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Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a good start! My snowy cedar garland came in and I was too excited to wait to show it to you! It’s on the far right of this picture and it’s so beautiful! A little messy (like all things with flocking, right?) but very realistic. I lined it up next to my other favorites – my cedar garland twisted with the eucalyptus garland, the cedar garland on its own, the Norfolk pine garland and then the snowy cedar garland. I love mixing garlands! These are all so beautiful and I’m having a hard time holding off going garland crazy at the moment.
But I know I know.. pumpkins are fun too. ;) More coming soon with these but first a few more Christmas arrivals!
Great set of bells from Amazon. They are light weight so perfect to hang on your mantel! They are also beautiful to set on a stack of books or a tray on a table.
This cute doormat came in too and is adorable. Perfect for the front porch! Target dropped the Studio Mcgee and Magnolia Christmas lines over the weekend and everything is so cute! Did you order some of it already? Tell me what you’re loving! I rounded up favorites below and will show you what I ordered as soon as it comes in. A few things already sold out! I’m hoping it all comes back in stock.
All so good right!? Nothing like Christmas decor. :)
I couldn’t resist ordering a few of these trees too. Potted trees always look beautiful and create such a cozy vibe during the holidays!
I finally broke down and ordered this portable carpet/upholstery cleaner. I’ve almost ordered it so many times and it’s on sale for prime days! Hoping it cleans the arms of my couch because I can’t muster the energy to take my couch apart to wash the bottom slipcover.. ha. I wash the single cushions all the time but the base is another story! I’ll report back on whether or not it works well. I have and love the other items above and everything is marked down at the moment!
Both of my olive trees are on sale! I have the skinny one in this corner of my family room.
These beautiful olive trees were on my porch in the spring and one is now in my dining room.
Wrapping up today with a few pictures from the LTK Conference in Dallas last week! I haven’t been to this conference in several years. They didn’t hold it during 2020/2021 obviously and then last year Kenny was running his marathon the same weekend so I missed it. I almost didn’t go this year because my friend who I was going to room with had to cancel. Plus this conference is slightly stressful for me to be honest! Lots of outfit changes and so many beautiful, talented girls in one space. It’s easy to feel intimidated! Kenny encouraged me to go and I’m so glad he did. I ended up having the best time with my HOME decor girls. I’ve met them all through IG and it was so fun hanging out in real life! This was at the western social put on by Lucchese. I finally had an excuse to wear the cute boots I bought during the N sale!
I almost cried happy tears when I saw these 3! They are friends who have been doing this forever like me and in a sea of new faces it felt so good to see long timers. ;)
Day two was full of speakers and classes. I bought this new blazer and shirt for the day and felt very “collegiate.” Ha.
It always feels so good to be with friends who do what I do! Being a blogger/on social media can often feel isolating because it’s just me alone at my house all day creating content. None of my San Diego friends do this so I feel like I’m on an island sometimes. It’s so refreshing and motivating to be around people who you can share ideas and successes and failures with. It always leaves me feeling refreshed and grateful that I get to do this for a living!
The last night of the conference we had a party and the venue was stunning.
It was fun to dress up and feel fancy for a change! It was also fun when I got to put on my pjs after it was over. Ha. I can’t lie.. fancy dresses and heels aren’t my thing! But we had such a fun night together.
Love these 3.
It was especially so fun hanging out with my friend El. She and I have been close friends on IG for over 8 years! We’ve had so many phone calls and chats through texts and DMs. Being able to hug her and laugh with her in person was just the best. I’m so grateful for life long friends I’ve made through blogging/IG! It’s hands down the best part of what I do. That includes the friendships I’ve made with so many of you reading. Thank you for being here with me and for being my friend. :) I’m so grateful for you all!
Also this trip was the first time I’ve ever stayed in a hotel room alone. Is that crazy!? I’m always with Kenny or friends or my whole crew. It was so strange and quiet at night! I hated it the first night, got the hang of it the second night and by the third night I was eating my snacks and watching what I wanted on TV in bed and not wanting to leave! Ha ha. This trip was a good lesson for me to keep doing the things that scare me. It can be hard! But that’s how we grow and it usually turns out to be a pretty sweet deal in the end.