Thursday, January 15, 2015

Holiday Home Tour & Christmas Card 2014

The time has finally come for my last Christmas post. It's only mid January...... it's okay to still post about Christmas, right?!?!

A friend thought this would be a great idea for a post and I really wanted to do it, so I can remember how we decorated for 2014. It is so easy to forget! Especially when you have over 20 boxes of Christmas decorations. I like to switch it up each year and this was my favorite yet!!

Here is our Christmas card for 2014!

Now for our holiday home tour! It's not anything amazing you would see in a magazine but I LOVE decorating for the holidays and thought it would be fun to share. I took pictures of our home right before our Sunday School Christmas party, because it was clean! Hence the reason the furniture is a little out of place. Most of the time there are toys and let's just say stuff everywhere. I tried really hard to keep it clean during the holidays so we could enjoy the decorations but it was not easy.

First we will start with Evan Lilly's room..........

I always keep a burlap hanger on her door and I thought this one was so cute! I got it for 40% off at Hobby Lobby. I never buy anything full price there :)

I also got her tree, decorations for the tree, and the Merry Christmas banner at Hobby Lobby. This was the first year I decorated her room, and she absolutely loved it!

Next, is our kitchen where I always put up our University of Memphis tree. Go Tigers!

Also in the kitchen is where I displayed our advent calendar and a few other decorations, which I just realized I never took a picture of. I laid garland on the table with two burlap bows on each end, fresh flowers, and a really cute wooden Christmas tree that matches the colors in the calendar and my kitchen (Dang, I am so sad I didn't get this picture. It was one of my favorites this year)

Our hallway table! The only thing new I added this year was the gold candles. Everything else we already had. The Santas are from my grandmother and I look forward to bringing them out every year. I love how they are not traditional colors and mix things up. 

On to the dining room! 
I discovered free printables this year! Yes, I know....where have I been?!?! The frame says Glory to the newborn King and I loved how it turned out. I wish I would have gotten a close up picture. (I am already making notes for next year)

This picture reminds me- I still need to find something to hang over the wine cabinet!
And,YES! That's another printable....
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!!!!!

Dining room chairs are out for extra seating for our party but you get the idea :)

Chris got me the flowers for our 10th wedding anniversary. They were the perfect centerpiece for our holiday festivities!

Our fireplace is in our dining room. One year I put a tree next to the fire place. I switched it up this year! (Pardon the vacuum cleaner! We were finishing up some last minute touches before our guests arrived!!)

We live in a bungalow so basically our house is one small circle! Our dining room looks into our formal living room, so we will go there next.

The 'formal' living room! But let's face it....really this room on a normal day is our 'dog room' :) It's where they hang out and like to look out the window, bark at the mailman, and always have an open eye for the cat that terrorizes them.

But for now, let's say formal living room :)

Photo bomber!!!!

Looking back into the dining room.

Now on to our family room.

This could actually be used as a bedroom. However, we are currently using it as a cozy family room. Do you spot the photo bomber in these pictures? ;-)

Our white tree is our family tacky tree! You know, all of those fun ornaments you made as a kid, or the random Harley Davidson or Betty Boop ornament you won at the Sunday School dirty Santa game, or the ornaments you have collected over 8 years of teaching!!!! I feel like this picture doesn't do this tree justice. We actually get those most compliments on our tacky tree than anything else in the house. 

Now, looking back into the formal living room where I hung our Christmas cards on red sparkle garland with clothes pins.

Last but not least I added a little sparkle to our master bedroom, which is still up now! I figured it could pass for winter too! Next year, I want a fun festive pillow to add to the bed. I saw so many this year but never sucked it up and bought one.

And at the end of my picture taking, I caught this!! Evan Lilly LOVES her brothers!! Sorry for the boxer booty shot! 

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed seeing our Christmas decor. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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