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Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas

My husband told me the other day that he thinks the front porch is the new mantel. I laughed out loud because I knew exactly what he meant! I used to LOVE decorating my mantel and would change it up at least once a month. And while I still appreciate a good mantelscape, I have to agree with the hubs that in 2014 the porch was the new mantel! I just love to create different looks for my porch. Today I wanted to share this year’s Christmas porch decorating idea with you to show how you can create a lovely porch using natural elements.

Christmas porch decorating idea

Christmas milk and cookies

Christmas Kitchen Decorating

Welcome to my Christmas kitchen! Can I offer you a lukewarm Pellegrino? Just kidding. That would be mildly unpleasant. And to let you in on a little secret, those bottles are actually all empty. I stuck them in my new Christmas present to myself because they looked so pretty and matched my decor better than the red wine bottles that were previously there. But before we dive into all the delightful kitchen details, I have to be honest up front and let you know that for “Part 2″ of my home tour, I had the best intentions of showing you Christmas decor in the kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and at least one bathroom. However, my family has simply had enough.  Mommy, please stop decorating! Sometimes you just need to back away from the garland, plop your bum on the couch, and watch the movie Elf for the 5,247th time with your kids!

First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookiedough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.” -Buddy, Elf

Around here, Christmas is about celebrating Jesus, keeping family traditions, and making new family memories. The pretty decorations just help set the stage–and my fam said enough with the staging already. So, I hope you’ll enjoy my beautifully decorated Christmas kitchen. I’m kind of in love with it this year!

Pottery Barn wine rack

Place mittens on boxwood wreath for a fun decoration

Christmas Home Tour {Part 1}

Hi everyone! I’m honored to be one of the home’s kicking off Just a Girl’s week-long Holiday Home Tour. Today I’m excited to share Part 1 of my tour! Yes. There was too much Christmas going on over here to pack into just ONE home tour. :) If you are visiting from Kevin & Amanda, welcome and come on in.

Christmas door

DIY oversized ornaments-4

DIY Oversized Ornaments

To quote Miles Finch from the movie Elf, “I’ve got one idea that I’m especially psyched out of my mind about. Ya’ know, it’s one of those ideas where you’re just like, YES!” This sums up how I feel about today’s project! My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Blogger challenge this month was to create holiday decor using some items from Lowe’s. I came up with the idea to create DIY Oversized Ornaments using light globes, tuna cans, and eye hooks. Oh my! 

You won’t believe how great this project looks! Click the title to see the finished project and learn how to make one for yourself!

tuna can light globe ornament


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