HOLIDAY HOME TOUR BLOG HOP

Can you guys believe we have less than two weeks until Christmas? This time of year is always full of beautiful things and in honor of that, I’ve teamed up with some amazing fellow bloggers. We’re inviting you into our homes to share our Christmas décor and hopefully give you some inspiration! At the end of this post, I’ve linked to everyone’s posts so you can “hop” on over and check out their homes. We hope you have fun!

Welcome to our home!

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When you live in windy Colorado, its hard to have a lot of outdoor Christmas décor. I have a lighted tree in a heavy stand on our front porch, which been blown over more than it has been upright! I also attempted to decorate a little evergreen tree with some dollar store ornaments. I’m pretty sure those ornaments are gracing the fields around us, because none are left on the tree! Ah, such is life in a windy state. This fresh wreath on our front door works nicely and stays put!

One of my favorite Christmas items is this nativity set my husband’s Mom made for him. It’s a beautiful and sentimental piece! Our entryway hutch is the perfect place for it. DSC_0284.jpg

Speaking of entryways, our entryway got a little extra special Christmas cheer this year! A few weekends ago we headed up to Winter Park, Colorado to cut down our Christmas tree. There are several designated spots in the national forest where you can cut down your own tree. It’s a lot of hiking around the mountains in deep snow, to find the perfect one. Let me tell ya, Christmas trees in the “wild” do not grow as nicely as those you buy off a lot! 🤣 The tag to cut down a tree only cost $10, so this year we bought two tags!

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Up next is our dining room. My Mom gave me three little trees a few months back. I used them and another larger tree to create a forest in the corner of our dining room. All my favorite little white houses found their way under the trees, making a cute little village.

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I divided up our ornaments so I could have different colored rooms this year. The dining room and entry way colors are white, gold and silver. A little sparkle mixed in as well!

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This centerpiece is so easy and cheap! Most of these items are from the Target dollar spot. I wanted to keep it simple but pretty!

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 For the mantle I used the one small (and a little pathetic🙈) piece of garland I already had. Then I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up this beautiful magnolia leaf garland. I figure I can use it again in spring time! I love the fresh look those white flowers give.

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 I have a ton of Christmas knickknacks, some of which I set out in the family room. But for this room, clean and bright were my goals!

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My dining room hutch got a touch of Christmas. I’ve been collecting Rae Dunn for a little over a year now. I love all the Christmas pieces I’ve been able to find!

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Since our kitchen connects to the dining room and entry way, I kept that space very minimal. I made a wreath to hang over the stove. It’s a nice festive touch you can see from the other spaces in the house.

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Are you ready for a serious change in décor? Our living room is the complete opposite vibe of what you have seen so far! I thought I would use traditional Christmas colors of red and green in here. On a whim I decided to do a little crafting and ended up with a room that is very red and black. Either way, I love it!

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This buffalo checked wreath thingy (a great name, I know!😳) is the craft I was talking about. I wanted to make something big for the mantle, but didn’t want a typical wreath. I ended up wrapping a canvas in plaid fabric, then arranged greenery on top of it. This piece was the spring board for the rest of the room.

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The Target dollar spot has been my friend this year! I found this cute buffalo check flag garland there and the matching wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby. Phew, I’m not normally a theme type of girl, but I really ran with this one!

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This room has a lot of my Christmas knickknacks. Also, all our handmade or sentimental ornaments are on this tree. My kid’s have a lot of fun Christmas items they enjoy seeing each year, including our Santa advent calendar. This room is decorated for them. It’s everything they love about Christmas and holds a lot of memories!

The last stop on this tour is my daughters room. She made a lot of her decorations and set up the entire room herself. One day this little girl will give me a run for my money when it comes to decorating!

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She received these ornaments at her Girl Scout meeting this past Friday. Last year one of her classmate and friend, Megan, passed away. Her Girl Scout troop is honoring Megan’s memory and collecting toys to bring to the local Children’s Hospital. Megan’s Mom made these ornaments for the girl’s in the troop. The purple and pink ornaments are pieces of Megan’s clothes. They have such special meaning to her and she was excited to put them on her very own tree! ❤ 

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I just love that wreath and little metal tree she made!

Christmas is such a special time of year. Not just for over the top décor or delicious food, but to reflect on the real reason for the season. My goal is to live life with hands wide open, giving of my time and resources. I hope to reflect that to my children among all the holiday fun and festivities! Merry Christmas, friends!

I hope you enjoyed this stop of our Holiday Home Tour! Happy Hopping! 

Emily

Alma

Angela

9 Replies to “HOLIDAY HOME TOUR BLOG HOP”

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  2. This is beautiful!! I love all the mini themes and the pottery collection…. so pretty! It all feels both homey and elegant… totally wish I were there celebrating Christmas in all that beauty with you guys!

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