My oldest was adamant that we "Christmasfy" our house this weekend.  Good thing that is what was already on the agenda.


Please forgive the grainy iPhone photos. I have asked for a new iPhone and camera for Christmas.


This is by far my favorite Christmas tree!  I am sure I say that every year, but I am in love with the white snowflakes and furry critters.  It's the perfect mix of what makes me happy and what makes my two little boys happy.  Plus, it's blue.  Their favorite color.  I reused a lot from last year including the white feather boas for "snow" and the tree skirt is actually the detachable train from my wedding dress.  Not that you can see it since it's covered in the packages I stayed up until midnight wrapping.



My two boys helped me make this ornament garland out of leftover Christmas balls.   We moved the mirror from the Mud Room to the stairs to add some more color to the staircase wall.  I can't wait to have the hallway painted. 

     
We also built Lego Santa's Workshop. This is my new favorite tradition.  We still need to rebuild the Lego Winter Village Cottage from last year. 


What's your favorite Christmas tradition?

This is also posted to Best of the Nest Link Party
 Best of the Nest

Did you see this Ikea Hack on the Shine Your Light blog?  Incredible transformation!






Hey ya'll!  Are you getting in the Christmas spirit yet?  I am!  Although, I don't agree with Santa Claus coming to the mall before Thanksgiving, I must admit I have been humming Christmas Carols.

Have you seen Emily A. Clark's Winter Patio on the Home Depot Apron blog?  I am in love!  It made me think of jazzing up our screen porch for the winter.


Isn't it stunning?!?

Here's what I have to start with:





Since this is our view from the sliding glass door all winter, I think we should give it a Wintery Wonderland feel that we can leave decorated well after Christmas.  Although I love Emily's Red and Black scheme, that wouldn't flow with our grey, teal and white scheme inside.

Here is what I have in mind:





Now that we are almost done with the boys' bedroom, my next project will be a mini update on the Master Bathroom.  The images shown of the bathroom were taken at the model house, our bathroom currently has no window treatment, is painted boring builder ivory and has no style.


We are so close to finishing M&L's room!  Last weekend the shelves went up over Lucas's dresser and this weekend we finished the cornice boards for the windows.



We initially purchased red Lack shelves from Ikea for their room, but I thought since the boys' legos are so colorful that the wood tone would be better.  Plus, I got these for cheap on Craigslist!  


I had seen several tutorials online for using foam insulation to make cornice boards and thought it looked super easy.  I was wrong!  I think cutting thin plywood wood have been easier and we would not have foam pebbles flying all over the house.  Oh well!  They are done and hung now. 

I wanted to add ribbon trim to jazz them up a little bit, but the Hubby disagreed.


To trim or not to trim????

I picked up this fabric from Premier Fabrics in Raleigh.  I love having a local source for all of my Premier Prints favorites.

We are almost done with this space!  Here is what's left on the to do list:

  • Bookshelf/Hutch for between the beds
  • Sconces
  • Gallery Wall
  • Paint final 2 Star Wars canvases
  • Laundry hampers
  • Trick out the closet
  • Drawer knobs