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Oh Christmas Tree

This is easily our favorite weekend of the year, full of leftovers, naps & all the festive happenings you can imagine. We woke up the day after Thanksgiving with Christmas in our hearts and music playing through the house. We couldn’t wait to get out the door and on our way to the “tree pharmacy” as the girls called it. We spotted our tree right away, and the girls were just beside themselves seeing it get strapped to the top of the car. We love having a real tree, mess and all, it is totally worth it to have the experience (and smell) of the season.

The girls helped Brandon trim it and get it all set up, then Harper helped me do most of the lights and garland while the little ones napped. Once Eloise & Claire joined in on the festivities, we learned right away that by the end of the season, all of our ornaments will either end up in 1. the toilet 2. the toy box or 3. the fireplace.

There is really just nothing better than kids experiencing the magic of Christmas right before your eyes. Claire completely loses it every time she sees the tree light up, she starts speaking total jibberish and pointing at it with her tiny little finger. She also loves to pick up random objects from around the house and proudly place them in the tree. Christmas can stay forever around here, we are loving it more than ever.

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Hope you all had the most wonderful weekend with your family & friends!!!! So much to be thankful & excited about this time of year. XO

PS. I found our Christmas tree basket last year after Christmas (similar here!), our stockings are from Anthropologie and my pajamas shown in my Instagram photo are also from two years ago, but you can find similar items and a lot of other sources in the links below! πŸ™‚ Hope this is helpful!! Let me know if there is an easier way for me to link items & similar items for you to find.

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24 Comments

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    Amanda Nelson
    November 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Love this!! So beautiful! I was wondering where you got the beanie you were wearing in your IG post?
    Merry Christmas!!

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    Charmaine Ng
    November 28, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful! I still have yet to set up my tree, but now I’m excited!
    – Charmaine
    http://charmainenyw.com

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    Sara
    November 28, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Your stockings are adorable- where are they from?

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    MMK
    November 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Where is the tree topper from? I’ve been looking all over for a simple one just like that!

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    Kate Neckers
    November 28, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I love your garland and have been searching for something like it. Two questions, 1) How many feet of garland do you use on your tree? I’ve read 8′-10′ per foot of tree height but that seems like a lot! 2) Where is yours from? I’ve had luck on Etsy but wonder if you have another source that might be more economical, especially if I need to buy 80′!

    Thanks!

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      Tawni
      December 13, 2016 at 3:46 am

      I wanted to know where the garland was from too, so I did some searching. It looks like it is from West Elm but they don’t carry them anymore, *sigh*.

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    Tristin
    November 29, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Your tree is simply beautiful! Where are the ball ornaments from? The solid and the ones with sweet scenes painted on?

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    Alicia
    November 29, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Such a lovely and beautiful post:) I love the colored ball ornaments on the tree, could you share where they are from if available.

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    Nicholle Montalvo
    November 29, 2016 at 1:40 am

    This post. These pics. All the feels. <3

    Harper's top is so fitting… magical, indeed πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!!

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    Amanda W
    November 29, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Love the beautiful tree topper! So delicate and unique – would love to know where it’s from! πŸ™‚

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    Krissy
    November 29, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Gorgeous!! I love your design choices. Can you tell me where the round ball ornaments on the tree are from?

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    Brittany Boone
    November 29, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Such a cute Christmas tree and decorations! I still need to put up mine

    BNBstyling.com

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    Cheryl
    November 29, 2016 at 6:43 am

    So very beautiful!!😍🌲 What kind of white lights did you use for mantel…are they the LED ones? πŸ˜‰

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    Jess Fourman
    November 29, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Your tree topper is amazing. Is it new? If so, where from? Thank you. And your girls are beautiful πŸ™‚

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    Kitty
    November 29, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I want to see a video of Claire speaking jibberish!!!

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    Tara
    November 29, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Love all the decor! You always do such a great job. I try to recreate everything you do, you have great style! I’d love to know, what do you use to hang your stockings? Merriest of Christmas’ to you and your precious family!!

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    Brenda Stapp
    November 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Beautiful! So adorable. May I ask how you were able to get a 3rd matching stocking for Claire from anthro, I thought they were sold out? 😬😩

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    McKenzie Fussell
    November 29, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Hi Jessica! LOVE that Georgia print in the black frame. Would you mind sharing where you found it? Would be a great Christmas gift?

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    Jennifer
    November 29, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Where is the sign on your fireplace from?!?

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    Kati
    November 29, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Where did you get your “in case you ever…” sign? So cute!!

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    Danica
    November 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I am in love with the quote above your fireplace! Where did you get that, or better yet do you have plan to make it into a chalkboard print πŸ˜‰

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    Blair
    December 10, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Where are all your framed pieces around the tv from?! I want them all! I’m in Atlanta too!! (Well kennesaw)

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    Supimpona
    December 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Pretty christmas tree πŸ™‚

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    Julie
    December 21, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I love the simplicity of your holiday decor, but especially that adorable pom garland! Your girls look like they are having a blast!

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