Decorating for the holidays is always one of my favorite times of the year. I love the anticipation of the holidays and getting to make everything fancy and special. I usually start decorating right after Thanksgiving because I am so excited for the newness.
Happy holidays to you all! I’m so thankful for every one of you who takes the time to share in my life on this blog. To help kick off festivities, here are a few downloadable printables that I designed! Feel free to save the PDF’s and use how you would like!
It’s the gift-giving time of year! This time of year can bring a lot of joy, but also a lot of stress over what to give people and sticking to your budget. The hype of holiday deals can get the best of us, but I try to stay focused by writing down a list and budget for my gift giving.
I’ve also found it helps to ignore the sales and deals and give gifts that the person will truly use and enjoy. Why buy someone a bunch of stuff just because it was on sale? If you find something great that happens to be on sale, that’s an even better find!
See below for my 2018 Holiday Gift Guide of beautiful and useful gifts. I tried to pull things that were special at all price points so there is something for every budget. Happy shopping!
Instead of moving straight into my christmas decor this year, I decided to first decorate for “winter”. I spotted some inexpensive bottle brush trees in the dollar section of Target and loved how colorful they were. Since my holiday decor is more traditional, I thought these could be a fun way to decorate “pre-holiday” before bringing out the stockings and santas!
It’s officially only 9 days until Christmas (how did that happen!!). This season has gone by so fast but I wanted to share my holiday decor with you all. It is my favorite time of year because it just feels so magical!
This year, I was so excited to decorate for Christmas and started decorating right after I took down my Halloween decorations. I ended up purchasing a lot of decorations on clearance after Christmas last year and its always a fun surprise to find all of the items that I forgot about!
I also added a lot of new decor from the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia brand from Target. I actually worked on developing the fabrics for this collection and we worked so hard to make the items a beautiful quality (opinions are my own- LOL!).
See my favorite decor and decorating tips below!