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Merry Christmas Eve Eve everyone! It’s quiet at my house.. I’m up with Kole and my girls are still sleeping. It’s pouring rain outside and after a month full of plans I’m so grateful for this quiet, cozy day at home with nothing on our agenda but wrapping presents and watching Christmas movies. Candle is burning, fireplace is on and the tree lights are beautiful. This might be my favorite day of the year. :)
We made pretzel hugs last week for my kids to give to all of their friends! Such a fun tradition. Now I need to get the leftovers out of my house because I seriously can’t stop eating them!
If you want to make some this week (perfect treat to make with the kids!) you can see how we make them in my IG story highlights. I also put up an IG TV video tour of the main floor of my home decorated for Christmas if you’re interested! You can tour it with me HERE (click on the pic of my black door) and living room pics and sources are below in this post!
(1901 Print Shirt/similar black skirt/similar black over the knee boots/similar Tory Burch purse/all porch sources you can find HERE)
Heading to church yesterday for the Christmas program! My favorite Sunday of the year. Ad and I saw each other laughed that we were both wearing black skirts and boots so we had to get a pic! My girls are both like me but in different ways. Ad is my mini me when it comes to fashion. And she’s always happy to take a picture. :)
(1901 Print Shirt/AG jeans/similar earrings/booties)
I’ve been running around in this shirt all month. So cute for the holidays! Really for any day. I always get compliments on it! It’s cute out or tucked in, but lately I’ve been tying it in the front.
(Bell Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress)
Speaking of fashion.. two of my favorite dresses are back in stock! I thought I’d share them again in case you need something fun for New Years Eve. Or just for winter months to come!
Last Christmas heading to a holiday party.
(Velvet Sheath Cocktail Dress)
And another one! Both of these dresses are really comfortable and flattering. I always love the fit of Eliza J dresses! Here are a few more favorite dresses (and a jumpsuit I want!) for New Years and the winter months..
I took pics of my living room earlier this month and never got around to sharing them so here is a little Christmas tour of this room! All sources for this space are at the bottom of my post.
I wanted this tree to have a winter look and love how it turned out! Really simple with just beads, snowflakes, white yarn balls, silver ornaments and my favorite fa-la-la banners.
This room has brought me so much happiness because it’s full of red! Nothing like red for the holidays. My days of experimenting with neutral are over. ;)
I kept the shelves simple too with just old books and greenery and ornaments.
I’ve found that I need them to look cohesive and similar on each side or they start feeling too cluttered to me!
I also kept my mantel simple with just greenery and wooden candles. This beautiful garland sold out just like my other favorite faux garland this year and I’ve had so many questions about them! If you aren’t subscribed to my e-mail list yet do that HERE NOW! Next year I promise I’ll let you all know when all of the good greenery comes in before it sells out! I always put up an early post with my favorite Christmas decor in October so watch for that. You’ll want to be subscribed anyway because we are going to have FUN in 2020! Kicking off the new year with lots of organizing and I’m so excited about it. :)
Bottle brush trees, wooden beads and ornaments on a favorite tray. Add a little greenery and you have Christmas. :)
I hope you enjoyed the tour! And more importantly I hope you are enjoying these special days leading up to Christmas. :) I’ll pop back in again quickly tomorrow. I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas Eve!
10 thoughts on “Christmas Living Room (and other pre-Christmas randomness!)”
Where is your Fa La La La La garland from?
Gorgeous all around! Thank you for sharing. I love how you and your daughter twinned for church. She is such a cutie. I will ask my girls if they want to make pretzel hugs. We need to make a run to the store today anyway and have a party to go to tonight. Hmm…
I adore your living room! SO beautiful. I just love the red. It’s such a rich red, too. Happy sigh. Love the yarn ball ornaments. ;) And your mantel is just stunning. So much to love and I thank you for sharing it. I hope you and your family have a beautiful holiday! Happy hugs!
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Erin. I have enjoyed getting to ‘know’ you this year and LOVE your organization style. You are the only blog I follow and I’m excited to see with happens in 2020. My family is done with the crazy fun that December brings us and my 9 year old and I are watching a morning movie (Nutcracker) while my husband is at work and my big kid is still asleep. Have a warm and cozy Christmas Eve!
Christine you are the sweetest! I hope you and your family had the best holiday this year! I’m so flattered to be the only blog you follow! That truly means so much to me. Thank you!! Happy 2020! xo
Thank you for sharing your home–it’s so beautiful! I can’t wait for your 2020 organizing posts! The merriest of Christmases to you and your fam!
Thank you so much Denice! Happy New Year! Let’s get organized. :) xo
Merry Christmas 🎄I remembered you mentioned your family favorite Christmas movie and I can’t remember what it was. When you have time please let me know. Love your blog
Hi Kim! Thank you so much! We love It’s a Wonderful Life and Family Man. Fred Claus is a fun one too. You can’t go wrong with any of those 3! :) xo
YES! RED IS A MUST for Christmas AND Valentines day! Fun to experiment(blue, all white, gold/silver, etc.) but T-totally AGREE-you MUST have THAT POP of RED!!!!
Quick question: to keep the Christmas trees looking “designer” you DO have to follow a plan(as you do w/snow flakes, beaded garland, etc.) WHAT do you do with ALL the family ornaments, gifted ornaments, collected ornaments, inherited ornaments, etc. that just do not go with the plan you are trying to go with for tree decoration? I feel SOOO guilty NOT putting them ALL on the tree but in the end feel the mismatched look ruins the overall plan and I DO LOVE the ornaments(would never part with them and actually cry if they get broken) BUT my sentimentality and my “designer brain” are at odds! HELP!
Merry Christmas, Happy new year to you and yours(INC. the Lizard-I HAVE been there! :-D)
Sharon from New England
Hi Sharon! Love that you are my long lost RED sister! ha! :) I put all of our family and special ornaments on a small tree in our stair landing! I love having a dedicated tree the kids decorate just for those special items. Then you can still have your “designer” trees too. ;) Thanks cutie and Happy New Year! xo