Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sita Montgomery Interiors: My 2015 Home Updates - Year in Review

With 2015 coming to a close, I thought it would be fun to look back on the projects I worked on this past year. One of the biggest projects I undertook, was updating my personal home. I have shared in the past that we purchased our home 3 1/2 years ago, shortly before construction was completed. Although it was a new home, I didn't get to design much of it. As a result,  I have been slowly putting my own stamp and style on it since we moved in. This year, my husband and I decided to push through the remaining projects on our wish list. There were many projects on the list, some big and some small. Now that they are all completed, I can truly say that the time and money spent on the projects were well worth it. We really feel as though our home is reflective of who we are as a family. We have always enjoyed our home, but the changes we made have helped us to love and enjoy it to a greater degree.

Here is a look at all the changes we made to our home in 2015.



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My Basement Family Room and Kitchen Update





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When I look back on all these projects, I am in awe of all that we accomplished in our home this year. We were living in a construction zone for a majority of the year, but the constant chaos was well worth it. Thank you to each of you for following along on the blog and Instagram as I shared the progress and finished spaces for our #smihomeupdates. I hope you have enjoyed the posts and possibly found some inspiration for your own homes! 

2015 was a great year for our family, in many ways, and I'm looking forward to what 2016 has in store for us. Happy New Year, friends!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Holiday With Heart Blog Hop

Hello, everyone! I am so happy that my sweet friend, Jennifer Stagg, from the withHeart blog asked me to be a part of her A Holiday With Heart blog hop. It is an honor to be participating in this tour with such talented and wonderful women! If you are visiting from, The White Buffalo Styling Co., Welcome! I'm so glad you are here.

Jennifer Stagg asked each of the blog hop participants to share what makes the Holidays special to us.  Specifically, she wants us to share the traditions we participate in with our families that bring us the true joy of the season. My family and I have quite a few traditions we take part in during the Holidays. If I shared them all, you might fall asleep before you make it to the end of my post, so I'll just share a few of our favorites instead. ;) I also thought it would be fun to show you some pictures of my Christmas decor from not only this year, but also from years past, as I tell you about a few of our favorite Holiday traditions. Sound good? Great, here we go!

The Nutcracker

This is one of my favorite traditions,  because it is one that my daughters and I do together. Both of my girls are dancers. They love everything about dance. At a young age, before my son was born, I took my girls to a local production of the Nutcracker. They were mesmerized! The costumes, the dancing, the story, they loved every minute. It only took going to one time to know that this would become a tradition for us. Over the last few years, our tradition has evolved. A good friend has a daughter that dances in the production each year. To support her, we attend the ballet with her Mom and sisters and another good friend and her daughters. We all go out to eat together afterward. The production we go to is always in November and it acts as a kick off to our Holiday season!

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Christmas Books

Each year at Christmastime, my husband and I get our kids a new Christmas book. The kids get the book on the 1st of December and we all read it together as a family and then throughout the month we read the books we have collected from past years. The books we choose to buy generally focus on the true meaning of Christmas and are a great way to bring the spirit of Christmas into our home all month long.

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Service

Each Holiday season our family chooses a service project or charity to donate our time and resources to. It is important to my husband and I that we teach our children how to serve others. Some of the services we have performed over the years  are shopping for and donating toys and clothing to a local shelter, adopting a less fortunate family for Christmas, and making toys to donate to an organization that sells the donated toys to raise money for our local Children's Hospital. Although, we try to teach our kids the value of service all year long, we feel it is especially important for our family to serve others during a time where there is so much focus on getting gifts for ourselves.

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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Brunch

On Christmas Eve our extended family gathers together, usually at our home, to have dinner and take part in some activities. The kids bake and decorate cookies for Santa, we read the story of Christ's birth from the bible and play some fun games. On Christmas day everyone gather together again, at my Mother and Father in law's home for brunch. Every brunch includes my husband's grandmother's famous Breakfast Casserole. I can't imagine Christmas without that casserole. This year will be especially bittersweet when that casserole is served, with the passing of our beautiful Grandmother just a few months ago.

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There are so many other traditions we take part in, but I hope you enjoyed reading about just a few, while also scrolling the images of my Christmas Decor. Thanks again, to Jennifer Stagg for asking me to be a part of the A Holiday withHeart Blog Hop. I hope my post has helped you all feel a bit more go the warmth and joy of this Holiday Season! Next on the blog hop is the talented duo of Brigit and Casey from The DIY Playbook, be sure to head over to their blog for more Holiday inspiration!!

If you missed any of the blog hop and would like to read about more Holiday traditions and see some fabulous Holiday decor, check out the posts from these wonderful ladies...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

My Holiday Home 2015

I'm so pleased to be sharing my 2015 Holiday Home with you. Last year, I decorated my home in silver, gold and white. While I absolutely loved how clean and fresh that palette was, this year I knew I wanted to add a bit of color. I also decided to pull the trigger on buying a flocked tree, which I had been wanting for years. I think this year's decor might be my favorite ever! I love the joy and happiness that Christmas decor helps bring to our home each year. I hope that as you scroll through the pictures, that they will bring you a little happiness too!














I hope you enjoyed this little look into my home for the Holidays! I also hope that each of you is able to experience the joy of the season in your own homes or wherever you may be! Happy Holiday, friends! 

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