Christmas Lights at Night

Christmas is now just around the corner, and today I get to share with you one of my favorite posts of the whole year. Over the last month or so I’ve given you a tour of what our little farmhouse looks like all decorated for Christmas during the day, but we all know that the true magic of the holidays happens at night when it’s all dark in the house except for the glow of Christmas lights on the tree. It’s beautiful and calm and peaceful and gives you a feeling unlike any other time of the year.

I’m so lucky to be part of the Christmas Nights Tour again this year with some amazing bloggers, and if you are just coming from visiting Kristen’s home at Ella Claire Inspired, I welcome you!

See this beautiful farmhouse all lit up at night for Christmas!

My hope for this tour is that you leave feeling the true spirit of Christmas… the quiet moments at home snuggled up by the Christmas tree and singing Christmas carols together and leaving milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. Here is our quiet, cozy little farmhouse glowing at night with Christmas lights…

See this beautiful farmhouse all lit up at night for Christmas!
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Snowball Cookies

Sponsored by Gordmans // I have a special treat for you today, my friends! I know that I post a lot more home stuff than I do recipes here anymore, but I couldn’t let this holiday season go by without sharing these buttery, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Snowball Cookies with you!

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Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen + Gingerbread Bundt Cake

The other day I was working on decorating our kitchen a little bit for the holidays, and I realized that this time last year we were still living with our old kitchen and just about to completely tear everything down almost to the studs. It feels like forever since we were living through that month long renovation with construction dust everywhere and eating microwave dinners more times than I want to count, but it is such an amazing feeling to have this beautiful space now, especially around the holidays.

I’ve been doing a ton of baking in here lately, and I have an amazing Gingerbread Bundt Cake recipe that I want to share with you today. It is so simple to whip up and makes a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table with very little effort! But first, let’s take a little tour around the kitchen…

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Farmhouse Christmas Entryway

So many changes have been made to our little farmhouse since last Christmas, and it’s been both a challenge and a joy to have a new, fresh space to decorate this year for the holidays. One of my favorite little areas in our home is the entryway, complete with an antique armoire and mirror, coat hooks and a sweet, little bench, and the front door of my dreams. I recently partnered with Gordmans to create a festive, yet simple entryway for the holidays, and I am so excited to show you how this space turned out!

A beautiful farmhouse entryway decorated for the holidays!
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Farmhouse Christmas Living Room

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the farmhouse. Won’t you join me on a tour of our living room?

A beautiful farmhouse living room decorated for the holidays!
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Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room

This post is sponsored by our friends at HomeGoods // Hi, sweet friends! Welcome back to our Farmhouse Holiday Series! Last week I shared the first look at our little farmhouse all decorated for Christmas in our master bedroom, and today I’m continuing on into our dining room with a fun, festive table setting I put together this week. My goal this year is to share easy ideas with you for simplifying the hustle and bustle of the holidays and creating a cozy, inviting home that is the perfect backdrop to create beautiful holiday memories with your loved ones. I truly hope that you enjoy this decorating series as much as I do and get some great ideas for your home!

So this look in our dining room is a little more over the top than I normally do. You guys know me… I’m a less-is-more kind of girl when it comes to decorating the farmhouse, but I couldn’t resist playing with a more whimsical look for the holidays this year, especially once I found some really sweet nutcrackers and these beautiful, little trees while I was out shopping at HomeGoods this past week. If there’s one time of year that you can get away with a big, oversized table setting like this, it’s during the holidays!

And lucky for you guys, I happen to have a $100 HomeGoods gift card that I’m giving away just in time to start your holiday shopping!

– enter the giveaway and find product sources at the bottom of this post!

A beautiful farmhouse table decorated for the holidays!
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Simple Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom

This post is sponsored by our friends at Birch Lane // Hi, loves. Yes, you read that title right. Even though it is only the day after Halloween, and I still have pumpkins sitting on my front porch, we are going to start November with some decorating for the holidays! Now before you think I’m totally crazy for busting out a Christmas tree this early, hear me out. I have a TON of ideas for what I want to do with our little farmhouse for the holidays, and I want to have them all up on the blog before it’s time for you to start YOUR holiday decorating. That means I have to start a little early this year!

This fall, I had the great privilege of joining some fellow bloggers in a series we like to call our “Farmhouse Holiday Series”, and starting today we are continuing on and shifting our focus from fall to winter. Our goal is to share easy ideas for simplifying the hustle and bustle of the holidays and creating a cozy, inviting home that is the perfect backdrop to create beautiful holiday memories with your loved ones. I truly hope that you enjoy this decorating series as much as I do and get some great ideas for your home!

– all sources are listed at the bottom of this post!

A beautiful farmhouse bedroom decorated for the holidays!
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