It’s that time of year again! ‘Tis the season for holiday decorations, package wrapping, and cheer. Our house recently got a little lovin’ in the decor department and I can’t wait to share our White Farmhouse Christmas Living Room with you today.
I’m super excited to be participating in the Home For The Holidays Christmas Tour Hop (along with 33 other talented home decor bloggers) hosted by Jenna at Wife In Progress. If you are stopping by from Twelve on Main, Welcome! I’m so glad you are here!
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Let’s start working our way around the room!
This year, we are keeping things pretty & simple. Since we are expecting a new arrival in late winter/early spring, our minds have been busy with trying to figure out how we are going to get through the massive to-do list we have vs. decorating for Christmas. Our living room is looking pretty lovely though!
I’m always one for neutral decor and the holidays are no different. Bringing in more natural wood tones this year helped to compliment the greens of winter.
We also added some flocked pieces, like wreaths and garlands. I figured that they would go well with the new flocked Christmas tree we splurged on this year!
How fun is this pillow I snagged from PCBHome?! It goes perfectly with the neutral look we are rocking while still adding a little bit of whimsy.
Look at that beautiful Christmas tree below!!!
The tree is a little smaller than our previous one, so it’s been fun trying to figure out exactly where we want to put it. (It fits in so many more places!) At first, it was on the other side of the room by the t.v., but I think it works better over here next to the sofa.
There is still a lot of wrapping to get accomplished before December 25th, but I’m happy to report that we have almost all of the presents purchased. That is a real accomplishment in this household. Usually, we are pushing up until Christmas Eve!
Since we purchased a new tree this year, I kept the ornaments the same as last year. Between that and the pre-lit tree, decorating was a breeze.
We don’t have a mantel in our home, so I always let the top of our piano pretend like it is one and decorate as such. Just a few pieces pulled from around the home create a collected and cohesive look.
This little corner is all dressed up with a cozy blanket, greenery, and comfy throw pillows. (Get the look for less: Hearth & Hand X Pattern Throw Pillow.)
And that brings us back to the entryway. I love how light and bright this area is looking. It has definitely come a long way since last year!
SHOP THIS SPACE
Lucky for us, we already have 5 knobs for stockings so we won’t need to make a new stocking hanger next year when we add another one to the lineup. *wink*
My favorite part of this space is still this antique typewriter that belonged to my grandmother. We love having sentimental pieces in our home!
I hope you enjoyed seeing our White Farmhouse Christmas Living Room! Your next stop on this blog hop is Ashley from Little Glass Jar who is sharing a beautiful home tour. You won’t be disappointed!
Have you guys seen the new Hearth & Hand home decor collection by Magnolia at Target? Woah. It is pretty amazing!!! There are so many cute pieces and the prices are pretty reasonable. I especially love this cute, little, embroidered x pattern throw pillow!
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If you haven’t checked out the collection yet, you have to see it. I think I need one (or two) of everything. Like this doormat, these striped napkins, this wreath, etc. It is like Joanna Gaines crawled into my brain and stole all of my neutral lovin’ home decor ideas. And then made a home decor line with them. *wink*
Check out how I turned a Hearth & Hand placemat into a cute embroidered x pattern throw pillow.
I’m always on the lookout for a good deal. So, when I found a placemat from the same line that was the exact pattern of the pillow for only a quarter of the price, I scooped up the opportunity to get the look for less.
If you come across a cute fabric placemat that you love, chances are you can make it into a throw pillow. (I’ve done this before and it is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get a stylish pillow for your space.)
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
To start, take a seam ripper and pull out the stitching on one side of the placemat, about 4 inches long. (Or just big enough to slip your hand into.)
Next, stuff the pillow! (I decided to go the cheap route and just pulled apart an old bed pillow to use as stuffing.) Fill that puppy up until it is sufficient to your liking.
Finally, it is time for a little sewing. Using a needle and thread matching the pillow color, hand stitch the opening closed.
