Last week, I shared my Christmas tree design with you all, and today I’m sharing my farmhouse CHIC mantel design! As I mentioned in last weeks post, my main source of inspiration was the beautiful mercury glass Christmas trees I purchased from Marhshalls. I am absolutely obsessed with them!
Oh, Friday I’m so happy to see you!
Friday comes around and it’s like a sigh of relief! A sigh of relief that there’s a little rest coming. A little relaxation, and a little time to do what we love. I don’t completely have a free weekend… We are a vendor at the Yellow Door Barn Sale taking place at the Plain City Auction House! I’m looking forward to meeting some new people, sharing my passion and getting some gifts crossed off Christmas lists! What do you have planned for the weekend?
Happy Friday beautiful friends!! If you’ve been keeping up with me via Instagram, you will know that my honey surprised with me an early birthday trip to Texas! We are on our way home today. We fit a lot of fun into our quick-trip! Flying into Dallas, an afternoon at Mangolia in Waco and then back to Dallas for a NFL Dallas Cowboys football game 🙂 Eek! We both crossed a couple things off of our bucket list! Now, we’re looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home with our babies.
This week I wanted to give you a little inspiration + gift guide of some of my favorites things this Christmas! Without further ado, Friday Favorites #36 is underway! [Read more…]
Decorating for Christmas is one of my absolutely most favorite things EVER! I know this may sound crazy to some of you, but it’s something I think about multiple times throughout the year. Anytime I see a design that really inspires me, I kind of keep it in my mind for my upcoming Christmas decor. Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you my champagne, glitter farmhouse chic Christmas tree 2017!
It’s just inevitable, Christmas and glitter go hand-in-hand in our home! The tree, the garland, ornaments, presents.. it’s all got a little bit of glitter going on. Not only is it beautiful to look at during the day, but the way it glistens when the Christmas lights hit it at night is just mesmerizing! My color choices this year were apart of a more feminine edge, champagnes, blushes, silvers, golds. I didn’t go all out and purchase a bunch of new ornaments or anything. I still incorporated our traditional favorites into it, which makes this tree my favorite of all time!
Have you ever heard that joke that someone has O.P.D (ornament placement disorder)? Well, unfortunately that’s typically me every year. I would spend hours making sure the tree was as perfect as could be, each ornament meticulously placed. But, NOT this year! I let my babies jump right in and decorate the tree at their will. Granted, I let them decorate mostly the back, but I didn’t mind when they added a few sentimental ornaments to the front. It made it that much more special!
This year, I teamed up with Treetopia to create a one-of-a-kind little drummer boy- inspired Christmas tree! To some, I may decorate too early, but for me I just get to enjoy it longer! Being a home decor blogger, doesn’t help much either 😉 It’s kind of like retail, you have to stay ahead of the game! Decorating early comes with the territory.
One of my very favorite things about decorating the Christmas tree each year, is gathering the inspiration for that specific tree. I wanted my tree to be simple, yet beautiful and I have to say, I think I accomplished just that! The tree I chose this year for my office, was the Alexander Fir Christmas Tree 7.5’ Clear. It’s full branches and perfectly placed white lights are magical!
I always begin by placing my statement pieces or ornaments first. I’ve found that going in a pattern works best and makes the tree have some symmetry. So in this case, I added the gemmed up beaded ornaments first, alternating the gold and bronze. These ornaments are so unique and catch the light beautifully! I wasn’t quite sure at first, how I was going to capture the theme of the little drummer boy. Then, I thought something as simple as, little drummer boy silhouettes would immediately set the tone. I found these free silhouettes here. To continue with that theme, I printed off the sheet music of the hymn, here. These were simply the best touches of the tree!
Next I went through and added some simple picture frame ornaments, mercury glass balls and sprigs here and there for texture. The simplicity of this design is captivating to me! It truly is simple and allows me to enjoy the beauty of the tree and white lights!
Speaking of white, I went outside my comfort zone a little and opted for a white garland. When I first opened the package I was a little nervous I wouldn’t be able to incorporate it into my design. But, this just goes to show sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone is necessary, even if it’s just decorating for Christmas 😉 Had the garland been the traditional green, I think it would of been too much and completely taken away from the tree. I draped the glittering white garland with a frosted eucalyptus garland I previously had and it was the perfect touch!
The beautiful sadie Fir wreath fit like a glove on my beloved silhouette stand. To tie in with the design, I simply tied a piece of satin white ribbon around the waste. What a big difference that little detail made! At a routine stop at Marshall’s, I spotted sheet music wrapping paper. That was the icing on the cake, if you will, to the little drummer boy Christmas tree!
It was a true treat to be apart of the Treetopia Design Council this year! Make sure to stop by and check out all the other amazing Christmas designs!
Treetopia’s 6th Annual Secret Santa Sweepstakes
Spread the cheer of Christmas with Treetopia’s annual Secret Santa Sweepstakes! You and your loved one can get a chance to win a tree and an ornament set by choosing your favorite look from our 2017 Design Council and telling us why it suits your holiday style. Ready those sleigh bells and sing your way through the merriest time of the year!
