept decorating simple in here too...just little touches of Christmas mixed in with our everyday.
I've never added evergreen wreaths to my interior windows, but Trader Joes made it impossible not to.
I put the trimmings from our tree with some pinecones into the dough bowl and added our advent candle.
I totally played copy cat to Sasha with my white tray, jingle bells and mercury candle holders.
I light it everyday...even though we don't have company over.
Candles were made to be lit. :)
The hot chocolate bar totally competes with the lights of the Christmas trees in awesomeness.
Who doesn't love hot chocolate made easy? At least one of us drinks a cup every.single.day.
Our family room is totally open to our foyer and kitchen.
Everyone in our family waits all day for the sun to go down, so we can get lost in the lights of the tree.
That's all folks!
Thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes with me at between you & me.
I hope you have the Merriest Christmas ever!
Next up on the house walk is Jennifer from City Farmhouse .
Her home is beautiful... I've already seen some of what she's done to "deck their halls!"
You'll love it!
If you haven't seen all the homes, and you'd like to start from the beginning,
you can visit Jenn Rizzo