The Learner Observer

Have you ever seen a Holiday Home Tour with an unmade bed and laundry? Well, you’re about to! Cleaning a house with two toddlers here 24/7 is dang near impossible, let alone decorating and staging one for a home tour, so this is the least staged home tour you may see today.

Speaking of which, I’ve partnered with some amazing Canadian bloggers to show you how we’ve decorated our homes for the holidays, and you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled the rest of the week too because there will be more every day this week!

So let’s get this party started, shall we? 

You might remember this entryway from the One Room Challenge, and if you want to see a bit more, check out the reveal post!


The dining room is also fairly new, and you can look for a post with tips on how I painted this buffalo check wall coming soon!

Other than the tree, I added several wreaths, because if I can’t decorate a Christmas tree (thanks to 2-year old toddlers), I WILL put up all the wreaths.

In the kitchen, I added some more greenery and a wreath on the window above the sink.

A simple faux pine branch in a vase on the island and a mini tree by the coffee maker, and we’re done.


The living room also has a tree with no decorations and a few cute things on the mantle. I think this year it’s a lot more about Winter decor than Christmas decor.

Now, you’ve seen the toys and the many cleared surfaces all over ythe house (because I’m keeping it real, and TODDLERS!!)

Are you ready for the messy bed and laundry?

And now for the best picture in this entire blog post…

There you have it, you guys. Real life with a dash of Holiday decor.

Now make sure you head over to see all of the other Holiday tours happening today. You can bet I’ll be hopping over to see what beautiful inspiration these ladies have!

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour Christmas 2017 pin img


The DIY Mommy | The Creek Line House | Woman in Real Life | Life is a Party | Lemon Thistle | The Learner Observer


PMQ for two | Amidst the Chaos | Clean and Scentsible | A Burst of Beautiful | Rambling Renovators


Satori Design for Living | Love Create Celebrate | The Happy Housie | Craftberry Bush | Sustain My Craft Habit | House by the Bay


VinYet Etc. | A Pretty Life | Home to Heather | So Much Better with Age | This Little Estate


AKA Design | Kim Power Style | Elliven Studio | A Pop of Pretty | The Sweetest Digs




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    December 4, 2017

    Love this!!! Keeping it real is what it’s all about. For years I had to decorate around a dog who would eat things off the tree and tables!

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    Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

    December 4, 2017

    I marvel at your tours, every single year! Seriously how you make a corner with laundry and a messy bed (that’s considered made in my house) look so good and you have children that are entirely happily, dressed and fed – I call that a massive success. ALSO – I LOVE all of the wreaths, all of em’, the ones in your bedroom though on that dark wall, swoonelicious!!! Excellent job my friend, you are way to hard on your self… but I get it 100% – we are the same person after all! <3

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    December 4, 2017

    I love your home Thalita! And every single room you’re redesigned, lol. I love seeing how you decorate it all. It’s all stunning :) I’ll take some inspiration from you for next year!

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    December 5, 2017

    That buffalo check wall is amazing! I just love your style!

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    Jo-Anna Rooney

    December 5, 2017

    I loooooove everything about your Christmas home Thalita! It’s real, fresh and so pretty! I especially LOVE your pink door with the wreath…I need a pink door now.

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    December 5, 2017

    This is gorgeous! You did such an amazing job! So pretty Thalita.
    Hugs, Jamie

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    December 6, 2017

    Thalita this is such a perfect balance of seasonal and regular decor – love it! Happy holidays!

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    Shauna Oberg

    December 6, 2017

    HELLO! So many gorgeous details. Love your layered shelf and your tree is beautiful in its simplicity (even if that isn’t what you intended with the boys and all). Happy Holidays :)

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    Home To Heather

    December 6, 2017

    I just love your home so much. It’s so chic but still comfortable and inviting. Gorgeous job!

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    Joann @ Woman in Real Life

    December 6, 2017

    Oh, the laundry! Never-ending. But your home looks fresh and pretty and clean. All the touches of green are so lovely!

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    Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

    December 7, 2017

    Your shelves are next level! The effortless way you drape greenery on the stacked frames, it looks like it’s right out of a magazine! So pretty! I love your style, now at Christmas and always it’s so fresh and innovative! xo

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    December 9, 2017

    Thalita! I love you Christmas home! So crisp and fresh and bright and welcoming and cozy!! Thanks for the tour – fun to be on this hop with you!

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    Colleen Pastoor

    December 10, 2017

    Greenery is an all-time fav of mine when it comes to Christmas! Love what you’ve done with the space.

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