Christmas Home Tour

It’s so bittersweet to have Christmas right around the corner. A part of me wants it to be here a.s.a.p.

Another part of me wants it to hold off so I can keep enjoying the lights, trees, and just that warm Christmas feeling. 

Our last name is Palma. I have lots of ornaments with the letter P.

I’ve never documented my home during Christmas and this year I wanted to take pics so I can relive and remember this year.

I inherited this from my mom. It’s one of my favorites! I have to put it up every single year.

This year has been so rewarding, life-changing, and also very very hard. It was an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least. But Christmas always brings so much hope. 

I reused so many things in my home to decorate. I bought very few new things and even kept some stuff put away so I wouldn’t crowd my space. I took my time to decorate.

I’m most proud of how the centerpiece in my dinning room turned out. I’ve reused these lanterns over and over. Got some fake snow, little trees, and made these little scenes.
Next year I may add a little house and car. Maybe even twinkle lights.

I rearranged things every week and just enjoyed the process. I feel like decorating is an ongoing process and there really isn’t like a final, FINAL result. I kinda like that. 

Hope you enjoy all these pics. Hope you feel welcome from afar. And I hope you are inspired to make your space uniquely yours.

The sun setting makes things look kinda pink. I’m swooning!

Remember that your home is perfect because it’s yours and you get to serve and love people in it. The decor is just the cherry on top. 

I love the glowing light when the sun is setting. My heart feels so full and happy.
I dream of taking styled pics with a real truck like this one day. For now this will do 😉 

Merry Christmas! Thanks for taking time to take this tour with me 🙂

Favorite Advent Calendar for 2018

This year I really wanted to be more intentional about focusing on God during the Christmas season. 

So I went on a search for advents online and was only finding advents for kids or advents that have little gifts each day. And most of the advents that were devotionals as well, were not tangible products. 

FINALLY, I found an advent from one of my favorite brands, All Good Things Collective. This advent comes in two options. One for families with kiddos and one for women in general. I LOVE THAT! Options are good. 

What I really love about this advent is that it has prompts each day, starting December 1st until the 25th, with Bible verses, activities, questions, etc.

Taped some string on the back of the frame so I could clip the Advent Calendar on the strings
At first I used washi tape but it didn’t stay so I had to use strong tape for the strings to stay put

You can use it every year if you want, switch up the cards in any order, or if you like a new each year, you can repurpose it by using the cards as gift tags the following year. You know I’m all about repurposing and making the most out of stuff. 

But what I love MOST about these cards are the designs. I bet you’re not surprised 😉 They were designed by one of my favorite artist, Morgan Harper Nichols. Having her beautiful words and artwork in my home makes me sooo happy. 

I also purchased the scripture guide to go with the advent calendar. Which is great because I love diving in a bit deeper with the Bible. I’m a nerd like that. 

The minute I purchased these, my wheels started turning on how and where I’d display them in my home. I remembered I had a couple of gold frames I could use. I didn’t really like the actual paintings in them but loved the frames. And I thought it’d be cool to display all the cards within the gold frame. Modern meets traditional! 

Don’t they look great?! I love shopping around my home. Looking for treasures I’ve put away to repurpose and use for another time. This frame was waiting for this particular project.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make your home look nice. It just takes some creativity, patience, and looking for hidden treasures. 

Christmas Checklist

With all the hustle and bustle, who really has time to keep up with the endless checklists and post its and text messages? 

I know I don’t! That’s why I created this Christmas Checklist. To keep all the things I need and want before Christmas, in ONE place. 

After seeing how much ya’ll loved last month’s Thanksgiving Worksheet, I thought it’d be cool to create something similar this month for Christmas.  

This checklist has categories and sections for you to organize all your lists. There’s even a category for Holiday Movies. Very convenient and also pretty to look at, if I do say so myself 😉  

Hope this helps you have a stress free, less chaotic holiday season. And don’t forget to send me pics on Instagram of your checklist. I’d love to see what’s on your lists! To download the Christmas Checklist freebie, just click here.