Hi there, friend! If you just came over from Hallstrom Home, welcome. Today is the last day of the It’s A Wonderful House Christmas Tour and I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the homes of the bloggers I’ve teamed up with to bring you some Christmas inspiration for your own home!
Olivia from the Reinvented Collection was wonderful enough to host this Christmas tour and I’ve had so much fun seeing everyone’s home. If you’re just joining us today for the tour, no worries! You can scroll down to the bottom of this post and you’ll be able to catch up.
Like many, Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. How about you? I probably drive my poor husband crazy with my hundreds of trips to Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joanne’s, TJ Maxx and a ton of other home decor and craft stores, but he loves how the house looks once it’s done.
This year I chose to go with plaid and keep things neutral with lots of greenery. Having moved to Raleigh last year, one of the things I had on my wish list when we were looking for a house was a porch. I’ve had the best time decorating and for Christmas, it’s been no different. I had so many ideas in my head, but I decided to keep it simple.
It’s funny because I think about Christmas growing up in Houston, Texas as a kid and I can only remember 1 time when it snowed. I grabbed some of the snow, made a ball and put the ball in a bowl in a freezer. I wanted it to last forever, but of course, it didn’t.
Most of the time in December, we were in shorts and flip-flops and living here in Raleigh it’s not too far off. Now I can’t wear shorts and flip-flops, but it definitely doesn’t get that cold. Since it doesn’t really snow here (thank goodness!) I bought some snow instead. 🙂
This year involved a lot more DIY than I intended, but I had a great time creating everything. And I even had a little helper! Can you see the ladybug? Guess she likes the boxes as much as I do!
One of my favorite things about the porch is the colored lights. My hubby had the great idea to take out the regular light bulbs and replace them with alternating red and green. It looks so great when you’re on the porch, but it’s even better when you’re driving past the house!
I think the green and red lighting gives you even more of the Christmas vibes, don’t you?
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