#Giveaway #TargetHoliday Getting the Home Ready for the Holidays ($100 Target Gift Card)

With the holiday season upon us, I am one who gets very excited. I find that I like to put up decorations both indoors and outdoors, and I not only have a collection that I have been building over the years, but I enjoy adding to it each year. This year, since we will be hosting Christmas for my family at our house, I find that having the decor and tableware for meals, is ideal. And to get started, I found myself decorating our sitting room and dinning room table.

When it comes to the living room area, I like to add holiday decor not only to the mantles and windows, but also to my couches and walls. I find that going with a color theme that not only reminds me of the holidays, but will also go with the furniture is ideal. So to get started, I went to Target to pick up some red decorative pillows and a garland. Along with the garland, I found some Command Damage Free hangers that were clear, so I can hang the garland and not have the hooks be noticeable. I also like that with the Command hangers, I can use them for hanging up decor and hanging up the lights, and when the holidays are over, I can easily remove the hooks without ruining my walls.

Now the garland I went with is one that can be hung in different areas, but the kids and I decided that one of the walls in our living area needed some holiday decor on it, so we hung it there. With the pillows, I found the red ones were not only a great color for the season, but I like how they look on our black couches! I found that adding the pieces that I came across while I was shopping at Target, not only helped to add some holiday cheer to our living room, but they also blended well together.

Aside from decorating the living room, I also find that bringing the dinning room into the mix makes those holiday meals that much more festive. Now over the past few years I have used a mistletoe designed serving collection when serving our holiday meals. So when I looked over the options for decorating the table with, I was very pleased to come across a mistletoe table runner. I like that when I place out the dinnerware set that I have, the runner looks as if it was made to go with the set. Then by adding the red place mats, red napkins, and the napkin rings to the place settings for the table set up, really helped make the table look more festive once it was set!

Another item that I like to add our tables, at any time of the year, that I also like to have go with certain themes and my taste is the centerpiece. So when I came across the wicker tree with silver bobbles on it, I knew I had found my centerpiece! I like that it is not only a Christmas tree to use for decor, but with the wicker look, and the bobbles, I find that it goes with the rest of the decor in my dinning room, bringing the room with the holiday set up and my other decor together!

In all, I found that when it comes to decorating for the holidays, that going with themes that can bring each room together, and even flow throughout the home, can really bring that festive holiday spirit into any home!

To help with the decor in your home, the wonderful people from Target would like to give one of my amazing readers a $100 Target Gift Card!

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107 Comments

  1. lil_lady_dz
    December 4, 2014 / 6:54 am

    A must have on my list this year is a Smart TV, a mixer, and a new camera for sure.

  2. Lynn Marie
    December 4, 2014 / 6:59 am

    I just have some perfume on my list this year. Something to make me feel nice, ya know?

  3. Janet W.
    December 4, 2014 / 9:56 am

    The Dyson Digital Slim DC59 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum is on my list this year!

  4. Lacey Burd
    December 4, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    I would love a Bluetooth speaker this year!

  5. Fiddlin' Dandi
    December 4, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    I really need new curtains for all the bedrooms this year.

  6. D Schmidt mummytotwoboys
    December 4, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    A KitchenAid mixer is on my list this year.

  7. Mami2jcn
    December 4, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    My daughter really wants a Lalaloopsy Diaper Surprise doll.

  8. Em Ma
    December 4, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    I'd love to get the Samba hair remover!

  9. Jackie
    December 4, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    I would love the Keurig K10 MINI Plus brewer.Thank you!

  10. Elle
    December 4, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I'd love to get a new bicycle for my older son and a Kindle Fire.

  11. Anonymous
    December 4, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    The Xbox is on my list this year!

  12. Michelle
    December 4, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    A new tree was at the top of the must have list this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Anonymous
    December 4, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    On my wishlist this year is the KitchenAid® Professional 5 Qt. Mixer KV25G0X

  14. kellyr78
    December 4, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    The Keurig K10 MINI Plus brewer is on my list.

  15. nancy chipriano
    December 4, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    On my must have list this year is only one thing- the Apple® iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi in Gold!

  16. 618mom
    December 4, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    I would love a kitchen aid mixer.

  17. Shelly Peterson
    December 4, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    I would love a Soda Stream or an iPad.

  18. Angela snoozy
    December 4, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    I would love to get the Apple® iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi!andysavi.mom@gmail.com

  19. CindyWindy2003
    December 4, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    On my wishlist is a panini press.

  20. Unknown
    December 4, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    I would love a new camera!onecheaplady@yahoo.com

  21. Nancy Horn
    December 4, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    Ipad mini 3 is on my list!

  22. Jeanna Johnson
    December 4, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    I would love a Keurig for myself!

