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 🙂

Christmas Wish List

At the end of November, I start asking all my family members to send me their Christmas Wishlists. I really love seeing what’s on their list because I want to give them exactly what they’re wishing for. But also because I like getting ideas for things I may need or want for myself or other loved ones. 

We can’t give our family everything on their list for Christmas but it’s a great resource to have for any other future occasion like birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Valentine’s day. 

So, I’m sharing my Christmas wishlist to help you get ideas for any last minute gifts you may need to get. It has alllll sorts of things. And it features some of my favorite makers, Amazon favorites, and some luxury items. And if you’ve bought all your gifts, then just add some to your wishlist 😉 

Let me know which items are your favorites? 

1.FOREO LUNA mini 2 2. Old Dutch Hammered Copper Teakettle 3. All Good Things Co. Daily Remain Journal 4. DeLonghi BCO430 Espresso and Drip Coffee Machine 5. Birdies Slippers-The Songbird 6. Rettel Roller 7. Aerie Flannel Top 8. Aerie Flannel Pajama Jogger 9. Artifact Uprising Floating Frame 10. The Art Bar Co. Monthly Calendar 11. Sigfus Abstract Hoops 12. Disney Sketch Hip Pack by Dooney & Bourke 13. Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance™ Lipstick-Fever Dream – Peach Sienna 14. Urban Decay-Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette 15. Sonix Half & Half Sunglasses 16. Pandora Jewelry-Disney Minnie Silhouette Ring 17. Pandora Jewelry-Disney Mickey Silhouette Ring 18. T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand 19. Vans Leather Authentic Platform 2 0 20. Madera Modern-The Breadboard-Walnut

November’s Free Mobile Download Is Here!

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For this season of Thanksgiving, I want to embrace contentment, joy, and peace.

Being content with what I have, enjoying the small things, and being at peace with this season of my life.

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I believe contentment, joy, and peace come when we thank God for the right now and trust Him for our tomorrows.

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I hope and pray that these wallpapers remind us to do just that.

Enjoy, share, and tag Styld by Grace on Insta if you share. I’d love to see how you’re using them!

Download the wallpapers by clicking on the wallpaper. Then, right-click if you’re on a desktop or long press if you’re on a mobile device.

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Grace-filled Reminders For The Lady Of The House (a.k.a. Home Engineer, Family Manager, Home Economist)

StyldbyGrace_LadyOfTheHouseCards__35I’m excited to share a new freebie I created for my fellow homemakers. That word, homemaker, may be a dirty word to some but to me, it means the head lady in charge. The boss lady. The home engineer. The puzzle solver. The family manager. The lady of the house. And oftentimes, the home economist. Anything to save a dollar here and there, right?!

Loving, nurturing, organizing, and up keeping our homes can seem like an antiquated thing but God has called us to our homes and families first. If we can manage businesses, schedules, outings, and everything else in between, we should make it a priority to manage our homes. To look out for our people. To make sure everything is at peace.

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But let’s be real. In the modern world, where our careers, side hustles, and servant leadership, demand A LOT from us, that can be really really difficult. Sometimes we even resent “having” to take care of our homes. I know I do!

So, what the solution? First, an enormous amount of grace towards ourselves and our families. Second, reading and meditating on God’s word and truth. And finally, reminders that encourage us daily, rooted in God’s word, both practical and spiritual.

 

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And that’s what this freebie is all about. Practical and spiritual reminders for us ladies to have a happy and willing heart when it comes to loving and serving our homes.

You can download these Grace-filled Reminders For The Lady Of The House here and display them all over your home. I hope they’re a blessing to you and your home ❤

5 Tips for Fall Decorating on a Budget

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I wish I could say I made this wreath myself but I didn’t (maybe next year or when I have more patience). I knew I had a specific budget that didn’t permit me to shop at stores like Pier1 or Pottery Barn. So, the next best thing was HomeGoods and it cost me less than $20.


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The idea was for our home to have the traditional warm fall colors, while making the decor chic and unique. Once again, my good friend HomeGoods had the perfect pumpkins I was looking for. And they were less than or equal to $20. I also reused a vase I saved from my wedding (last year) to put natural leaves in it. The leaves were bought at Publix (my local supermarket), and the vase is from Goodwill.

