Christmas Home Tour

Friday, December 8, 2017

I know I said the same thing earlier this week, but honestly, I can hardly believe that it's already time for this year's Christmas Home Tour!  This may very well have been the fastest year of my life!  It feels like it was only yesterday that we were hosting Christmas 2016!

A very big thank you to Shannon and Christina for organizing this hop!

I always look forward to participating in the Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tour.  It's a special time of year and such a treat to take a look at how everyone is decorating for the holidays and of course, to be inspired by their decor!  I find that I always learn something new, or get a new idea after reading the posts.

Without further ado, here is how I've decorated our home this year.  Once again, you'll find touches of pink throughout, I just can't resist adding in my favourite colour.  This year I paid a little more attention to the exterior of our house by adding a garland over the door and filling it in with some fresh greens.

When I first started decorating the house, I thought I'd go without ribbon on the staircase garland.  After a week or so, I decided to add some white ribbon and to fill in the fake garland with fresh greens.  I love the combination of fake and fresh greens.  The fresh greens will eventually dry out, but they smell amazing and look beautiful!  It's a good balance.

You'll find most of the touches of pink in our living room, it's also the room where you'll find our main tree.

We spend a lot of time in the family room which is open to the kitchen.  Last year we decided to get a smaller tree for the family room, since you can't see the one in the living room when we're sitting in here watching our favourite holiday shows.

And there you have it!  Our home decorated for Christmas 2017!

Now be sure to take a peek at the other bloggers beautifully decorated holiday homes, linked blow!

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Our Holiday Cards

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Every time I get set to write a holiday related post, I feel like I might be mistaken that it's already that time of the year!  Do you write and send Christmas cards?  I have to be honest, it's been a few years since I sat down at the dining room table to write a bunch of cards, but I vowed that this year I would get back into the habit of sending cards out.  I honestly love receiving cards!  I've been feeling a little bit of guilt whenever a holiday card would arrive in the mail, knowing that I hadn't been organized enough to get our very own cards out to family and friends.

Enter the lovely Toronto based stationery company Printed Matter.  When they reached out about collaborating this holiday season, I took a look at their site and immediately knew that I was on board.  I didn't have enough time to schedule a family photo, so I decided to skip holiday photo cards and to go with pre-made holiday greeting cards instead.  I fell in love with the Mistletoe design and quickly placed my order!

I love that they offer the option of ordering a stamp for the return address, anything to make life easier!  But honestly, this really and truly is such a great time saver and it adds a beautiful touch to the envelopes, don't you think?

The quality of the paper is amazing and the size of the cards make them perfect for placing on top of a gift or in the mail, on their own.  If you've been searching for the perfect holiday cards, be sure to check out the Printed Matter website!


Printed Matter was kind enough to provide me with cards and a stamp, however all opinions are my own

Traditional Holiday Tablescape

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Hi everyone!

One of my absolute favourite things to do for the holidays is to decorate the table for Christmas dinner!  I'm excited to be taking part in a fun tablescape inspired blog hop today!  You'll find all of the links to the stunning tablescapes pictured above at the bottom of this post!

I love playing with colour combos and adding a mixture of fresh and fake greens.  This year's colour combination is green, purple with touches of gold, pink and orange.  It's playful, has a nod to a more traditional tablescape and then the geometric trees lend a touch of modern.

Name tags welcome your guests to their seats, along with a grouping of pinecones that have painted tips.  A piece of blue velvet ribbon adds a luxe touch to the place setting.

I sprinkled small ornaments (I love to use ornaments with glitter, as they reflect candlelight beautifully, it's slightly magical!).  I also decided to dry some orange slices and arranged them organically throughout the runner, which is made of fresh greens and a gold leaf garland.

Be sure to take a peek at the other stunning tables capes of the other participants of this years' blog hop:



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