  23. Lori Thomas
    December 4, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    Flat Panel TV, Apple iPad

  24. Wanda McHenry
    December 4, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    An ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and a jewelry armoire. Oh! and maybe a floor mirror!!

  25. Natalie
    December 4, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    I really want the ' Avington Jewelry Armoire' this year. Fingers crossed!

  26. Thomas Murphy
    December 4, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    I want an ipad. rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  27. latanya t
    December 4, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    Philips Norelco Shaver 3500 (Model # PT730/41) Bonus Pack

  28. latanya t
    December 4, 2014 / 6:12 pm

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  29. Kristen
    December 4, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    I love the Smith & Hawken wreaths!

  30. Sara
    December 4, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Beats wireless headphones are on my list this year.

  31. Seyma Bennett Shabbir
    December 4, 2014 / 7:23 pm

    The kitchenaid stand mixer, a desk for my sons, a skylander trap force for xbox and new bedsheets!

  32. Anastasia Falling
    December 4, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    One thing, or rather MANY things, on my list are all the Funko toys! We all love Funko in our house and they have something for everyone 🙂

  33. betty baez
    December 4, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    I have the Linon Anna Hall Tree – Blackon my wish list this year!

  34. Sew What
    December 4, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    A new coat, a new lamp, a microwave, and an ipad minii.

  35. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres
    December 4, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    A Kitchenaid Mixer is on my list this year.

  36. HS
    December 4, 2014 / 9:18 pm

    A large TV is on my list.

  37. Melissa Storms
    December 4, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    On my list this year is a fake tree, we have always gone for real. It is starting to get difficult to get everyone together to go pick one put though.

  38. steve weber
    December 4, 2014 / 10:58 pm

    the iPhone 6 is on my list.

  39. Kris
    December 4, 2014 / 11:54 pm

    I want to get my daughter some Monster High dolls and she wants a new Nintendo DS

  40. Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    December 5, 2014 / 12:41 am

    Disney Infinity Marvel is on our list!

  41. Deb Jackson
    December 5, 2014 / 1:05 am

    We are going for a laptop, flatscreen, jeans and clothes.

  42. Tammigirl
    December 5, 2014 / 2:07 am

    Believe it or not, there hasn't been a single request yet – and we have five kids! We'll see. I think they love to make me sweat it out at the last minute!

  43. Ashley
    December 5, 2014 / 2:20 am

    I'd love a new Keurig and a Dyson!demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  44. Kayla
    December 5, 2014 / 3:42 am

    I really want their large Christmas tree from Target!

  45. denisekonkel
    December 5, 2014 / 5:14 am

    An Ipad!

  46. Sarah Hayes
    December 5, 2014 / 6:05 am

    I want to get my daughter a skip hop backpack from target

  47. Kelly F
    December 5, 2014 / 6:14 am

    A KitchenAid mixer is on my Santa list this year! My old one broke!! 🙁

  48. cosmic_cat84
    December 5, 2014 / 6:15 am

    Winter clothes!

  49. Becca
    December 5, 2014 / 6:17 am

    I would love some new sports bras and capris for yoga. I only own a few and have to wash them all the time! All of the Champion brand items look great! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

  50. Courtney B
    December 5, 2014 / 7:27 am

    my must have item is the chevron comforter with matching pillows! totally love!

  51. dailymom
    December 5, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    We are going to Disney World in January, so Disney gift cards are at the top of my list!

  52. Megan Parsons
    December 5, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    My must have is the My must have is the Seagate Backup Plus 2TB External Hard Drive (STDR200010) – Black

  53. Wild N Mild $$$
    December 5, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    I have the Keurig K40 Elite Single Cup Home Brewing System on my list.

  54. Sarah Moggio
    December 5, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    My must have items are actually gift cards to local grocery stores and craft stores.

  55. Amy Conyers
    December 5, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    I need another KitchenAid stand mixer! Preferably the 5qt! I need one for batters and one for icings!

  56. Marnie Ward
    December 5, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    On my have Target list is the VIZIO 50" Class 1080p 120Hz E-Series Full Array LED Smart TV – Black (E500i-B1) We have been eyeing this TV for awhile plus it comes with a gift card.

  57. Andrea
    December 6, 2014 / 1:39 am

    I really want a new Keurig and some new clothes.

  58. Cindy Orley
    December 6, 2014 / 2:32 am

    The samsung smartv would be amazing for christmas and would be enjoyed for years to come. love shopping target

  59. sd4david
    December 6, 2014 / 2:43 am

    Some new running shoes.

  60. Anonymous
    December 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

    I would like a new rug!

  61. mommymandy
    December 6, 2014 / 5:15 am

    Your table looks great!! I would use the gift card and get an stand mixer!

  62. benz1171
    December 6, 2014 / 5:22 am

    New outerwear and a Garmin.

