The Fat Hydrangea

Sara Michelle - Cleveland, Ohio

Navy Blue Christmas Home Tour

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Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by my 2017 Christmas Home Tour, especially those of you coming over from The Tattered Pew - Welcome! This year I've paired up with over 30-bloggers for the Home for the Holidays Blog Tour - organized by Jenna at the Wife in Progress Blog - and I'm so excited to share my home amongst these talented ladies!

For those of you who are new to my site, I'm Sara! A mom of three boys, a wannabe decorator, a hydrangea lover, and a admirer of all things blue, white, and gray. My family lives in Cleveland, Ohio in a cozy 1940s center hall colonial that we have remodeled from top to bottom. Although I'll admit, I'm chomping at the bit for a new house to transform.. (Stay tuned!)

Anyway, for Christmas this year, I decided to add lots of hints of navy blue! From gingham pillows, to grosgrain ribbon, to matching family pajamas, there are small hints of it all throughout this year's decor. It balances well with all of the white wool, fresh greenery, and general aesthetic of my home! 

Without further ado, here is my house! 


Thanks again for checking out my home sweet home! Next head over to Worthing Court to see Suzy's Festive Farmhouse Foyer Christmas tour and don't forget to check back every day this week as the rest of the home tours go live each day!

Home for the Holidays Home Tour Schedule:

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The Boy Mom Gift Guide

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So obviously not everyone reading this is a boy mom, but given my new status as a mom of THREE boys, I couldn't help but use this as inspiration for my second gift guide featuring great gifts for moms! (Girl mom's included, except for maybe the "Mom of Boys" shirt!) 

Anyway, here are my favorite items that will make any new mom very happy!

And because every boy mom needs a little pink in her life: 

  • Apple Series 3 Watch in Rose Gold Because i you're like me, the second you take your phone out to check your text messages or email, your kids want to watch You Tube videos of garbage trucks! 
  • Origins Retexturing Mask with Rose Clay (I swear by this once a week...!) 
  • Lipsense Lip Color I tried this on a whim and am completely obsessed! It lasts all day and comes in the prettiest colors. My favorites = Goddess and Kiss me Katie! Here is a link to my "dealer" April ;)

Enjoy shopping for your favorite mama! 

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2017 Christmas Decor Inspiration

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This year I decided to totally change up my Christmas decor since the past 6-years we've lived in this house we've pretty much done the same thing. Time for a change! Can you guess what direction I decided to go in? If you guessed "Blue Christmas" you are correct! (I know, so predictable!)  Not over the top, bright blue... just hints of navy along with lots of fresh greenery and warm whites. 

Here are some of the items that inspired me on Pinterest for my decor this year (Although most of what you see in these pictures are black, I could see it all done in navy for a similar, beautiful effect!

And here are the items I'm using - paired with a LOT of greenery-  to execute my vision: 

Stay tuned to see how I pull it all together -  my Christmas Home Tour will debut on the blog on December 4th! 

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The Blue & White Gift Guide

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