I hope that as each of you read that title, you began singing Tom Petty’s Christmas All Over Again. Because it’s been stuck in my head since November 5th when I opened the store in all of it’s full-on holiday glory and started playing Christmas music. While I have decorated for the holidays at my…
Hi there! Welcome to the It’s a Colorful Life Christmas Home Tours! Did you just jump over from Heather at Southern State of Mind? I just loved all her nutcracker themed touches! If you haven’t toured her holiday home yet, be sure to after mine and also catch the rest of the tours as well…
Five simple holiday decorating looks focused around working your everyday decor into your holiday decor – each takes five minutes or less to complete!
Hi there! If you’re new here, hopping over from Laura at The Turquoise Home, welcome! I’m thrilled you’re here! Wasn’t Laura’s house a treat? She has a beautiful home, but she’s also such a sweet soul. I hope you enjoy my holiday tour today as well! Simplicity. Such an elusive word sometimes, right? When my…
We all have at least one on our list – that guy who seems to have everything. Don’t fear though – I’ve went straight to the source (men) and compiled a list of gifts for the impossible man. That’s right – here are over 25 gifts for hard to buy for men.
If you saw yesterday’s holiday home tour, fair warning that this one is a complete 180 from that one. Yesterday, I shared our 70’s Landing Pad decked out for Christmas and today, I’m sharing our family’s farmhouse all done up for the holidays. It’s two very different decor styles! Before I go any further though,…
Unintentionally, camels became the theme of my holiday home tour this year. I didn’t mean for it to happen. It just did. I looked around my living and dining room after all the decorations were up and realized I had multiple camels varying in heights of nine inches to two feet looking back at me….
If you’re looking for a festive touch to your holiday party this year, make these Christmas ornament drink stirrers. It’s a simple DIY that will take about 10 minutes and costs around $10-$15. You might remember these fun little drink stirrers from last year’s Christmas home tour when they made their debut appearance. I love…
Yesterday, I shared a home tour of our farmhouse all decked out with its Christmas decor. Today, I’ve got a holiday home tour of the 70’s Landing Pad and it’s pretty different from the farmhouse… While both are filled with decorations full of memories and many vintage, this one is quite a bit more colorful….
I’m going to be honest, y’all. Christmas decorating this year was stressful. I’m sure that part of it was due to the fact that I was decorating both the 70’s Landing Pad and the farmhouse, but there were some serious moments of wanting to huddle myself in a corner and cry it out. And maybe…
I completely understand if you are on Christmas home tour overload by this point. I’m sure there has been a slew of holiday decorating coming your way this week and probably last week too. If you’re fed up with it by now, I totally get it. I’ll be the first to say that I’m pretty…
Merry Christmas! Welcome to the first part of my Holiday Home Tour! If you’ve been around for a while, flying your freak flag right alongside me, then you know what to expect – holiday decor at it’s most colorful, meaningful and perhaps a touch on the tacky side. If you are just popping in for…
Ready to add a fun touch to Christmas decor and make your kid’s eyes light up this holiday season? Then make them their very own unique stocking hanger using this DIY stocking holder tutorial!
Need a Christmas tree skirt but don’t want to settle for the boring options at the store? Then make your own DIY tree skirt using vinyl records! It’s so easy and unique! A few years ago I was asked to decorate a tree in the theme of a wish – a wish from Lauren, who…
When Grunt Labor and I first got together, he always threw an annual Christmas party.
Y’all, I had struck gold.
Not only was he good lookin’, but he hosted a Christmas soiree each year.
Now, there was one catch to this Christmas party – one could only attend if they brought a toy for a kid who might not otherwise get a Christmas gift.
I know – and he has a heart!
When you come through the door with that toy though, you are entitled to all the booze and food you can handle – or until we run out.
I was on board with this party faster than a hot knife through butter.
So that year and each year after, we hosted an annual Christmas party.
And then the Circus came.
And a circus + a Christmas party don’t always add up very well.
This year though, I really wanted to have one more Christmas party in the beloved foreclosure before we pack it up and move to the 70’s Landing Pad.
And so we did.
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If it wasn’t already apparent from round one of my Christmas home tour and my Christmas tree, I’m declaring this year’s Christmas theme as decorating with memories.
And also random items such as an Elvis bust.
Oh, and vintage things too – because vintage Christmas decor makes my heart go pitter patter.
