Holiday Tour and Blog Hop

December 19, 2014

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Fa la la la la, la la la la! It’s my turn to tour around the ol’ Holiday block. I’m excited to be a part of the ‘Home for the Holidays’ Holiday Tour and Blog Hop, with 19 other bloggers. Make sure you check out their links at the bottom of my post, so you don’t miss any Christmasy goodness! #homefortheholidaysbloghop

Tons of holiday home decor ideas, from rustic to modern. Trees, tablescapes, and crafts... Merry Christmas!

This has been an interesting decorating season. That fireplace you see there was (is) under construction mere hours before posting this story. Yippee! We love a good ‘down-to-the-wire’ reno job. That’s how we roll, with a DIY spirit all year long. So far… we are LOVING finally having a mantel in our home, for Christmas.

Tons of holiday home decor ideas, from rustic to modern. Trees, tablescapes, and crafts... Merry Christmas!

That new mantel has already come in handy, like for my last Christmas DIY craft — my ‘Merry & Bright Marquee Sign‘! And, of course, having somewhere to hang our stockings! The Kiddo is pretty pumped about that one.

Tons of holiday home decor ideas, from rustic to modern. Trees, tablescapes, and crafts... Merry Christmas!

Ouuu! Ahhh! There is the tree… yep, she’s fake. Low maintenance, and I love it. I like to keep it simple with blue, clear glass, white, and metallic balls. I haven’t bothered with any garland for the last couple years. As long as she’s sparkling, we’re happy!

Tons of holiday home decor ideas, from rustic to modern. Trees, tablescapes, and crafts... Merry Christmas!I seem to love oversized Holiday decor (you’ll see), and I totally love those giant (and cheap!) ornaments hung just outside our front door. So bright and fun! The Kiddo and I made the star garland, and the gingerbread house together this year. My little bean is getting pretty crafty!

Tons of holiday home decor ideas, from rustic to modern. Trees, tablescapes, and crafts... Merry Christmas!

And, speaking of being crafty. Our dining table NEVER looks like this, let’s be real. It’s always covered in crafts or puzzles and markers. This is why I LOVE hanging oversized Christmas ornaments from above, surrounding our drum shade — in lieu of any kind of holiday centrepiece. It’s festive, while keeping the table wipeable and craft-able.Tons of holiday home decor ideas, from rustic to modern. Trees, tablescapes, and crafts... Merry Christmas!

Love that mini pink Christmas tree… we just found it this week, and it’s the perfect holiday cheer for my little pink lovin’ toddlers room. Do you see our gingerbread house tucked away on the buffet behind our dining table? It such a sweet glow in the evening.  A projector light finishes off the outside of our home with a glow of green dots, this is SUPER handy if you have a “exterior-electrical-outlet-challenged” home like we do. One cord, with the little machine pointed at the house, and you’re done!

Tons of holiday home decor ideas, from rustic to modern. Trees, tablescapes, and crafts... Merry Christmas!

The bannister was super easy this year. We tackled that DIY’d oversized burlap wreath last year, and I strung up pre-lit greenery with some imitation Magnolia flowers.

Tons of holiday home decor ideas, from rustic to modern. Trees, tablescapes, and crafts... Merry Christmas!

We’re lucky enough to live in a beautiful spot, and that definitely contributes to my Christmas spirit when things are gorgeous and frosty outside — but the most simple decor this year came from my holiday cards from Target… they were so cute, that they ended up in a frame.

Welp, that’s about it. Hop around and check out all of the amazing holiday rooms from these incredible ladies. I’ve already been inspired to include a little Christmas decor in our bedrooms (for next year). Have YOU got a favourite holiday decoration or tradition? Tons of holiday home decor ideas, from rustic to modern. Trees, tablescapes, and crafts... Merry Christmas!

Monday December 15th

Table and Hearth
Avery Street Design
Average But Inspired
Paper and Fox
Petite Modern Life
The Rustic Willow
The Domestic Heart

Wednesday December 17th

New House New Home New Life
Mrs. Fancee
A Nurse and a Nerd
Dandelion Patina
Elizabeth Joan Designs

Friday December 19th

Churchill DIY Mill
DIY Passion
Fresh Crush
Little House of Four
Home Remedies Rx
Dwell Beautiful
The Big Reveal

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  6. Amy@HomeRemedies

    Your marquee sign is pure genius! It looks fantastic on your new mantel! And the star garland – love! I miss the days of making gingerbread houses with my littles – seeing yours brought back so many fun memories! Happy holidays to you and your family :)

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  8. Bre @ Average But Inspired

    Hi, Jen! I really enjoyed your tour! Your new mantel is beautiful, and hanging those oversized ornaments in the dining room in lieu of a centerpiece is brilliant! I have a centerpiece on my kitchen table now and it is such a PITA with all the craft projects my kids do! Next year I’m taking your approach! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Fresh Crush Post author

      Thanks so much Bre! Yes, getting things up off the table is a life-changer. I did not know, pre-toddler, how I could be swallowed whole by all the artwork! haha. Merry Christmas!!

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  12. Erica

    Your home is SO adorable! And I’m still MAJORLY crushing on your merry & bright sign. It is seriously the most brilliant marquee sign I have ever seen. Ever.

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  16. Naomi

    Jen, this holiday home tour is FABULOUS!!! First, I am blown away by your creative mind and how you transformed that painting into a marquee… What?? :) And all the oversized ornaments are so so fun. (ps, I’m also admiring your branding in your holiday photo collages… definitely keeping that idea in mind!)

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