One of the biggest reasons I was so excited for the holidays was because I finally have a house that I can decorate on the exterior. I tried to make-up for not having anything to decorate on the outside of our apartment in NYC by completely going overboard with Christmas decorations inside the apartment, but now that we have a house, I can do everything that I’ve wanted to do for years!

I didn’t want to go completely crazy with our front porch because it’s not that big, but I did have a vision for what I wanted and thankfully Target could help me out with it. I wanted a very natural, timeless, and simplistic holiday look and I am so happy with the way that everything turned out.
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Here is our front porch before we added all of the Christmas decorations. I had just thrown the girls Halloween pumpkins away and was trying to get every last bit of those stacked pumpkins because I was so in love with them.

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I found this doormat and knew it was the perfect way to welcome guests into our home. It’s a mat that can last us through the holiday and throughout the winter season!

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I wanted a real wreath for our front door and went to several local nurseries searching for the perfect one. After the sixth nursery I found this one and love the mix of greenery and berries. It’s will be on my front door far beyond Christmas day.

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These birch wood logs were the inspiration for the entire front porch. I love them so much that I  want to incorporate them on my Christmas table as well. They are so simple and really put me in the spirit of the season.

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I didn’t put any Christmas lights on the front porch because I wanted to keep it simple, but when I saw this lantern at Target, I knew it would look great next to the birch logs to give it more of a woodsy feel. It’s battery operated and has LED lights, so it adds just the right amount of light to the porch at night.

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Tada! Like I said, it’s not much, but it’s just the look that I was going for. Next year we might get a little bit crazier, but for our first Christmas in our new house, this is perfect to get us into the holiday spirit.

I have one more $75 Target gift card to give away! This holiday series with them has been so much fun and I love spreading the holiday cheer to all of you! Fill out the form below to enter.

 

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{Disclosure: I am partnering with Target this holiday season and they did provide a gift card to go shopping. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.}

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