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Links To Like December 2016

Well I can’t believe we are heading into 2017.  I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I thought it was a good time to tell you about some things I have been loving in case you are still looking for some last minute gifts.

Stocking hung by the chimney with care.

Items I’m Currently Loving

I am still in love will these Pottery Barn bean bag chairs.  Everyone loves them from toddlers to adults.  They come in super handy for lounging and extra seating in our movie room.

These are perfect for this time of year, but I use them year round.  Check out these twinkle lights from Anthropologie.  My daughter will be getting an apartment soon and she may be finding some of these in her stack of gifts.

I am currently reading Debbie Macomber’s Twelve Days Of Christmas.  It is about a Blogger (go figure) whose neighbor is a real piece of work.  She decides to kill him with kindness and write about it on her blog.  It is a quick read and will get you in the holiday spirit.

Check out this clothing line from Family Christian. They make christian inspired t-shirts, sweatshirts, and wrist bands. One of my favorites is “In Jesus name I play.”

Do you know what Stance socks are?  If you have a teenager you do!  Every year we open matching pajama pants on Christmas Eve. To make a long story short, nobody is wearing the pants I buy.  I think these socks will make a better gift and a darn cute matching family picture.

Are you able to find those Hatchimals anywhere?  Well I think these Fur Real Friends are really amazing and would make a great gift.  Plus you can find them in stores.  I saw some at Target this morning.

I have always wanted a set of white and silver dishes and I love these from Kate Spade’s home line.

Who invented stockings anyway? That person should be on the naughty list.   By the time you stuff stockings you have spent enough money to buy several more gifts. Are you finished shopping yet? I did a lot of shopping online this year, but still need to get a couple more stocking stuffers.  I hope you are not feeling too stressed and can enjoy your family during this holiday season.

Yours Truly,



YourstrulyJenn Preppy Plaid Christmas

I am so excited to participate in the Pretty Preppy Party with 11 Magnolia Lane and the many bloggers that have participated in this beautiful home tour.  If you haven’t already checked out their home tour you need to go do that right now. Christmas is my favorite time of year and home tours are some of my favorite posts.  I love seeing how others use color, pattern and texture to transform their home into a magical wonderland for a couple weeks out of the year.

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If you’re new to my blog welcome!  I’m so glad you popped in and I hope you will stay and check out some other posts.  Get comfortable and jump into the tour.  I hope you are into plaid because that is the theme I chose this year.

Plaid table setting centerpiece

This centerpiece was given to me by my MIL years ago.  I just updated it with a plaid ribbon so it would go with my theme.

Williams Sonoma table setting

These Williams Sonoma plaid plates were my splurge this year.  I already had the Lenox holiday plates and I think they go beautifully as a set.

Traditional red and green centerpiece

Sometimes going back to the traditional red and green is just what I’m looking for.

red and green Holiday tray

I made this tray using Target items and items I already owned.  You don’t have to have expensive decorations to make your home look nice.

Preppy Plaid tree

This was my favorite tree to decorate this year.  The black, red, and plaid just came together beautifully and I loved the final product.

Plaid gifts around the tree

I used presents and natural elements to decorate the base of this tree.

One Kings Lane table setting

Dishes from One Kings Lane finished off the look of this table.

Two tiered plaid tray

My two tiered tray is one of my favorite things to decorate each season.

Cupi and cookies

My dog kept getting in the shot so I just went with it.

white wonderland tree

White and silver look nice together when creating a winter wonderland theme.

black and white with metallics

Metallics were trending this year.  I love the look of the black and white against the copper.

winter and cranberry vignette

I hope you will look back at all the other bloggers on this tour as they are all gorgeous.  You will get some wonderful inspiration and ideas from these lovely ladies.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family and Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.

Yours Truly,