The simplest way to decorate for any season is to take a look at what nature has to offer. The cooler mornings, and the changing of the leaves has me in the fall spirit. I am not one to go out and purchase a lot of fall decor or to have totes stuffed away full of fall decor. So, I look to nature and the abundance of what it has to offer to help decorate the home in a beautiful way for the season.
I love a home that smells good! There is something so wonderful about walking in, and being greeted with the fresh smells of the season. The herbs are in abundance from the garden, and while I use them fresh, and I dry some, I thought why not use a few in a stove top simmer?
Just a few ingredients from the garden. a few lemons, a splash of vanilla and some water will have your home smelling amazing with this simple, fresh and easy stove top potpourri recipe.
This Independence Day looks so different for our family. In the 19 years that I have been with my husband, we have always done the same thing. Pack up, head to the creek and spend the afternoon with all of our extended family. The children swim in the creek, and the adults lounge in their chairs, chatting, making multiple trips to the table to snack on foods. The sound of fireworks, kids splashing, and the endless chatter has made for some wonderful memories.
The day before Independence Day, the birthday of our great country. It is one of my favorite holidays for it’s patriotic pride of our great country, and for the memories of sitting along the creek bank, swimming, eat delicious picnic food with our large extended family and watching late night fireworks. I am a little late in adding any touches of red, white and blue to our home but I added a few flags and it gave our home just the touch of patriotic pride that it needed.
Honestly, this has been the oddest Christmas season for me. The time has slipped away so quickly regardless of not being caught up in the hustle of the season. I buy very few gifts and I focus mainly on time, traditions and togetherness during this season. I normally have the entire home decorated by December 1 and this year I managed to do what I wanted by December 15. In keeping with my traditional style, it’s simple, nature inspired and pretty plain. I find it cozy, warm and inviting without feeling cluttered and over done.
A delicious holiday recipe for Gingerbread cookies.
Tis the season of Christmas! I am so thankful that your visiting the blog today for a tour of my farmhouse style Christmas decorating in the kitchen and dining room. Hopefully you have already made the stop at The Honeycomb Home. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and enjoy the photos from our home and then click on over to Green With Decor to see her beautiful home. A big thank you, Jenna, for hosting this huge group of talented bloggers for the Christmas Tour.
I really love to use candles in our home but I have been trying to be much more aware of what we use in our home. Many candles are made with ingredients that I don’t want burning in our home. This year we have been making our own holiday potpourri and allowing it to simmer on our wood burning stove. It smells amazing!
The day the tree goes up in our home, the entire atmosphere begins to change. The everyday ordinary becomes more spectacular with the glow of Christmas lights and Christmas music playing in the background. The joy that fills the air this special time of year must mean that December has arrived.
Do you love using fresh greenery during the holiday season? Adding greenery instantly brings the outdoors in and creates a warmth to the home during the season. Add some lights to your greenery and you instantly have a festive arrangement.