Let’s Tour Our Home for the Holidays
Today I thought it would be nice to share a tour of our home for the holidays. With all of the time I have spent decorating, it’s nice to see it all come together.
I decided to share all of the rooms on the first floor of our home. They are decorated and yet very comfortable. It’s a good thing I did it today because now that the boys are home for the holidays it will probably never look this nice again!
Our Holiday House Tour
There is no doubt that our kitchen is my favorite room in our home. Not only do I spend a lot of time here, but I love the creating and joy I get cooking here.
We remodeled our kitchen twenty years ago and I am so thankful that I had the hindsight to go with white cabinets and countertops. At the time of our remodel, most of my friends were putting in dark cabinets with green granite countertops.
I love white kitchens. In fact, I am not sure I could do anything other than a white kitchen. Is that crazy?
I just love how the Christmas decor looks in our kitchen! I think a green and white kitchen will always look good with traditional holiday decor.
The Craft Room
A lot happens in our craft room!
Would you believe this Christmas season I have done sixteen crafts! That makes me so happy. (If you want to see them, just click here.)
You will not believe what this room used to look like. Check it out here.
My craft room is my favorite place to use my Cricut and also where I do most of my crafts.
I love how I decorated the dress skirt of my dress form this year. I love the Christmas cards!
The Family Room
I partnered with JOANN to decorate our family room this year and I love how it came out. My polka dot and pine cone theme is unusual but I had a lot of fun with it.
And these pine cone trees are one of my favorite crafts.
The family room is pretty much where we spend a lot of our time. I know I need a new sectional (it’s twenty years old) but I can’t find one that fits along our wall and doesn’t cost a fortune!
The Living Room
I have struggled to decorate in the past and I really love the color that we added to the living room. We don’t get a lot of light in here and I have always hesitated to bring in a lot of colors. But after looking at this photo, I can promise you that I will always try to bring more color into our living room.
I shared a tour of our living room yesterday and explained how I made most of the pillows and how I made the coffee table. The trees in here are from Balsam Hill.
The Dining Room
I thought it might be fun to use a metallic theme in the dining room and I chose to use silver and gold. The crystal trees are from Pottery Barn. Aren’t they fabulous?
The snowflakes are made out of pipe cleaners soaked in Borax.
The Back Porch
The Nutcracker Room I created on our back porch with The Home Depot was so magical! I made the wooden centerpiece for this evening and if you look above, you can see that it also works in our dining room!
I cut Nutcracker snowflakes and hung them from the ceiling. They add a whimsical effect to the room.
I hope you like the choices I made this year to decorate our home. I also decorated the bedrooms but I think you don’t need to see those too!
The boys are all here and our family is complete. I absolutely am at peace and so happy right now that everyone is home for the holidays.
I hope you liked the tour. Do you have a favorite room?
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I was wondering where you got the ribbon rack in your craft room?
Where can I purchase the square wooden risers used in your kitchen?
Also, the green bottles in your living room?
Enjoy your boys. Things will change when you add wives!
Hi Leslie,I so have enjoy following along with you as you transform your home into a winter wonderland.It looks so inviting and warm and cozy which is what I like about a home.I love the majestic grand homes all decorated for the holidays to look at but they don’t feel like home more like museums.You have a lovely home and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Arlene – Birmingham Alabama
Everything looks so beautiful! Enjoy your blog!
I am new to your blog and so happy I found you! So many beautiful things to enjoy. Thanks for opening your home to us!
Your home is so gorgeous! Merry Christmas and many blessings.
Love it all! Partial to the kitchen, love the red mixer. I have had a green one for years, I should get it out at the holidays. When you hang things…like the snowflakes..from the ceiling do you do this with tape? Little tacks? Thanks for all the efforts you make, so very nice.
Beautiful! I love those crystal trees and the way you’ve used them❤️
I have enjoyed seeing your house transform into a winter wonderland. I have also tried some of your recipes and loved them. I keep a book of family favorite recipes (I have added some of yours) that I hope to pass on to my boys someday.
Your home is so beautiful & the Xmas deco is just perfect!! I would love to see u post the bedrooms too?🥰🎅🏼☃️❄️❄️❄️
My favorite room is your kitchen. I love the all white. You really did a beautiful job of decorating your home.
It’s all very beautiful! I hope your family appreciates how much energy you put into creating a wonderful Christmas atmosphere in your home.
Gorgeous and Pinned! Other than your craft room, your kitchen is my favorite room, . It is timeless. My kitchen is white too, and always will be. I hope to add marble counter tops next year. Thank your for all of your hard work and inspiration. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
It is all beautiful, every square inch! Nothing makes me happier than decorating our home, and obviously, you do as well. I love it all, and you’re very talented & generous. Thank you!
Sheila in NE
Leslie, your home is always beautiful and an inspiration!
I know what you mean about finding a perfect sofa-we have an Ikea sofa and chaise which I love, but my slipcovers were very worn. I found slipcovers at comfortworks.com. They are perfect, and I was so happy with their service!
Your house looks warm and just lovely and welcoming. And you are certainly a very
creative person. You worked hard to make it look special, cozy, warm, welcoming, neat and immaculate. I hope you get some time to sleep and rest, lol. Lovely … And all the cooking and baking you do. Bless you
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Oh that dining room table!! Of course I love all your decor, but your table has my heart. Especially the centerpiece thingy! 🙂 Thanks so much for all of the fabulous inspiration, tips, and how-tos you give us every day! Happy Saturday!
My favorite room is the kitchen, Leslie. I just love your kitchen and with the seasonal touches it is so inviting and cozy.
I enjoyed this Christmas tour of your home. I like the green you’ve used in your kitchen. Please tell me the brand and color. Thank you and Merry Christmas!