our Christmas: come inside!

by kacia on 19 Dec ’12 · 28 comments

IMG_7317IMG_7453 Sharing_Christmas_Chalkboard When Shannon first ask me to join in hosting this Sharing Christmas link up, my first thought was

I can’t do that! I don’t have anything to share!

Since moving into our new home this past March, slowly decorating would be an understatement.

I’m a bit picky, and I’m okay with white walls, empty frames, rug-less front doors and a little confusion until I get it figured out.
And figuring it out takes a while for me!

So slowly I’ve pulled together a few areas of Christmas decor that make me smile when I pass them.

We still don’t have a wreath on the front door.
My Christmas tree doesn’t have a tree skirt.
And after 3 1/2 years of marriage, we finally have stockings.

Will you come inside for a cup of coffee? or hot chocolate–or whatever you’d like? {don’t forget to link up with your festive home & decor! even if it’s a bowl of Christmas ornaments or a Charlie Brown tree!}IMG_7308

One of my favorite traditions from my childhood was receiving a new ornament each year.  My mom would pick them out and in her perfect handwriting write our name and the year. Now when I decorate our small tree, it is covered in these ornaments–each one capturing special memories as I hung them on the tree.

Andy and I continued this tradition, starting the year we were married: 2009.

Do you have any family traditions when it comes to specific ornaments? or how you decorate the tree? 2012-Ornaments IMG_7305This year I finally finished stockings! I had an idea of what I’d wanted to do, but just wasn’t finding the time to put them together!

I knew I wanted to make them–having supplies for new stockings in the years to come. Stockings Stockings-Detail Harlow and I got out some glitter and paint a few weeks ago when the weather was exceptionally warm, but I hadn’t found a way to display her masterpieces! {enter my inability to sleep} and these little wooden displays were born into existence.
More on them next week!

I’m absolutely floored by how they turned out, and I’m really excited to get these into your homes to display your children’s artwork!  Wooden-art Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek inside our humble home.  It’ll be fun to look back next year, when hopefully I’ve added a bit more.  Maybe a wreath on the door?  Candles in the windows? I can’t wait to see how your decorate for the holiday!

Merry Christmas! Don’t forget to check out the other hosts and all linking up:

Shannon | Scribble Pad // Nicole | The Style Hatch // Jen | Migonis Home // Kacia | {that’s me} // Julie | Green Eggs and Hammes // Courtney | Bowdenisms

And psst! It’s a busy day! I’m also writing over at Together in 10 about the accessories I love: belts and scarves! 


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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole @ The Style Hatch December 19, 2012 at 1:09 am

Such a beautiful home! I’m so glad to be co hosting with you! Now you must explain your name- do you go by your middle name? I’m intrigued.


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Thanks Nicole!! We just spent two days driving from PA to WI – so I’m excited to relax tomorrow and click through everyone’s posts!!!

And yes! Kacia is my middle name :) :) :)


Nadine S. December 19, 2012 at 2:33 am

MEGHAN! WHAT!?!?! Cray cray!
My real name is Karina. Just kidding, it’s Nadine. Karina is my middle name and I’ve always wished my name was Kari.
I like your home.


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

:) haha you make me smile :)

a lot.


Alison December 19, 2012 at 4:12 am

You have such a beautiful home! Love the stockings.


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

thanks Alison!! I am so happy with how they turned out!!


julie December 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

I LOVE THIS! your stockings are gorgeous and i cannot wait to see a shop full of your creativity. it’s exciting :) thanks for sharing this link up with me & for sharing with everyone! gorgeous home :)


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Thanks Julie!! You are so encouraging!!


Katie December 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

Wait…is your middle name Kacia? Now I want to know the story behind your name! Both are so pretty :)

I LOVE those stockings…I LOVE to see homes that have gorgeous Christmas decor because mine is such a hodgepodge. I keep vowing to choose a style and just go with it, but anything Christmasy ends up finding a home in my home. It’s like I’m the Shelter for Homeless Christmas Decor. I’ll take it all! Ha!

And I really love the photo of the ornament that reflects you with your camera :)


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Yes!! haha – you can call me Meghan if you want to though :)

Okay. I am making a sign for your house! “Shelter for Homeless Christmas Decor” just laughed so hard at that!!


Heather @ Heather's Dish December 19, 2012 at 9:36 am

I love those stockings and I really love the artwork displays! So fun and beautiful!


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Thank you, Heather!!!


Courtney December 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

I love seeing the festive nooks of your home! It doesn’t all have to be perfect…..But you’re making it special one piece at a time.


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Thanks Courtney!! Ummmmm I still need to have you over. and I’ve never seen your place.

must. remedy.


meg December 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

Your house looks lovely! Those stockings are my fav.
I’m totally like you…piecing our house together little by little…definitely takes some time!


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Thanks Meg!! I’m the.slowest.decorator.EVER!!!

let’s have a race at the slowest. jk :)


deva at deva by definition December 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I love your home, it’s so peaceful and welcoming, and those stockings are gorgeous!


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Thank you, love :) it’s usually a mess, too. you forgot that part!!! xoxo


Megan Rae Biddle December 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Ok, I didn't realize how much we had in common until this post! My first name is Megan, I was married in 2009, my hubby and I just bought our first house in May, I have a little one year old, and my mum always gave us a special ornament each year too!


Kacia Hosmer December 21, 2012 at 2:18 am

no kidding!! So fun!! I just have that silly silent H in my name! ;o]


Shannon December 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I love your stockings! but I already told you that. Also, want to road trip to DC to help me create a collage wall, because yours truly rocks!


kacia December 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

You’re in DC!??! We’ll totally come visit!!


Becca Garber December 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Your home is beautiful and so are all your ideas! I especially love the artwork at the end. Well done!


Kacia Hosmer December 21, 2012 at 2:20 am

thanks Becca! I'll be sharing more of the artwork displays soon!!


17 Perth December 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Love it! Your decorations are beautiful! And those stockings look great on the railing. :)


kacia December 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

Thanks love!


Natalie @ NS Pottery December 20, 2012 at 12:06 am

I LOVE those wooden displays! And the stockings! You’re amazing!!


kacia December 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

Aw! Thank you Natalie! I love our NS pottery ornaments :)


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