Classic Christmas Homes in My Town

Classic Christmas Homes

Happy New Year! While we are all busy un-decking our halls, I thought it would be fun to bid one last farewell to Christmas on this last day of 2015 by taking a walk around my neighborhood. The weather outside has been far from frightful which means no white Christmas but the houses are still festive and here are some of my favorites classic … [Read more...]


Christmas in New York!

Christmas in New York

Christmas in New York. Last week, my family and I spent the day in the city. We saw Elf the Musical (4 thumbs down), walked by the tree and some fun Christmas windows then had dinner before heading home. So while I'm busy preparing this make ahead Christmas morning casserole, I'm sharing a few highlights ... Macy's theme … [Read more...]


How to Make Ornament Garland

How to make ornament garland

I'm all about quick and easy projects (which leaves more time for cocktails) and it doesn't get much easier than this. I had a container of 100 shatterproof ornaments that I used on my tree a couple of years ago just waiting for a makeover. So in the time it takes for Santa to shimmy down the chimney, you can make this garland with a few … [Read more...]


Christmas Night by Light Home Tour

Christmas by night home tour

When I was a kid, my sister and I would lay under the Christmas tree, looking up at the twinkling lights. There is something so magical about the holiday season, especially at night.   I've shown you my Christmas home tour by day now let's see it sparkling at night. My friend Rachel asked me to join her Christmas Nights Tour … [Read more...]


10 Minute Fresh Greens Wreath

DIY Fresh Greens Wreath

I’m all about faux Christmas trees and wreaths indoors but when it comes to decorating my porch, I love using live wreaths and garland. My front door was crying out for something festive but instead of paying for a live wreath, I decided to whip one up for just the cost of a wreath form that can be used over and over again. With a little help … [Read more...]


Ghost of Christmas Past – My 5 Christmas Home Tours

Christmas Mantel Ideas

Take ahold of my hand as we travel back in time ... for I am the Ghost of Christmas Past. I'm here to take you back over the last five years to see all of Kelly's Christmas house tours. Be not afraid ... 2015 Christmas Home Tour - a little red car in a forrest of trees 2014 Christmas Home Tour - antique wooden stocking stretchers are … [Read more...]


Cake Stand Collection and Fun Gift Ideas

Beautiful cake stand collection

Let them eat cake ... and cookies, and muffins and cupcakes and pie. When it comes to dessert, I don't discriminate but when it comes to my cake stand collection, I'm much more picky. Stay tuned at the end of the post where I've gathered up my favorite fun affiliate gift ideas for everyone on your list!   I had so much … [Read more...]


DIY Yarn Tassels and Creative Uses

DIY Giant Yarn Tassels

Sale Alert - I just scooped up the cutest pair of slippers! 25% off at Amazon on clothes, shoes, accessories and more! See all sale items here - use code: HOLLYJOLLY   This year, I've been a busy little elf whipping up a sleigh load of tassels. They are so cute as gift toppers, tied to a bottle of wine, as a napkin ring or hung on the … [Read more...]


10 Favorite Trader Joe’s Gift Ideas

Trader Joe's Christmas Gift Ideas

You're invited to a last minute party. What do you bring? Wow your host or anyone else on your gift list with these thoughtful (and affordable) gift ideas from Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's and I are having an affair. Sometimes, I sneak off in the middle of the day to meet Joe. He showers me with me organic fruit and veggies, coconut … [Read more...]


Creative Christmas Decorating Ideas

Creative Christmas Decorating

Christmas time is here in spades. It's time for hot chocolate, cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie marathons and big batches of hot soup (I'll be whipping up this chicken pumpkin soup this weekend) and shopping this great West Elm sale! There's nothing better than snuggling by the fire on a cold winter day with good food, shopping without ever … [Read more...]