Our 2022 Holiday Home


Yes friends, you read that right. Today I’m sharing my 2022 holiday home with you. Today while I was looking for some inspo for this year’s holiday decor, I began looking through my blog, only to realize that I never shared a holiday tour with you all last year. So I began searching through my Google photos and I was brought right back into how I felt at this time last year.

As many of you know, last year was tough for me. I was basically depleted after losing my dad and was just not in the holiday spirit. I did do some decorating, because it’s a major part of my job as a content creator, but the joy was not really in it.  I did recall on Christmas Eve, last year and right before I took everything down after the new year, forcing myself to take some pics, so for posterity’s sake, I figured I should share the little decorating that I did manage to do last year.

One thing I really felt helped me over the past year was spending time outside.

So I put my heart and soul into making fresh garlands, wreaths and planters for our winter front porch. it was a great distraction.

In the foyer, I made over this really cute “letter to Santa” mailbox that my husband brought home, it was fire engine red so I updated it with spray paint and rub ‘n buff and paired it with one of my favorite tabletop trees, and then on top of the mirror I placed a DIY fresh mini-swag made from clippings in my yard.

For the past few years I’ve been making paper bag snowflakes and framing our foyer opening with them using—you guessed it, command hooks😅.

Here’s what it looked like in 2021:

Last year, I decided to line the opening between my sitting and living rooms with them, and I think it was a nice touch.

The Sitting Room

And , aht, there goes our tree! I think this is the best shot I have to share of it (from this fashion post)

I don’t think I shared here on the blog, but we lost our sweet girl, Gracie back in July. She was the most beautiful cat, and my trusty little companion, we miss her so, so much!

Last year just before the holidays, I had just finished reconfiguring the fireplace surround, so the sitting room was let’s just say, a bit bare for the season.

Kyle’s Room

Kyle’s room got his usual treatment. A few mini trees, lights, and some festive pillows.

The Kitchen & Breakfast Nook

The breakfast nook is one of my favorite areas in my home. Last year I used this gold pine needle garland above the windows, and stove.

I also added some mini swags and ribbon to the candle sconces.

Heading towards the pantry, I placed this antique library table and mirror to create a simple vignette.

#CatMom 😻😹

One of our favorite holiday traditions is to have a Graham Cracker ginger bread house competition. And then we display them throughout the season.

The Pantry

I turned this space into a gift wrapping station and on the opposite side jazzed up my coffee bar with hot chocolate toppings.

The Bathroom

There’s been this sort of running joke, started by Kyle one day coming out of our first floor bathroom and telling me I need to change the bathroom wallpaper. Which I couldn’t help but ask him why? Does he not like my design decisions? And he says it looks like the Grinch—It took me a few days to actually go in there and look and OMG-he was right!

So last year I decided to have some fun with it and embrace it.

And that’s it friends!  In hindsight, I guess I didn’t do too bad last year, I just didn’t do the best job of photographing it. Looking forward to sharing my 2023 holiday home with you in the coming days.


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  1. Kathy Katchpole
    December 2, 2023 / 12:31 pm

    LOVE your breakfast nook. Never saw it on your regular feed.

    • madebycarli
      December 3, 2023 / 12:02 am

      Thanks so much Kathy💓

  2. Corrie
    December 3, 2023 / 6:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing these great pictures. So inspiring! And I hope this holiday season brings you much more joy.

    • madebycarli
      December 3, 2023 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you Corrie🥰! Same to you!

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