My Halls Are Officially Decked

I’m all decorated for Christmas, and my place is looking festive and cozy AF.

Every year, my mom comes to visit the weekend after the house tour and we decorate my Christmas tree together. Then, either the following weekend or the one after, I visit my parents we decorate theirs. I know it might seem over the top, but I really love the holiday traditions we’ve built. I always look forward to that quality time we get to spend together being festive.

Because I’m a massive dork, I always come up with a name for that year’s theme (friends, I understand if I don’t hear from you again now that you’ve read that). This year’s is “cozy chic,” and the goal was to make my apartment look pretty, but still like somewhere you’d want to curl up for a Christmas movie marathon.

Here are the results:

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Although I like to theme the apartment, I don’t really theme the tree. I love all of my mismatched ornaments and the memories associated with them. From my birth all the way up to her death in 2007, my Grandma always bought me an ornament with the year on it.

One of the most meaningful ornaments on my tree is the one from 2007. Although my grandmother had passed away in May, my Aunt Lori gave me one last ornament for my collection.  I love reflecting on her thoughtfulness and generosity every time I put that one on the tree.

If you’re interested in seeing the rest of the apartment, click through the slides below.


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  1. I love your Christmas tree! It’s putting me in the holiday spirit!

    Also, I nominated you for some blog awards! If you have time to post your nomination(s), let me know so I can read it. You can check out my nomination here: 😊



  2. I got all sentimental when you mentioned a Christmas movie marathon. I miss that tradition with you!



  3. […] a lot of it is the traditions that I’ve cultivated over the years, from the house tour, to decorating with my mom, to our Christmas Eve feast of appetizers. Believe it or not, my annual Christmas […]



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