Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Our Home at Christmas {2013}

In typical Jessica fashion, I have taken all nearly all of these photos on a cloudy day {aka 10 minutes ago} and I have absolutely no desire to edit any of them.  They were all taken on my new phone {whoo hoo!} and I just walked around my house and started snapping. 

Can I confess something to you?  I really don’t like decorating for Christmas.  Chris says it’s because I have “post-partum Thanksgiving depression.”  haha!  It just really doesn’t excite me.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and once that weekend is over, I kinda get the blahs.  Having Luke and Livi definitely help keep my spirits up though as I try to make the holiday as magical as possible for them. 

Does anyone else feel this way?  I read so many blogs where people go ALL OUT on their house at Christmas and I just can’t even compete with that.  I love the music, and the baking, and the Christmas movies, and all that…but I just don’t have that magical fairy dust for my house like some people do. 

And I guess that just has to be okay.  :)

Pretty much everything you see was made by me, thrifted, or found at Target:


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Did not notice the tipped sheep AT ALL until I uploaded these!  Whoops! Haha!




It’s impossible to take good photos of this bright window – but our stockings are woven cable-knit ones from Target.  I bought four of them two years ago and I am so, so blessed to be using that fourth one this year!  God is so good!











This bear was mine when I was a little girl!  My mom just found it in their basement and gave it to me a few weeks ago!  I was so excited to see it again.


















Print made by my amazing sister at Creative Type Designs {I love it!}









Yes, that is plywood behind our tree.  We had to hide it in the playroom/tool room this year because of our crazy wild animal living with us Olivia.  And no it doesn’t have a topper hence why I didn’t take a picture of it.  But it is soooo beautiful at night. 


Thanks for visiting and bearing with me.  ;) I will be back on Thursday for possibly my favorite party of the year – My Favorite Things!


Linked to The Nester’s 2013 Tour of Homes.


  1. Your home looks so lovely Jessica! So glad I found you via the Nesting Place Link Party!

    Happy Holidays,
    Laura @ somekindoflovelyride.com

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Sarah, and your beautiful family!

  3. Everything looks in place and lovely. You went further than I did this year, I have just been way too busy! And, with Baby #4 on the way and will be here in less than 3 months, I have no extra energy to contribute to decorating.

    Have a Very Merry Christmas!


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