Holidays hold so much meaning. It’s a time to be with all of the ones you love the most, your friends, your family. I know for me, our family has so many traditions that hardly ever change from year to year. We go to the same place. We make the same dish. We have to nap to nurse our food comas. You know, the usual. Easter for my family always was spent at my grandparents house in the county. Easter for me reminds me of my grandma. She would cook up a huge meal, including the best lumpy mashed potatoes around, and she would make these elaborate Easter cakes with coconut flakes on top, decorated with bunnies or whatever else she created. I remember as a kid I would sneak into the laundry room where she hid them, and I’d swipe a finger full of icing before dinner. Those memories make me smile.
Let’s be real. It’s full blown Christmas mode from this week on, so what did I do to prepare this weekend? Absolutely nothing. And it was fantastic! I left the house once, I took a few naps, I worked on editing when I felt like it, I watched the entire Gilmore Girls special on Netflix, and I had no obligated plans to be anywhere. It was so needed. I am working a ton of overtime hours at my corporate job for the rest of this month on top of doing my best to run this blog, so I needed a time out. I think it’s so important to take that time, especially during the busy holiday season, so I’m glad I did. And I’m all refreshed and ready to share my Simple Christmas Dining Room with you guys today!
Happy Monday, my sweet friends. Can you even believe that Christmas is three short weeks away? Crazy right!? I have a confession to make. I haven’t even started my shopping yet. Every year I usually have it all done by Black Friday, but this year I am majorly slacking! I need to get on it! Shopping for all the kiddos in my family is seriously my favorite thing ever, so I’m looking forward to it! And as Christmas gets closer and closer I am getting more and more excited to spend it with all our family and do as many festive holiday things as possible.
Thanksgiving is over and it’s officially time to pull out all of the Christmas decor and really go to town! I hope you all had a wonderful week with your family eating way too much food and celebrating everything there is to be thankful for over this holiday season! Like I mentioned in my last post, I decorated for Christmas a few weeks early this year and I don’t regret it for a second! I have absolutely loved having my Christmas tree out during Thanksgiving, but now I am looking forward to seeing all of the ways you all decorate yours! This year my whole theme is very rustic with neutral colors, so today I’m sharing my Neutral Rustic Christmas Tree, and I hope you all love it!
It’s my first official Christmas post and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Before blogging I was one of those people who wouldn’t even think about hauling out the boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. Obviously things have changed, and honestly I am pretty happy that I get to enjoy the festive look in my house for a few weeks longer than usual! And I have to say, I am really loving the theme I have going this year. I chose to not use any traditional red and went strictly green, wood tones, pops of white with a ton of natural elements and it worked out so so well. So to start off I’m sharing my Rustic Christmas Entryway!
Finally. Cooler weather has come to St. Louis and I am so so happy! I still cannot believe it took this long to feel like autumn, but better late than never I suppose! November is already flying by and before we know it, it will be time to eat turkey and pumpkin pie with all the ones we love most! And I cannot wait! To help with a little Thanksgiving Day inspiration, my sweet friend Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane asked myself and six other awesome bloggers to share our table ideas with you all! This Rustic Fall Tablescape is a little different than my Farmhouse Fall Tablescape that I posted last week. It’s a bit more causal with richer fall colors, and of course, some flannel!