Friday, December 11, 2015

Snippets of Christmas at our Home: 2015

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
Hello everyone! For our Christmas decor this year,  for the most part I made do with what we already had. However, I bought fresh greenery like the wreaths and garlands pictured. Though I love beautiful things and I am highly visual, the focus of my Christmas has been about spending time with my family, being present in the moment, demonstrating kindness and practicing being grateful and content.  Shout to photographer, Lea Hartman for always capturing our essence so beautifully. 

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

I usually do a double wreath, but i went with only one this year and added a garland. It's simple, but this beautiful and when one has an front orange door, one doesn't need all the bells and whistles. 

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
 What can I say, I have a crush on pink and it shows! I scored some chalkboard paper and let the boys have fun with them after wrapping; nothing fancy. I finished them off with some jute twine and twigs from a garland.

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015


Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
the front side of the mantel

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
On the other side, I showcased my lovely candlesticks with colorful tapered candles.

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

Yep, I painted the tips of some of these logs to go with the colorful candles theme above. 

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015


Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
a miniature tree in the foyer

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

Snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
I made this wreath above by adding instagram pics to the wire base and then wrapping a garland around it to add some greenery. A little red ribbon adds a simple finishing touch.


A diy alternative  Christmas tree made using gumballs
i most definitely get the Mama of the year award for this gumball alternative tree i made for Zion and Ian. I used my handy glue gun and meticulously adhered them. I topped it with an ornament that I had that finished it off beautifully.

Alternative Christmas tree decorated with pom poms
Using pom poms as ornaments, why not?  I've had that alternative tree for a while.

Alternative Christmas tree decorated with pom poms

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
Dada hasn't been home, but hopefully, he will be back in time to work his magic on the chalkboard.

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

another alternative tree with pom poms and our traditional Village advent calendar. 

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
When you're a military family, year round, you're reminded of how precious life is and to take nothing for granted. But, there is something so inherently magical and spiritual about Christmas that always make me feel even more grateful for family moments and reminds me of the importance of being present. Amidst all the tragedies that have occurred recently we could use a lot of Christmas in our hearts.

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
This Kate Spade like tablescape came together using items I already had. My kitchen is pink, i already had the polka dot table cover and i added in touches of green with ornaments and candles. Of course there has to be bling and the choice of bling was gold.

Fold your napkins in the shape of a Christmas tree for extra holiday flair on your table.
i am so proud of these christmas tree napkins i made!

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
Gotta have dessert and we love to bake cookies!

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015


snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015

snippets of Christmas at our home: 2015
I hope you enjoyed what I have been referring to as our Christmas with Heart. I will be sharing more on Instagram, so join me there.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone. xx


Photography: Lea Hartman 

15 comments :

  1. Oh Stacey, that last picture of the boys together really warmed my heart. Lovely tour, my beautiful friend. Thank you for welcoming us into your gorgeous home!!

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    1. Thanks Brandi! That pic is a fave of mine too:)

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  2. I love it!! What a fun, colorful home you have!! So beautiful! & you should definitely be proud of those napkin trees you made…so cute! Your boys are adorable too! I am sure they'll have great memories of their home filled with Christmas spirit by their Mom! Happy Holidays to you! -Jen

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  3. I LOVE how you painted the firewood to match! So simple and effective and I never would've thought of it!

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    1. Thanks Lea! I am a paint addict and not even wood logs are safe:-)

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  4. My dear Stacey, your home has nothing to prove in and out of the holidays, your in BHG Holiday edition?! Totally well-deserved and so YOU! All the colors and effortless style is just perfect! Even if I didn't see the photos of your home on your blog, I would know it was yours! CHEERS!

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    1. Awww, thanks so much Vel! I enjoyed your stunning Christmas decor pics of your home too!

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  5. Wow!! Your home looks amazing! I love the tree, especially the purple star on top :)

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    1. Thank you and that gum ball tree is one of my faves!

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  6. I love all the colors you incorporated isn't your Christmas decor!! Christmas is more than red, green & white!!! I am loving the navy & white striped rug & am looking for a rug to finish up my little guy's nursery- where did you get it?

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  7. Too cute especially those adorable boys!! xo

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  8. What a nice family. I also love candlesticks, you've decorated so lovely and I adore your Christmas tree. Happy Holidays lovely. <3
    FT Anniversary

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  9. Your holiday home is beautiful, festive and warm! That last photo of the boys - what a sweet moment!!! Much joy now and in the year to come - xoxo, L

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  10. I just found your blog and I'm already in love with it. Beautiful family and a gorgeous home. Thank you for sharing. Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year to you and your family.

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