perpetual hope

Today I’m joining in with Chris from Just a Girl to share one room from our home for a little Christmas inspiration. I love this tour because there’s no need to scroll throw ages of photos of every room of the house, just a few quick photos that might inspire and encourage you to take a break and make a change in your own home. You’ll want to visit Allison’s dining room, if you missed it!

family room tall

Today I’m sharing our living room/family room/main hangout place for me and Chad and our three teenage boys, our dog and two cats. It’s a small space and we want it to feel Christmasy but I don’t want to have to pack away bins and bins of Christmas decor. Amen.

It’s a Cozy Minimalist Christmas.


family room


The garland is all dried out but you can’t tell unless you get really close.

leather sofa

This side isn’t quite as photogenic. Hello TV hello doggie. Hello big leather sofa.


Thanks for stopping by today!

artwork // Lindsay Letters

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Next stop on the tour, Cassie’s lovely dining room–she always inspires me with her use of color and pattern!

christmas tour of homes

I’d love to have you join us for the 8th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes! Next Tuesday, December 15th, I’ll host a tour right here at where you can add your link from your own blog where you’ve loaded photos of your own home decorated for Christmas. The more lived-in and loved-on, the merrier!