Christmas Trees and Memories

Christmas trees from Our Southern for an inexpensive tree ribbon!

Merry Christmas Are your halls decked, your gifts wrapped and your cookies baked? If you answered no, you’re not alone!! My halls are decked! Lots to wrap and still need to bake traditional sugar cookies and Monster cookies.  Today I am sharing our 2 main Christmas trees along with my dear blogging friends and a few memories along the way.      I stood on the porch to try to give you a full shot inside through the foyer to the

Dollar Store Gift Wrap Ideas

Dollar Tree Gift Embelishment with Our Southern Home #Christmas

  Merry Christmas    It is hard to believe that Christmas is just a few short days away. I am sure there are many of you like me that have just begun to wrap their gifts. Even if you have already wrapped your gifts, you can still embellish them! I headed to the dollar stores….Dollar Tree and Dollar General to be exact and purchased a few things to bump my gift presentation up just a bit. Of course, I will not do this on every

Southern Christmas Home Tour Part 1

Christmas Tour Part 1 by 1

      I’m linking up to the Jen Rizzo Tour Party!       In case you may have missed a few of the individual posts, I’ve compiled the photos from our 2014 Southern Christmas Tour into a post for Part 1. Next Monday will be Part 2 which will include many new photos from the family room, foyer, study and dining room. Welcome to our home in the country on 7 quiet acres.       Our front

Christmas Decorating with Cars

Decorating with vintage cars at Christmas via Our Southern Home

  I love anything vintage and decorating with vintage cars is all the rage! I’ve teamed up with several bloggers to share with you how we decorated with vintage cars and trucks this Christmas season. Welcome to Christmas Trees on Cars        Until this Christmas season, I didn’t have any vintage looking cars to decorate with. I found this amazing vintage truck on EBAY. It was a great price and in excellent condition!       We had an extra

Christmas Shopping the Simple Way


  It is December the 11th and sadly I just started Christmas shopping…..yikes….I’m never this late. Christmas decorating and getting those posts ready to bring to you has had me strapped for time.  We are about 40 minutes from our big mall. I don’t think it’s just the drive…I can’t stand the traffic and the crowds. It’s why we decided to live in the country after-all. I am a die-hard online shopper and have thoroughly enjoyed using ShopRunner this year.   

Christmas Mantel

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

  Welcome to the  Home for the Holidays Tour     Today I’m sharing our family room’s French Country Christmas mantel. I really changed it up this year using the same supplies with the addition of new ribbon.         My hubby even lit the real wood burning fire for me mid-day to photograph the space.     In year’s past, the garland was on top of the mantel. This is the first year for it to be

Country Christmas Breakfast Room

Welcome to a Country Christmas breakfast room by Our Southern Home.

Welcome to our Country Christmas Breakfast Room Our French Country breakfast room is one of my favorite rooms in our home. The colors are great for the holidays. I always enjoy decorating it for the various holidays and using different china. I am so excited to be a part of the “Christmas in the Country” Home Tour and Link Party 2014!  This week you will see 40 decorated homes participating in this two-week event from November 28th till December 12th.  Please

Kitchen Wish List from Wayfair

Kitchen ideas for gift giving through

*This post is sponsored by Wayfair, but all opinions are 100% mine.* Are you a chef? You may not be a professional chef, but most of you are chefs for your family. I adore cooking. Trying new recipes is favorite of mine.  Luckily, my family enjoys this as well.  I’ve learned that there are certain items in your home kitchen that you just can’t live without. Some may just be simple gadgets while others maybe small appliances. I have several

Inviting Christmas Entries

Inviting Christmas Entries to inspire your holiday decorating via Our Southern Home

    Welcome to Favorite Things Friday…..Inviting Christmas Entries Inviting Christmas Entries to inspire your holiday decorating   I really enjoy looking at front doors and the creative ways that people decorate them for the holidays.   This shot and the next 2 are from my dear friend, Christy’s house. Isn’t it gorgeous! You can see all the photos over on her blog Confessions of a Serial DIYer. She has a couple of entrances to decorate as well as a stunning

Christmas Kitchen Hutch

Christmas Kitchen Hutch ready for the holiday with French Country Style from Our Southern Home

  It has been a Christmas filled week on the blog!  Monday and Wednesday I shared areas of our home decorated for Christmas HERE and HERE. I invite you to come inside today for the  12 Days of Christmas Tour     This year I selected 8 Maids a Milking.   I had Bessie in mind… know….the cow head in my kitchen. I love that thing! The rest of my family thinks it is odd. I introduce to you Bessie

Christmas Porch

Welcome Home Tour featuring the Christmas Porch of Our Southern Home

  Merry Christmas friends and cheerful greetings! I am so pleased to be participating in the Welcome Home Christmas Tour Decorating for Christmas is such a labor of love….. you know everyone moaning about having to help drag Mom’s gazillion boxes from the attic, muttering words under your breath when half the strand of lights won’t work, swearing you’ll never put up that garland again, and oh the mess from all the unpacking….. But in the end… love what you

Outdoor Christmas Vignette

Outdoor Christmas vignette to welcome your guests into your home by Our Southern Home

  Welcome to my first Christmas home tour of the season. My sweet friend, Bee, from Windgate Lane organized this tour with a fabulous lineup. Today we are sharing ways in which we welcome our family and friends into our home. A big holiday welcome from those of you visiting from Gourley Girl and Guy.       Here is the front porch to our home….Welcome! I must say taking the pics required major clean-up skills. It was quite breezy. I kept having