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At Home for Christmas

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am OBSESSED with all things Christmas.  My co-workers at my last job knew that starting on October 1st, a constant stream of Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas album would be on repeat at my desk until after the new year.  Now that I am at home with my kiddos, my love for the holidays has only intensified and my family should consider themselves lucky we don’t have Christmas decorations up all year long 🙂

One of the many joys of buying a new home is picking out all new holiday decorations.  Our last home was an older bungalow and the color scheme consisted of forest greens, maroons and khakis.  When we built our new home, I wanted our main living spaces to be bright and airy.  I was so excited when October came around and I could start shopping for new Christmas decorations.  Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across an actual Christmas wonderland at At Home. Immediately after walking in, I texted my husband and told him that I was never leaving.  I had found my happy place.

At Home for Christmas

At Home is filled with so many amazing Christmas items for every room in your house.  Everything from shiny ornaments to rustic reindeer and plush greenery fill aisle after aisle.  There is even an At Home Tree for Me lot that has over 100 artificial Christmas Trees to choose from.  I can’t wait to go back with the family to pick out a special tree for the kiddo’s playroom!

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sharpie coffee mug {diy}

DIY Sharpie Coffee Mug

I am sure, just like myself, most of you have seen all of the Pinterest posts for DIY Sharpie coffee mugs {follow me on pinterest!!}.  Over the years I have pinned a ton and after picking up a white mug the other day, I was finally ready to give this DIY a try.  It came out super cute and I think this project has a ton of potential for holiday gifts.  How cute would it be to personalize coffee mugs for your friends and fill them with homemade goodies?

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glitter pumpkin {diy}

Summer has come to an end and it is finally fall!  Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year!  I want all the boots and all the sweaters and all the scarves all the time.  I also love decorating for all the fun fall holidays and trying to find new and unique ways to use my existing decor.  Our new house is so much brighter than our old bungalow in Savannah so one of my challenges has been to make our very autumn color decorations blend with our new palette of blues and grays.

DIY Glitter Pumpkins

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Preparing your guest room for visitors

How to make your guests feel at home, how to make your guests feel welcome, cozy guest room, blue and white bedroom, how to prepare for out of town guests

Ever since we built our new house we have started hosting a lot more overnight visitors and we couldn’t be more thrilled to FINALLY have the space to do so.  Even though our guest room is tiny, I have managed to come up with a few ways to make our guests feel more comfortable and more at home during their stay.  With the holidays quickly approaching, I figured now would be a perfect time to share my tips so that you can start to think about preparing your guest room for all of your family and friends.

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Room Tour {guest room}

cozy guest room, blue and white bedroom, blue walls, green bedroom,

Every room in our house still has a lot of work, but we are starting to make progress on a few.  The guest room is definitely not finished, but it is complete enough that we have decided to put it on the back burner for a little while to work on other projects.  This room is very small and doesn’t fit much furniture at all.  For this room I decided to go dark blue on the walls.  I was a little nervous at first, but I am so glad that we did! I think it plays well with the white bedding and green accents.  We didn’t purchase anything new for this room in hopes that we could get by with what we have for a little while. Hopefully our guests feel at home when they visit!

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