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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tour Our Home - Christmas Edition

It's too late for the Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes, BUT it's definitely NOT too late for Christmas {less than 5 days to go!} and it's NEVER to late to share with you, my friends ♥

Not many words necessary for this tour, I'll let most the pics do the talking. As you can tell on my little neglected blog, I'm not feeling very articulate lately. But not to worry! My spirits are high, we're still living the dream, and I'm even zipping around town in a cute new crossover that I'll have to share some pics of with you all very soon =)

NOW: Onto the tour!

The bedroom:

The garland on the headboard has inspired me to keep some type of appropriate seasonal garland up there all year long. We'll see what I can come up with in 2010.

HA! To think I had my mom deliver one of her old 7" trees to me this year with hopes of flocking it and plans to place in our bedroom. This cheapy fiber optic tree that I use to put up in our
dorm room should tell you that some plans don't always pan out the way you want.

The color changing lights, the plastic ornaments and star topper, along with the very sweet detail that this tree rotates, all combined make me smile and know that I will always find a space for this piece of cheap nostalgia in my home each Christmas.

The living room:

Nick and I would both like you to pretend that he is not in this picture and that Hendrix's Santa sweater was not thrown over the side of the couch. Sound good?

Instead, notice how we wrapped our 'summery' canvases on the wall. I love it!

The dining room:

The kitchen:


The story behind these ornaments here.

I got the "How'd you do that?" question from several folks about these mid-air dangling ornaments.

Look close! You may be able to spot the fishing line and clear thumb tacks pushed into the ceiling.

My mother-in-law came up with another great idea to add for next year; ribbon! I could hang them with ribbon or just tie it around the tops of the ornaments. Decisions, decisions.

Hendrix's puppy tree(!) in the eat-in kitchen

I love my Santa cookie jar! Too bad the cookies get eaten too quick for him to hold any!
{As I'm currently munching on my 134th cookie.}

The basement, a.k.a. man cave:
Nick's sports tree.

And I would be remiss if I didn't show you our outdoor lights:

Just kidding! Did you think we'd really go through all the trouble to put lights ON THE LAWN?!

For real this time:

They're a little blurry, but I hope you can spot all of our window scenes, as well as Santa at the North pole!

Haha. Just kidding again. These were just a couple of the houses on our street. You should know we only did white lights {boring!} and only got a couple of trees done and some wreaths on the garage lights. Nothing exciting enough to brave the cold and the snow to get a couple pictures of which. Hopefully, we'll get a lot more done on the outside next year. Still, I doubt it will be as exciting as the previous pictures =)

Thanks for visiting and Merry Christmas to all!


  1. Wow- You have some lovely ideas- Love the wraps frames on the wall- Brilliant idea!

  2. WOW! BEAUTIFUL!!! Your bedroom is so lovely and I absolutely adore the pictures on the wall that are wrapped up like presents!!

    Very creative!!

  3. i love all your trees! so pretty! when i first saw the outdoor lights i was like, oh my! they put lights even on the lawn:) funny!

  4. I'm glad I got the real life tour, but I must say brown eyed girl that you did a fab job! I love your house now come help me decorate!

  5. You have such great taste! Love it all!

  6. Gorgeous!! Your living room is fabulous!! Love the outside lights. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow it looks fabulous! I love your new blog background too!

  8. You got me both times on the outdoor lights!

    Your home is beautiful. How long does it take you to get all the trees decorated, etc? I can only get my spouse to agree to one.

  9. You have wonderful taste! I love the Christmas decorations, and your beautiful bedding!
    I stumbled unto your blog after reading some red-head love on another blog!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. omg you did so good! the house looks beautiful! xoxo

  11. very pretty! I will be redoing my tree today...I did red and green and miss my primitive americana, which was knocked over by the cats! Rick says it is too close to Christmas...I don't care!

  12. Very pretty, I love the "floating" ornaments.

  13. I LOVE the ornaments hanging from the ceiling, AND the man cave tree. Perfect. If I was Santa, I would definitely stop by your house.

  14. I love all of your decorations including your ornaments hanging from the ceiling. And I LOVE the idea of a puppy tree! Definitely filing that away for this year!


I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)