Voila! That’s it!
These placemat pillows are so easy to make and you can whip up several of them in no time.
I just love the neutral style of these embroidered x pattern throw pillows. They are the exact look of the Hearth and Hand version for only a fraction of the cost!
Although, I probably didn’t need any more pillows, I’m so happy that I found this little inexpensive hack. My husband may not be quite as thrilled, since he considers me a pillow hoarder, but I’m sure he appreciates the fact that I saved some money in the pillow acquiring process!
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It seems that everyone has a gathering or two to go to during this time of year. And what better way to show your appreciation for the host than by bringing along a cool gift? Whether you are having your own get-together or heading out to one, there are some great gift ideas from UncommonGoods that would be perfect for almost any host or hostess. Here are 7 Fun and Unique Hostess Gifts!
Have you heard of UncommonGoods before? They have so many distinctive gifts, jewelry, and home decor items. As a privately-owned retailer, their mission is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers (hence all of those nifty and fun things.) Plus, with every purchase you make, they’re proud to donate $1 to the non-profit of your choice. How cool is that?
Slate Place Card Set
I love the simplicity of these place cards and, as you can see, they can be used in different ways. Write names, numbers, or get super crafty and draw some fun holiday pictures on each!
Cheese & Crackers Serving Board
What gathering is complete without cheese and crackers? This ampersand cheese and crackers board is wonderful for displaying all of the yummy selections the host/hostess may have.
I think that this unique candle is probably my favorite idea on the list. I have yet to smell the Ohio candle, but I can only imagine how comforting it will feel for visitors to get a scent of their home state. Plus, a candle always adds to the ambiance!
Cocktail Hour Chocolate Gift Box
You can’t really go wrong with a box of chocolates, right? Especially when they are flavored like your favorite liquor. I’ll take the champagne flavor, thank you!
Bag of Coal Soaps
These little lumps of coal are really quite the cheeky gift and perfect for even the naughtiest (or nicest) host on your list. What a fun way to keep hands clean and moisturized.
Entertainer’s Gift Box
Jelly and almonds and chutney, Oh My! This yummy gift box is certain to please a crowd with its variety of delicious goodies. Just add some cheese and wine! (It would go great with the cheese and crackers serving board above.)
Life by Definition Coffee Mugs
Keep the conversation going with some descriptive coffee mugs. Whether you fill them with coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or even mulled wine, the guests will surely be talking about these clever definitions.
So, which of these fun and unique hostess gifts will you be grabbing from UncommonGoods?
Yup, you’ve read that right. We are expecting baby #3 and I’m already 18 weeks along! If you are following along with me on Instagram, then you probably already know about our big news. However, I wanted to share some more of the details over here.
Physically, it has been a pretty rough road so far. I’ve been dealing with extreme morning/all day sickness which has pretty much stopped me in my tracks for the past couple of months. I’m not surprised about that though since my previous pregnancies were very similar in that way. Luckily, it seems to be easing up just a bit!
There are so many feels going around during this pregnancy. To say that I’m not nervous, would be a lie. I’m a hot mess! I had some major end of pregnancy/birth complications during my last pregnancy with my son. (Pre-eclampsia/HELLP syndrome) So, naturally, I’m somewhat concerned about the outcome with this babe as well. Plus, I’m over 35 now which puts me in the “geriatric” maternal age range and raises the risks of genetic issues. All of that, plus the normal crazy pregnancy hormones raging through my body have made me pretty emotional this time around.
Not only will we be adding to our family, but we will also be trying to fit another small human into our already tight and cozy home. Since this is a home decor blog, I, of course, will be sharing our nursery plans, whatever those may end up being. We have yet to figure out the logistics of all of that, but there are some ideas rolling around in my brain. (Closet nursery possibly?)
So, that’s what’s been up with me/us for the past several months! We are so excited (and still a little anxious) for what is to come. I hope you will follow along!