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December 2, 2021

Holiday Home 2021 - Part 2

Hi friends! Welcome back to our holiday home. Today I am sharing the rest of our holiday decor for this year. Let's begin in my favorite spot to decorate - the kitchen!

Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Every year I hang the same vintage sled over our kitchen island and decorate it in a new way. This year it has a paper village on it. I'm loving the charm this little village adds to our kitchen and I think it's fun that its will be flying over our island as we make memories all season long.
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Finally for the last part of the tour, let's head upstairs to our bedroom and bathroom.
King Of Christmas Noble Fir in Bedroom with Nostalgic Christmas Decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
I worked with King Of Christmas this year and this is their pre-lit 7 ft King Noble Fir.
King Of Christmas Noble Fir in Bedroom with Nostalgic Christmas Decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
I wanted this room to have a nostalgic feel to it this year and the Emmie tree skirt from VHC Brands lends that heirloom feel I was going for. The Joy and Peace Pillows on the window seat and the Christmas is Love with all the Trimmings pillow on the bed are also from VHC Brands this year.
King Of Christmas Noble Fir in Bedroom with Nostalgic Christmas Decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Bathroom with Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Bathroom with Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Bathroom with Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
DIY window seat in bedroom with Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Thanks so much for visiting our holiday home this year. I will be sharing a post with cabin pictures soon. From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday!

November 28, 2021

Holiday Home Tour 2021 - Part One

Hello friends! It's hard to believe it is time once again to post my holiday home tour! I have been hard at work getting our home ready for the holiday season and I'm happy to report that I think we're ready. Keep in mind, our house is full of kids and a spoiled dog and I hope that my photos reflect that, while I may clean things up *a bit* for pictures, a real family lives here so nothing is perfect. Let's start in our mudroom which is the space we all enter our home through and where our dog, Dax, is always waiting to greet us.

Christmas. decor in mudroom with golden retriever - www.goldenboysandme.com

When I saw that Big Lots had a few Golden Retreiver items this year, I headed straight to the store to grab some. I think they add the perfect personal touch to our home for the holidays!

Christmas. decor in mudroom with golden retriever - www.goldenboysandme.com
The Golden holiday pillow and mat are new along with the plaid wreath from TJ Maxx. The small sleigh rides crate is from the Target Dollar Spot and the metal tree sign is also from Target. Everything else is from past years.

diy mudroom with Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Just off the mud room, you enter our family room. This is the spot where we hang out the most during the holiday season. I kept the colors classic this year with lots of red and green and plaid.

Classic  Christmas decor in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Our Balsam Hill European Fir is in this room this year. This is my very favorite Christmas tree, it is big and full and screams Christmas! any place you put it.

Balsam Hill European Fir Christmas tree in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Balsam Hill European Fir Christmas tree in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
On the mantel, I added a couple of birch deer (new this year from Lowes) and a pretty new garland. The garland came pre-lit from Marshalls and then I added some matching ribbon that I also used on the tree along with more lights, pine cones and berries. I think that's the secret to store bought garland, keep adding layers until it feels like your own something special. I will probably even add some fresh garland in as it gets closer to hosting guests over the holidays.

Christmas mantel decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas mantel decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
We have a new sign in this space this year from Gray House Design Company. I think it ties together the space so well.
Classic Christmas decor in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Classic Christmas decor in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Classic Christmas decor in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Next let's head up the stairs through our front entryway.
Christmas decor in entryway - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in entryway - www.goldenboysandme.com
I love adding pops of red in this space with the blue painted walls. 
Christmas decor in entryway - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in entryway - www.goldenboysandme.com
Our living room is a brighter space that is connected to our kitchen and I enjoy having a more whimsical feel to this space at Christmas.
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com
 The other side of this space is our kitchen and dining room area and I will be sharing that along with our master bedroom and bathroom in part 2 of our holiday home tour.
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com 
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Holidays from our home to yours!

October 25, 2021

Fall at the Cabin

Hello friends! Today I thought I'd share a few pictures of what fall is looking like at the cabin this year. I wait all year for the leaves to change. It is truly the most wonderful time of the year to me. Welcome!

Fall front porch at cabin in the Adirondacks www.goldenboysandme.com

Let's start at our cabin and then we'll take a ride to see some of the foliage nearby. We'll start inside but, let's face it, the star of the show at this time of year is the outdoors so we'll spend more time out there. 

Fall decor in mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com
On the kitchen fireplace, I hung the old pallet sign I made many years ago. This has become such a core piece of my Autumn decor and it wouldn't feel like fall without it. I added the pack basket to the mantel and tried to make it appear that fall was literally spilling out from it. Not sure if I succeeded or not but I had fun putting it together.

Fall decor in mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com
It's hard to remember what the kitchen looked like before the addition of this island. This island has become the heart of the cabin. I love when everyone gathers around it! Such a great feeling when a plan comes to fruition and works out like you hoped it would. 

Fall decor in mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com
I made some fun cut out cookies for fall. Why do I usually only make cookies like this at Christmas? These were pretty to look at AND delicious. I used THIS recipe. Use good vanilla and I promise you will be surprised at just how yummy they are. The dough was super easy to work with. The sprinkles were from Hobby Lobby. These would be perfect for Thanksgiving too.
Cut Out Sugar fall leaf cookies - www.goldenboysandme.com
Cut Out Sugar fall leaf cookies - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall decor in mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall decor in mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall decor in mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com
Let's take a peak into the living room before heading to the back porch.
Fall decor in mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com
The big firewood delivery came so we had to make room for that but we still left room to enjoy our new DIY porch swing in the fall.

Fall front porch at cabin in the Adirondacks www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall front porch at cabin in the Adirondacks www.goldenboysandme.com
This porch also leads to our fire pit area.

Fall foliage at mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com
The fire pit is the most popular spot to spend evenings at the cabin. I captured this pic during blue hour.
Fire pit at a cabin in the woods - www.goldenboysandme.com
Let's head back through back door and check out the front porch. Dax is always ready to greet us with a smile. The kitchen door leads to the front porch.

Fall decor in mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall front porch at cabin in the Adirondacks www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall front porch with golden retriever at cabin in the Adirondacks www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall front porch at cabin in the Adirondacks www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage at a mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.comFall foliage at a mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.comLet's have some pumpkin pancakes on the porch and then head out to do some leap peeping.

Fall front porch at cabin in the Adirondacks www.goldenboysandme.com
This spot nearby the cabin is our favorite spot to watch the leaves change in fall.
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Sitting in this open field feels like sitting inside fall. It was a sunny day and the colors were unreal. Such a great memory of the season. I tried to take in as much as I could before the long cold winter.
golden retriever with fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
The downtown area of Schroon Lake was alive with color too.
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Dax at our favorite pond, most likely the last swim of the season.
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
And a few more pics from this year in surrounding areas. I'm not a landscape photographer by any means but I do enjoy capturing moments and images. I share some here and on Instagram but I take them more for personal satisfaction than anything else.
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.comFall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks - www.goldenboysandme.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today! My mind is currently bursting with Christmas decorating ideas and I'm ready to get started on that. I also plan to put together a post with some Halloween decor pics from our NJ home. Have a wonderful day!