Friday, December 2, 2016

bHome for the Holidays {A Farmhouse Living Room and a Giveaway!}

I'm so happy you stopped by! It's always fun to participate in a tour with our friends from bHome. I've included their tour links at the end of this post, as well as simple entry instructions for an awesome giveaway that you won't want to miss!

 Today, I'm sharing our farmhouse living room, ready for Christmas (except for the gifts under the tree...those will come in time...hopefully on time with all our online shopping!). 

The week before (hosting) Thanksgiving, I felt compelled to plank our living room wall as a backdrop for our Christmas tree. Totally normal, right?

It might not sound like good timing, but here's the thing... when you're getting ready to host something, or when there is a holiday coming up, you have a built-in deadline. And that's a good thing. Plus, I've always felt that sleep is overrated anyway. ;)


Of course, I had to take my husband down with me. And while planking a wall might not be his idea of a great Saturday, we had some laughs along the way and were both happy with the end result. 


How does that saying go about "couples who DIY together, stay together?" 
(Made that up, but feel free to use it. ;)




Our living room tree may be a little "Charlie Brownish" but there are two reasons I love it.

Reason number one: It's dripping with precious ornaments from our three boys like this...


Reason number two: The memories. 

We hiked in the snowy mountains together to find our tree...


A $10 Christmas tree permit is all that is required here in Washington state. 

The snowball fights are free.


Back inside for a little peek at our piano. Do you remember when I painted it? Well, it's been almost a year, and I'm still glad I did. :)



Thank you for visiting! I'd love to hear from you in the comments below, find me on
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To enter the giveaway for $250 to Farmhouse Refined - a new online shop, just download the bHome app on your phone and favorite (tap the star for) Farmhouse Refined. That's it. You're automatically entered! App will pick winner on December 9th. Winner will be notified on app and by email. US residents only. I hope you win! ;)



Now, please enjoy visiting the other homes in the tour below. I'm excited to see how they've been decorated for the season!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very blessed Christmas...

Xo




34 comments:

  1. Please don't apologize for the "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree ... those are my absolute favorite! Yes, my siblings and I used to tease my mother for buying such trees but I love them now; I feel they are the perfect tree for the holidays. And yes, my kids tease me about it too!

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    1. Ah, my kindred spirit! :) Thank you. Merry Christmas!

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  2. What a beautiful room dressed for the Holidays! Love the planked wall .. a great job by the two of you. Must say, that I am in love with your "Charlie Brownish" tree. I think I would have picked that one too! ... Love that the tree is filled with memories and that is what the season is all about...wonderful times to make memories and treasure the past ones!

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    1. Thank you Shirley... Christmas memories are some of the sweetest there are...

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  3. Julie, I love your home! Dressed for Chrristmas, it is just about perfect. Filled with things you love, I can tell your family lives a happy, memory making life there. As for planking that wall? Love it, and yes, totally normal! I once painted our kitchen counters black two days before a magazine team came out because our old cabinets wouldn't hold under the new counters I bought for the photoshoot! So you ( and your sidekick) are in good company. Happy to be doing this tour with you! Merry Christmas! .

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    1. That is great Lidy! I have painted our counters too! I knew I was in good company here. :) Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

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  4. Julie - the charm of your home leaps right off my screen! I love the planked wall - nice job. It sets off "Charlie Brown's tree" just right. I think your tree is delightful! And the memories you made getting it precious. Merry Merry my friend!

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly! And your Christmas kitchen... I don't think I've ever seen one more beautiful. It truly captures the wonder of Christmas!

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  5. I'm in LOVE with your home and more in love with it decorated for Christmas! So fun being on this tour with you.
    Hugs, Jamie

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    1. Thanks Jamie! That's so sweet... I appreciate your kind words. Your mantel and living room stopped me in my tracks! So beautiful!

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  6. Great space we always get a real tree as well used to love when we lived in the mountains skiing in and getting our tree. Happy Holidays.

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    1. Thank you Charity. Wow, skiing for your tree - - how fun!

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  7. (This is Kristy from Starfish Cottage- for some reason, Blogger signs me in automatically under my daughter's name and I don't know how to fix it!?) Anyhoo...love your home, love your planked walls, and love your style! The snow looks so wintery to me here in sunny Florida!! (It's currently sunny and 80 degrees!!) So great blog hopping with you this week- have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. I really enjoyed seeing your home too Kristy! A beautiful beach winter scene you've created. Enjoy the sunshine and warmth for the rest of us! :)

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  8. I think your home and Christmas decorations are perfectly charming and so warm. The plank wall is fantastic!! Imagine the planks add a nice layer of insulation to the room. Beautiful job.

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    1. Thank you! That is interesting that you say that because I really do think it has added some more insulation. That room used to be so cold with all the windows and french doors... it feels like it's holding the heat a little better now. Good observation - thank you. ;)

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  9. Such a super cute farmhouse Christmas living room. I love that tree and how fun to find one in the snow.

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  10. Your living room looks so cozy and the perfect place for family and friends to gather for a wonderful Christmas time. Love your tree!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice... always nice to hear from you. Hope you're doing well!

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  11. Timing is everything Julie... don't us DIY'ers work best under pressure. Nice of you to take your husband along for the ride too. You both did a great job. That planked wall looks great and is a perfect backdrop for your Christmas decor. May your family make beautiful memories around that sweet tree this Christmas.

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    1. Thank you Kerryanne. Amen to working best under pressure! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  12. I love your tree! Your whole room is so pretty. Hugs,

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  13. Love it all Julie!!! Great fun and the tree is sooo beautiful with handmade ornaments! Perfect! Love the painting over the piano!!!!!!

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  14. Great planking job! I also love all of your pillows! Wonderful!!

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  15. Your living room is gorgeous! I love the planked wall. The entire room feels so fresh and festive! And your kiddos ornaments are precious!

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  16. Your piano is amazing and the the painting over it! I am planning to paint our piano next year. Love your saying about DIY couples.

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  17. Love the planked wall! Sooo farmhouse Julie!

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  18. I love your tree, I don't live where I can get one like that so I am a little jealous. It is beautiful.

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  19. It's all wonderful, Julie. I love everything, including the tree. It's lovely. Cheers and Merry Christmas, Ardith

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