I’ve wanted to blog for a while and in fact, I have about three blog posts ready to be posted but they have no photos to accompany them. My Camera seems to have had it and another camera isn’t in the budget right now. So, I’ll have to get really creative in the next few weeks.
Today I wanted to inspire you all. I know it’s only November 20th, but I also know a lot of you have a bit of decor up already. So this blog is meant to inspire you. Decorating or Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I think the most beautiful decor is old bins/tins with a Noble Fir in them and a few twinkle lights. I always get super overwhelmed by all the Christmas decorations in box stores, it seems so gody and bright. I love things that are simple, cost effective ( or free ) and bring out the tree meaning of Christmas.
Here’s Wikipedia’s definition of Christmas –
“Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ observed most commonly on December 25″
Yet, especially in our Northern America culture we seem to forget this. It becomes about presents, and decorations. Don’t get me wrong, I love all those things too. But I think it’s SO important to go back to the basics. One of the ways I love to do this is by decorating really simply. I have no idea how the two correlate, but they do in my mind.
I thought, before I dive into all my Christmas Inspiration ( favourite homes ) of 2017, I would walk you through the last few years of our Christmas decor. I feel like my style has changed so much and that’s my favourite part of blogging, looking back through old posts.
My Porch from last year. We decorated it right after Nolan ( our sweet angel baby ) passed away. View Here
This was our ultra simple Christmas entrance way, here.
& Our Christmas Living Room. For some reason I never got a picture of our tree unlit, so I will not be posting our tree.
and, now let’s get into my Christmas Inspiration ( Favourite Homes ) of 2017!
I’m unsure if she’s an actual designer? But she’s been my favourite designer since 2008. I’ve followed her for what seems like forever and I always admire how she makes anything look good. Literally. Her decor looks so good because she uses things she has laying around or that she junks. I often get a ton of inspiration from her style.
I’m always going back to this blog for all my simple or free needs. She has a knack for making beauty out of nothing. She is constantly having free printables available on her blog and her home is just so simple yet gorgeous.
3. Cotton Stem
I’ve only been following her for a year, but that is only because this amazing mama of four little ladies just popped up. I feel like her Instagram went from 0 to over 150,000 in a year. Once you see her style, her down to earth nature and her honest way she explores everything, you will be hooked.
She’s real, and someone I inspire to be more like. For now, just drool over her living room.
I’ve been following Craft Berry Bush on Instagram for a few years now. I find her style a bit harder to obtain, only because it looks like she spends actual money on her home. Unlike most of the bloggers I follow. But I constantly pin her home. She has such great ideas for putting things together and I knew I had to include this amazing blogger in my list.
I love Liz’s style. I would say her style is most like mine. It’s very farmhouse chic, yet very simple. She doesn’t overcrowd her home, and everything she does is so obtainable. I’m obsessed with everything she does.
Alright everyone, I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Inspiration and Favourite Homes of 2017. I cannot wait to photograph my home for you all, but for now, iPhone photos will have to suffice.
Have a blessed week.