My 2019 Christmas Tree

Ever since I used my first real Christmas tree a few years ago, I never want to go back to faux. They are kind of a mess, but there’s just something about a real tree that feels more special (and you can’t recreate the smell!).

The past few years, I’ve cut down pine trees from my own yard that were the perfect size for a christmas tree and that I didn’t want to grow any bigger. I ran out of trees this year so I had to buy one. I love the look of non-traditional trees, so I opted for a douglas fir which is a little more fluffy looking.

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New Takes On Holiday Decor

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.

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Free Holiday Printables

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!

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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!

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How to Set a Fuss Free Thanksgiving Table

The center of Thanksgiving is the dining table, and it’s a wonderful time to make the setting feel really special. It can also be a really stressful and overwhelming time if you’re the one doing the cooking and decorating! And lets be real– everyone is more worried about the food than the place settings (and possibly the football game on TV, depending on who’s playing!).

Here is a round up of simple, easy place settings that look great without all the fuss!

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Winter Treescape Mantle

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!

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