a little christmas cheer in lydia’s room

We are in full-on Christmas mode over here, baking cookies, listening to holiday tunes, burning our Christmas lights 24/7 and counting the days until Santa’s arrival!  The most wonderful time of the year is even more magical when you’re experiencing it through the eyes of your almost three year old and I’m loving every single minute as much as she is! We’ve had the house decorated since, literally, five minutes after Thanksgiving dinner, and this year we added some Christmas cheer to Lydia’s room, as well.   Last week, she asked me for a Christmas tree for her room and, after gallivanting all over town and coming up empty-handed, I stuck some fresh cut branches in a glass vase and wrapped some twinkle lights around them.  Improvisation at its best!  I added some more twinkle lights to her gallery wall, and a stack of our favorite Christmas books and a miniature nutcracker to her chest.  My aunt sent her a sweet surprise over the weekend – a porcelain Christmas tree with the most beautiful lights and it’s our new favorite heirloom as she won’t go to sleep without it! Her room is so cozy to begin with but now even I have a hard time turning the lights out after reading our books at bedtime!  Since the weather’s been too crappy to take pics of the Christmas decorations throughout the rest of the house (and to be honest, it’s not much different from last year), I snapped a few shots of her room this morning:

Hope you’re all enjoying these last few magical days before Santa comes!


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  1. Kelly on December 23, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Beautiful room! Do you mind sharing the wall color in Lydia's room? Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  2. Kelly Stivers on December 24, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Thank you, Kelly! The walls are Benjamin Moore White and the ceiling is Benjamin Moore Teacup Rose. Merry Christmas!!

  3. classic casual home on January 27, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    This is so lovely!!! I am pinning it!
    Mary Ann

  4. Kelly Stivers on January 30, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Thank you so much, Mary Ann!! That means so much, coming from you! xx

  5. linda on July 7, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I just discovered you Kelly and have been scrolling through your beautiful blog and instagram!! Just finished reading about your keeping hydrangeas alive tip and your kitchen essentials … LOVE! And now I'm seeing Lydia's gorgeous room. I was wondering if you could share a couple sources … every battery operated twinkle lights I've found, whether from Target or Anthro, have that cool white look (which I don't like) .. from these photos yours look like a nice warm twinkle. Where did you find them?? I'm also wondering the source of the "you forever will be my always" print. Thank you so much!

  6. Kelly Stivers on July 18, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Hi LInda! Thank you so much for your sweet post! The twinkle lights are from TJMaxx – I love that they aren't bright white, as well, because her walls are more of a warm white – these are such a pretty compliment! They always have a bunch around Christmas time. The watercolor print I painted myself; I posted a step by step tutorial here:



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