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IT'S A COLORFUL LIFE 2019 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR: PART 2- PORCH, ENTRY, AND DINING ROOM


Welcome to Part 2 of this year's Christmas Home Tour!  Thanks so much for all of your kind words on yesterday's Living Room tour, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!  Today I'm sharing our Porch, Entry, and Dining Room all ready for the holidays. 


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My porch is almost identical to how I decorated it last year.  I liked it so much, why mess with a good thing?!?


 All of the details and more information on how I created this look can be found here

 Door Color- SW Dignity Blue 
Garland, Wreath, and all decorations- At Home Stores

One small change I made was that I switched out the lanterns.  I just put these out yesterday and honestly, looking at these photos, I don't love them!  I love the gold lanterns but don't think they're fitting in quite right here, so I'll probably switch up a few things.  Do you constantly keep fluffing and tweaking things through the season, too?  I do like the metallic trees inside them though for something different other than candles. 

 Green Lantern- At Home  ||  Gold Lanterns

I used the same little flocked trees that I found last year in my urns again.  I'm honestly surprised and so pleased at how they held up in the elements last year.  Through (real) snow, wind, and rain, the flocking stayed perfect!  They're set in a heavy concrete base so I just slip them down in the urns and secure them with a bit of dirt around them, then cover that with extra plastic ornaments.  

 Black Urn (I added the gold painted trim)  ||  Small Flocked Tree - Similar Tree without Flock  ||  Buffalo Check Rug  ||  Fa La La Door Mat- Target last season


Sweater  ||  Jeans  ||  Leopard Boots- Similar here, here, or here  ||  Cuff Bracelet  || Leopard Bracelet


Well it's pretty cold outside, let's step inside and take a look at the Entry.


I just can't get enough of these colorful little houses this year!  Last week I shared a few projects that I made for Christmas, including rounding up and painting these thrifted village houses and making this super easy sign.   I think this little spot is my favorite this year.



I completely ran out of room for my nutcrackers this year, but I couldn't bear not to put them out, so I lined them up in the windowsills beside the front door.

 
Lastly today, let's take a look at the Dining Room.  This room got a little makeover earlier this year so it's been fun to decorate it for Christmas.

 Dining Room Details and Sources here


I rounded up almost every glass dome or cloche I could find, and all of my remaining bottle brush trees and lined them up for the centerpiece.  I really like this arrangement because it's easy to add place settings when needed without having to move anything, and everything is low enough to see across the table but it still makes a big impact.


I added in a few extra little painted houses where I could fit them also.

 DIY Reversible Table Runner  ||  All Trees and Stars- Hobby Lobby



I like to pop some round ornaments in the cups in the china cabinet for a little extra pop of color.


The chandelier got a little fancier too-


Excited for this room to be full of friends, family, and good food through the season!


Thanks so much for visiting, don't forget to check out the new It's a Colorful Life tours posted today (schedule at end of this post).  Ok, I'm off to fix the lanterns on the porch and get things ready for tomorrow's tour- see you then for the rest of my house!


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IT'S A COLORFUL LIFE 2019 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR: PART 1- LIVING ROOM


Hello, and Merry Christmas!  It's hard to believe we're well into the holiday season once again!  This year, I'm thrilled to be hosting the 2nd Annual It's a Colorful Life Christmas Tour with Jewel from Jeweled Interiors.  The best group of bloggers who love color are joining us for a three day colorful Christmas eye candy feast!  Today I'm so excited to help kick this party off by sharing my Christmas Living Room Tour with you.  

If you've landed here for the first time, welcome!  I'm so glad you're here.  My name is Jennifer and I've been sharing my home for over 8 years through this blog and on Instagram.  My goal is to share helpful tips and inspiring projects with you to encourage you to create your own home that's a reflection of your life and style.  I worked several years after college as an Elementary school teacher, but have always been creative and interested in decorating, and although I have no design training have experimented with my own style and home over the years.  I live in Oklahoma with my husband, son (who is actually away at college), and teen daughter.  I obviously love decorating with color and mix and match patterns every chance I can.  Get comfy and come on in, I'd love to show you around! 


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Black Heels  ||  White Jeans  ||  Sweater (size up one)  ||  Similar Gingham Shirt here or here


My regular readers already got a peek of this year's Christmas Tree a few weeks before Thanksgiving (more details here).  It's definitely my favorite tree I've ever done!  Flanked by the "new" hot pink velvet chairs that I found on Craigslist and had recovered earlier this Fall, I'm loving this whole set up! 

