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Blue and Sage Green Christmas Tree

Hi! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Let's just say my jeans were feeling a little more snug than usual this morning. Ugh...the holiday calories are upon us, friend! 

 On another note, I've been meaning to share our blue and sage green Christmas tree with you guys for the past few weeks, but life has been chaotic with the holidays, kids, and a new puppy (more on that later!) So today seem like a fitting time to finally share since I know most of you have also been working on putting up your Christmas decor as well.

Pssst...I'm also participating in the 2019 Holiday House Walk over on Jennifer Rizzo's blog. If you're looking for a ton of Christmas decor inspiration (or just love peeking legally in people's houses!) you won't want to miss it!


blue and green christmas decor ideas

blue green gold christmas tree ornaments

My holiday color palette was inspired by a photo I had seen on Instagram last month of a Christmas tree featuring beautiful soft greens and denim blues. The color scheme isn't exactly what I orginally had planned, but after searching long and hard for ornaments in a particular blue tone with no luck, I had to move on to plan B. And I have to say I'm really, really happy with how it turned out! 

blue and soft green christmas gift wrap ideas

I spruced up our tree with two different styles of ribbon this year; the blue velvet ribbon I had from last year's Christmas tree. The pretty sage green and gold ribbon I found at Home Depot. I really needed to introduce more pattern into the mix and I think it did just the job! The tree skirt is actually two sage green ticking stripe curtains I had laying around in the basement. 

The ornaments are a mix of old and new but the tree trimming I'm most excited about are the taper candles! You guys know how I love to add small touches of vintage decor around my home. Well, for two years now I have wanted to add candles to the Christmas tree and just never got around to ordering them. This year I. MADE. IT. HAPPEN!! And oh my gosh, they surpassed my expectations (I'll share sources below) They're battery-operated and come with a remote control (yay for anything that makes life even a tad easier!) You can also control the brightness of the lights or make them flicker like real candles (minus the fire hazard).

christmas tree candles

They add such a beautiful ambiance to the tree and give me all the warm feels. Seriously, I'm slightly infatuated with them. I keep making my family look at them and "ooh" and "aww" over them with me. I'm pretty sure they'll be tired of hearing about these candles by the end of the season!

 I included a video so you could see how they flicker. WARNING MUSIC INCLUDED: If you're at work you may want to turn your speakers down so Janet from accounting doesn't give you any dirty looks.


 When it comes to coffee table decor, I tend to overthink it. This year I wanted simple, so I went with a big bowl of beautifully curated ornaments accented by a small twig of greenery. 

simple christmas coffee table decor ideas

bowl of ornament table decor

blue and green christmas tree color palette


decorating with blues and greens for christmas

I added small touches of Christmas to our gallery wall as well. We got this console table at the beginning of the year, so it was fun to have a new space to decorate this holiday season.

A white, rustic nutcracker serves as a festive book end.

white rustic nut cracker

I love accessorizing with faux presents during the holidays (especially before I've finished all my Christmas shopping). Some times I wrap empty boxes, sometimes it's puzzles or things we have around the house. It's cheap, it's easy and it's great times sitting back watching your kids and husband think they're being all sneaky shaking their gifts🤣 (Oh! And I mark with a pencil an * on the back so I don't confuse the fake with the real presents!)

Christmas Candle Trees

The opposite end of the table was adorned with a trio of white bottlebrush trees.
I added a throw to the basket below to up the coziness factor.

decorating with bottle brush christmas trees


christmas gallery wall


And that's our tree for this year! Or I guess I should say that's my tree for the year. Some of you may recall, our living room tree is all mine to play decorator on and then the family gets to help with our 12 footer that we put up in the family room (I mean I allow them to believe they're helping and then when they're not looking I rearrange! Shhhh.....don't tell them). 

Oh! And about that puppy! I realized if you don't follow me on Facebook or Instagram you weren't aware of our newest addition. Meet Odie. He's part doxie, part cute, and part crazy! He's adjusting quite well and him and our one-year old pup, Milo, have become instant BFFS (most of the time).
It has added some additional chaos on the home front but as is life, right?!

puppy christmas tree

I hope you enjoy your first week of December!

Living Room Sources
If it's not mentioned, it's most likely old, thrifted, or passed on to me.

Christmas Tree


Sage Green Gold Ribbon (only sold in-store)

Snowflakes ornaments-Hobby Lobby

Large gold ornaments -At Home 

Blue Polka Dot and Sage Green Wrapping Paper, Light Blue Velvet Ribbon, and Green Ribbon-
Joann's


Gallery Wall




White Rustic Nutcracker-Local Grocery Store

Coffee Table-DIY Thrift Store Find-You can read more about that here.

Best Kids Christmas Books to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

One of my favorite ways to help my kids get into the holiday spirit is by dragging out our collection of Christmas books.  It's an ever-growing collection that I enjoy adding to each year. Our 2 year old is just now being introduced to some of them (so far she's a big fan of The Littlest Reindeer and Shh, Santa , but below are the ones that have been on repeat with my oldest kiddo over the years. This year we're looking to add The Sweet Smell of Christmas and The Gingerbread Pirates, both popular recommendations by moms in a social media group I'm in).  Also, I'm a sucker for beautifully illustrated Children's books, so who knows what else will make its way to our home this Decemeber!

Favorite Kids Christmas Books

Gift Ideas for Toddler Girls

It's hard to believe that we're only two weeks away from one of the biggest shopping days of the year! Today I'm sharing my gift guide for toddler girls. Little ones are typically easy to shop for (I mean have you seen the joy a decorated band-aid brings a 2 year old? 🤣) but if you're anything like me and you feel overwhelmed by the amount of crap (I mean stuff) that has taken over your home, then I know you'll be looking for presents that will stand the test of time. We own pretty much 90% of the items in today's guide and these have been the most-used, favorite items to date!

what to buy a 1 or 2 year old girl