Time to Decorate for Christmas: Finding Inspiration in Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

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Since Thanksgiving is long over in Canada I am in full blown Christmas planning mode now… in fact I must admit to you that I have a shoulder ache today from the excessive crafting I did the last couple of evenings. But it was worth it!  I can’t wait to share with you some of the projects I have been up to.

  Are you as excited as I am about starting to decorate for Christmas?? If so, I have a great source of inspiration to share with you… the gorgeous e-magazine Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll.

While the gingerbread house that we plan to make with our two young sons` isn`t likely to end up looking quite like this stunning cover model –  it is so inspiring to `flip` through a source full of gorgeous inspiration pictures as the Celebrating Everyday Life e-mag is.

Here are some of my favourites:


I have been busy learning how to make felt flowers… and now I can`t wait to use them for gift wrapping this year.


I love the white, blue, and red mix in this Christmas décor scheme… and there is that adorable gingerbread house again.  I am also super enticed by the white tree… it looks so beautiful in this living room.


This large wood sign is such a fabulous feature on this mantel- I am working on a sign project myself that I can`t wait to share with you later in the week.


Wouldn’t you love to come home from sledding to an amazing Hot Chocolate station like this… I may not be able to fully incorporate this anywhere in our but I have definitely taken some inspiration from it for decorating our Christmas Porch this year.


I think this pine cone forest would be a really fun project to involve my boys in- they love helping me collect pine cones and I think they would be able to help glue and attach adorable little stars to them as well.

If you are interested in seeing some more, you can PREVIEW it

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Or buy it for yourself…


Where do you find your inspiration for Christmas decorating?
I would love to hear your favourite sources!!

I will be back tomorrow to share with you a super BUDGET FRIENDLY DIY trick that I think you are going to love!

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.



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This is not a sponsored post.  I was allowed to view a copy of the e-magazine Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll in exchange for my review and of course all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. says

    beautiful pictures and I’m loving that white Christmas tree very much too, I wanted one this year but with Nate around it’s been difficult having ours this year (he keeps pulling it down) (not joking) :-)

    • says

      Oh no!! That is going to be tricky to work with!! Those toddlers are such busy little people!! It can be hard to manage what they get into and do, that is for sure!!

  2. says

    Thanks for some great inspiration, as usual, Krista! This year I got lots of inspiration from a Crate & Barrel catalog. But most of my inspiration definitely comes from blogs and pinterest. Can’t wait to see your home at Christmas!

    • says

      Thanks Courtney. I agree, pinterest is an awesome source. But I still do love to get a few magazines each season. I will have to check out the Crate and Barrel catalog – I have already spent a good deal of time with PB!

    • says

      Hi Sandra!! Thanks- I am pretty excited about decorating for Christmas myself and have been crafting up a storm. I love the Christmas season best of all and can’t wait to get started making our home Christmas’y next week!!

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