Christmas in Cowtown

Christmas in Cowtown coming at you in a photo overload…20+ Rubbermaid’s and hours of quite nighttime decorating, after my munchkin went to bed, we have completed the Christmas décor. This year we have added a few new traditions for our little guy, including his very own advent calendar and a hot chocolate bar {OKAY, so the bar maybe for his sweet tooth mama}!

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Every year my wonderful father-in- law gifts me the Swarovski Crystal Ornament {Annual Edition}.  My collection is gorgeous and really starting to grow.  I decided this year to showcase the entire collection on my burlap trees and hanging from my chalkboard.christmas in cowtown 16 christmas in cowtown 15

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Oh Christmas Tree…Cason’s very own {just his size}christmas in cowtown 9

BTW, I did have a few little helpers decorating the inside of the house, while the hubby tackled the outdoors. {don’t they just look thrilled…LOL! They are actually really upset that I am not cuddling up on the couch with them, while we watch the latest Real Housewives. }christmas in cowtown 14 christmas in cowtown 17

I hope y’all enjoyed my Christmas in Cowtown House Tour this year. Happy Christmas Eve! XOXO, Lindsey

Rockin’ around the Country Christmas Tree

Country Christmas Tree 4This year with Thanksgiving being so late, I feel as though we have rushed to accomplish all the Christmas Cheer. This whole year has just flown by… we are days away from Christmas. YIKES, there is still some last minute shopping and presents to be wrapped. We are visiting Santa tonight. YA…can’t wait to see if we have smiles or screams! Nevertheless, we were able to start off our cheer with the cutting of our Country Christmas Tree.

It has always been a tradition for my daddy and me to tromp out into the muddy Christmas tree fields to cut down the perfect tree (or trees, my mom always orders two trees: one country casual and a fancy formal tree, pictures coming soon) for our family. This tradition still stands with the addition of my hubby and sweet little boy. Instead of the fields being muddy this year…they were FROZEN solid with a balmy 20 degree temperature in the sun.

I love the look and style of a cultured Noble tree…our family friends have fields full of the most beautiful noble trees for us to choose from, which came in extra handy this year with our frozen fingers and toes, plus our rosy red noses.Country Christmas Tree 1

Cason was thrilled when he found a tree just his size… he even helped carry the tree to the truck. Side note: He refuses to wear mittens and a stocking cap; however, Mama’s scarf “fits just right”!

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Now it was time to decorate the tree…The hubby and I have a mutual agreement, in regards to, he strings the lights (I hate stringing the lights, mostly because I am picky and want each light to be attached to each branch) and I string all the Burlap ribbon and berry and baby’s breath stems. Then as a family we attack the tree with our assortment of rustic and shabby chic ornaments. Cason has chosen to help his daddy out with the lights…I think if you ask his daddy, he is not too much help. He even helped his Granny Shanny string her lights too and I think she may have the same opinion as his Daddy on the word “HELP”. But I love the teamwork in this picture. Precious!Country Christmas Tree 3

Cason’s Nana introduced him to the “Elf on the Shelf” this year. This has been a riot of fun. Cason doesn’t understand the whole concept behind “Elf on the Shelf” and the Elf reporting back to Santa. But he knows he can’t touch the elf and every few days we move Bernard the Elf around the house. Cason loves to hunt for him and shout “Elf, Elf, Elf”! Therefore, it was a must to get him these adorable “Elf on the Shelf” pajamas from Pottery Barn Kids. However, I should have purchased a few more sets, since Cason wants to wear them EVERY single night.Country Christmas Tree 5

We are rushing to finish up our Christmas in Cowtown…so stay tuned for more Country Christmas décor, including a hot chocolate bar, advent calendar and burlap stockings. Also, our Christmas Card photos…oh my what an adventure we had with a stubborn 18 month old, who wouldn’t smile for the camera.

Vintage Farm Animal Nursery

Cason's Nursery  (2)Decorating a stylish Nursery that can grow with your bambino is a challenge, especially if you are not looking for the commercial blue stripes with elephants, pretty pink princess or even the gender neutral jungle zoo animal theme.

Challenge #1- Which room to convert into a Nursery?…finally decided to use the guest room with a LARGE CLOSET for my stylin’ tot.  Took some major arm twisting on the hubby from me.

Challenge #2- Theme?- Once we found out the gender {boy}, I wanted a nursery that would blend in with the rest of our farmhouse style. My design style is the “Vintage Farm Animal Nursery”.

Challenge #3- What furniture do you really need in a nursery? The musts include: a crib, a dresser (with a changing table topper), and a rocking chair.

This nursery décor was possible with the several shopping experiences from Restoration Hardware Baby (bedding linens & stuffed cows), Home Goods (frames and wall art), Etsy (farm animal artwork & burlap ottomans), Antique Farmhouse (dresser), Craigslist (rocking chair), Target (art supplies inside cubby box) and my all-time favorite local flea markets and antique shops/fairs.

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Looking closely into the mirror you will notice some pretty black cows in the pasture right outside the nursery window. They serenade the babe to sleep at night with hungry attention seeking bawls.cason nursery 1

My best girlfriends threw me a fabulous baby shower, in which the theme was to bring your favorite book, instead of a card, with a special heartfelt message to Cason inside. All of these books now rest on the gorgeous barn wood bookcase, made especially for this nursery by my girlfriend’s daddy. Super Sweet Gift!

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These photos were taken right after the arrival of Mr. Cason…now a year later this room is covered in massive amounts of loud noise making toys (which this crazy mama insists on putting them away every night before bed…only to be taken back out of the closet the very next day).