Tag Archives: Christmas decor

How to Make the Perfect Bow

I don’t know about you, but it takes me a long time to decorate my house for the Christmas season.  

I can’t just put everything in the same place as the year before.  Well, yes, I do put a few things in the same spots, but I always change things up a little. It’s what makes it fun to me!  Besides, who can remember each year where something went? Not me! 

This year I seem to be changing things up more than usual.  I’m fluffing and adjusting things trying to figure out how I want everything to look.

As a result, I am adding a lot of ribbon and making several bows.  I love how festive all the ribbon makes everything look.  It’s a simple way to add a little flair inexpensively.


Friends and readers often ask me how I make my bows so I thought today would be the perfect time to share a quick video tutorial with you: (more…)

Christmas Home Tour 2015 {Busy Girls Tour}

I hate to admit it, but this year I just didn’t feel very inspired to decorate for Christmas. 

I’m not sure if it was because we had hot weather for so long and it just didn’t feel like the holiday season, or if it was because the thought of dragging out all of the Christmas boxes was a little daunting. Or maybe it was because life has been so crazy busy lately!

Whatever the reason, I finally snapped got my holiday cheer on and started getting excited about decorating.

Christmas home tour

Today I’m thrilled to finally be sharing my Christmas home with you along with four of my friends — you might recognize them from the Share it One More Time Link party — they’re my co-hosts — and, like me, they’re BUSY!

To see every home on the tour, follow the links at the bottom of this post.  PLUS, we have a giveaway for you today so stay tuned! (more…)

Gorgeous Christmas Decor Ideas

I could browse through pictures of beautiful Christmas decor all day long, couldn’t you?

And, I love pinning new ideas for future reference so I can look back at it any time when I’m in the mood.

Even if you’re already finished decking your halls, I have some great inspiration gathered for you to use now or save it for later!

I have asked a few of my fellow bHome bloggers to join me in sharing some of our favorite Christmas decor and tips.

Christmas decor ideas


Today’s ideas are simple, do-able and oh-so-pretty! (more…)

Simple Christmas Tablescape

I began collecting Christmas dishes before I got married.  At first, I had a serving piece or two and then I decided to start collecting the place settings when I got married.

It is Spode Christmas tree and I still love it.

We usually use it when we host guests during the holidays, but this year we are not having any holiday dinners or out-of-town guests at our house.  So, I decided to switch out my every day dishes with the Spode so we can enjoy using it throughout the Christmas season.  Why wait for guests?

I am really enjoying using my pretty dishes every day and so is my family!

Simple Christmas tablescape farmhouse table Spode Christmas tree


Christmas Kitchen Tour {Christmas in Texas Tour}

Welcome to the Christmas in Texas blog tour!  If you’re visiting from Poofing the Pillows, welcome! (Of course, a big welcome back to my regular readers, too.)  I am so glad you’re here!

Christmas in Texas blog tour

I am so excited to be taking part in this very special Christmas tour.  My sweet, real-life blogger friend, Stacey from Poofing the Pillows invited me to take part and I’m excited to get to know some Texas bloggers better.  

Today, I’m giving you a little tour of my Christmas kitchen.

There is no doubt that our kitchen is my favorite place in our home.

Not just because we remodeled it a little over a year ago, but because it is most definitely the heart of our house.  

The kids do homework here, we make crafts and work on projects in this room, we socialize around the island and, of course, we do a lot of cooking and baking.

gray and white kitchen decorated for Christmas

Truthfully, I didn’t do that much decorating in here this year.  I am definitely in a “less is more” phase right now so I just added a few fun touches here and there. (more…)