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Style House Christmas-Town + Country Living

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Christmas Eve is just one week away! Are you ready?  Hi everyone ... I'm Jennifer from Town and Country Living, here to share my holiday home with all of Jen's fabulous readers! It's an honor for me to be here and I'm thankful for the invitation! My home is a mix of vintage, cottage, and farmhouse style. For Christmas decorating in the kitchen I've paired pops of red with all the white . The kitchen is my favorite room in our circa 1875 house. It's always bright and cheery.   White ironstone fills the open shelves in my kitchen. I recently found the red print milk bottle at our local flea market.   The breakfast nook has a fabulous built-in cupboard with tons of … [Read more...]

Our Home In Cottages & Bungalows Christmas Issue

City Farmhouse in Cottages & Bungalows

 Hi friends! I hope you are all surviving the holiday madness and finding some quiet time to soak it all in & enjoy. Lately time is just moving way too fast and I actually have to remind myself to do the same. My wise father is always reminding me to enjoy these days because they go by in an instant. My oldest son Shane had his Christmas Concert last night & I held back the tears, knowing this was a very special moment that would only happen once while he was 9{&3/4}. The important take away- be present:). It seems that we came home from Florida in mid-November & I have been playing catch up every since. I apologize for not posting this sooner. Our home is featured in the … [Read more...]

Rustic Christmas Farmhouse Porch

Christmas Farmhouse Porch- Rustic & Natural City Farmhouse Feature

 Hi friends! The biggest happy Friday to you! This time of year especially I look forward to the weekends, so many fun things to do & to see  Christmas through my boys eyes is pure magic! Today I am sharing my Rustic Christmas Farmhouse Porch along with 5 other amazing tours as a part of Jen Migonis Hospitality & Inspiration- A Week of Bloggers Christmas Tours. She did an amazing job putting this together and you won't want to miss these tours, the links are at the bottom of this post.  Every season I decorate my front porch, to us it is an extension of the house and it is what we fell in love with when we first saw our home. It is nestled down a quiet tree lined street & across … [Read more...]

Birch Slice Antler Ornaments + Printable

Birch Slice Antler Ornaments + Printable Feature 2

 Happy Wednesday friends! Yikes, not much time left until the most wonderful day of year! I still have so much to share so I trying to squeeze it all in. Some of you may already know this but I love handmade ornaments. It is a connection to my mother & the past. When my mom past away my father couldn't bare to keep anything that reminded him of the holidays so he gave me ALL of their ornaments, many of which were handmade, for me it was like being given a box full of treasure and still feels that way each year I open it. The other night as my boys & I decorated their tree we took these ornaments out and began to talk about each one as we put them up. Each one has a story and they … [Read more...]

DIY Petite Feather Wreath

DIY Petite Feather Wreath Feature

  Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!!! We had a rainy & cold day here on Long Island on Saturday and it was so nice to take a break & cuddle on the couch with my family. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments about my Christmas Tour, each one means so much to me! I had tons of questions about the tour, one of which was about the petite feather wreaths I had made for my boys playroom. So I thought I would give you the run down on this very easy & cheap DIY. Each one cost me just under $5.00, which for a wreath that measures around 15"-16" is a steal! Here is what you will need..... Begin by taking your feather trim {each piece is sold in 1 … [Read more...]

Christmas Tour-Playful Woodland Retreat

Playful Woodland Retreat Christmas Tour-City Farmhouse feature

 Hi there! Welcome to my Christmas Tour-stop #27! I am so thrilled & honored to be sharing my home with all of you today as a part of Jennifer Rizzo's  Annual Holiday Housewalk sponsored by Balsam Hill. If you are stopping by from The Yellow Cape Cod, I am happy you came by! Wasn't Sarah's home gorgeous!!  I felt like I was transported to a magical winter wonderland, what a beautiful tour. If you are new to the tour you can begin the FULL tour HERE. If you are new to my blog then let me introduce myself, my name is Jen. I live in a small town along the coast of Long Island, NY. We have the most magnificent summers & very long winters. My crew includes my handsome & very … [Read more...]

Some Big News + A Holiday Dream Come True

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Hi friends! It's me again. I just wanted to pop in real quick + share some super exciting news. I have been holding onto this information and thought it was time I shared it with all of you!!!! Are you ready? BHG Christmas Ideas Magazine is coming to shoot my holiday house this season!!!! I am still in shock but so thrilled. The December right before we closed on our house 4 years ago I got an email from Jennifer from Dear Lillie wanting me to make her ornaments for her Christmas Tree. She told me that BHG Christmas Ideas Magazine was coming to shoot her house. I was happy to make them for her, all the time imagining what it must have felt like to have that opportunity. Fast forward a year … [Read more...]

