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Holiday Home Tour 2018 Personal


This may be one of the most anticipated blog posts that I’ve been asked about NONSTOP this year!!! And it took me until Christmas to finally get it done! Haha!!! On THIS DAY last year, I signed to move into my very first home…and it is SO special to me. There are already so many amazing memories made in this sweet little house, and decorating for Christmas this year worked it’s way to the top of my “fave memories” list! Last Christmas, I had the house…but it was almost completely empty and I was living mostly at my parent’s while we got things moved in. So, there was one little naked Christmas tree in the living room…but that was pretty much it. This year, I went ALL OUT…and it’s like my own little winter wonderland!!!

I’m only renting this home right now (some people don’t realize that!!!) and this will by my second year here. I hope to start the process of looking to buy sometime in 2019…but that is TBD for now 🙂 Decorating new spaces and making them cozy is one of my FAVORITE creative outlets aside from photography. So it makes me SO happy when you guys like seeing these posts as much as I like creating them!

I am going to include sources to as MANY of the pieces in my house as I can – and you can see a few more in last week’s 2018 Gift Guide: For the Home! Some of the pieces I found at Home Goods or are no longer available, so those items won’t have links. But everything else will!!! 🙂

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The space you just saw is my living room and main/entry space – and it’s my FAVORITE place in my house right now!!! Here are some of the sources:

Flocked Christmas Tree: Wayfair (I decorated with white fur boas as the garland from Hobby Lobby!!)

Mantle: Pottery Barn

Stockings: Pottery Barn

Tree Skirt: Pottery Barn (I have the Caramel Ombre!)

Misc. Decor, Ornaments and Garland: Hobby Lobby

Canvas above Fireplace: Lindsay Letters (Mine is “Warm Grey”!)

Blue and White Ornaments: Williams Sonoma Home

Wood-Framed Canvas: House of Belonging

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This light is SUPER wonky in my kitchen, but I did my best 😉

Apothecary Jars for Centerpiece: Michael’s Craft Store

Place Setting and Table Runner: Sugar Paper line at Target

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Also LOVE how festive this little bar cart corner is!!!

Bar Cart: Home Goods (this was SUCH a random find!!! We spent FOREVER trying to find me the prefect bar cart…and this just happened to be in Home Goods one day!!!)

Hot Cocoa & Toppings: Target

Gift Boxes & Ribbon: Michaels

Gingerbread mug cookies, hot cocoa spoons and little details: Williams Sonoma

Canvas: Lindsay Letters (I have “Holiday Red”!)

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Adorable stuffed Gnomes that I am obsessed with: Home Goods 🙂

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Blue and White Checked Mat: Grandin Road

‘Tis the Season Mat: Home Goods

Flocked Tree: Home Goods (this is supposed to be indoors…oops)

Wreaths/Bows: Michaels & Hobby Lobby

My rain boots: ZuLilly – but they are unfortunately sold out with no link!!!! 🙁

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  1. Ashley says:

    So gorgeous! I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for this post!!

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