Is everyone still standing!? Surviving the busiest month of the year!? I’m so happy to have made it through this week! So much fun but I’m exhausted. I love all of the parties and school programs and gift giving and craziness, but my favorite part of December is when my kids are out of school and we can just be home enjoying the season together as a family. Really looking forward to next week! I have so many things I still want to share on the blog this December and I’m running out of time! One week until Christmas. Yikes! Time to get posting. :)
Our family room was fun to spruce up for the season! Because I kept the paint, moldings and furniture so neutral in this space it was easy to toss in red and instantly make the place feel Christmas-y.
Along with a favorite past Christmas picture of my girls. I love pulling out past Christmas pictures to display throughout the house. They bring back so many happy memories of Decembers we’ve spent together.
It always makes me happy to come into the room and see one of my kids in the chair reading. (I wrote a post on all of our favorite Christmas books here.)
Snuggling up under blankets on the couch and watching Christmas movies together is another favorite December activity! I’ve been keeping all of our Christmas movies in this small basket on the side of the fireplace. So excited to have time next week to watch some of them!
Every single time.
You can read about our favorite Christmas movies here.
I kept our fireplace simple with some magnolia garland (lights up so pretty at night!) and then tossed some ornaments in my lanterns. And the deer! Can’t forget the deer. :) I had a wreath over the mirror but it looked too busy to me and took away from the garland so it’s currently living somewhere else.
We’ve had the stockings for years and they have a special story behind them that you can read about here.
Doesn’t the fireplace look so cozy! I have to tell you that when I took these pictures it was a brisk 78 degrees outside and sunny. :) I was sweating running around this room with my camera and took these pictures as fast as I could so I could turn it off before I melted. We try here in San Diego. We listen to “baby it’s cold outside” and buy bulky sweaters and tall boots and turn on our fireplaces and drink hot chocolate and then get over the moon excited when it rains and drops a whopping 10 degrees and actually slightly justifies all of that. We really do try.
To the right of the fireplace is my console table with a few Christmas touches.
And the antlers and berries!? This might be my most favorite pillow ever. I got them from a darling Etsy shop – Shabby by Melissa. Melissa has so many cute pillows! And not just Christmas – really fun options for your living room or kids’ rooms. You can check out her fun shop here.
So that’s it! Our family room with a few holiday touches. Last night we had over thirty people in this room – I was hosting a Christmas party for the darling 12-18 year old girls from our church. We pulled in a lot of chairs and I was so relieved that everyone fit! My favorite thing about this room is that it accommodates a lot of people, but still feels cozy when it’s just the five of us.
cozy is a must. :)
Enjoy your weekend everyone!