Happy December, friends!!
Can you believe we’re here?! Right this minute, I’m watching The Family Man, wearing Santa pj pants, drinking coffee and typing this post…clearly, I’m trying to cram as much “December” into my morning as humanly possible 😉 .
Every year, I open up my front door and invite you guys in to see how we get all festive in our home. If you were here in person, I’d hand you a cup of coffee, you’d smell the pine candles burning and there’s a 99% chance The Carpenter’s Christmas album would be playing in the background. Not much changes from year to year as we decorate, but it’s always just a nice way to start the season. From my house to yours, wishing you the merriest first Monday in December!!
Come on in!
This year, we have Santa to greet you 🙂 .
I love my mercury trees (they’re oldies from Pottery Barn)!! It’s hard to tell in this picture, but I put blinking lights in the trees this year because they seemed festive (hence, I caught the middle one mid-blink).
My grandfather’s grandfather clock. He left this to me when he died, and it’s probably my most cherished possession 🙂 .
I’m not going to lie, this is the perfect spot for coffee and a good book.
I’m a traditionalist…give me all the red and green 🙂 .
Hi, my name is Shay, and I have a holiday pillow obsession. Storing them is MUCH easier if you just buy the cover and change them out with your inserts.
I spy Santa!
Little touches of Christmas in every room.
This is where we live 🙂 .
See those three ornaments right there? These…
…are our VERY favorite!!! Their kindergarten teacher makes them with them every year. Next year, we’ll have FOUR!
Every year, I take down what I have in here and then add their Santa pics…
All of my little signs are made my That Inspired Chick!
We are currently working our way through a puzzle…lots of little hands are trying to help. Ha!
I always fill this glass container with different things throughout the year: ornaments, little pumpkins, plastic eggs and our favorite, Fruit Loops!
Those are Ashby’s sweet hands on that Santa plate from when she was three. I love that girl SO MUCH!!
My kids’ favorite decorations are our little Snow Village houses.
I’m ready to move into that German restaurant 😉 .
Even the pantry has a little Ho, Ho, Ho!
This is my favorite bedding all year long. I loooooove my cozy Christmas sheets!!
Heading up the stairs…
This year, I gave the kids their trees and let them decorate them by themselves. They loved it!! Side note: Kensington thinks shoving everything under bed is the same as cleaning. 😉
The little girls’ room is nice and cozy too!
Ashby’s tree is at the bottom of the stairs…
…and Mades’ tree is at the top!
Smith added a few extra lights to his room…
…and had so much fun decorating his tree too!
‘Tis the season!
It doesn’t take much to make it look festive!
And last but not least, little trees on the patio too 🙂 .
I wish I could have all of you over!! In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed our little first post in December home tour! Don’t forget, next Monday is the first day of FIVE DAYS OF FABULOUS!! You should all be reallllly excited already!!! I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow!! Happy December, friends! xo