Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas From My Family To Yours

Hello friends!  I sure hope each of you had a relaxing, wonderful and very Merry Christmas.  Just popping in real quick to share a few simple holiday touches from around our house.  

As much as I love to decorate, this year I had the desire to keep our holiday decor completely simple.  My daughter is a December baby.  I had fun decorating her room.  She loved the cedar garland draped around her bed.  She said it felt like she was sleeping in the forest!

I switched out the decor in my wooden bowl and decided to load it up with bleached pine cones and fairy lights.

Listening to Christmas music on my old-school IPod while I filled out holiday cards.  Thought I'd share my alternative to sealing envelopes.  I fill a small bowl with water and use an art paint brush to moisten the seal. Works like a charm!

A preserved boxwood wreath (Target) hung with black and white ribbon.

I made sure the bar cart was stocked and ready to go!!

The weather was so nice on Christmas Eve that we decided to sit outside around the fire pit.  We made smores and sipped on eggnog.

Warm and cozy under the stars!

I topped my coffee table with a tray filled with silver dollar eucalyptus, a wooden box and ornaments for an easy centerpiece.

The ornaments are from the dollar store.  It gives me peace of mind knowing they're toddler-friendly!

We're tired of traditional holiday meals.  We had store bought lasagna for dinner Christmas Eve and enjoyed crab legs along with take out for dinner tonight.  A little unexpected, but dinner was simple and easy. Clean-up was a breeze!  We decided to make this a thing.  Maybe next year we'll set up a taco bar!!
Merry Christmas!  I hope you are surrounded by good food and the people and pets you love!


  1. All your little touches say "home" and "love." I'm taking my cues this next year from those of you that have have the gift of frugality, minimalist, and elegance. I hope my home can feel as serene as your pictures show. Merry Christmas, Brandi.

  2. Simple elegance! The outdoor fire pit entertianing ...brilliant!
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday

  3. what is that, did you make smores with pizzelles??? i must know what they are. happy holidays!

  4. We had spaghetti with homemade sausage, buttery crescents and a simple salad. A bit unconventional too. Love your simple decor and the lil one is soooo adorable! Hope you hade a wonderful Christmas! Janice

  5. Everything you do is so beautiful! Love it all!

  6. love your holiday decor! hope y'all have an even happier New Year!

  7. pic of the sweet little girl and your puppy dog is my favorites. :) Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  8. Everything looks so beautiful! I hope you had a lonely Christmas sweet friend!


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