Christmas prep

Can you believe it's almost Christmas!? My mom says that I say this every year but THIS year I am really feeling the holiday spirit. I don't know if it's the fact that I've finally left the nest, or because we'll be hosting our first Thanksgiving but I just can't wait for the festivities to begin!

Naturally, the first thing I want to do is to prep our space. With Christmas decorations and family celebrations ahead, a deep clean is all but necessary. So I've been cleaning and organizing our loft like a mad woman and it feels SO good! Now that everything is spick and span, I have a clean slate to work from and embrace holiday decorating! This image really inspired me because this year, I am loving large scale elements, simple decor, and luxe details. 

Here are a few tips to help prepare yourself for the Holiday season:

1 // do a deep clean -  this helps prepare your space and your mind for the festivities ahead.
2 //  simplify - remove extra accessories, artwork, etc. to create a clean slate for holiday decor
3 // focus on thanksgiving first - I know it can be hard but remember, thanksgiving comes first! Be sure your turkey day celebration doesn't get overshadowed by your eagerness for Christmas
4 // prioritize - set all of your holiday items out in a separate room to evaluate what you truly love and what can be kept tucked away.
5 // take your time - holiday decorating doesn't have to happen all at once. Start with your favorite pieces and add to it as you see fit. This way you will end up with a cohesive look and not all the extra...

Happy almost holidays you guys!
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  1. Happy Thanksgiving Lauren, great tips. Enjoy hosting your first Thanksgiving gathering. I'm thankful for all the wonderful years of friendship with your Mom. Susan

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Susan! I hope it was great!



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