How our family celebrates Christmas in a slow, simple and meaningful way without stress, and overspending on gifts.
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.
It’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I am sitting here with the sun streaming in and the windows open. This is rather unusual for the last days of November but I won’t complain much. Children are scattered on the couches, curled up with a good book and Christmas music is playing in the background. I have three real trees up in the house and I have one partially decorated. The other two are waiting their turn but in the meantime I am enjoying them just the way they are. I am working towards creating a more slow and meaningful holiday season with my family and so I am doing several different homemade holiday ornaments. I recently shared how to dry oranges and how to use those dried oranges for a holiday garland. Yesterday I took the time to dry cranberries, which took much longer than I thought, but I really like them.
Learn how to make these easy air dry clay ornaments to create one of a kind beautiful keepsakes for your Christmas season.
The festivity of the seasons is upon us and I have been spending some time thinking about my holiday decor for the season. I walked into a certain home decor store this evening and walked out empty handed. There was a lot of holiday decor in vibrant colors and lots of glitz and glamour in the form of all kinds of glitter and shimmer. That’s just not my style and so I came home to gather up some more natural ideas which are more my style.