Friday, December 14, 2012

2012 Christmas Tour of Homes

Today I'm linking up Kelly’s Korner Show Us Your Life:  2012 Christmas Tour of Homes AND
The Mrs. & the Momma's:  All Things Holiday Link Up Party

Welcome to our home!
By far the most festive part of our home is the living room.  
I still think I need a taller tree.  I have one picked out at Hobby Lobby.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can get a great deal after Christmas.  :)
I bought our cowboy tree-topper at a Christmas specialty stores years ago...half off of course!
 I bought this little stocking garland at World Market.  It's been a fun addition to our Christmas countdowns.  Everyday I give the little cowboys a treat from the stocking.  Most days its a small candy or trinket but I have placed a few Christmas activity cards in the stockings.  We've made frosted Christmas trees, watched a Christmas movie, etc.  I found a lot of great ideas off this pin.
My favorite item is always our nativity set.  This cowboy nativity is in the dining room - out of baby's reach.  I found it at Steinmart years ago.  The little cowboys really get a kick out of it!
The nativity set below came from Mardel.  I got it when Keeler was a baby.  We keep it down low and the little cowboys love to play with it.  Kallahan typically has is all over the place.  The little angel on the top lights up and sings Away in the Manger.  Just the sweetest!
I keep our dining table set with my Christmas dishes all month long.  I just LOVE my dishes and seriously smile every time I walk by.  Wouldn't you?!  My mom gave them to me as a Christmas gift a couple years ago.  She got them at Kohls.  
Best. Gift. Ever!
This year I took an idea off Pinterest for our Christmas card display.  I ran ribbon down the front of our kitchen cabinet doors and  attached the cards with clothespins. It's working great but I am going to have to start another cabinet.  This is a great problem to have - I love receiving Christmas cards!!
I found my new garland (above entertainment center prior picture) and this wreath at out local holiday bazaar.  I've always loved berry decor.  
 I have two of these vases on my mantel.  They've been around for years - I would never eat the candies, ha!  But they always look so cute.  
I didn't get around to taking pictures of everything in the house.  I had to get to  But both the little cowboys have trees in their bedrooms, we have one in the basement and like above - I have little Christmas items throughout the house.  
I hope you have enjoyed our tour.  Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.  



  1. Gorgeous as always! I LOVE it! My favorite is the little stocking garland :)

  2. LOVE the advent mittens. may try something like that next year!

  3. They have been fun. Tonight we had a Christmas tea party :)

  4. Your family is too sweet! I love all the western touches, the Wrangler stockings & barn nativity are my favorite!!!

  5. All the memories you are making are wonderful. Wish I would have done more of that when the boys were young. I can start now with Athena tho!! Love the Christmas countdown especially.

    1. Thanks Anita! You're right about Athena...she has a great grandma! :)

  6. Okay seriously....could your family BE any cuter!?! I love that you did a home tour. So beautiful! I'd love for you to link this up on my Holiday link party might start a new "tour of homes" movement! :)

    The Mrs. and The Momma

    1. Thanks Kristen! Your kids are absolutely adorable as well! I'll defiantly link up. Thanks for the invite.