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Holiday Home Tour

All the fancy blogs are featuring home tours right now, showing off beautiful, festive, creative holiday decorations and handmade wreaths. In that spirit I decided I should share what we’ve pulled together in our home. Please excuse the junky iPhone-at-night photos and don’t let those distract you from all the glory.

I had every intention of using this DIY to Christmas up our fireplace, using our existing ampersand in the middle. I suppose it's possible I could get my act together to do it in the next four days, but that seems unlikely. So this rendering will have to suffice.

I had every intention of using this DIY to Christmas up our fireplace with a “Merry & Bright” sign, using our existing ampersand in the middle. I suppose it’s possible I could get my act together to do it in the next four days, but that seems unlikely. So this rendering will have to suffice. And the moving blanket and toys give the hearth that lived-in look. Pro tip: you can just haphazardly throw in a clipping from your Christmas tree on top of fireplace logs, giving you instant “I sort of tried” seasonal greenery.

The stockings were hung by the football with care...

The stockings were hung by the football with care…

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On the day I set up this table, it looked adorable. Now it looks like this.

Here's my tutorial for creating a wrapping station in your house: throw the rolls of paper you borrowed from your mom into the Pack-n-Play (Pack-and-Play?), which for some reason you can't remember has been dragged into the living room. Voila!

Here’s my tutorial for creating a wrapping station in your house: throw the rolls of paper you borrowed from your mom into the Pack-n-Play (Pack-and-Play?), which for some reason you can’t remember has been dragged into the living room. Realize you’re out of scotch tape. Voila!

I like to leave unwrapped, un-taped packages strewn about the house, to experience the will-they-or-won't-they thrill of being accidentally discovered by the gift recipient.

I like to leave unwrapped, un-taped packages strewn about the house, to experience the will-they-or-won’t-they thrill of the gift recipient accidentally discovering it.

For our tree, we went with toddler-proof chic, only decorating the top half and weaving all the lights deep inside and on the back. The great thing about this is that it kinda looks like you were drunk when you did it. 'Tis the season!

For our tree, we went with toddler-proof chic, only decorating the top half and weaving all the lights deep inside and on the back. The great thing about this is that it kinda looks like you were drunk when you did it. ‘Tis the season!

I did make a really cute advent calendar/card holder, though.

I did make a really cute advent calendar/card holder, though.

Merry Christmas, y'all.

Merry Christmas, y’all.
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