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Christmas Home Tour

November 17, 2014


Erin Schrader

I know that I’m a little ahead of the game on the decorating home front and that people get all huffy puffy when you put your tree up before you eat your turkey, but you see…I’ve never been one to follow too many rules. Decorating for Christmas is absolutely always one of the best days of the year, so if I want the best day of the year to fall on November 15th, that’s when it is going to fall dang it. I am suspecting the saddest day of the year will happen around April 12th when it all has to come down.
Because this was my first time decorating this house, I thought it would be fun to show it off a little bit. You know when you look at a house for the first time and you make all of those little comments to anybody who is listening about how fun it would be to decorate the mantle for Christmas, or how you can’t wait to smell the real wood burning in the fireplace this Winter, etc etc and then all of a sudden you are living in that house and oh my gosh, it is even better to decorate/smell than you would have ever imagined? It’s pretty fun when those once thoughts in your head become a reality and it’s really all just as magical as you would have hoped it to be.
Long story short, we are decorated for Christmas whether anybody likes it or not and I am one happy little elf. 
Welcome to our Christmas home…come in. 
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sign from house of belonging [I want every single one in her shop]

In the kitchen we don’t have a lot of decor, however I managed to fill up every possible area with signs of red, white, and silver.

We have two trees up this year — the first one resides in our dining room. Saturday as I was hanging the ornaments on it, I put this comment on Instagram 

Every Christmas since as early as I can remember, my aunt gave me an ornament that was representative from that years events. As I hang every one this morning I can’t help but be filled with gratitude that she started this tradition and never stopped – I see the fire trucks in remembrance of Shawn’s dad, the soccer ball from my middle school years, coffee mugs from my later years obsession of caffeine, and the latest addition – the John Deere tractor in honor of my grandfather who passed away a year ago this week. It’s a tree full of memories and I cherish every one, excited to keep gathering these ornaments as life continues to happen. Thank you Aunt Rebecca for the best Christmas gift ever.”

Next up is our “outdoor room” so I call it. I have yet to reveal that room in its entirety yet so stay tuned for more on that, but for now here is how parts of it are decorated. 
And last but not least, my favorite room — the living room. The place with the mantle, stockings, wood burning fireplace, comfy couch, and numerous windows to watch the snow fall outside. Remember how last week I mentioned something about wanting to sell my house? I was an idiot then. I officially never want to leave thanks to Winter and all of it’s cozy qualities. 
And that concludes today’s Christmas home tour. If I don’t show up around here for awhile, it’s because I am sleeping under the tree and don’t want to come out. 

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