These theme(s) have always been at the heart of my holiday decor, but this year I’m on a mission to get everyone to embrace their own holiday decor rooted in memories and good times – because that’s what Christmas is about.
So here’s part two of my Christmas tour – our living room – in all its (random) glory.
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If you didn’t already figure it out from the post about my Christmas tree, we don’t do trendy Christmas decor around here.
In fact, some might consider some of our holiday decor tacky.
And I don’t know that I wouldn’t disagree with them – but that doesn’t mean I will part with my multi-colored-plastic-melted-together-christmas-tree. It was my Grannie’s – and I’m a bit of a sentimentalist…and a hoarder too.
So if you are following along on this Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours series and popping over from The White Buffalo Styling Co. or Craftberry Bush, welcome – I hope I’m not too much of a disappointment to you. I’m a bit of a different kind of holiday home tour – around here, we decorate with memories during Christmastime.
And also completely random items that aren’t meant to be Christmas decor.
Welcome to the freak show.
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I am a Christmas ornament whore.
Not all ornaments though – only vintage ball ornaments.
And they never go on my tree – the tree is reserved for really meaningful ornaments – instead, these ornaments get scattered throughout the house and in clusters. My favorite is the clusters though.
Now, these clusters could be nothing new to you. It may just be that I was living under a rock for a very long time and when this idea dawned on me awhile back, it just seemed like the best thing ever. So, if you already knew how to do this…then why the hell didn’t you tell me?! If you didn’t, here you go.
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The day after Halloween, the Circus announced to her baby dolls as she was strolling them down the hallway that “It’s not Halloween anymore; it’s Christmas.”
She seemed rather excited to jump from one holiday to the other so quickly. This may or may not have been due in part to me taking down all the Halloween decor and bringing out all the Christmas decor on November 1st.
We pulled out our Christmas tree and decorated it. When she found some of her ornaments that we usually put on the tree, she announced they would go on her tree.
Her tree that was non-existent.
So I did what any mother of a spoiled child would do, I went and took her to buy her own Christmas tree.
Parenting at its finest, ya’ll.
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Create your own “custom” wagons from crates in just minutes using this tutorial. It’s so simple and perfect for kids, holiday decorating and more! Find out how to make a wagon that can be used for all sorts of things below!
After telling you lies in round one of my Christmas home tour yesterday, I thought today I would tell you a story.
If you are a regular here, you know I love stories and have lots of them. If you are new here and hopping over from Lindsay’s place (she’s the brainchild behind Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours), The White Buffalo Styling Co., or from Just a Girl, welcome. I hope you like stories too. Be sure to visit everyone else in the Christmas home tours at the end of this post!
Every Christmas, when its time to wrap gifts, I go downstairs.
Where it’s quiet.
And I pull out the wrapping paper, the tape, scissors, gift tags and ribbon.
I don’t want to have to get up for anything.
This is the post when I’m supposed to lie to you.
When I don’t tell you that I went with red, green, and navy Christmas decorations because they worked so well with the decor in the rest of my house.
When I’m supposed to act like I really cozy up in the adirondack chair outside….
When its 30 degrees out.
When I was a kid, all the Christmas cards we received would be taped around a door frame, proudly displayed. I loved to look at them – especially the ones with photos (Those were the rich families – back in the 80’s it was much more expensive to put Christmas cards on your photos).
I do still love getting everyone’s Christmas cards – with or without photos.
I really love when we get Chrsitmas cards from older relatives. You know they have that stockpile of Christmas cards that date back to 1954, and those are just the prettiest cards ever with all those vintage Christmas colors and scenes.
Anyway, I wanted a better way to display all our Christmas cards this year.
Basically, so everyone can see just how popular and cool I am – you know everyone wants to be friends with me, right?
For my new Christmas card holder, I opted to make it fun. With raffle tickets.
I am a sucker for old Christmas storybooks.
Doesn’t matter if they are barely bound together anymore, I buy them.
They just have the best vintage-y Christmas colors and are so sweet.
Last year, I made a vintage storybook garland to go around my tree with some of the pages from books that were falling apart. I didn’t post about it because I didn’t think it was a big deal. Then, when I did my Christmas tour last year and shared photos on Facebook recently, so many people said they loved the garland.
And when the people talk, I listen.
For the most part.
So here it is.
I don’t have step-by-step photos, but you won’t need them – its pretty simple.