It’s my favorite link up of the year! It’s Christmas Home Tour Day!
(Insert me singing and dancing really loud…to Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You.)
Every other Tuesday, we link up with Andrea and show and tell you something and this one is always my favorite because I love looking through the link up at other people’s decorations. I am such a sucker for twinkle lights and Christmas tress. They just make me happy. So, I’m going to first show you some pics of my house this holiday season, and then, I’m going to go through the link up and see yours too. Merry Tuesday friends!
This year, I’m starting our little tour from the backdoor instead of the front. I can never figure out if the lighting is better at night or during the day when it comes to Christmas lights…so, there are a variety here today. We added some lights to the kids’ mudroom area. They LOVED it. Just a strand of lights and some Command hooks and my kids think it’s something really special 😉 .
A cozy little tree in my office.
The big plaid candles from Pottery Barn were one of my favorite things this year. They smell like pine.
The most precious hand prints in the world.
The little train at the house on the right goes round and round 24/7. That is Smith’s favorite thing.
Cocoa mugs for everyone!
Those little foot prints.
A German restaurant…because if you’ve read this blog longer than about four seconds, you know that my very favorite food in the world is German food 😉 .
Williams-Sonoma comes out with a new plate every year to add to their Christmas collection. This year, was this Santa plate. I love it because his mug says S (for Santa…or Shull).
I heart my mercury trees. I put strands of lights under each of them to make them glow.
A strand of lights in a big jar with ornaments…why does that make me so happy?!
So, this year, we needed six stocking holders, so…I bought the individual iron stocking holder letters from Pottery Barn and spelled out Joyful (because our initials spell out ASKSAM and I didn’t want to look at Ask Sam all month long 😉 .). Well, they came but when we put them in the garland, they were too dark. So, Andrew spray painted them gold…but they still didn’t pop. So then, he spray painted them red with a little sparkle on top and I LOVE THEM! So, if you want them too…they are the Pottery Barn letters, but you have to paint them. The stockings are Pottery Barn Kids.
For my birthday this year, my grandparents gave me this elf. He’s plugged in and moves his little arms back and forth all day like he’s working. I LOVE HIM!
What’s that under the tree you ask? Kensington made a present for Madeley and wrapped it in a scarf and put it under the tree. It’s been there now for two weeks. Who knows what’s inside?!
A strand of lights in our room makes everything a little more festive.
My sheets are plaid flannel. Basically, it’s a miracle that I ever get out of bed. #theyaresocozy #ilovethemsomuch
A little tree upstairs.
I have about 300 Pottery Barn Christmas pillows 🙂 .
Madeley and Ashby’s tree.
Well, that concludes this year’s Christmas home tour. Thanks for coming over! If you had toured in person, my house would have smelled like a Christmas candle and Michael Buble’s Holiday station on Pandora would have been playing. Just sayin’.
Lots of love from my home to yours!