Home for the Holidays

Just thought I would share a little holiday update...It has been one heck of a fall! Between work and exciting opportunities for Simply Sarah Style, I haven't slowed down. I'm beyond excited to have days off over the holidays to enjoy time at home, especially since we have a new house to celebrate in this Christmas.

This year, we purchased a new tree from Target. It was a breeze to assemble - only four pieces. That's it! So amazing. Our other tree requires branch by branch assembly. Whew...It's rough and it sheds, and by sheds, I mean it leaves pinecone pieces all over the place.

I was inspired to mix up our Christmas tree decor and try a black and white theme mixed with metallics. Our tree is pretty simple this year. Actually, our holiday decorations are pretty simple. I quickly found that the decorations we owned at the condo barely cover ground at our new house.

During my short bits of free time, I've indulged myself in wrapping sessions. 'Tis the season to make everything extra pretty! Wrapping gifts is one activity I adore. In fact, this year I was hired to select, purchase and wrap gifts for someone else. Talk about a dream job!

I can't resist a roll of gorgeous, thick wrapping paper. I find the best rolls at Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx, Home Goods and Marshall's. I'm also a ribbon snob. I'm so particular. For bigger packages, I love a big fluffy bow.

Last year, I picked up a canister of great gift tags at Target. They were on major markdown, so I'm glad I got them. They're perfect for my color scheme this year.

Here are a couple shots from around our house...

How cute is this mini nativity scene? My mother-in-law picked up it for us at the Taft Museum. 

I pulled inspiration for the chalkboard art from Pinterest. Now that I see this photography, I think I'll add garland for more contrast. 

I absolutely adore the White Christmas print I purchased from Lindsay Letters. White Christmas is my favorite holiday classic, so this print was the perfect addition to our Christmas collection.

I hope to score more decorations after Christmas, so I have a more robust collection next year. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

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