Blue and White Curtain Guide  ||  DIY Malachite Ottoman Tutorial
Blue and White Drapery Fabric  ||  Green Malachite Fabric
Brass Coffee Table- Vintage


 Leopard Pillow



The Sputnik chandelier got a bit dressed up for the holidays too!  Red and Hot pink has been my favorite holiday combo for the past few years. 

Brass Sputnik Chandelier 


My favorite accessory for holiday decorating is definitely a group of ornaments.  Put them in a bowl, scatter them on a mantel on in a vignette, pile them in a lantern... they look good anywhere and are the perfect go-to!

Green Caravan Pillow  ||  Pink Pillow  ||  Black and White Pillow
  Multi Color Tassel Trim  ||  Black and White Fabric
Marble Tray  ||  Vintage-Look Deer, Sitting and Standing  ||  Similar Blue and White Bowlhttps://amzn.to/2YwmMn4



Last year I painted the brick on my fireplace white and I still couldn't be happier with it.  With all of the color that I can't resist, it's the perfect blank slate.  


Paper Stars- Ikea and Target (Similar here)  ||  Paper Fans- Hobby Lobby, Target, Party Galaxy (cute set here)  ||  Tassel Garland and Trees- Hobby Lobby
"Merry Christmas"- old Hobby Lobby  ||  Pom Garland- Walmart  ||  Bead Garland- TJ Maxx  ||  Colored Houses- thrifted and spray painted!


The bookshelves flanking the fireplace house a couple of nativity sets and yes... more ornaments!


This little end table usually goes on the other side of the room, but I moved it here to accommodate the tree.  It houses many of my design books and a German Pyramid Nativity that I got years ago at a yard sale when we were on vacation in the mountains.  I can never get candles to stay put or work correctly in it, so I just filled in those spots with small ornaments. 





This wreath was one of the new craft projects I added to my Christmas decorations this year.  I've had the bust pieces for several years and they always get dressed up for Christmas! 

Pom Pom Trees and Santa Hat (for babies!)- Hobby Lobby  ||  Striped Trees- At Home Stores


We are so excited for this season and looking forward to hosting our family and friends at various times in our home.  I encourage you to open your door and love on someone this season! 


And then cozy up by your twinkle lights and enjoy a good Hallmark movie for the evening.  :)


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Next, head over to  Jeweled Interiors for Jewel's tour.  Oh my goodness, if you don't know Jewel yet you must take a peek at her home, she has a killer style and has been knocking it out of the park with her makeovers lately!  Be sure to follow along with the other It's A Colorful Life tours for the next few days as well, these ladies are color masters!



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I truly hope you enjoyed my tour today and something here spurred your creativity!  I'd love to see you back this week for Part 2 and Part 3 of my Christmas Home Tour.  In the mean time, here are some tours from previous years you might enjoy.

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STOCKING STUFFERS AND GIFT IDEAS- ALL UNDER $20!


I shared this year's Christmas Gift Guide earlier this week, but today wanted to share some additional ideas with you.  Everything I selected for this list would make a great stocking stuffer or smaller gift since all of the items I picked are less than $20!  I organized my choices into 5 different categories... For Her, For Him, For Teens, For the Home, and Books.


DIY HONEYCOMB BALL WREATH, FA LA LA SIGN, AND CHRISTMAS TOUR SNEAK PEEKS!


I've been a busy bee decorating for Christmas and it never fails that along with that I have a few crafty projects thrown into the mix!  This year I was inspired by a honeycomb ball wreath and DIY Christmas sign I saw in HGTV Magazine, and from a project I saw from a fellow blogger.  They got my creative juices flowing for a few key pieces to switch up my Christmas decor a little bit this year.  In the process of sharing these projects, I'll also show you a few sneak peeks of my Christmas tour.

honeycomb ball Christmas wreath

2019 DIMPLES AND TANGLES CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE- SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!


Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving holiday.  Are you shopped out yet or have you even started?  I've purchased a very few things, but lists are made and I need to get on it!  Today I'm sharing my yearly Dimples and Tangles Gift Guide with you, and hopefully you can take advantage of a few extra good Cyber Monday deals on some of these items.  Most of these are things that our family has and loves, with a few things that might be on a wish list or two or I just thought they were cool.  :)  There's bound to be something for everyone on your list!


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