Home for the holidays

I absolutely love decorating my home for the holidays. There’s just something about Christmas decor that makes it so cozy… don’t you think?! I love snuggling up on the couch at night with a cup of hot cocoa to look at my sparkling tree. Surprisingly my kids have not broken any ornaments THIS year. It’s a miracle! They love to look at it but as my son would say “NO TOUCH!”  Lol!

Welcome to my Christmas House tour!

P.S. Sorry I took so long to post these pictures. Thanks to my friend Bethany who let me borrow her spare lens to take these pictures. Crossing my fingers my new one gets here by Christmas, my other one broke.  :(


These are the Poinsettia flowers I showed you how to make yesterday. You can view the tutorial here.

I made this ‘JOY’ banner from brown paper packages. You can see more here.

I added Monograms to the stockings I made last year. I love the extra sparkle! :) You can also find the Advent calendar tutorial here.

I found this snow globe at HL last year for 90% off. SCORE! I love the after Christmas sales!

I love this tree I found from Hobby Lobby against my blue stenciled wall.

I hung snowflakes from my chandelier and they added the perfect touch.

You may remember those trees  above my cabinets from last year. All my #notsofavorite decorations go above the cabinets. They’re still cute, just maybe not my style anymore.

I put cookie cutters and cupcake liners in my apothecary jars. I just love baking around the holidays and I thought these would look cute in the kitchen.

I LOVE this red tray I found from Target! It looks awesome on my B&W Striped Table.

I love the Willow Tree Nativity that reminds me and my family of the true meaning of Christmas. My mom has given me a few pieces each year and I’m so grateful for them.

Hopefully you can pin some of these ideas and use them for next year! ;)

Thanks for reading! Hope you have a great day! {hugs!}


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Samantha posted on December 21, 2011 at 7:28 am (#

    LOVE your beautiful Christmas decor! Absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Dorangela posted on December 21, 2011 at 8:02 am (#

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’ve also have to stencil my living room like that. It would match our fireplace perfectly!

  3. Sara posted on December 21, 2011 at 10:35 am (#

    Love your home. I also made the cone trees last year and actually kept them in my Christmas bin, because I didn’t think they are my style anymore either! Hahaha! funny how times change…even in just a year! Merry Christmas!

  4. Britany Betenson posted on December 21, 2011 at 11:02 am (#

    Your home always looks so great, especially at Christmas! I do love everything you have done to decorate, so cute! And it is fun to snuggle on the couch and look at sparkly Christmas trees, one of my favorite things to do!

  5. Kirsten Wright posted on December 21, 2011 at 11:08 am (#

    YOU ARE SO CUTE!!! I love your decor, especially your “JOY” banner and the nativity of course. IF you are ever in UTAH I will so take you to lunch, it would be fun to hang out and craft!!!

  6. Sara posted on December 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm (#

    Wow! Your home is decorated beautifully! It does look cozy. I love the reds and silvers. I will have to try some of these ideas! Have a very merry Christmas!

  7. Rebekah {A Blissful Nest} posted on December 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm (#

    Love it! There is something so beautiful of just red and white together.

  8. Jenny posted on December 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm (#

    So pretty!! I love the red and silver together. Very festive!

  9. Ashley posted on December 22, 2011 at 12:16 am (#


  10. Heather @ newhouse, new home, new life posted on December 22, 2011 at 6:30 am (#

    Love all the red and white – it’s so Christmassy but bright and cheery at the same time. Beautiful touches with the addition of the silver. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  11. Jennie Larsen posted on December 22, 2011 at 9:41 am (#

    GORGEOUS, LOVE IT ALL. Your tree is fav. love the giant poinsettias. xo jen

  12. tina posted on December 22, 2011 at 9:56 am (#

    Hi there – just wanted to take a minute and say your home tour is spectacular – I love all the small details and the pops of color. You have a great eye for home decor. I posted and shared on my blog my home tour…if you have a chance I would love for you to stop by and see it…a bit more kidd-ish….but my house is full of kids….lol


    happy holidays

  13. Beautiful holiday home posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:58 am (#

    Christmas is near I want this holiday home for this december vacations.