Holiday Hoop Art + Free Antler Printable

Holiday Hoop Art & Antler Printable feature

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! I am gearing up for the holidays + have tons of DIY's to share. This year I decided to change things up a bit + use some reds and brighter tones. I will be showcasing my boys playroom, along with some holiday vignettes + THIS  amazing tree from Balsam Hill on Friday as a part of Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday Housewalk!!! Eek! I cant wait to show you everything I have been up to! In the meantime I thought I would show an easy + fun DIY for your walls using an old shirt, some felt + a drop cloth-Holiday Hoop Art. I love this project, it is so easy!!! Just wrap your fabric or old shirt around the hoop, widen the outer circle, lay on top + tighten. I cut a simple … [Read more...]

The Inspiration Exchange Monthly Linky Party

The Inspiration Exchange Monthy Linky Party City Farmhouse

Hello friends! Welcome to our special Holiday Edition Inspiration Exchange! We all LOVE the holidays and want to share all of that Christmas inspiration with you! We are going to be having a Pinning Party this Sunday, December 7 from 6:00-7:00 PM PST. Follow our Inspiration Exchange Pinterest Board and join us for a night of holiday pinning fun! We will be featuring all of our favorite projects from the party so go ahead and link up all of your Christmas ideas. Feel free to share new posts as well as some of your past favorites! So what have you all been up to? This is the time to show us what you've got -holiday recipes, DIY, crafts - we love to see it all! Before we get to the party, … [Read more...]

Favorite Holiday Things Giveaway Hop

My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway Feature

Hi friends! I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend! We watched Christmas movies, ate lots of turkey, had tons of fun with our family & snuggled a lot, sounds perfect right? Oh, I just love the holidays, don't you?!!! Every year I find great joy in finding the perfect things to decorate my home with & to give as gifts. Thanks to my friend Shauna, I along with 8 other bloggers are sharing our Favorite Holiday Things & doing a BIG GIVEWAY!!! All of our favorites combined are worth over $1000!!! Here are my favorite holiday things...... Buddy the Elf Print from Lindsay Letters Farmhouse Cotton Wreath from The Painted Fox Fresh Balsam Candle from Bath & Body … [Read more...]

10 Fun + Meaningful Holiday Wrapping Ideas

Holiday Wrapping Ideas

 Hi friends! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family & friends Can you believe it is that time of year again? We just put up our TREE yesterday & I LOVE it!! I am so excited to share more with you soon. It will be a busy week, Monday-Holiday Favorites Giveaway Tuesday-Our Monthly Linky Party Wednesday-Holiday Vignette featuring THIS talented gal {who is having a sale right now} Friday-My Holiday Housewalk Phew....so today I thought I would share 10 Fun & Meaningful Holiday Wrapping Ideas to get you ready for the holidays. I am a paper & pattern fanatic, so my eyes are always peeled:). 1. Look for prints  & solids that are in the color … [Read more...]

Free Christmas Printable + Vignette Hop

23 Gorgeous Christmas Printables with Display Ideas features

 Hi friends! Welcome to our Free Christmas Printable + Vignette Hop!!! You are going to LOVE this post!!! Along with my Pottery Barn Inspired Merry + Bright Print there are 22 more, from the most fabulously talented ladies! A big thanks goes out to my sweet friend Kristen for bringing us all together to share these beautiful holiday graphics. These colors may seem a little brighter than my typical neutral tones but I decided to switch it up this year. My boys wanted fun + cheerful so that is what they shall get:).I am loving my red + black buffalo check pillow from HERE, my felt pom-poms from HERE and my lovely baby Spruce from HERE. Tutorial for these DIY Winter Polaroid's … [Read more...]

DIY Gilded Woodland Animal Ornaments

DIY Gold Gilded Woodland Ornaments City Farmhouse feature

Hi friends! This Christmas I am decorating my boys playroom again +  I am planning {hoping} to make it magical. So, I have been dreaming up ideas for décor + ornaments that they would find fun and cool.  I thought I would share a really easy DIY that has become one of my all time favorites- Gilded Woodland Animal Ornaments. Here is the before, they are very cute, I just wanted to add a little glam to them. I bought them at Michael's Craft Store but you can find them at the toy store as well. And the after! It really is so simple, I used Kyrlon Metallic Gold {my favorite gold} spray paint. One coat on each side did it.   I also needed ribbon- I bought my felt ribbon HERE, which I … [Read more...]

DIY Birch Bark Car + Tree Terrarium

DIY Birch Bark Car + Tree Terrarium feature

When I was little we had a very large baby blue station wagon, crazy as it seems now but I would sit in the front seat in between my parents for our little adventures. I was the baby, my siblings were all much older than me so it was just us 3 every year driving our XXL wagon to the Christmas tree farm. My dad would of course let me have the final say + when that perfect tree was found we launched it to the top of our vehicle, tied it up and headed home happy as can be listening to my dad's favorite holiday tunes. My brother + 2 sisters would be waiting home to decorate and that was the best part. I remember Christmas and all the things that led up to it more than anything else from my … [Read more...]

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