Christmas Decor & Holiday Movies

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Tree: Similar | Merry Christmas Ribbon: Pottery Barn | Initial Ornaments: Anthropologie | Leopard Ribbon: Hobby Lobby | Pineapple Ornaments: Anthropologie | It’s a Girl Ornament: Coton Colors [c/o] | Stockings: Lawrence’s Gifts | TV Stand: Pier 1 | Merry Christmas Pillow: Here | Merry Texmas Pillow: Hale House | Mini Trees: Lawrence’s Gifts | Curtains: Minted [c/o]

Photography by: Angie Garcia

Why does a home always feel 100x more cozy once Christmas decor is up?! I tried to keep it a bit minimal this year as I know I’ll have no energy come January 1st to take the tree down and figured I’d make it easy for Paul to help with. 😉 Ribbon was my BFF this year! I actually was using the leopard ribbon to tie bows on gifts and thought, “Hmm, I may throw some bows in the tree.” 57 bows later, you know how it goes…

Paul and I also decided to start a new tradition this year of giving each other stockings on Christmas Eve. We spend Christmas Eve with his family as they always have a big party with the Hellman family and then we do Christmas Day with my family. Both his parents and my parents give us stockings, but we thought it would be fun to give each other one so we’ve started to sneak gifts in here and there when the other person is working or not looking.

Another thing I wanted to share was the Hallmark 2016 Christmas Movie Schedule. Page 3 has the December movie list, but definitely scroll through all the pages because these movies run all season long so you can Tivo what you want to watch! I’ve been having some late nights working and it’s made it so much more enjoyable to make some hot chocolate, throw on a Hallmark movie and work. My mom records them as well and on Christmas day Paul and my dad already know that after gifts are opened, pajamas stay on and we watch a few! 😉

Peaches has her surgery today and I just wanted to say thank you all for the prayers and sweet words about her recovery! I’ll be sure to keep you all posted! I had to drop her off early this morning so hopefully I get to pick her up soon and bring her home for tons of cuddles.

Thank you so much for reading!


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  1. Your home and Christmas decor both look so beautiful! Great luck to Peaches today…hoping for an easy and speedy recovery! xoxo


    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  2. Your home is absolutely beautiful Katey!! I just love watching Hallmark Christmas movies, they are my favorite and are so heartwarming! Saying a prayer for your sweet Peaches, and your family right now! I hope her surgery goes well and that she is back to her playful self very soon!! Sending love from VA!


    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  3. Nichole wrote:

    Your home is beautiful Katey! I love all the Christmas decor. You are so right!!! It definitely makes homes feel homier 🙂 So excited for Hallmark Christmas movies, Mariah Carey Holiday radio on Pandora on repeat, hot cocoa, and all the other Holiday activities this season! Saying a prayer for Peaches and her surgery. She will be back to her playful self in no time!


    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  4. Emily wrote:

    They sell the Merry Texmas pillow at All Modern as well ( :

    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  5. I never want to leave my house when my Christmas decorations are up! Its just so cozy and homey. Your tree is amazing, how do you get the lights to be so inside the tree like that!? Hope Peaches does well with her surgery today 🙂
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  6. Alyssa wrote:

    Praying for Peaches!

    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  7. Madison wrote:

    I’ve been searching for that Merry Texmas pillow for ages! Thanks so much for sharing that I am so excited to order it! Also my bf & I just moved into a new apartment and I’m currently in the process of convincing him to let me get those curtains because I am truly OBSESSED.

    I’ll be saying prayers and sending you love for your sweet Peaches all day.

    XO, Madison.

    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  8. Savanna wrote:

    Praying for Peaches and your family and that her recovery is quicker than expected!!

    xoxo, Savanna

    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  9. Meagan Panter wrote:

    Thinking about and praying for your sweet Peaches today.

    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  10. Morgan wrote:

    Prayers for Miss Peaches today!! And for you – I know you are worried sick about it .. hope she has a smooth recovery! Also – the channel on my TV has not changed from Hallmark since the day after Thanksgiving. I can’t get enough of the Christmas movies!

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    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  11. So cute! Love the new ornament for your baby girl <3

    Published 29 Nov 16Reply
  12. Kathryn wrote:

    I love the “Merry Texmas” pillow – how cute!!

    xx Kathryn

    Published 30 Nov 16Reply
  13. jennifer wrote:

    where are the “JOY” stocking holders from ? I love them!!!! and I have a chimney now that they can go on.

    Published 01 Dec 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Target! xo

      Published 01 Dec 16Reply
  14. Katie wrote:

    I love how you decorated for Christmas- it looks so gorgeous!


    Published 03 Dec 16Reply
  15. Katie wrote:

    I absolutely love the fur tree skirt! Do you mind sharing where you purchased it from?! Thanks & happy holidays!

    Published 04 Dec 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Homegoods! 🙂

      Published 04 Dec 16Reply