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5 quick & easy ways to decorate your kitchen for Christmas!

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Hey friends! So excited you decided to stop over and hang out for a bit today! Christmas is creeping up on us pretty quickly my friends! Thankfully, it seems like a lot of us got a head start. I'm thankful I decorate so early around this time in December because I have so many other things to worry about and at least the decorating is already finished! Well, there are a few spaces I want to add some Christmas cheer to yet but for the most part, the big stuff is all finished. 

Today, I wanted to share our Christmas kitchen with you guys and also share some quick tips on how you can spruce up the most used room in your home for the Holidays. (I mean, it's definitely the heart of our home, here!) 

1. Put up a wreath-

It doesn't have to be a million tiny ones, like I did. I mean, even I admit that's a little overboard, but what can I say? We do Christmas big here! It can be just a simple wreath you add over your sink, or a fun & festive wreath on a corner cabinet. Either way, adding a wreath is a fun way to add some instant Christmas cheer to your kitchen, I keep our large boxwood over our sink up all year long! If you're looking for my exact mini boxwood wreaths, you can find them here, or a cheaper alternative would be to take some boxwood garland from the target dollar spot and create your own. I can say though, these mini boxwoods are a year old and were stored away and are still as green and pretty as ever. Good thing is that they don't have to be put away after Christmas is over! You can use them as table decor, or over candle holders or anywhere really once the Holidays are done. They're also super gorgeous in Spring vignettes! 

2. Add a festive sign-

I'm totally obsessed with putting signs up in our home, not only do I love supporting small shops when I can, but signs are so festive and cute and a great way to add some personalized cheer to any space. I snagged this gingerbread baking co. sign from This Hand Painted Home and it is so adorable! I love it over our stove for the Holidays! I also always love to add a seasonal sign to our coffee bar/station. They're so fun to switch out and change for the Holidays. I apply ours with command strips attached to the tile so it doesn't damage it and it makes it easier to remove and put up a new one when the time comes!

3. Put out a cute hand towel-

LOVE hand towels. If you follow me over on Instagram you probably already know I have a weird obsession with them. But they're seriously so cute & the easiest and cheapest way to spruce up a space! I always have a themed towel (or two!) out for the Holidays/season. I linked some of my favorites below in case you wanna snag one for yourself! You can snag this cute red striped one, here.

4. Buy some smell good dish soap-

Sometimes, it's the little things, right? I can't tell you I LOVE doing dishes now, but I can tell you I don't mind it nearly as much as I typically do when I have some smell good dish soap out. I'm loving this Iowa Pine soap from Mrs. Meyers you can snag this whole set- a dish towel, hand soap and dish soap on my favorite cleaning subscription box site for a limited time! Check it out & get $10 off your first box if you order through the link! 

5.Create a Coffee Bar-

My absolute favorite part of our kitchen? My coffee bar! It gets used daily and I feel like I have I get to spoil myself a little bit every day with a yummy cup of coffee thanks to this cute little Keurig, My coffee bar changes with the seasons and sometimes, more than that. You can read all about how to create your own coffee bar here

So, what do you guys think? Who knew decorating your kitchen for the Holidays could be so simple & easy?! I love making every room in our home cozy for the Holidays, and well, for everyday. I learned awhile ago to be thankful for what we have, our kitchen isn't new, big or fancy, but it suits us just fine and we make tons of memories here. Good thing is, these tips will work for any kitchen at adding some Christmas cheer! I can't wait to hear from you guys and see what you think! You can leave a comment for me below or come hang out with me on Instagram

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Friday Favorites- The COZIEST top & Chunkiest Stockings

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Hey babes! Happy Friday! Freaking out because there is apparently only 3 more Fridays until Christmas! WHAT? Why am I freaking out? #1 because I'm not finished my shopping, and #2. because I'm so NOT ready to think about putting all my Christmas stuff away when I haven't even finished decorating yet. Isn't it crazy how fast the Holiday season flies? It's my favorite time of the year and I try to soak up every second! I love all the cheesy Christmas movies, all the treats & goodies, baking, and slipping Bailey's into my hot cocoa when nobody is looking. 

This week sort of flew by and I'm not even sure why or how? The weeks have a funny way of doing that lately. 

