Holiday Home Tour 2014


Welcome to the Holiday Home Tour!  If you are stopping over from Pretty Handy Girl, then you have just seen some truly gorgeous ideas.  That star ceiling?!  So good.  We are in the last day of the tour that Just a Girl is having & the decorations have been fantastic!  I decided to keep things a little simpler this year… well, simple compared to previous years!  Between redoing our living room, bedroom & bathroom in the past three months, we needed some simple.  Especially since we are already onto the next two projects!  So without further, ado… Welcome to the Hunted Holiday.


While we do have a fake tree, we did decide to mix in some gorgeous fresh florals & greenery this year.  And I am hooked.  I will be continuing this tradition next year.  They all smell so amazing!!  And really make it feel like the holidays.


After recreating our entire living room (on film) this year, we had to switch up our Holiday colors a bit to compliment the space.  I added in this beauty of an Abstract Painting from Lindsey Letters & was so inspired by the colors to add the more traditional red into our home.  I'm not typically a red decor gal, but this year it has been a nice change of pace (in smaller doses).


I added a touch of winter fun to the bar cart as well.  Adding a little fur rug, some fresh greenery & lots of extra ornaments in my giant champagne bucket.  I can't wait to pull this out for New Years this year!!  Bring on the champs.


Our breakfast nook got festive as well… I added some holiday pillows from Target & suspended a wreath upside down to create a simple holiday chandelier.  A few pretty table settings & we are all ready for Christmas Eve Dinner.


My four year old, Chloe, graduated from a tiny table top tree to this 6' tinsel beauty & she loves redecorating it daily.  I wonder where she gets that from?!  I topped it with two giant pre made package bows & I am slightly obsessed.  I have always shied away from these bows, but in a giant scale & in an unexpected place, I think it works really well.


And these little deers from Target are some of my favorite ornaments in years.  They are so sweet!!  (& apparently sold out everywhere! Sorry.)


Our guest room was decorated one last time before it becomes my Step Son's room this January… Big reveal coming soon.  I am decorating a boy's room… a teenage boy's room… way out of my comfort zone!  It could be epic, or an epic fail.  Time will tell, as will he.

I added another sheepskin rug & the easiest garland ever!  Seriously.  This came pre lit with the ornaments already on it.  Plug & play people!!


And if you want to see a few more Christmas Ideas, head on over to Home Depot's Blog to see my Casual Christmas Brunch I created for the Style Challenge this year!!


Thank you all so much for stopping by & be sure to head over to see Jessica's tour from Four Generations One Roof.  So pretty!!  And here are the rest of the tour participants this year:

Monday

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday

I hope you all have the Happiest of Holidays!!  xo - K

#BestGiftEver


TJMaxx, Marshalls & Homegoods challenged me to find the #BestGiftEver… but here's the catch, the gifts have to be for a few unexpected people on our list.  They provided me a gift card & said "GO!" and I must say, the opportunity to spread some extra Christmas Cheer to some well deserving people in our lives made this one of my favorite shopping trips this season.  

Luckily, I have a TJMaxxMarshalls & Homegoods just a few minutes away from us.  So close, that I may frequent them a bit too much.  So much so that the employees may or may not know my name.  It may be a problem… We'll just say it's not. I went into each of the three stores with an open mind.  No particular gifts in mind, and no particular recipient in mind either.  I simply walked the aisles & let the gifts speak to me.  Yes, I hear merchandise… it's a gift! This open mind led me to a few beautiful items that are perfect for each of the recipients.

The first item I found was at Homegoods  it was a Lucite Letter "E" that I have to say was bummed wasn't a "K"! These lucite letters are great accents to add to desks, shelves, etc… So I obviously started thinking of everyone in my life that starts with an"E", and the loveliest gal came to mind.  She always thinks of others first & is amazing about remembering events in others lives.  Done.  The "E" was meant to be hers.


In Marshalls I came across this gorgeous Silver Rimmed Turquoise Agate Trivet that was reminiscent of a set of my favorite coasters.  It's luxe & lovely & something that no one necessarily needs, but who wouldn't love to receive it?!!  The color made me think of my daughter's Pre-K teacher.  She was on obviously on our list, but this opportunity allowed us to show her a little more appreciation.  Appreciation she most certainly deserves.  My daughter adores her teacher & we couldn't be happier to send this her way.

The last stop was TJMaxx  I found myself in the Home Decor section, as it's in my comfort zone.  Strolling through the aisles I found myself drawn to the pillow section, go figure.  I landed on the sweetest linen pillow with adorable metallic bows! Who in the world NEEDED this pillow in their life?  And suddenly it hit me.  One of my best friends had just told me she was pregnant, with a little girl.  So obviously, this sweetness was headed her way.  Wanting to create something a little more special, I pulled together a gift basket of items for the newest little lady in our lives & added in the softest little Bunny Lovee (chosen by my daughter) and the sweetest & teeniest little layette that completed the gift.  


I encourage you to share your #BestGiftEver with me on Instagram!  I would love to see what fab finds you come across for the special ones in your life.  Be sure to Tag TJMaxxMarshalls & Homegoods too!  And to help with your last minute shopping, the trifecta of fab finds is giving one of you all a $100 Gift Card!  Happy Gifting loves!! xo 

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