Welcome to the 2013 Christmas Tour of Homes!

Christmas welcome



Christmas at the farm

Imperfect Christmas Decorating at our new little farmhouse


Our last house as seen in this year’s Better Homes & Gardens

Christmas Bedroom

Our Bedroom decorated for Christmas in 5 minutes

Here’s what the other side of the room looked like #NotPretty

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& Join in on instagram by adding this hashtag to your photos: #idhtbptbbChristmas

(it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful Christmas)




  1. Beautiful in all your simplicity Nester. Thank you for constantly encouraging up to make our homes lovely with what we have. xo

  2. this is always my favorite party of the year. thank you so much for hosting! i adore your simple touches in your new home. it’s all just lovely.

  3. Thanks for hosting Nester, You’re home looks beautiful. I loved your BH and G feature story.

  4. Thank you so much for hosting the Christmas Home Tour! Your home is so beautiful!

  5. Your home is just beautiful! Excited to share my holiday tour here:). Happy Holidays, Jen-City Farmhouse

  6. Thank you for hosting my favorite party of the year! I loved going through all the links last year and have my coffee ready for this morning! ;) Merry Christmas! xo! Jesse

  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to host. There is always so much inspiration to be found here…Merry Christmas…xo

  8. THIS? Is one of my favorite tours of the year! Can’t wait to have time tonight to click away. Thank you for being so gracious to host. You are a dear.
    Mucho love,

  9. I LOVE your fresh, inspiring style, Nester!! Thanks so much for the party, can’t wait to check out the festive homes!

  10. Myquillyn, I always look forward to your Christmas home tour. Thank you so much for hosting this party! Something about it feels like the “good old days” of blogging. I’m linking up my extremely-imperfect-but-glad-to-be-a-part-of-things home.

    I am so very, very proud for you and excited that you get to be at the farm this Christmas. What memories you’re going to make! Have fun, sweet lady.

    Love you!

  11. Thanks for the inspiration! I definitely have to make do with what I have and you’ve been a great help in that area. Your new home is beautiful!


  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us and for asking us to share ours with you!

    Your love for your family and husband, for the Lord, and for beauty, are things we have in common. But one of the many things that draws me back to your blog is your humility.

    Thank you for encouraging us to be content with what we’re given, and yet to see the possibilities God provides for us to use His gifts in creative ways.

    Merry Christmas!

  13. Thanks so much for the party, just linked up our home tour :) Your bedroom has inspired me to get my butt moving on re-doing ours! :)

  14. Thanks for hosting!
    I just adore your style! Gorgeous!

  15. Your home is gorgeous. And I’m already getting lost in all the photos. Thanks for hosting

  16. It’s all beautiful. {And I can say that knowing there’s piles of mess not in the pictures. Just like in my house. This is why we all love you.} Merry Christmas, friend!

  17. I love the boots by the window!! Did you blog on how to do that? Thank you for hosting this delightful tour!! It’s the 2nd year I have participated and I just enjoy it so much!

  18. Merry Christmas! This is one of my favorite linky parties of all time- thank you for hosting each year! Your home looks just lovely, as always!

  19. This is one of my favorite things! I can’t wait to look, look, and look some more! And discover more blogs!

  20. It’s beautiful and simple and peaceful. I love it! :)

  21. I love this party! Thanks so much for hosting it again. It’s one of my very favorites. :) Have a happy holiday!

  22. Hello! Can you PLEASE tell me where you purchased the brown, fur-like blanket on your bed?? I’ve looked everywhere on line and off, and I can’t find one like that. Thanks SO much!

  23. Always love seeing your home at the holidays and year-round. You bring together so many beautiful elements naturally.

    Hope you have a wonderful season in your new place!

  24. Love the boots with greens! :) Your bedroom is so cozy and festive: grand!! :) Thanks for the fun link party….so much fun looking at all these homes, like having 100 magazines of the best! :)

  25. Thanks for hosting the Christmas tour again and giving a chance for us non celebrity bloggers to show off our homes Rhondi xo

  26. Thanks so much for hosting again this year ~ it’s so fun to see so many homes. Merry Christmas!

  27. Simply beautiful and peaceful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  28. Wow! What a party this is turning out to be! I’m overwhelmed with the sheer number of those who’ve come to call.

    How cool!

    Thanks, my friend. You are the perfect hostess. {Beautiful, too!}


  29. thanks for hosting – I can’t wait to check out all the holiday homes!!

  30. Do you know what I love about these tours?? I love that there is so much diversity and creativity. I love that similar items look totally different in everyone’s homes. I am inspired but I’m not feeling defeated, deflated or jealous. Tis the season! Love it. :)

  31. Thank you so much for allowing us to share our home tours. Yours is absolutely gorgeous and always inspiring! Happy Holidays!

  32. Love all the festive touches to your home. Thank you so much for hosting. I’m looking forward to visiting and enjoying all the Christmas inspiration.

  33. Thanks so much for letting us share our homes…I was thrilled when I read your post saying you were hosting one.
    Beautiful home you have there and it looks wonderful for Christmas!


  34. As usual Nester, I give you a 100% on simple, creative beauty. Your home looks lovely. I really like how you stacked the birch logs vertically in the fireplace. I’m gonna copycat that one. Our chimney needs MAJOR work that is not in the budget right now, but with the logs stacked like that, who cares?

  35. I so, so appreciated you posted what the rest of your bedroom looked like. That made me laugh. Love it.

  36. Nester-
    Gorgeous! I love your house and all the touches you’ve added! Thank you for hosting this great link party… I’m slowly making my way through the links… :)

  37. Thank you, Nester! Better late (and imperfect) than never! Merry Christmas to you!

  38. OK so I know we have never met but I think it’s safe to say that I love you ;) Sorry if that makes you uncomfortable – haha! I wanted to let you know that YOUR IDHTBPTBB motto totally inspired me to share my very imperfect Christmas house tour – which is a HUGE leap of faith for me (laundry & dirty dishes involved). Check out #376 if you want to see the honesty you inspired :)

  39. Thank you so much for hosting this amazing House tour party. I love this and all the homes with all their decor from less to more, colorful to natural, all of it. Have a Merry Christmas!

  40. Your decor is awe-inspiring! Absolutely love your style and methods! Your blog is such perpetual inspiration year round! Thanks for hosting! Merry Christmas!

  41. Beautiful! Just beautiful. I have been working a lot at not needing everything to be perfect this holiday season! (and every season of my life really ;) I am new to visiting your blog and a bit late in joining the link party but I did add my home tour here! #398

  42. I am always so inspired by your blog. Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. Merry Christmas to you and your handsome boys!

  43. I love that pillow, nice decoration.

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