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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. Your place looks great and ready for a Merry Christmas… I love your wreaths in the sunroom, they are PERFECT :) I found you on instagram yesterday by a mistake, and immediately fell in love :) So I am thinking it wasn’t a mistake at all… I live on the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario , so lakes and a winter wonderland are my thing! Cheers to a Merry Christmas and the New Year :)

    (I am very excited to have found your blog)

    1. Well it’s pretty unreal, you should see how it looks now, total disaster zone ha :) I like to look at the photos and remember it was clean once for that one hour!

  2. It’s just stunning, Kelly! I’m swooning over every photo and think I pinned every one! I’m sharing on my FB page ;)
    Hugs, Jamie

  3. Hi Kelly,

    You just amaze me with your vision and your abilities with a saw, paint, nails, screws, etc. I was an Interior Designer by trade but I always had workmen to do my bidding!! You are a TRUE DIYer!!

    I have to ask…..what kind of dog is Buddy? I have a Bandit who is a LhasaPoo – half Lhasa Apso, half Poodle and he reminds me of Buddy, but Bandit is gray and white…..would go with your house PERFECTLY!! LOL

    Thanks and God bless!


    1. Hey Trish! I just get an idea in my head and need to get it done ha, no time to wait for workmen :)

      Buddy is a Coton de Tulear, which I like to say is french for pain in the butt ;)

  4. seriously..i love your color palette..your kitchen and sunroom..sigh:)
    loved doing this with you and all of the other girls…xoxo

  5. Your house is GORGEOUS!!! Love all the details… This is my first time at your blog, but will not be my last!! Love It!!
    Merry Christmas! I was wondering what kind of dog Buddy is? He is ADORABLE!!

  6. Kelly, your home is so beautiful and so inviting. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy the Christmas Home Tours. Thank you for sharing your home and all your lovely ideas.

  7. Love every room! Especially the new sunroom – just so beautiful and makes me want to sit there and watch the snow fall. Could you tell me where you got your black and white snowflake wrapping paper? It fits my theme this year and I would love to get it. Thanks so much!

  8. I am so enjoying this tour of decorated homes and am so happy I stopped in here – indeed your place was a “surprise” with each vignette/room looking spectacular! Love the wreaths over the windows in your sunroom. I was drawn into the “feel” of the display you’ve created around your fireplace in the first few pics. Love the skis, skates along with the oars on the wall – it totally gives off a vibe of where you live. I hate to leave but am continuing on my way….

  9. Love the decor! We have the same style, so I love stealing your ideas! Christmas at the lake is the best ( we have a place in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin that we relax at during the weekends). Love the layout and everything. Where do you keep the tv? I’d love to keep the mantle over the fireplace free, but my husband has other plans! Thanks:)

    1. Hey Sam! You can catch a sneak peek of the tv behind the Christmas tree, we have builtins that are kind of on an angle to the fireplace that the tv sits on, does that make sense? I’ll be doing a living room post after all my Christmas decor is put away in January and I’ll take better photos of it for you :) Lake Geneva is gorgeous, enjoy!

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