The Preppy Scientist

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Home Decor

I want to preface this by saying I'm not an interior decorator by any stretch of the imagination. I'm just a girl who loves Christmas and decorating for it. In my house, Christmas is a huge production. This year we have two small trees, one large tree, countless Santas, and glitter everywhere. 

I put out a poll on Instagram asking if you'd like to see how I decorate my home for Christmas and received an overwhelming yes! I did my best to capture my favourite decorations around the house for the blog today! The lighting in my house is tricky to work with, but I tried my best.


I love the front entrance! It's all silver, plus the portrait of my sisters and me is one of my favourite things in the house.




The table is completely opposite of the front entrance and features gold! The pops of red throughout make it really feel like a Christmas table 








The Christmas tree is the standout of the whole home. Over the years we have collected some truly unique ornaments making the tree unlike any other I've seen before. I wish my neighbourhood hosted a Holiday Tour of Homes (a la December Bride) because this tree definitely deserves to be seen.


Last but not least, snow-covered outdoor decorations! We purchase stems and arrange them in planters outside. Once it snows, they look so beautiful and ready for Christmas!

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Updated Christmas Playlist!



Today's post is one of my favourite among the Christmas posts I have planned for the season. There is nothing like great music to set the mood for a fun and joyful Christmas. I always put together a playlist for Christmas day at my home - and today I'm going to share it with you! I build my playlist by starting out with the 'classic' Christmas songs, and then I build it up by adding modern renditions and original songs.

I love Sia's new Christmas album this year and Pentatonix Christmas albums always make an appearance on my playlists (sometimes I can't believe they are singing acapella!). Check out my Spotify list below: 



Some of my all time Christmas songs include:

Last Christmas - Wham // Easily a classic. George Michael is such an icon and this melancholy tune has inspired many a remake, but nothing will top the original.

Wrapped in Red - Kelly Clarkson // I seriously love Kelly Clarkson's album Wrapped in Red. Every song is beautiful but the title track stands out as the best. Kelly's voice is on best display in this song and it leaves me feeling hopeful for future Christmases.

Cold December Night - Michael Buble // Full disclosure: I listen to this song year round. It's so fun and I adore Michael Buble! All around feel good song.

Christmas Sing-Along - Pentatonix // I couldn't leave Pentatonix off of my list! I absolutely love this talented group. Their arrangements are so beautiful and the members themselves are wonderful people. I often catch myself trying (but not succeeding) to sing every part simultaneously!


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Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

Today's post is my favourite of the gift guides because it's full of ideas for your moms, sisters, and friends! I find it much easier to shop for the women in your life because you tend to have similar interests and taste. 

An initial necklace is perfect for everyday wear and a portable speaker is necessary singing along while getting ready for a Holiday party. The beauty lover in your life would love an eyeshadow vault, while the athlete will train better with her new FitBit!  I've scoured the internet for the best gifts around and I'm rounding them up on the blog today.



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