Sunday, December 15, 2013

Our home for the holidays!

Christmas just keeps getting better and better! Every year I think I couldn't love it more but then the next always surpasses the last. I feel blessed all year long, but never more than during this time of year. 

This is our tenth Christmas together, our second married Christmas, and the first one in our new house. Milestones! I have loved getting to decorate the house and have people over to enjoy the season. 

Here are some pictures of our sweet little house:

My DIY wreath makes a comeback!
The festive chalkboard
Have to gussy up the church pew!

Dining room buffet
Found these candle sticks at Goodwill for $2!
Our first real tree! This tree houses all our special ornaments.

New stockings

Believe it or not, these nutcrackers are from the Dollar Store!
Thanks for the garland and wreath, Mom!

This bow was a bear to make but I love it!

+ presents & the new tree skirt
There's nothing better!

Our advent calendar on the wall
Tree by night

View from the loft

Dining room tree

Breakfast nook table

Decorated for dinner with my husband's family
Coffee + Hot Chocolate

The candy tree in the kitchen

Merry Christmas, y'all!


  1. I love all the decorations. This is our first Christmas in our new home and I have really enjoyed decorating it this year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    1. Thanks! It's our first one in our new house as well. It has been the best!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! You have a beautiful home. I love your fireplace and Advent calendar! We aren't too far from you.

  3. Your house is so gorgeous!!! I love it all! :) Merry Christmas :)

    1. Thanks, Gentel! Merry Christmas to you three as well ;)

    End of story.
    Your table decor? I want to die. My dream is to host a massive family holiday Christmas party one year. Complete with gorgeous decor like yours!

    1. We would be glad to have you guys anytime! Sometimes I think I went a little overboard and others I think I want to add more! The table stuff was super thrown together but I'm happy with how it turned out! I have 20 place settings of my Christmas china but since we live two hours from our families I don't think I'll get to use it all. Maybe one day!

  5. SO cute!! I can't believe you're so put together in your first Christmas in that house!!! I'm so impressed!! I love the bow on top of your tree. I have the worst time trying to balance our star up there...going fabric may be the ticket!!!

    1. I've been collecting most of these things for the past five years - ever since I left home and moved to UGA. I've always been a Christmas nut! I got tired of a typical tree topper so I made the burlap bow. It was not hard at all!

  6. Love the decor! Please tell me how to make that burlap bow!!!!

  7. love love love your home! (i think i just figured out how I found you on instagram...somehow I found a pic of your home and liked it.) ha. especially your porch :)