Happy New Year, my friends! It was a crazy holiday season again this year, but one full of special times with lots of cheer and reflections on the past year. Today, I am sharing my Home with Holliday Top 12 posts of 2021!
Since I have so many new subscribers, there are probably a few posts that you may have not seen.
Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in!
Home with Holliday Top 12 Posts of 2021!
This is my favorite post of the year because I get to see what our readers are enjoying the most. To compile this list, I researched my google analytics, social media insights, and Pinterest (follow me HERE). Turns out, for the last two years, my top two posts have been “My Top 10 Posts” and “My favorite Christmas Trees” of each year. This is precisely why I will be doing them every year! To see them, click on the links below…
Now…onto the countdown…
Remember when we were kids and were taught about the color wheel? Well, if you don’t remember, blue and orange are complimentary colors on the wheel. This makes for a wonderful color palette for a fall tablescape. I had so much fun with this one! Everything was designed around my new pheasant plates.
I had preciously shared a new Fall Wild Game Dinner Party Tablescape which inspired me to make a similar centerpiece for our large kitchen island to coordinate with the table setting. Our island is 16 feet long, so I like to create vignettes for this space that are pretty large. You can totally scale this down to fit the space you are trying to decorate for fall or Thanksgiving.
Here are a few shots of the tablescape that inspired this vignette for fall…
Sometimes, it only takes a few simple fall elements to decorate your spaces for fall. The post contains a treasure trove of ideas and inspirations to decorate for fall.
We never would have thought we would have been dealing with a pandemic still a year later this past February. Since it was only the two of us celebrating Valentine’s Day (we usually share it with a few other couples), I put together a Romantic Red and Gold Valentine’s Day table for Two in our living room for us to share on the special day. It was sooooo romantic!
We have a pretty vast patio space, so I like bringing elements of the backyard onto the porch. We basically have four separate spaces that flow together…a firepit area, a grilling island/bar, a dining area, and a lounging area. I go to great effort to make sure that I tie all of the spaces together for a coherent, fresh look.
Our front porch is fully shaded not only by our roofline, but we also have an enormous blue spruce tree right in front of our porch that provided more even more shade. It has been a challenge to figure out what I can plant out there so I have educated myself over the last several years and shared them in this post.
No. 6 – Lime and Mint Tequila Spritzer
Margaritas are made with all types of tequilas, but Mojitos are typically made with Rum. In my opinion, rum has a rich, smokey flavor. Creating a mojito-like cocktail with tequila seemed to be the best way to combine these popular drinks into a refreshing spritzer. This cocktail was a big hit…especially, with our neighbors!
Cheers to a better year in 2022!
Once all of our Christmas decorations come down, the house has a “naked” feel that I positively enjoy. It really gets me in the mood to clean out everything and it usually takes me several weeks (in case you are wondering what I have been doing for the last two weeks…now you know!).
Even though the “naked” looks feels good, I still want to decorate for winter in a way that doesn’t feel “Christmassy”. There are lots of simple ways to accomplish this. This post shared several ways to transition your Christmas decor.
Is there anything tastier than the combination of chocolate and strawberries…especially for Valentine’s Day?! In this post, I shared my new Creamy Chocolate and Strawberry Martini that would make a great starter or even dessert for your Valentine’s Day dinner.
Now…onto the TOP THREE of Home with Holliday Top 12 Posts of 2021!
This was a GIANT post so maybe grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine to enjoy it. I was honored to be joining a large group of super talented bloggers to share all of our home tours together. The links to their gorgeous posts are linked at the bottom of the post.
I have been transitioning my faux greenery and garlands to using all-natural evergreens for our Christmas decorating. I appreciate that it is natural (and smells so divine…the pine and cedar scents are such a delight!). I especially appreciate that I do not have to store any of it. Come see all of the ideas!
In this post, I showed some of the ways that I have used moss in my own spring decor. Also, featured several more inspirations for other creative ways to moss for spring and even Easter. Moss is such a great texture to work with!
For the last four years, this has been my TOP POST…My Favorite Christmas Trees of the previous year. There is always so much inspiration in these posts. I always start planning my trees right after Christmas. Compiling this post really sets things up for the coming year. This one is chalked full of so many beauties!
So…what do you think about Home with Holliday Top 12 Posts of 2021?! Do you have a favorite? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. As we start this new year, it is always nice to reflect back on this past year and be diligent in making things better for the New Year. I am super excited about the things I have planned to share with you this year! Thank you so much for following along in this journey with me.