Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Tour of Homes

Linking up with Kelly's Korner Christmas Tour of Homes.  So if you're new to my blog, welcome! 
I love decorating for Christmas and try to bring cheer to my main living areas.  I want my family to come home and just feel warm, cozy and giddy over this magical time of year.  Since I married Tyler, {a real life cowboy y'all!} I embraced the country/cowboy Christmas theme.  Of course I have to class it up a bit so we end up with what I call rustic/glam! Enough talk, come on  in!

I got a new tree after Christmas last year on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  I wanted tall and skinny to fit in our space.  I also didn't want pre-lit because I prefer to use C7 lights.  This is the first year that I also added burlap to our tree.  As we all know, burlap is everywhere and I love the look.  I just tied it in simple bows and added it to my cowboy rope. 

We have tons of ornaments.  I want the entire tree covered!  You can't have too many "memories on branches."  - quote from a Hallmark movie.  Along with decorating my house for Christmas, I'm obsessed with watching corny Hallmark holiday movies during this time of year. 

Our living room has a few touches around the room.

I tried to update our mantel decorations this year.  I added a wreath over my mirror and then painted the Joy sign.

My dining table stays set all through the holidays.  My mom gave us these darling dishes a couple years ago and will always be one of my favorites.  

This is a hutch that's in our dining area.  I just add berries and these cute star lights.  The hutch itself has great significance because it was giving to us in college by my boss – she’s the best and it still reminds me of her.

The little mittens above serve as our advent calendar.  Last year I filled them with candy and small toys.  This year I decided to do something different.  I filled each mitten with a little slip of paper with a written activity like "read a Christmas story", "write a letter to Santa", "build a gingerbread house", etc...  This has been so much fun!

We have two Nativity sets in our home.  The cowboy one is in our dining area and the boy's Nativity is in the living room.  I love them both. 

This little table sits right outside our kitchen.  Versus a tree skirt I opted to place a pair of the little cowboy's old boots under the tree.  This is also where I have started displaying our Christmas cards.  They all make me so happy!

This is the tree that's in Keeler's room.  He wanted to put up our old 8' tree but Tyler convinced him that one his height would be a better choice.  After decorating all day this was music to my ears.  Maybe next year little buddy!  Kallahan also has a tree in his room but the little cowboy was already asleep when I started taking pictures :(

We have a small kitchen so I just added a little cheer around the window sink area.  I painted another sign and made the fabric bunting over the window.

and our tour can't be complete without a picture of my Christmas presents.  Yes, this girl got a new washer/dryer.  Not the most glamorous of gifts but I can't complain. :)
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Thanks for stopping by our Christmas home. It's fun to share my decorations and I always enjoy looking at other homes.  There are so many great ideas!  

I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas!



  1. I love it Kelley. I love the cowboy hats on top at the topper!! Such a. Cute idea. You remind me of Pioneer woman with your cowboys crew :) merry Christmas!!!

  2. As always, your house decors are beautiful! Can I hire you as my home designer? LOL!

  3. Love the Cowboy look and your two little cowpokes are darling! Especially love your blackboards! Have a joyous Christmas!

  4. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.


  5. Your house is very festive! So happy Tyler "only" lost 4 cows before they were able to get it under control. Merry Christmas! Sheri

  6. Your Christmas decor is beautiful! I, too, love watching corny Hallmark movies. More like all Christmas movies! I stopped by from Kelly's Korner. If you get a chance, stop by #36!