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Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas & Inspiration

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to start brainstorming ideas for Valentine’s Day decor! I am so looking forward to baking cookies with my family and decorating everything with red and pink hearts. Here are some of my favorite ideas for Valentine’s Day Decor.

Valentine's Day Decor | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Conversation Heart Pinatas | Heart Shaped Balloon | Mason Jar Cookies

Heart Milk Jars | Heart Treat Boxes | DIY Paper Blossoms

There are so many cute decor options out there. My favorites are these conversation heart pinatas and heart shaped balloons with tassels. For sweets to serve, we’re loving these mason jar cookies, heart milk jars with pink milk, and heart treat boxes as favors for guests, or for displaying candy. And of course, we love a good DIY. These DIY paper blossoms made from cupcake liners would make perfect centerpieces.

Do y’all have any ideas for Valentine’s Day decor? We’d love for you to share. If you want to see more inspiration, check out our Happy Hearts Day Pinterest board.

Holiday Sweets and Decor Ideas

We’ve got our tree up, stockings hung, and Christmas music playing here at the Amber Housley studio! It’s that time of year, and we love decorating as soon as December rolls around, because something about all of the tinsel and ornaments just puts an extra pep in our step.

So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday sweets and decor ideas so that y’all can begin to decorate and bake to your hearts content just like us!

Holiday Sweets and Decor Ideas | Amber Housley Living

Peppermint Monogrammed Wreath | S’mores Kit | Sweater Gift Wrapping | Candy Cane Fudge Brownie Cookies | Kleenex Box Gift Wrapping | Peppermint Puppy Chow

Monograms are a must for Southern decor, and this peppermint monogrammed wreath is just the most darling thing we’ve ever seen! It’s even an H for Housley, how perfect! It is made entirely of peppermints and red hots, and would be a fun DIY project to complete with your family this season. Another holiday staple is s’mores. They make the perfect little gifts to give to all of your friends, and we adore the simplicity of this s’mores kit packaging.

How cozy do these gifts looked all wrapped up in sweaters? The sweater gift wrapping DIY actually uses canvases and old sweaters to create the look of a Christmas present. These candy cane fudge brownie cookies would be the most delectably divine sugar kick to fuel you up for all of the DIYs and decorating you will be doing this holiday season.

After eating a couple of cookies, you will be ready for one more fun DIY project. We think this one is simply ingenious – turning old Kleenex boxes into faux presents. You can cover them in peppermints or tinsel, or wrap them with wrapping paper. They are the perfect size for windowsill decor, or for fake gifts under the tree as you wait for the real ones from Santa. Once you have finished creating this DIY, we think it would be the perfect time to plop down on the couch with a big bowl of this peppermint puppy chow and a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon as your reward for all of the decorating and baking you have accomplished!

Do you like the holiday sweets and decor ideas above? If so, find more similar inspiration in our Happy Holidays Pinterest board!

Thanksgiving Tablescape

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is changing my home decor to match each holiday. Thanksgiving tablescape decor to me should be full of warm, inviting details. Full of flowers, natural elements, and of course pumpkins! I love that I can transition my pumpkins from Halloween to Thanksgiving. Recycling decor is always great.

Thanksgiving Tablescape | Amber Housley Living | Nashville Wedding Planner

For this Thanksgiving tablescape, I started with the centerpiece. I picked up some sunflowers, spider mums, and faux Fall leaves from Publix, and mixed them with some gorgeous dahlias from my garden!

Thanksgiving Tablescape | Escort Cards | Amber Housley Living | Nashville Wedding Planner

For the rest of the table, I added a couple of mini white pumpkins, pinecones with a faux Fall leaf for place cards, some candle votives, a burlap runner, and green goblets for a mix of color. It is perfect for a small space like my little kitchen table!

How are y’all planning to decorate your Thanksgiving table? Any favorite finds that you would like to share with us? We’d love to know!

Thanksgiving Table and Decor Inspiration

It’s time to start thinking of Thanksgiving table and decor inspiration! We have plenty of ideas for ways to decorate your house and set your table, and are excited to share some of our favorites. Make sure to check out all of our inspiration in our Thankful Thanksgiving Pinterest board.

Thanksgiving Table and Decor Inspiration | Amber Housley Living

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This Thankful People art print would be perfect for your entryway or living room. It is an excellent reminder of how to live, not only during the Thanksgiving season but at all times. These white thanks pumpkins surrounded by this mini pumpkin garland would pull together the look.

This table decor is the epitome of Thanksgiving. We love the burlap table runner, the leaf napkins, and the gourds and pumpkins in various shapes and sizes. Your friends and family will love seeing their names written on mini pumpkin place cards that double as favors. During your meal, use these Bless This Food and Give Thanks serving spoons to serve up your mashed potatoes and green beans. It’s sure to be a fabulous dinner and evening!

Have y’all thought about how you are going to decorate for Thanksgiving yet? Let us know your ideas in the comments below. Also, make sure to visit our blog again next week when we share our favorite Thanksgiving dish recipes!

Sweet and Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape for Small Spaces

Last month, as I was prepping for a Chili Cook-off contest (which I came home with the prize wining trophy!), I decided I needed a festive Fall flower arrangement for my tasting table. I ran to Publix (where I can always find great flowers!) and picked up some fresh florals in their 3 for $10 section. Sunflowers were a natural choice since they always pair well with red and white checkered flag table cloths. I also chose some cheerful yellow spider mums since they have great texture and make a good filler.

I then went into the backyard to cut a few late-season but pretty-as-ever dahlias. This was my first year growing this variety of reddish-orange with yellow tip dahlias, and they did not disappoint! I’ll share soon how easy it is to grow my beloved dahlia flowers, but just know they are incredibly easy and plentiful to grow. I was really surprised at how long the season lasted in my yard this year.

With the sunflowers and dahlias mixed together, I thought it would be fun to stick in a few faux fall leaves (again from Publix). After I put the arrangement together, I realized what a great Thanksgiving table centerpiece this would make! That is when the impromptu photo session on my small kitchen nook table began…I call it: “Sweet and Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape for Small Spaces”.





I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Warm wishes to you and your family this holiday weekend!