Welcome to our Holiday Blog Tour!  The following blogs have teamed up to give you a variety of ideas from home decor to tips on how to make your tree stay fresh.  There’s something for everyone in the mix!  Grab a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa and enjoy the tour.  Merry Christmas!

The tour includes:
On The Way Home  featuring a Holiday Home Tour
Life Of A Traveling Navy Wife  featuring A Harley Davidson Holiday
Jessica Lynn Writes featuring A DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Toddlers
Campfires and Cleats featuring their 10 Traditions for Advent and Christmas
Adventures Of A Frugal Mom featuring Decorating With Ribbon
Back On Land featuring 7 Tips For Keeping Your Christmas Tree Beautiful!
Candypolooza featuring Holiday Fun In San Angelo

I started on this feature more than a month ago, pre-turkey.  The time is flying by and we are already entering the second week of December, the second week of advent.  I am trying not to get lost in the frenzy, just getting this post up for y’all is a challenge.  Thanks for being here with me to journey through some of the projects I’ve done for our family and some of the sights of Christmas around our house.

Let us always remember- God incarnate, is the true reason for this time of year.  He continues to challenge me with priorities and gives grace to handle what each day brings.

To start off this season with that focus, we created a dollar store advent candle display.  See the full feature HERE.

Next my daughter helped me make custom birchwood ornaments with birch provided by Esty shop Ourlifeinthewoods.  See the full feature HERE.


Which leads us to the beauty of the Christmas tree!  We merged traditions this year and while we have many Jesse Tree Ornaments left from last year, we combined it with Savior themed ribbon and the birchwood ornaments.  It left us with a stunning look.



We kept the tree skirt simple by using just gold mesh fabric to wrap around the base.


This brings us to the mantle.  I used an old window and some chalkboard holiday themed printables to create this wonderful array of Christmas cheer.  I also added garland and some holiday “swag” above the window.



I used left over ribbon and trimmings to create a simple but elegant pine centerpiece.


Now we’ll go outside to wreaths, vignettes and more.  We continued the birchwood theme with some birch found at a local craft store.  Then implemented it into planters to carry over the look.




I searched high and low for the perfect Christmas pillow to accent our bench with.  This “merry and bright” pillow was perfect!  And was used courtesy of Etsy shop: Browneyedgirlsdesigns






We’ll end this tour with the most important part, our nativity.  We keep it simple with just the sillouette showing, and with white holiday lights surrounding it, it sets the focal point on the meaning of the season.  From our home to yours- have a Merry Christmas and be inspired!



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