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Friday Finds :: Holiday Wreaths

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holiday wreath // black front door

Happy Friday! How was your first week of December? Mine was productive. I’ve stored away all of the Thanksgiving and fall decor and have started pulling out the Christmas lights, trim and ornaments. One area that I’d like to refresh with a festive wreath is our newly painted front door. It’s black with brass hardware like the one featured above. So I’ve been on the hunt for holiday wreaths and although didn’t find the beautiful one that hangs on this door, I did find a variety of styles that may work.

holiday wreaths // via @simplifiedbee #holidaydecor #wreaths

links to holiday wreaths:

1 snowy sugar pine // 2 pinecone & berries // 3 gold & green  // 4 jingle bells // 5 succulents

 * first image via

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Read full story By on December 4, 2015 in Christmas, Features, flowers, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday

Round-up :: Advent Calendars

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advent calendar 2015 // via @simplifiedbeeHappy December! The first day of the month is always exciting for me, but I’m especially loving this first day of December. It marks the beginning of advent. A count down to Christmas Day. Advent calendars have been a family tradition that I’ve passed down to my own family. This year we even have two advent calendars – one that hangs on the wall that doesn’t have any treats and another my girls talked me into getting at Starbucks  seen above (I’m such a sucker!). Here are some other fun advent calendars to buy or make!

knit stocking garland // advent calendar ideas // via @simplifiedbee

How cute is this knit stocking garland idea from Pottery Barn? Such a fun way to decorate the mantel while counting down the days?

paper village // advent calendar // via @simplifiedbee

Create a tiny holiday village for the tabletop or mantel with this whimsical kit that includes folding houses, festive jokes & facts inside, and embellishments. A simply adorable way to celebrate advent! It’s also on sale here.

colorful advent calendar // via @simplifiedbee

This colorful advent calendar gives a modern twist on the traditional tradition. I also love that it allows you to tuck away love notes, tasty treats and small trinkets. So fun!

DIY present advent calendar // via @simplifiedbee

Making your own advent calendar doesn’t have to be overly complicated either. I love this version by Oh Happy Day using non-traditional bright neon ribbons!

modern christmas advent calendar // via @simplifiedbee

Crafty and have the time? Here’s an advent calendar pattern features stunning wool felt you hand stitch to complete. Loving all of the vintage ornaments on this modern Christmas countdown.

DIY advent calendar // christmas tree // via @simplifiedbee

This DIY advent calendar also looks like some work to achieve, but boy is it cute!

DIY plastic animal advent calendar

And how adorable is this DIY plastic animal advent calendar by A Bubbly Life? I’m sure Rudolph is honored.

truffle advent calendar // via @simplifiedbee

If you’re just about the treats, you’ll have to consider this decadent box of truffles for every day of the Christmas countdown. Yum!
The Land of Nod, design for kids and people that used to be kids

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Read full story By on December 1, 2015 in Christmas, craft, DIY, Holiday, holiday decor, Tips/Tricks

5 Faves :: Holiday Ideas Pinterest

With Christmas just a few days away, you may still be looking for a festive cookie recipe, clever craft for the kids or ideas for trimming the tree. As you may know, Pinterest is one of my favorite go to spots to get inspired and my HOLIDAY DECORATING IDEAS board is one of my most active these days. From clever ways to wrap gifts to adorable holiday crafts, I’ve been pinning some fabulous holiday ideas that are guaranteed to inspire all. Take a look at my five of my most recent faves:
pink holiday tabletop decor // coco + kelley #holiday #pinknon-traditional Christmas treeDIY gingerbread pinata // holiday crafthot chocolate toppings // holiday party ideasmouse box // Christmas gift wrapping idea

image sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Also, there is one more day to enter to win a $100 gift card to Target! Who couldn’t use an extra $100 for Christmas gifts?!

happy holidays,

cristin

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Read full story By on December 15, 2014 in 5 favorites, Christmas, craft, DIY, Entertaining, Features, Holiday, holiday decor, Parties, pinterest, tabletop

Holiday Front Door & Target Gift Card Giveaway

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holiday front door decor // simplified bee #TargetStyle

Last week I prepped our dinner table for the holidays, but this week I’m focusing on decorating the outside of our home. The first step is to create a festive holiday front door. Dressing up the your entry for the season is a great way to greet guests dropping by for celebrations, Christmas parties and holiday visits. With help from Target, I created a traditional Christmas look for our front door. I started by flanking the black front door with red poinsettias, pinecone & berry trees and birch lantern candle holders. Every door needs a holiday decor and I selected a classic boxwood wreath. I added a traditional black and white striped ribbon and sprigs of live red berries to complete the look. As a finishing touch I selected a fresh diamond door mat. Loving the result!

black front door with holiday boxwood wreath // simplified bee #holidayfront door mat // simplified bee #TargetStylered poinsettia & holiday decor // simplified bee

 

From beautiful wreaths to cheerful door mats, shimmering lights to festive lanterns, Target has what you’ll need to decorate your home inside and out this holiday season. And best yet, at prices that are so affordable it won’t break the bank!

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Target wants you to get in the holiday spirit too. They are giving one lucky Simplified Bee reader a $100 gift card. To enter please use the Rafflecopter widget below:

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The winner will be chosen at random Thursday, December 18 from Rafflecopter and announced on Simplified Bee’s Facebook.

happy holidays,

cristin  

 

 

*all photos and styling by Cristin Priest of Simplified Bee

** Target provided merchandise from their store for this post, but my opinions are all my own – as always!

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Read full story By on December 10, 2014 in Christmas, decorating small spaces, Entertaining, Features, Get The Look, Giveaways, Holiday, holiday decor, home accessories, home exterior / curb appeal, simplified bee portfolio