Duration: November 14-25, 2017
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Oh Friday, I cannot even explain how happy I am you’re finally here! Yes, it’s been one of those weeks around here. I’m really looking forward to a little Friendsgiving with my closest friends this evening! Do you have anything exciting going on?
Well, since you’re here, you know what Friday’s around here call for a little inspiration! This week I have been completely swooning over Christmas simplicity! An abundance of fresh greenery, naked trees, neutral tones and lots of coziness! Grab a cup of coffee and come get inspired with me 🙂 [Read more…]
How to Create Calm Amidst The Holiday Chaos
We’re in that magical and slightly maddening stretch of the year where the calendar is overflowing with holiday parties, celebratory dinners and family get-togethers. For the most part it’s fun, but sometimes all the activity can leave me feeling frazzled. In those moments, it’s especially important to me that our home feels like a retreat from all the busyness.
Scent is one of my favorite ways to create a calm, restorative atmosphere, so I’m thrilled that Mrs. Meyer’s is bringing back my favorite seasonal scents: peppermint, orange clove, and Iowa pine. I find the peppermint especially soothing during those times where I’m fighting off a holiday-induced tension headache. One sniff is like snuggling up with a warm peppermint mocha! Cheerful orange clove is a great stress reliever and crisp Iowa pine instantly puts me in the holiday spirit.
Now you can experience the magic of Mrs. Meyer’s for free with this Holiday Set from my friends at Grove Collaborative.
When you place your first order of $20 using my referral link , you’ll get:
- Mrs. Meyer’a holiday hand soap
- Mrs. Meyer’s holiday dish soap
- Mrs. Meyer’s holiday multi surface spray
- Grove Collaborative seasonal kitchen towel
Existing customers will get a free set of Grove walnut scrubber sponges. They make tackling holiday pots and pans so much easier!
Remember that old saying, “Stop and smell the roses”? When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I try to practice mindfulness during everyday tasks like doing dishes or washing my hands. Mrs. Meyer’s rich, creamy hand and dish soaps make it easy to stay present in the moment and I love that they’re a healthy addition to my home.
This Grove kitchen towel feels like such a treat to use, too. It’s perfect for streamlining a busy kitchen, since you can use it to dry dishes, drape it over bread dough while it’s rising, and even grab hot cookie sheets out of the oven. It also works like a charm with Mrs. Meyer’s multi-surface spray for whisking away messes on the stove or counter. Another way that I bring order to my home this time of year is by using Grove Collaborative. Grove ships my favorite natural household products like laundry detergent, paper towels, and toothpaste to my doorstep on my schedule. No more rushing around stores and fighting crowds! It really helps me feel organized and on top of things which is essential during the holidays.
Once you submit your first Grove order using my link, you’ll also be signed up for the free 60 day VIP trial. For 60 days, you’ll save even more with free shipping, free gifts, price matching, exclusive sales and personal service — perfect if you’re trying to stretch your holiday budget!
I should warn you that last year, Mrs. Meyer’s seasonal scents sold out quickly. This offer is only available through Sunday, November 19, 2017 or until the sets are gone, so don’t miss out!
Here’s how it works:
Sign up for Grove Collaborative here . You will receive the Holiday Set for free when you sign up!
To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive your first box within a few days. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.
I’m wishing you the warmest of Holiday wishes! Thanks for stopping by today. See you next time 🙂
Happy Friday friends! I’ve kinda been MIA the last couple of weeks, oops! We’ve been busy with shows and prepping for the store! Things are moving right along and I am just so stinkin’ excited about that!!
The Holiday’s are quickly approaching and I wanted to share a little Thanksgiving inspiration with you today! There’s no doubt that my Christmas stuff will be out this week, but that doesn’t mean I lose site of Thanksgiving and everything that encompasses that glorious celebration!
Hello beautiful and happy Friday! Oh Friday, I couldn’t be any more excited to see you 😉 Are you feeling the same way? Exciting things are going on here this weekend! It’s trick-or-treat and the kiddos couldn’t be more excited!! The weather isn’t supposed to be that great, but we’re crossing our fingers ( & toes) that it takes a turn for the better! Do you have any exciting plans?
Fridays around the blog call for Friday Favorites, which is a little glimpse of what’s inspired me this week! Since it’s trick-or-treat and Halloween is just around the corner, all things Halloween are what I’m sharing this week 🙂 [Read more…]
Happy Friday friends! I’m so happy you’re here today! As you read this post, I am sitting and setup at the Zassy’s Treasures Fall Vendor Market! It will be 2 days filled with antiques, hand-made items, vintage, repurposed goodness, food trucks, live music and everything that encompasses Fall! If you plan to attend, please stop by my booth, Farmhouse Chic and say “hi!”.
You know, Friday’s around here call for the Friday Favorites! A little peek of what’s inspired me this week! [Read more…]