Our Merry Christmas Entry Way!

Hey friends!

Tomorrow is December 1st, and it’s time to get our decorating mojo on! :)

I have decided not to decorate a ton this year.  I usually put a little bit of Christmas decor in every room of the house, but this year, I am just doing our den and entry way.  We’ve never had an entry way to decorate in this home until this year when we built our new front porch.  So I was super excited about having a welcoming entry way with lots of Christmas spirit to welcome my guests. :)

Here it is….

Christmas entry way

I moved the bench from our kitchen into this space so our guests have a place to sit and take off their shoes, or just sit by the tree and drink hot chocolate. 

Because this space is a little long and narrow, I needed a rug to fill it.  I knew exactly which rug I wanted!  I have been in love with Dash & Albert rugs for a looooong time!  I wish I had one in every room!  

Stripes are my favorite, and I chose a neutral color so that I can use it throughout the whole year in this space and it will go with any decor. 

Isn’t it perfect?!!


Here is a description of the rug I chose:

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And their CYBER WEEKEND SALE has it at 25% off right now!

My boys favorite part of our entry way decor is my new Fresh America “Fur and Feather” advent calendar!  We have never had an advent calendar like this one, so they are super excited to see what surprise is in each pocket!


I’m in love with this little calendar!  It has a cute little animal on each pocket, and of course, you know that I love the red, white, tan, and black color combo….my favorite!  (It doesn’t come with the brown metal button at the top.  I had that left over from the boy’s bathroom mirrors and decided to use it here.)

Each little pocket is filled with a candy treat that is wrapped to keep it a surprise.  I can’t wait to see my boys faces as they open each one.  :)


When I found this Fur and Feather advent calendar, I also discovered the Fresh American Style blog, and it is wonderful! You can check it out HERE.

Do you use an advent calendar during the Christmas season?  I just love counting down the days til Christmas with an advent calendar!


I moved the white table from our den under the advent calendar and added some birch wood in a green metal basket beside it. 


The tree is from Hobby Lobby, and it looks so pretty a lit up at night!


Our entry way is all dressed up and ready for December!!!  Yay!!  


It’s such a happy little space. :) 

Christmas here we come!!

I hope you are beginning to enjoy this Christmas season and all of the wonderful traditions it holds!  Be sure to make some hot cocoa and stir it with a candy cane, make some buckeyes (our favorite Christmas tradition,) watch Polar Express, and snuggle in some cozy pajamas!  Isn’t this time of year the best?!

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*This post was sponsored by Dash and Albert and Fresh American.  I was given product to review and style, but the opinions were 100% mine!  


  1. I love your entry way Traci! I also wanted to thank you for the $100 Minted gift promo towards the purchase of my Christmas cards. It was a lot of fun to create a card on the Minted website. I can’t wait until my cards arrive. Thanks for offering this wonderful promotion. May you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

  2. Adorable and so homey and cheery!! What a happy room full of the Hope and Joy and Light of Christmas : ) You are so gifted! Thanks for the Christmas decor inspiration : )

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