Life + Style

December 1, 2015

Family Room Christmas Tour | Part 2

Welcome!  Welcome! I'm sharing more of our family room Christmas decorations this morning!  Of course if you follow me on instagram than you may have noticed that I've already swapped the art all around since I photographed this.  What fun would it be if I left it all the same all the time?!  I feel like I should offer you a gingerbread latte or a hot chocolate to snuggle up with.  This room is just so warm and cozy in person, I wish you all could come check it out!

Now that I just said gingerbread latte, have we talked about how I'm on week three of no caffeine?  Which means three weeks with no coffee?  Let's discuss real quick.  It's been hard.  Really hard.  Really really hard.  But amazing.  I'm glad I'm doing it.  But I miss it.  Maybe I really am a coffee addict because it's a struggle every single morning not to go make myself a cup.  I didn't anticipate just how much of the routine I'd miss.  I tried to replace with decaf calming tea the first week.  What a joke.  I'd rather just have a big glass of water.  The tea actually tasted great but it reminded me of what I'd rather be having in my cup.  I might buy a box of decaf coffee to make in the mornings if I still really miss the routine in a few more weeks.

I'm loving the cozy winter wonderland theme!  All that faux fur is the best snuggled up in the morning and evening.  I love that I can leave those out after Christmas as well.  And those bottle brush trees have been such a hit with the kids.  I decided to only use things on the coffee table that they could mess around with. They like to rearrange them and bring little toys in to play in the forest.  So cute.

bottle brush trees
boxwood wreaths



  1. So beautiful in every way! SO tell me, or us, why did you opt to give up coffee? Is that supposed to help with anxiety?

    1. yes, I heard from several women who have had panic attacks and many of them said giving up coffee helped them so I figured I'd give it a try. I'm also starting on some new medication and figured this was a good time to start listening to my body more.

    2. Interesting! I find that exercising really helps with my anxiety. I hope these things help you. Prayers and peace. I love your blog! xoxo

  2. Love it when seeing white on December!

    Unique arts and crafts

  3. Oh my, Julia! I love each and every detail, it looks so warm and cozy for the Holiday season! Xo, Stephanie

  4. Can I just say how much I love your house. I am a longtime reader, and absolutely love how you dress your kids and your home's aesthetic. Ugh, how I wish I could do as much white--I have to big grey great danes so it would be a nightmare trying to keep it fur free. One day... I love your holiday decorations as well, and your wreath on your front door is too cute! Loved the IG shot with your pink front door!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

  5. I love everything about this room so much. Your style is inspirational!!!! I dream of an all white-inspired family room one day! xx

  6. I'm sure you have mentioned before, but where did you purchase your while couch? I am trying to find more inexpensive slipcovers for two Rowe sofas. Apparently IKEA Ecktorp doesn't fit ;(

  7. How have I never noticed the detail on the top of your coffee table before?!?! OBSESSED! xx

  8. As such a loyal reader, wondering if you stopped blogging?? Could you do an update or let your readers know if you have decided to stop. Been loyal for awhile and love your blog. Thanks..Trish


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