[Five on Friday] Holiday Home Tour

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Friday all!

I, for one, am SO HAPPY it's Friday! One day closer to the weekend and less than 2 weeks until Christmas left! Eeek!

Last week, Jenny, Beth, and Courtney announced a holiday home tour link up that I thought was so fun! I love to see everyone's houses decorated for the holidays especially around my neighborhood. I've been working late the past week so when I come home from work around 8pm, it's so fun to see everyone's houses all lit up with lights. I feel like it just makes driving around at night that much more fun. The neighborhood across the street from us usually goes all out (as do some in a couple of other cities) so if time permits, I'd love to go walk around and just take it all in. I know Mason would LOVE it.

Since I know I love to see everyone's decorations, I thought I would share mine today in a true Five on Friday style.

The table display and window display.

In the past, I've had a more elaborate set up, but this year, I didn't really know where to put it all, so I opted for a smaller set up on our dining room table. One of my favorite decorations is the ornaments in the hurricane vase and I knew I had to find a place for them.

We don't put any lights on the outside of our house (mainly because we are too lazy (and I'm also slightly scared Seth would fall off the ladder) but also because we are not allowed to where we live now (I think they are afraid of people falling off ladders too lol))

The Christmas Cards.

Once upon a time I actually used this chalkboard as a chalkboard. Then it graduated to be decorative and I put a paper garland on it. And now it's graduated again (at least for the season) to be a Christmas card holder.

The stockings.

We don't have a fireplace so we hang our stockings from the stair case railing. I used to hang them from our entertainment unit but now I need to get them a little higher and out of the reach of little hands.

The tree.

We've had quite the variety of trees over the years. When it was just Seth and I, we had a fake tree, maybe 6 feet tall. It served its purpose and we liked it. Then we moved to our current place and we didn't have much room. We opted for not setting up our fake tree last year and I got a felt tree from Target that I pinned to the wall in the corner. We put our presents under it and Mason got to play. It was perfect. And then this year... this year we went to the Christmas tree farm and I fell in love with this beauty. Poor little 4 foot tree was just calling to me. I fell in love and had my heart set on it. Thankfully for me, Seth is incredible, and told me that whatever I wanted, we could do, so this little baby came home with us. I haven't yet regretted that decision once!

And then just above the tree, I set up a little menorah that I bought on super sale from Pottery Barn online the day after Thanksgiving last year.

We also have Hanukkah ornaments on the tree.

Mason's room.

We are doing the 25 Days of Christmas books again this year and since Mason is older and could be more interactive with opening the presents (books), I really wanted to make his room a festive space for that.

I am SO happy with how it turned out. It is just so cozy and welcoming and Mason LOVES to sit there and open and read his books.

...so much so that he sometimes opens them on his own when he wants to.

So, our house might not be the most decorated, but it is the most festive and welcoming for us! I just love the little details that I've created and how happy it makes me to see our tree lit up every night. I'm going to be sad to take it down come January!

Happy Friday!


Linking up with all of these lovely ladies.

Sweet Turtle Soup


  1. I think my favorite is mason's room! I love adding little touches all over the house!

  2. Your house is perfect!! I LOVE Mason's little reading area...what do you use to keep his books on the wall? SO CUTE!

  3. I am in LOVE with masons tree and reading spot. I'll say it again IN LOVE with it!

  4. Stopping by from the link up. Such a cute way to display Christmas cards...I always have such a tough time finding a way to display mine! The garland makes it look extra festive


  5. Ooohhh, love your table display! All of those festive balls, yes! Where did you get your stockings? So cute! Adorable pictures!

  6. Your decorations are perfect. Every things sounds perfectly cozy.
    The tree in Mason's room is adorable. I need to get one for Marcus' room. Next year! :)

  7. Wow! I'm totally impressed with all the Christmas cards you've already received! We have one...

    Those little trees at the tree farm are the cutest! I almost got one of those too! They're just the right size! :)

    Yall have a great weekend!

  8. Love all of those ornaments and the lights on the doors. Mason's book shelves are AWESOME and that little tree is the sweetest. Love it all.

    Thanks for linking up with us!

  9. If I was all free bird style with the book opening Aria would have opened them all by now, I admire his restraint!
    I love the hurricane and balls table. And your chalkboard card display!!! I love that our ribbon is filling out. We got your card today, thank you - I love it!

  10. What an adorable little tree. We don't have a ton of decorations, so I feel like a tour would be like one photo!

  11. Love it - that 4' tree is the best!! :) I love the glow of white Christmas lights, so cozy and heart-warming. :) Great decorations!!

  12. Oh I am looooooving all of your decor! So festive, beautiful and cozy! I really should get Mia a little tree, I know she would LOVE it! Maybe next year!

  13. I LOVE IT!!!! So Gorgeous! Makes me want to show mine...but then I would have to clean first!!!

  14. I love your decorations! Mason's little book space is my favorite- I love those shelves!

  15. Love the book display!! And your decor is so cute! Good work mama!


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