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Classic Christmas Tour

Hi and surprise! I’m the surprise house today on the holiday housewalk and I’m so thrilled that Jennifer Rizzo included me this year! The ladies participating are so talented and  the tours have totally blown me away so far. I mean, how amazing is Laura’s beautiful home over at Finding Home?

Finding home house 15

I guess it’s my turn now, so come on in!

Christmas Front Door Decor

If you’ve never stopped by before, welcome! I’m Kelly and my little sidekick down there is Buddy – he keeps me company while my munchkins are at school.

A woman posing for the camera

  We live on a lake in wintry Michigan and my 2 kids are counting down the sleeps til Christmas.

An entry way bench decorated for Christmas

Come on thru the entry and into the kitchen (or stop here and print off this free holiday Joy to the World printable).

Joy to the World Printable

Don’t mind the stray pine needles in your cereal bowl…

A kitchen with a sink and a refrigerator

A kitchen with many items on the counter

Swing over into the family room where our flocked tree went old school with popcorn garland, pain-stakingly hand strung by me and joyfully consumed by Buddy off the bottom of the tree.

A room filled with furniture and a fireplace decorated for Christmas

Christmas Tree and Garland

Our mantel is wishing you a cozy Merry Christmas this year, I spill the details on how to make your own sign here.

A room filled with furniture and a fireplace

A chair filled with Christmas presents

A close up of a stocking

A chair with ice skates

Popcorn and hot chocolate (extra sprinkles) are a must after sledding outside. My thrift store pillows make it extra cozy.

A living room filled with furniture and a fire place

My Advent Definition printable reminds of the real reason for the season.

Bookshelves with art

Rudolf here is keeping watch over the tablescape, making sure all the munchkins eat their veggies.

A dining room decorated for Christmas

A table topped with plates of food on a plate, with Holiday and decoration

I was so excited to decorate our new sunroom addition for the first time, we have been hanging out here every weekend enjoying the lake view before it freezes over.

 A christmas tree in a room

A room filled with furniture and a large window with wreaths

I love these gorgeous Vermont White Spruce wreaths from Balsam Hill.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window with wreaths

My window Christmas card display is just waiting for all our friends and families smiling faces to arrive in the mail.

A white buffet table

Christmas Card Display with old windows

One last Christmas sign keeps our water skis company until the lake thaws again in the spring.

A sign on a wall

 Thanks for stopping by – I hope you have a very blessed and merry Christmas!

Christmas Outdoor Decor

Be sure to head to stop 17, House of Belonging! Or take the tour from the very beginning starting over at Jennifer Rizzo, you don’t want to miss a single house!

The hosue of belonging house 17

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  1. Everything looks absolutely beautiful! I love your attention to detail. I could only imagine how much your kids love it. Merry Christmas!

  2. OH!! so gorgeous!! LOVE it! You truly have a gift in making your home cozy and beautiful all at the same time.
    Simply LOVE!!
    In one of your pictures, can you tell me where you got your sofa table. It looks like it folds up/extends and is exactly what I need for my room.

    Thanks so much!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. Hi Jen!

      I actually scored it at a local vintage store, it’s one leg is broken so it doesn’t open up anymore, but I still love it :)

  3. Kelly,
    Your house is so beautiful…I could move right on in! You have such a great knack for decorating without over decorating!!
    Have a blessed Christmas!

  4. Kelly – so incredibly beautiful, every single detail! I love all of the touches of red and of course, all of your stunning artistic details. You are one talented lady my friend!

  5. Kelly, I have to say your house looks absolutely wonderful. I can’t get over how many of the bloggers have chosen flocked trees for their Christmas décor and enjoyment this year. Your décor is so charming. I just love how your all seasons room turned out. Its just beautiful. I am sure that you and your husband will feel for years to come, that it was worth the investment. Have yourselves a Merry Christmas.

  6. Your blog is my go to…I love everything about it. Your sense of style yet keeping it real is so refreshing. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous home with us. Simply stunning!!

  7. Hi Kelly!!! I have been looking forward to your holiday home tour since before Thanksgiving. Ha! I was able to find that deer pillow at Hobby Lobby(perfect for a house full of boys) and when I went to H&M for the Merry Christmas pillow cover, I grabbed their buffalo check pillow cover and throw too-so needless to say, you have been a great inspiration for my christmas decorating this year. But can you believe I have been to EVERY Target store in the Chicaogoland area and can’t find that wrapping paper?? Ugh!!! Anyway, your home is beautiful, your tree is absolutely gorgeous. I think I’ll be switching a few things up in my own home today. Haha! Just one question-where did you get your tree? Thanks for sharing! Clarissa

    1. Thanks so much Clarissa!! Glad you found the pillows! I got the tree, believe it or not, at Walmart last year for $100 ha :)

  8. K. It’s midnight. LONG day dealing with all things WordPress. I’m so tired. And yet here I sit… reading your blog. Why? Because I love it. :) And I am so in love with your house all decked for Christmas! Everything is absolutely beautiful Kelly. Gorgeous!! You make this California girl wish for winter. You are THAT good. :) Thanks for ending my day on such a high note! xo

    1. Oh friend! Hang in there, you will be a WP pro soon enough! Seriously email me if you have any questions I can help with and send some California sunshine over here!

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