Friday Favorites: Please Come Home for Christmas...

1. Porcelain Cityscape - West Elm
2. Snowman & Friends Mugs - Sur La Table
3. Reindeer Trivet - Crate Barrel
5.  Outdoor Ornament Pine Wreath - Pottery Barn

Tis the Season to be Jolly! I could go through holiday stuff all day long and still be amazed! I love the creative new ways the stores come up with each year! I think I'm going to go pick up that cutie lil reindeer trivet tomorrow!

This year though I'm feeling a little stuck in the Scrooge zone. It's already December 3rd and I have yet to decorate anything except my cubicle at work. I think I was hoping to be in a new home by this time this year. Craig and I got married in March and I've been searching every day on Zillow,, and real estate agent specific searches...but nothing seems to fit just right. We saw a wonderful new home in the current New York county we live in, but on paper there is just no way we could afford it. It completely put on a damper on the next few properties we've seen.

We are looking to live in a condo/townhouse with low common charges & reasonable taxes. Easy right? lol. Well, It's easy to find but then there are always the other factors which determine if a house is right for you. I'm addicted to House Hunters, Fixxer Upper, & Flip Flop and it doesn't help. I have all the urgency and willingness to decorate/remodel/branch out - but where we currently live is way too small. We outgrew the space fast. For now, I have to throw out more stuff, Craig needs to not buy any new guitars or amps, and we have to try not to accumulate any more new bulky stuff than what we have and have a little wiggle room for some Christmas stuff! =)

Finding and moving into a new home will definitely be my main goal for 2016...

However, this is still Craig & I's first Christmas as a married couple and I cannot go a holiday season without a little holiday cheer & decorations!! This weekend I am going to try and move some stuff around to somewhere put a tree and decorations I've acquired through the years. I did buy a Wedding Cake "First Christmas Together" ornament today and I have to hang it somewhere! =)

Here is another lil mish mosh list of adorable items I've found that might make it's way into our home! 
~  I can't believe that's a Bundt cake!!!~
2. Santa Hat Lidded Bowl - Pottery Barn
~ This is only $10! I really have to get one! ~
3. Laser Cut Wood Trees - Crate & Barrel
4. Zinc large Reindeer - Crate & Barrel
5. Snowflake Pie Crust Cutters - Williams Sonoma

I hope you enjoyed my Holiday Decor inspiration! Today I'm linking up with these amazing ladies! 


  1. That pine wreath is so pretty - I need to update ours!! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Oh my gosh, I love those zinc reindeer from Crate & Barrel. I'll be watching those for after Christmas deals!

    Happy Friday!

  3. Love all these fun and festive finds! Have a beautiful upcoming weekend!
    Brenda //

  4. I love those festive mugs!!

  5. I need to get a first married Christmas ornament too!! I love that red reindeer trivet!

  6. Loving that gingerbread house! Mine always come out so frumpy! And we have a first married Christmas ornament too, and it's one of our favs <3

    Green Fashionista

  7. don't get discouraged! sometimes you just need to "look past the ugly" and you know you can do things to fix it up! sometimes thats even the better option because you can make it more of what you want too :) good luck!

  8. Love your picks! Those mugs are so cute-I need that penguin one!

  9. Love that wreath, so cute! I bet it smells amazing too!

  10. Great list, love the Santa bowl.
    Diana |

  11. Thank you for Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  12. I totally understand the Scrooge feeling. I almost didn't decorate this year because of the same thing, we were supposed to have moved this summer and it didn't happen. I didn't want to bring it out again in our lil apartment. But, once you get it out there I promise it will make the spirit feel better.

  13. Oh my gosh, the winter clothes advent calendar is fantastic!! I love all of these finds :)

  14. I love that porcelain cityscape! Gorgeous picks!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  15. House hunting is so stressful. I definitely feel for you. I remember how frustrating it was... and I definitely didn't feel like we were ever going to find something. We did - and we've been renovating since August.... and it was supposed to be done by end of September. Argh. That being said, can you look for something that might need a little TLC and really make it your own through your own updates that may be less expensive? Side note: love that West Elm cityscape!! Gorgeous!

  16. All of the photos are so festive!! Good luck with your home search!

  17. House hunting is literally the worst - we went through all that last year and I never want to move again because of it, haha! The perfect place will open up at the right time for you guys!!

  18. Literally obsessed with all this Christmas decor! I really love the Porcelain cityscape figurines and the laser-cut trees - so freaking cute.

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess