I am linking this post up to Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk 2017 Linky Party! Make sure to visit her blog for some lovely inspiration!
I am so excited you are here for the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop hosted by the talented Jenna, from the Wife In Progress blog! Today is day one of this week long blog hop full of some incredible Christmas home tours and inspiration. So grab a warm cup of coffee or tea and find yourself a cozy spot and be prepared to be inspired! You can find each blogger’s link listed at the end of my post.
If you are here from Susan’s home tour over at Saw Nail and Paint, welcome! Isn’t Susan’s cozy Christmas living home just dreamy? I love her use of blue!
Christmas in Colorado and Me
Welcome! Come on in and take a peek at our home all dressed up for Christmas! If you are visiting here for the first time, my name is Kelly and I live in beautiful Colorado. I’m a wife, mom, step-mom and kindergarten teacher. I pride myself on being able to update and upgrade our builder grade house into a Pinterest worthy home all in my spare time and on a tight budget! But honestly, I’m just a hot mess mama who needs Jesus and coffee every morning! Can you relate?
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I Love Christmas
I have to just say that I absolutely love Christmas and love decorating for Christmas! I put a lot of thought into my decor choices this year. This year I decided to go with a red, black and white color scheme. Oh, and of course pops of green! My mom actually pointed out the fact that I already had a lot of black accents in my home. So going with a new color palette as opposed to last year’s pops of blue, was a lot easier for me than I had originally thought and I spent very little on new decor. (This made the hubs happy)
The black and white ribbon (from Hobby Lobby) you will see throughout our house and some new wreaths from Target’s Hearth and Hand collection by Magnolia were my only purchases! The rest I shopped my own house for!
Let’s get started…
Entry and Dining Room
As you walk in to our home you are greeted by my beloved pew. This is the pew that inspired this journey of blogging for me. You can read all about it HERE.
I wanted to bring some nature indoors this year and my friend Brooke from Brooklyn Finds Designs here in Colorado had these beautiful sticks in her booth at a local market and was gracious enough to give me some!
From our entry you walk into our dining room. My dining room table is simple with a centerpiece of white ceramic houses from the Target dollar bins, black and white ribbon, candles and fresh greenery from our yard.
This sideboard across from our table is my favorite to style. It showcases the fresh greenery from our yard and the larger version of the wreaths you saw on the backs of the dining chairs. You can shop the larger wreath here!
Family Room and Tree
Our ceilings are vaulted in our family room so a few years ago we purchased our tree from Balsam Hill during their after Christmas sale! If you are in the market for a new tree, their day after Christmas sale is usually well over 50% off their incredible trees. I love this one because the set up is easy and the branches look so real!
To mix things up this year I used this old tree crate that I found at a local vintage market to hold our tree and moved my child sized pew in from another room. The girls love to sit on it and read Christmas books.
This scroll from at Cottonwood Shanty was a birthday gift from my mom and dad last year (I’m a December baby) and it is still one of my all time favorite gifts! I love how it declares the good news of Christmas…the birth of Christ! The beautiful boxwood wreaths are real and from Trader Joe’s and were only $9.99.
Looking back in to our kitchen always makes me smile. It is the part of our home that my husband and I designed together.
Our dough bowl found it’s home on our island and I had fun filling it with a bunch of my favorite things, most of which are from Target. Some bottle brush trees, a stuffed Santa, letters to Santa box, JOY towel, and these darling little Santa Christmas appetizer plates!
Now over to the hot cocoa bar that holds my beloved Rae Dunn mugs and Santa mugs from World Market. I had fun adding this sign with one of my favorite Christmas songs. The O Holy Night sign is from Deann at Treasured Pearl Handmade and I love it!
I can’t forget the awesome sign above our kitchen nook…the simple black script with Merry Christmas makes my heart happy. My friend Jess has an Etsy shop called The Junq Drawer and she custom made it for me. You must check her out!
I thought I was pretty cute giving a shout out on my Hobby Lobby letter board to Jesus for His birthday. In our house He is the reason for the season!
Also, I’ll be honest, this clean kitchen might have lasted for only 30 seconds after I took these pictures. Because lets be real, I have four kids and nothing stays clean around here for very long!
Well that’s it for the tour of our downstairs! If you you pop back over in the next few weeks I will be sharing our master bedroom and porch decorated for Christmas as well. If you don’t want to miss those posts or any for that matter, please subscribe to my blog! You can subscribe by clicking HERE !
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Christmas in Colorado Home Tour! Our home has been a labor of love for over ten years now. I hope you enjoyed it and please leave a comment below if you have any questions or might wonder where something is from. I always love chatting and answering questions!
Sara from The Fat Hydrangea is up next on the blog hop! I know you will enjoy her navy blue Christmas home tour!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our home to yours!
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