Ye olde Christmas tour.

A merry set of snaps of our wintery, Christmas-y, abode!
Fresh Balsam is my favorite candle. Ever.
I think we moved into our own cozy little place at just the right time. Fancying it up, decorating, lighting candles of balsam and joy, staring at our glowing tree at every chance I get, and sneaking into the living room to wrap presents when he's not watching have been some of the happiest moments I'll keep sacred and safe. 

Christmas has always been and will forever be one of my favorites of all things...of anything really. But minus the part where I was terrified of Santa for years and dry-heaved when my parents read me The Night Before Christmas and minus the time I sang "The Little Drummer Boy" alone during Christmas mass -- I really, truly grimace at that song to this day.

My parents always made every holiday so special for us kids, without fail, every single year. From a big decadent Portuguese feast to yuletide adornments in every nook and cranny of the house. I feel so honored to love and preserve their tradition.


  1. This is adorable. Everything about your place and your tree screams COZY. I love it and I love your cute little traditions.


  2. such a gorgeous space, everything looks perfect <3

  3. Just gorgeous. I love the little mason jar trees, what a great idea! Happy holidays to you and the man. xx jemima

    1. Aren't they sweet? I saw them floating around Pinterest and Instagram last year and I was sure to make a few this year. They're really fun and take no more than 5 minutes to make.

      A happy happy holidays to you, too!

  4. I absolutely love your space! So comfy and welcoming for the holidays :)

  5. Your home is so perfectly Christmas! Hope you and your sweet fam had a great holiday!