Friday, December 21, 2012

Zion’s DIY Tree and Christmas Around Our Home...

I had a small tree in Zion’s playroom but he kept moving it around, so I removed it and we made this one together. I had pom poms and glue dots laying around just waiting to be made into a tree. Thanks to my friend Will for posting these alternative trees which led to this idea.
I traced the shape of the tree using chalk first and then used glue dots to adhere the pom poms  on the lines of the shape. Zion’s role was to give me whatever colour pom pom I needed. It was a great diy to reinforce colours and he enjoyed it!

And in other parts of our home…

The Christmas decor was kept very simple, but sprinkled with a little bling and some colour here and there. The fireplace is see through and double sided and I decorated each side differently. One side is sleek and simple and the other side(shown above) while still simple is more colourful and earthy.

at night when the candles are lit; so beautiful…


This Ikea light is the least expensive one in our home, but it’s everyone’s favourite. It casts these snowflakes on the wall when it’s on, perfect Christmas décor…

DSC_0484I love handcrafted items and this beautiful reindeer was handcrafted in India. I  scored him at my local TJMaxx

a very simple tablescape with a small tree and candle holders

can you tell I have a thing for deer? this one is from Zgallerie and the handblown Italian ornament is the perfect addition to one of its antlers.

Last year, the hubby drew this scene the night before Christmas for Zion. I am no artist so I won’t even attempt to do this. We sure miss him and I felt I needed to post this again to have a bit of him in this post…*sniff, sniff* (Don't forget to keep our men and women who are away fighting for our country in your thoughts and prayers this holiday season).

I will be back to update this post with the winner of the giveaway(probably after Christmas). Until then, I want to wish each of you Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas and please be safe. Lots of love! XX


  1. Dear Stacey -
    I love Zion's pom pom cute :) And your husband is quite the artist! I would have left his drawing up all year. But that would've meant Zion not being able to use the chalkboard. Wishing you all a wonderful and merry Christmas. And a big thank you to your husband!

  2. i LOVE ur home - we actually have a lot of the same items - we 'think' alike my lady friend! - happpppy holidays!

  3. What a great idea for an alternative tree! We've been seeing so many versions of wall trees and this one is such fun. Your home is beautiful, Stacey, and we love the special details. Happy weekend!
    C + C

  4. Your home is so beautiful, Stacey. I love the pom-pom tree. The picture of Zion with the tree is so precious. Praying for your husband's safety and quick return to your sweet family. Merry Christmas, friend.

  5. What wonderful and festive decor! I love all of the candles. Enjoy your weekend dear and have a happy holiday time, of course our prayers are with all who are in service. xx/Madison

  6. What a clever tree idea! Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. Darling I can't even begin to know how hard it is for you to be apart from your husband. I will light a candle for him and everyone else out there working for peace and harmony in this crazy but beautiful world of ours!

    I immediately thought of his amazing chalk drawing when I saw this post, and I was so happy to see it again in your last picture! He really should do more childrens' art - he certainly is so gifted!

    Darling, the house looks marvelous. The inclusion of the Swedish 'Dandelion' lamp makes me extra cheery of course..! :) Doesn't it cast the most amazing shadows on your ceiling!?!
    The deer is adorable, here in Sweden they are sold under the lables of Nordljus and/or Affari. I love their quirky look!

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your little boys by your side. May your big boy be safe where he is, and may you all be reunited soon!

    All my love and warmest hugs

    xox Charlotta

  8. Dear Stacey,
    your home is like in a fairytale - a small wonderland. so beautiful - i can not get enough of all the beautiful things i can see in your house. Merry Christmas and very best wishes from Germany.

  9. WOW. Dearest Stacy, that Ikea chandelier is fabulous and the design it casts on the ceiling is FABULOUS! Your husband's art is so great and I just love Zion's playroom! I wish you a happy Christmas and my prayers are with you and your husband as he is out there doing his duty. BIG HUGS! Anita

  10. That colourful pom pom chain tree is TOO cute - love it! Hugs from London, Stacey and Happy Holidays! xx

  11. Hello! And nice to meet you! What a loving and just georgeously decorated home you have(:
    Love the big chalk board, I wish you lived near, the I would be asking you for a play date as your playroom is fantastic!
    Merry Xmas you & family ....
    P.S. yes I adore being a mom and my son is everything to me(: so much that we are always together, since he has been born I only left him for an hour or 2 at a time and rarely...
    P.S.s. and thank you for your kind note and visiting my blog!

    Hugs z

  12. The pompom tree is adorable. Everything looks so festive!

  13. Hi Stacey!!! What a wonderful picture your husband drew. Wow!! So nice to see pictures from your home. I have been too busy for a lot of blogging lately, but I will never stop blogging. And I really appreciate you coming by! I wish you a wonderful christmas celebration!!!

    love, Kristin

  14. Everything looks beautiful and festive. I love the IKEA light! Warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!


  15. Oh, wow! You have just blown me away with some serious black board xmas action! Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing snaps from your beautiful home!

  16. Hi Stacey...your home looks AMAZING! Love that Ikea light, the have done such a fantastic job! And that black board wall.....what a neat thing for your kids! Wishing you a merry Christmas and all the best in 2013!

  17. Your house is beautiful in its scale and the perfect balance of décor, and I love the handmade tree. Your husband can surely draw!

  18. Your home looks so amazing, darling!
    That illustration by your husband is truly beautiful.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!


  19. Everything looks wonderful Stacey.
    Wishing you and your family a great Christmas.
    Will be thinking of your husband and his colleagues who won't be home for Christmas.
    Much love,
    Liz x

  20. So creative, beautiful and individual. Do invite me over next christmas for jamaican food and other fancies;)
    Happy, happy, happy holidays.
    Big up de island girl! XX

  21. My goodness, your home looks absolutely beautiful, Stacey, and I just love Zion's tree!! What a fantastic idea.

    I wish you and your beautiful family a most wonderful Christmas.


  22. Your home is beautiful. I love the Ikea light! Your husband is such a talented artist. I'm sorry he can't be with you all - it must be very hard. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Much love to you and your family. xo

  23. Blessings and season greetings.

    You have a beautiful home and an artistic husband, love the scene he drew.

    good idea on the Xmas tree.

    stay blessed.

  24. I love your son's Christmas tree, what a great play room!! Your home is gorgeous, love the handmade deer and the one hanging on the wall! A Very Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! xoxo

  25. Dear Stacy, thank you for your visit and lovely comment....wishing you a very happy Christmas season...your decorations are beautiful, all the best, N.xo

  26. Stacey, Zion's tree is wonderful. Your home too. Happy holidays and dlots of love to you

  27. You have such a beautiful home! Love how it's decorated, so cute! :)

  28. Oh I love all the candles on the mantle, so pretty. Merry Christmas lady!


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