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...]


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...]


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...]


My Whimsical Christmas Home Tour

Whimsical Christmas Home Tour

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time to deck those halls and trim those trees. I'm so happy to be sharing my whimsical Christmas home tour with you today. This week means five days of houses decked out in all their Christmas finery. Every day this week, more homes will be added and you can start the tour at Jennifer … [Read more...]


Forcing Bulbs – Winter Centerpiece

How to force bulbs indoors

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I've got turkey on my mind (and one of the most gorgeous fall centerpieces I've ever seen). Once I've eaten my share of carbs, I'll be focused on decking my halls and sometimes a little planning is in order to get blooms in time for Christmas. Since I can't force my kids to clean their rooms (without lots of … [Read more...]


DIY Winter Village Wreath

DIY Winter Village Wreath

I'm a sucker for a cute wreath (remember my marshmallow wreath)? I absolutely LOVE my winter village wreath (sorry for shouting). This plain Jane (some might say ugly) fake wreath has been transformed into a fun and festive decoration ready for it's close up. DIY Winter Village Wreath Supplies: • Plain wreath • Christmas houses … [Read more...]


Kelly Loves – Decking the Halls

Cozy Christmas living room

While I'm being buried alive in Christmas boxes and bins, it seems like there are a lot of people out there whose halls are already decked. I teamed up with Loi Thai of Tone on Tone Antiques, Shannon of Fox Hollow Cottage and Erin of Sunny Side Up on Instagram and we asked everyone to share their favorite spaces.  If you search … [Read more...]


Christmas with Martha – Tons of Great DIY Decorating Ideas

Christmas Decor Ideas

It's the most wonderful time of the year. I've had the pleasure of visiting the Martha Stewart offices many times but this Christmas event was so much fun that I had to share with you. So many fun, colorful and festive Christmas ideas that Martha made right in front of us and it was streamed live on Facebook (you can even see me in the video … [Read more...]