This weekend is going to be a busy one. We're hosting our first Ugly Christmas Sweater party & I'm excited but also stressed because well, planning parties is stressful. It doesn't help that we decided to take on a major renovating project at the beginning of this week in hopes of having it done THIS WEEKEND. Nick is crazy like that, but we work better under pressure anyway. Ha! So today, I'll be going out shopping for food & decor like a crazy person trying to get everything ready and done. Have I mentioned we still don't have our Ugly Sweaters. So yeah, that's where we are with that. 

Anyway, lots of goodies to share with you this week that I think you'll L O V E. 

I've been buying fresh garland from Lynch Creek Farms a few years now and I just love it so much. I always get the same style, because I'm always like, if something ain't broke, don't fix it, right? It smells SO good when it arrives, literally, my house smells like a Christmas Tree Farm and that's NOT a bad thing. ;) I linked my exact one here. 

I also snagged these super cute knit stockings on Black Friday on MAJOR sale from Crate & Barrel. I was a little surprised by how big they are but it's not a bad thing. Don't worry, Santa doesn't fill these up on Christmas Eve, hey just sort of puts a few goodies in there for everyone. 
I've also been asked a TON about the flocked garland. I found it at Wal-Mart for $13 but it's sold out now online, I got mine in store though so check out your local stores if you're looking because this garland is AHMAYZING for the price! I added some Glimmer String lights and they're super bright. They're also great for wreath's also! You can also use them inside lanterns and in vignettes to add some fun Christmas cheer to any space.

Just yesterday I shared this super cozy & comfy Henley Top on my Instagram stories and I love it so much I knew I had to share with you guys here, because I know ya'll can relate to me and the fact that I have an "at home" wardrobe, that's bigger than my actual wardrobe. Seriously. Leggings & Cardi's for LIFE. 

I'm linking all of the goodies above & all of my Friday Favs here below! 

Can't wait to hear from you guys! What are ya'll loving this week? 

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5 easy steps to creating a FESTIVE Christmas Coffee Bar!

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Hey babes! Let me start by saying that even if you don't love coffee you can still have a "coffee bar" some days we drink tea, other days we drink hot cocoa, but most days, we drink coffee. I love love love changing up this little space for the seasons. It is one of my favorite cozy tiny corners of our home. Why? Because every day I relax, and take 5-10 minutes to myself to gather my thoughts and make a cup of coffee. The older I get the more I realize how much I enjoy the little things. And as sad as this might sound, some days, making a cup of coffee is the excitement of my day. That's kind of what happens when you're a Mom. Therefore, I believe everyone should have their own "coffee space" in their home. You don't need a ton of space to create one either. I took this tiny un-used corner space and put it to use. We live in a smaller fixer upper so I make use of every single nook & cranny in this house. 

Today, I figured I'd share with you 5 easy steps to create a Christmas Coffee Bar of your own to enjoy for the Holiday season and beyond! 
1. Buy a Coffee Maker-

Any kind will do, you don't have to get a Keurig or have a special coffee maker. Although that does add to the sense of indulgence I have every day brewing a cup of coffee (man, is this really my life now?!) Once you have a coffee maker, I'm going to bring you to the next step..

{You can get my Keurig here & it comes in all sorts of fun colors!}

2. Snag some mugs-
Or maybe you have a giant mug collection already, like me. I mean seriously you guys. SO MANY MUGS. I can't help myself. I want all of them. I love picking out my mug in the morning. I realize this sounds so super cheesy but I can't help it. This is really my life now, and I love mugs. While my Rae Dunn mugs are super hard to find these days, I'm linking some of favorite mugs below if you want to snag some! 

3. Mug Storage-
Once you have some mugs, you'll need a place to store them. I'm starting to feel like I'm reading a "If you give a mouse a cookie," book. But mug storage is sort of a must. If you're cool with keeping them in a cabinet space that's awesome, just make sure you have a designated space for your mugs. That's sort of the fun of making coffee every day, isn't it? Picking out your mug? Or have I just gone completely crazy over here? Maybe I should get out of the house more? Meh. Sounds like too much work. I found the cutest little mug rack here and it's under $17 and comes in three awesome colors. 