  63. scottsgal
    December 6, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    a new comforter set would be great

  64. Remus
    December 6, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    I would love to get a tablet… still undecided on which one to get though

  65. Janice
    December 6, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    xbox!

  66. Breanne
    December 6, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    Xbox one

  67. Rebecca Orr
    December 6, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    A wii u and a kitchen aid mixer.

  68. Barbara Montag
    December 7, 2014 / 4:14 am

    On my list – an iPod and a Nutribullet.thank you

  69. Barbara Montag
    December 7, 2014 / 4:18 am

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  70. laborders2000
    December 7, 2014 / 4:24 am

    I would love to have a Go Pro Camera.

  71. Lora
    December 7, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    Jewelry is always on my list.

  72. dawn keenan
    December 7, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    On the must get list is all new kitchen things, as my grandson is going gluten free.

  73. stefanie gladden
    December 8, 2014 / 3:38 am

    a new pair of tennis shoes, a new printer, and a new blender for my kitchen!!

  74. Debbie Bray
    December 8, 2014 / 7:42 am

    I would like a kindle

  75. Kerry
    December 8, 2014 / 12:35 pm

    For me the Women's Alexandra Winter Boot – Black

  76. CindyWindy2003
    December 8, 2014 / 2:05 pm

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  77. Marcia S
    December 9, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    I really want some attachments for my kitchen aid, need some new jeans for my son, and a few movies my hubby wants.

  78. JLin Mei
    December 9, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Disney's Frozen My Size 4 Foot Olaf

  79. Courtnie Miller
    December 10, 2014 / 1:31 am

    I'd like the iPad Mini!

  80. kari jasus
    December 10, 2014 / 1:59 am

    the iPhone 6 plus is on my list

  81. Susan DeVaux
    December 10, 2014 / 6:21 am

    Hunter boots

  82. westcs
    December 10, 2014 / 6:49 am

    xbox one

  83. Kim D.
    December 10, 2014 / 6:58 am

    The iPad mini is on my list.

  84. RJ
    December 10, 2014 / 1:05 pm

    The Lego Star Wars Advent was a must have this year.

  85. Jessica P
    December 10, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    Baking goodies is on my must-have list this year! I lost all of my bake ware, cookie cutters, etc.

  86. sohamolina
    December 10, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Barbie Dreamhouse for my neighbor.

  87. amweeks
    December 10, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    Lego architecture kits for my daughter. Video games for my son. And oh, how I'd love an upright freezer in my garage!

  88. Elaine
    December 11, 2014 / 10:19 am

    Some new boots.

  89. Dawn Monroe
    December 11, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    My must have is a little live pet birdcage.

  90. mita
    December 11, 2014 / 10:25 pm

    A KitchenAid mixer is on my list.

  91. Sarah VM
    December 12, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    A Epson XP-410 Color Printer and a Canon Powershot camera are on my list.

  92. jenna dillon
    December 12, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    I would like the Game of Thrones series and Amy Poehlers book Yes Please.

  93. Anonymous
    December 12, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    90% of my target list consists of batteries and trash bags for all the wrapping paper 🙂

  94. Kristine Barrett
    December 13, 2014 / 3:10 am

    A nice big slow cooker so I don't have to keep using two smaller ones just to make a meal,

  95. Tj and Amy
    December 13, 2014 / 7:44 am

    I want a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker Wristband – Violet (FB401VT)

  96. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville
    December 13, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I really just want the kiddos to get the things they wanted most 🙂 But if Santa was going to surprise me, a lens for my Canon would be my must-have.

  97. Elizabeth Lamontagne
    December 13, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    A new dinnerware and flatware set is on my target wish list!

  98. Heather Hollands
    December 14, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    I have a new fireplace mantel, so I could really use some holiday decor for the mantel including stockings for the family from Target. We also need a tree skirt.

  99. tuesday
    December 14, 2014 / 4:41 pm

    I just want to make sure my kids have everything they want/need this year

  100. AndreaH
    December 14, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    My must-have list has much needed socks, an iPad Mini, and a Calphalon Kitchen Essentials Hard Anodized Non-Stick Cookware Set on it.

  101. carol clark
    December 14, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    skylanders any kind for my son

  102. dfraley3
    December 15, 2014 / 8:58 am

    A watch and houseslippers are on my wish list this year.

  103. Tanna
    December 16, 2014 / 6:51 am

    a new purse, mine is falling apart

  104. Stevie
    December 16, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    A must have item for me is a new eyeliner pencil. I've been in need of a new one for months!

  105. Kayla Sutton
    December 18, 2014 / 3:25 am

    Well my printer decided that it was time to go and I have had it maybe 3 months so….that's on my to do list before I go back to school in January!

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