Side note: it’s a good idea to save candles that are almost finished. The white and orange candle pictured above, isn’t supposed to be like that. I accidentally dropped a “pumpkin spice” candle that was gifted to me last year and shattered the glass. So I simply put what was left into an old candle. And…Voila!


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YUM! Food. That’s what fall and the holiday season, is all about (kind of). These napkins were probably my biggest expense but so worth it because they can be used all year round. They have different sayings on them: yum, delish and dig in. I found those at Nordstrom for $5 each.

The accent on the napkin, pictured above, was made out of a wheat bundle that I got at Publix. I picked out a few interesting looking pieces of wheat from the bundle, arranged them together and tied them with a piece of thread. Each table setting has one mini wheat arrangement. OH, and they smell “delish”.


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It’s very probable that I put this blue pumpkin (also bought at HomeGoods for less than $20) on every table or countertop in my home. It didn’t seem to look right anywhere. I have to credit my friends for inspiring me to use my tray as a decor spot. They had some fall decor in theirs, and my lightbulb came on. There were some left over leaves from the branch I bought at Publix, so I used them to add a bit of contrast to the blue pumpkin. (Pairing complimentary colors, like blue and orange, can make a simple arrangement look bolder and stronger.)

Doesn’t the candle above look cool in its “melty” stage? The candle was bought at HomeGoods, the candle holder was a wedding gift, and the tray was a gift from my neighbor. I use both the candle holder and the tray all year round.


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I have a love/hate relationship with these wooden circular vases. Finding these cost efficient vases for our wedding, was not an easy task. But now they are used for a lot of my home decorating.

The rocks inside the wooden vases, hold a special place in my heart, as they are what they call “Wishing Stones”. The guest at our wedding wrote special messages on stones for us to keep. To add a little fall flare to these vases, I stacked them and added some pieces of wheat in them.

These vases are placed next to a “nook” I’m working on… hopefully I’ll have pictures of the nook soon.


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By now you must have noticed how much I LOVE the rustic look. I’m obsessed! This slab is truly significant to my husband and me. It says our names, our wedding date and it was the centerpiece at our sweetheart table at our wedding. I use this everywhere in our home. This fall I am using it to hold a candle. Simple, sweet and special.


It is possible to decorate your home on a budget. Here are some tips I learned along the way:

1. Stick to your budget (Luke 16:10-13)
When I go shopping, I have decided to withdraw the amount of cash I am going to spend. No more, no less. Sometimes when I know I can SWIPE a card, it’s easy to go over my spending limit. If I didn’t have time to make it the bank, I add up the cost of the items in my cart before I reach the register. If it’s over the budget, I remove items and proceed. It’s not worth being in debt just because I “need” to have this or that.

2. Reuse and reinvent
Do some research on the web (blogs, Pinterest, google), on how you can use what you currently own for seasonal decorating. For example, if you have a white vase that you use often, search “White vase fall decor ideas”. Trays, candle holders, vases are pieces you can use all year round. All you have to do is a add seasonal flare to them.

3. Explore with color
Color adds personality and life to any room. When using complimentary color, you can be sure that your space will have a striking and bold look. Using neutral colors will make a space look elegant and timeless. If you’re afraid that a neutral look might look bland, you can add bright colors like orange or yellow to the mix.

4. Put some heart into it
Make sure to incorporate little things here and there that remind you of what’s truly important. I like to use my wishing stones as part of my decor because they remind me to be thankful for my family and friends. And my wooden slab, reminds me to honor and be faithful to the commitment I made to my husband on our wedding day.

5. It doesn’t have to be perfect
We might get caught up in buying the perfect things or making it look like an ad from a magazine, but what’s the fun in that? Perfect is boring. Get your creative juices flowing with some DIY, purchase cool inexpensive pieces, or reuse pieces you’ve forgotten about. The whole point is to have fun and make your living space feel like your home.



If you’re looking for a home decor blog that helps you stay within your budget, has amazing inspiration and practical advice, you must head over to The Nesting Place. It’s my favorite!

What ideas do you have to decorate your living space for this fall? 

Do you have any practical advice, or stores you shop at, that helps you manage your budget well?