Decking the Halls! And Life Lately!

Life has been so crazy lately with finishing up a few design projects, holiday festivities, and a 2 year old who takes the majority of my time!  He’s currently napping which doesn’t happen very often anymore, so I thought I’d take advantage and write a post!  Finding the time to write has been much harder than I expected but I am going to make it more of a priority from now on.

One of my best friends, Ann, was visiting from NYC last week and we definitely got in the Christmas spirit!  She insisted on helping us decorate for Christmas and it just so happened we were having my husband’s work Christmas party at our house last Friday so we were ready to host!  There’s nothing like having a house decked out for Christmas!  I thought I’d share what we did and a few pictures from life lately 🙂


First stop: Get the tree!


Ann hard at work!IMG_2771

The finished product!

The garland is from Michael’s..the Ashland Lit Garland with pinecones.

The star lights are from Lowe’s. Shop them here!


This urn was a Home Goods find a long time ago, but thought it looked nice outside for the holidays.

The pillows were a JoAnn Fabrics find!  Shop here.IMG_2842

Pretty flowers!


Our tree!


Our Holiday Table!

Runner: Pottery Barn

White Furry Trees: Lowes

Reindeer: Lowes

Small Ornaments: Target

Mercury Glass Candle Holder: Home Goods

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My Bar Cart!IMG_2774

Love this martini shaker I found at Target!

And these napkins too! (Also from Target)IMG_2793

Boxwood wreath: Trader Joe’s!

Merry Christmas Garland: JoAnn Fabrics


Our Screened In Porch!

Pillows from Home Goods

Car pillow from Target, a few years ago…They have lots of great ones this year though too!IMG_2791

This is probably my favorite spot in the house!  We love having a fire outside on these chilly nights!

As I said, we hosted my husband’s work Christmas party at our house on Friday.  I was so busy getting everything ready I barely took any pictures but had to take one of this cheesy garlic bread that I made (in the shape of a Christmas tree!) I saw the recipe at  It was a hit!  I would definitely recommend it for your holiday party!


We finished off the weekend by celebrating our friend James’ birthday at Oak Restaurant!  It’s is definitely a Charleston staple…the food is always delicious!  And I was loving this huge antique mirror above the fireplace!



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