Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours


I shared a quick glimpse of our Christmas Cards on Instagram the other day, 
but I just wanted to pop in today real quick and say 
Merry Christmas
from our house to yours! 

As I was looking at this years christmas cards it's always been fun to look back and see how the kids have changed. I always loved seeing when people would take the same photo in the same spot every year to show how their kids have grown and families have changed, and always wanted to do that, but could never seem to get around to it. Then I realized while looking through our christmas cards from past years, I sort of accomplished that without even planning on it. Which means that as long as I continue to do picture christmas cards I will have accomplished this! 

I included all four cards in this post, so you can look back with me too! 
Starting with this year's {2014} card and going backwards,
it's fun to see how much our munchkins have grown!

2014
2013
2012
2011


I hope you have a truly Wonderful Christmas, and taking some of my own advice will be taking some time off to spend with family and soaking up as much time while our family enjoys this holiday!!


Until then you can keep up with me on Instagram!



Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Giveaway Winner!


And we have a WINNER!!! 


Thank YOU so much to everyone who entered!! I was honored that so many of you wanted to win some of my favorite things!! It was so much fun, and will def be incorporated to next years Christmas theme as well!! I know you must be anxiously awaiting to find out who that lucky winner is?!?! Congrats to Heather Nicole you are the lucky WINNER of the Holiday Giveaway!! Check your e-mail so I can get your goodies right out to you and CONGRATS!! 
 I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!!


Stay in touch! 

Have a decorating question, or need help creating that perfect space?!
e-mail me at
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Deer Christmas Decor

Today I'm sharing with you some of my top pics for deer themed christmas decor! I know there are plenty out there, and this little list probably doesn't even scratch the surface, but I wanted to share some of my personal favorites that caught my attention! I know I mentioned in my Christmas Tree post how I'm so not over the deer craze for christmas decor this year and figured I would show you a few more reasons why. And if you aren't either, than this post is for you! I compiled some of my favorites in deer - themed christmas decor, fully linked so you can get yours too, or make your own!

Throw Pillows
Craftberry Bush


Shabby by Melissa


Painted Fox

DIY
Clean & Scentsible

Thoughts from Alice

City Farmhouse

Decor

Shabby by Melissa

And of course my free Christmas Printable, a deer as well!



Ok, and please oh please tell me I am not the only who hasn't officially started their christmas shopping yet?!! I mean I think I have grabbed 1 or 2 things here or there, but no where near started, almost finished or done! I have big plans to get it done by this weekend, so next week I can just rest, and make christmas cookies with the kids. However I think my major Christmas miracle this year is I actually got our package to my inlaws in the mail EARLY! That totally counts right? Usually I'm headed to the post office the week of christmas, 2 days before christmas, one year I think it even went out after christmas (oops), but thankfully that is one thing I can cross off my list!

And THANK YOU to all who entered the Holiday GIVEAWAY!! I was so thrilled how many people were excited to enter, and I will announce the winner by the end of the week!


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Woodland Glam Christmas Tree


I mentioned in my Christmas Home Tour that I would share more details on my tree, and I'm here today to do just that! My tree really helped spur on the rest of my decor, which honestly it pretty much does every year. I get stuck in christmas paralysis where I can't really decorate the rest of the house, until the tree is done. For me, the tree sets the pace, and thankfully I'm not in a Design Star contest with David Bromstad yelling in the background "TIMES UP!!". For me it's a process, just like in decorating anything else. I start thinking, I get a vision, I start collecting, start installing, and BAM vision comes to life. This year I was craving a little extra oomph to my 'Pinecones & Mercury Glass' theme from last year, and I was quite pleased with the outcome.


Of course I wanted to add more deers this year. After seeing my free christmas printable, you had to have guessed I had deers on the brain. So that got the ball rolling in the woodland department. As much as I adore those cute little owl and squirrel twig ornaments I wasn't 100% sold that was the direction I wanted to go. However I did love the idea of incorporating some grapevine to highlight the woodland feel. The only problem is grapevine garland proved hard to find. Then I saw this beauty, and the wheels started turning. Surely I could deconstruct the wreath and wrap it around my tree?! Well the wreath was so pretty when it arrived I contemplated it, for 2 days!!! I finally got up the courage to tackle it, at 5:30 at night, when naturally is the time you feed your kids dinner ( I don't know why my 2nd wind of project mode comes into play then, but I promise you my kids did have something for dinner that night!). I know what you are all thinking, did it just magically unroll? Not quite. There was a lot of cutting involved, a huge mess of debris tangled in my jute rug,
 but there was success. 



I did say my theme was "Woodland Glam", I love mercury glass, and all things shiny. I used sparkley pinecones, and champagne and silver colored ornaments throughout the tree.



I found three little white deer heads at Joanne's, and they even shimmer!
I alternated the grapevine garland with this beautiful ivory and burlap ribbon from Save-On-Crafts. 
I was SO impressed with the quality. I've seen similar ribbon at other store before, but not the nicest made. This ribbon was so soft it almost felt silky, and had just a hint of wiring too it, so it fell naturally, but could hold a bend if I needed it too. Me thinks I must stock up for next year!


Not to mention it ties in perfectly with our Angel! She has a very soft burlap dress that has a silver sparkle over the whole thing. She was a gift from my mom a few years ago. And secretly I kinda love that she has brown hair, because that's my natural hair color too! Odd the things we relate with :) I am in no way an angel. But my kids think I am, so that is super sweet!


I hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at our tree, and don't forget to check out my Holiday GIVEAWAY. I picked all of my favorite go-to decor items and gathered them all in one pretty giveaway for one lucky reader! 

AND if you are just now starting your christmas shopping, which I totally am! Check out Between You & Me Signs for some lovely gift ideas, or perhaps a present for yourself?!?! For a limited time you can use the code: ROOMSFORRENT15 and receive 15% off your purchase. But hurry that offer expires this weekend! To see how I decorated with my Between You & Me sign click here.



I hope you are having a Wonderful holiday season!