Happy Holidays!

How is tomorrow Christmas Eve?! I feel like Christmas snuck up on me this year and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way. Am I right or am I right? :)

photo by:  The Love Studio  |  Venue:  Yoga Yoga Studio   |  Styling: Amy Carrillo

photo by: The Love Studio |  Venue: Yoga Yoga Studio  |  Styling: Amy Carrillo

photo by:  The Love Studio  |  Venue:  Yoga Yoga Studio   |  Styling: Amy Carrillo

photo by: The Love Studio |  Venue: Yoga Yoga Studio  |  Styling: Amy Carrillo

I just wanted to take some time and thank you, my readers. Every single way that you support me and Love On Sunday, whether it's a referral or a comment on my recent project, honestly means so much. So, THANK YOU. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours,
Amy Carrillo

P.S. The above print is a free printable available in 2 sizes. The above is an IKEA frame. Download it here.

A Scandinavian Style Christmas

scandinavian style christmas decor It's during the holidays that I really wish I had a fireplace to sit around and a mantle to decorate.  You condo dwellers know what I'm talking about, right?  So I decided to use one large wall in my living room to create a focal point for the holiday season.  I love a good monochromatic colour scheme so I decided to go Scandinavian style with this one.  Something about the muted tones, rustic style and texture really draw me in.

scandinavian christmas

Oh, and the best part about this project is that I didn't spend one single cent!  *high-five*

I had a bunch of branches in a tall vase in my entry way and they just so happened to fit the entire width of my wall.  I stacked them and wrapped some wire around the middle and tied the ends of the sticks with some left over grey yarn.   Surprisingly, it held together nicely and I love the juxtaposition of the soft yarn against the rough branches.

scandinavian style christmas

I then took some left over pine cones, more yarn, and tied them up on the lower branches.  I also had some clear snowflake ornaments that weren't being used and added those as well.

scandinavian christmas

scandinavian christmas

On the console table I included my deer antlers (of course) and an old bakery jar filled with more pine cones and clear lights.  I'm sure over the next couple of days I'll be adding a few more pieces to the branches but right now this is my favourite spot in my house!

scandinavian style christmas

What have you done to get ready for the holidays?  There's a ton of inspiration out there and below are a few links to some of my faves:

Hazelnuts turned mini wreath ornaments by North Story

Modern paper tree garlands by Nalle's House

and Melissa from The Sweet Escape is doing a DIY Holiday Week

Happy Decorating!