Free Christmas Printable!

‘Tis the season of giving!  In that spirit, I sharing with you a fun {and free!} Merry & Bright  Christmas printable that you can use in your own home!Free Merry & Bright Christmas Printable

I printed the graphic at full size on regular computer paper and then trimmed it to fit in an 8″x10″ frame.

Free Christmas printable frame and displayed on a shelf


The frame is tucked away in my guest bedroom cabinet to help give the room a festive, holiday feel.

black cabinet shelves decorated for Christmas


You can download the graphic by clicking the picture below.  Simply save and print!  It’s that easy!


Those that subscribe to my blog posts via email will also find a selection of other Christmas printables in my Free Printable section.  Not a subscriber yet?  Click {HERE} to sign up, then check your email to confirm and receive your password.


To see the rest of the guest room all decorated for Christmas, stop by tomorrow for the full reveal when the week of home tours kicks off!








Christmas Decorating Ideas {2016}

For those of you that are new here, you might not have realized that I had to take a year off of blogging due to personal reasons {post HERE}.  As such, I didn’t post any pictures from Christmas last year.  Actually, I didn’t really decorate all that much for Christmas last year….well, at least not as much as I usually do!  At any rate, today I’m sharing with you a few pics that I snapped while on hiatus last year in hopes that they might give you some Christmas decorating inspiration for your own home.

For the first time ever, we purchased a flocked Christmas tree.  Yes, this beauty is the real deal!


I tend to wrap presents the day before Christmas {I always have been and always will be a procrastinator!}, so there’s always plenty of room for festive goodies under the tree.


And while I didn’t really decorate anything else in the living room or adjacent dining room, I did add some garland and dried roses to the fireplace mantel.


My bedroom was rather sparse last Christmas and while these aren’t my favorite pictures, I wanted to show you the cute cedar skirt I made for my vintage dress form!



My grandma’s pearl and one of her brooches added the perfect finishing touch.



And stop by next week because I’ll be sharing my 2017 Christmas Home Tour as part of a group with 29 other bloggers!


And just for you, here’s a sneak peek of my home tour!!

Pink christmas mantel











Wishing You a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

As we enter into Thanksgiving week, I’m reminded how grateful and blessed I am to  such wonderful family, friends, and readers like you.  After taking a year off from the blog, I was thrilled to be welcomed back by each and every one of you and I truly appreciate all of your comments, likes, social shares, and page views!  If there’s anything I’ve learned in the last year, it’s never to take anything for granted.

In that spirit, I’m taking this week to rest and spend time with my family, and my hope is that you can do the same!


I’ll be back next week with some decorating ideas for Christmas, followed by my 2017 Christmas Home Tour!  Until then, you might enjoy {THIS} post from a previous Christmas home tour.



Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!