{You can find my exact mug rack here}

4. Storage Canisters-
You'll wanna have some storage canisters to keep all your goodies, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, sugar, whatever those goodies may be. If you can't snag any Rae Dunn canisters, here's another super cute alternative, but I'll link some more of my favorites below.

5. Make it festive-
I love adding cute signs to my decor! And this sign gets changed up with the seasons, and, well, sometimes even more than that. 

I use Command Strips to hang my signs to keep them easy to remove and so I don't damage our tile backsplash. 
They work great! My current "Santa Bar" sign is from a cute shop on Etsy called The American Farmhouse but I'll link some more of my favorite coffee signs below if you're looking to create your own coffee bar. 
So there ya have it friends! Super quick & easy tips on how to create a cute and festive coffee bar of your own! 

I hope it helps some of you if you're struggling or maybe it will inspire you to create your own! Thank you all so much for stopping by today! Seriously. It means so so much to me! I love hearing from you! Drop a comment below or message me on Instagram and let me know what you think! Do you guys put together a coffee bar for the Holidays or for everyday?! 

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Friday Favorites- The BEST candles & All Knit Everything!

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Another week, another Friday favorites post. I know I ALWAYS say this but seriously, time is FLYING and I'm still not done decorating or shopping. I know, it's only December 1st, but for me, I always feel BEHIND. Even if I'm really not, because see, what I tend to do every single year is forget to buy for 2 or 3 people and then end up having to pay $50 to ship something overnight and then it either doesn't come in time, or I remember that I already bought that person a gift. Seriously. THAT is just the kinda person I am. Little known facts. 

However, I am happy to say I did the bulk of my Christmas shopping fairly early this year, and I did manage to get a lot of it done last week on Black Friday & Cyber Monday. I have a feeling though, that sales are just going to get better & better as we inch closer & closer to Christmas. 

While I'm still waiting on lots of goodies to come in the mail from my sale shopping last week, I am sharing a few things I got already that I snagged on sale!

I am absolutely swooning over this yarn tree garland I got from Crate & Barrel I wanted something neutral for the tree but didn't want to do burlap since we did that last year. 

The yarn garland  ended up being the perfect option and it also adds some fun texture to the tree, don't you think? Unfortunately, it sold out pretty quickly, but you can still pick it up locally at a store if you have one close to you!

I also got these knit stockings on sale, and I was thrilled. They didn't come in the mail just yet but I'm hoping to get them shortly! I can't wait to hang them. Since we don't have a mantle I have to hang out stockings on the tv stand using command hooks. I have also hung them on our blanket ladder before and both options turned out okay for us. If you don't have a mantel stockings also look super cute hanging from a staircase with some festive garland. These knit stockings come in cream & red! I got all cream but I'm sort of wishing now that I did a mix of both. 

I posted a few weeks ago about some of my recent goodies from Grove Collaborative. I love Grove! It's a subscription box site that delivers cleaning supplies and other goodies to your doorstep as often as you'd like! I love picking and choosing my products from their awesome collections every month. 
This month I stocked up on all the IOWA Pine goodies from Mrs. Meyers and I think you guys would just LOVE it if you haven't tried yet. You can sign up to get your own box here and save $10 if you shop via this link. How cool is that? 

I'm dying over this yummy White Pine candle from my absolute favorite candle shop over on Instagram! YOU GUYS, I rave about these candles all the time because they are JUST THAT GOOD. I swear you are going to love it. If you love light fresh smelling scents you NEED THIS candle in your home this holiday season. I was thrilled when Brittany gave me a discount code to share with all of you! USE CODE "glamfarmhouse" for 20% off ANY ORDER! Perfect time to stock up on gifts! 

& last but not least, I've been asked a few questions about Savi's bedroom all decked out for the Holidays, I'll have a full tour post on the blog next week with all details but her rose gold tree is ON SALE today so I wanted to share it with you so you can snag it for a deal. 
I hope ya'll have a GREAT weekend! Thank you so much for coming over to hang out for a few minutes. It means so much to me that you take time out of your day to send me sweet comments and messages! So thankful for ALL OF YOU this holiday season. Thank you so much! 

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