Getting Ready For The Holidays

Getting Ready For The Holidays
This post was sponsored by Kohl's. I was paid for this post and received the included home goods as compensation.

The Holiday season is fast approaching. Mittens and gloves are out and the excitement and joy of the season is already in the air. Christmas is my favorite time of year. Christmas is one of those holidays where I can unleash my creativity. And what’s a better way than to celebrate the upcoming holidays with a dear friend who also happens to have a keen eye on design and decorating? Over the weekend, Jennifer L Mattson and I decorated one of her guest bedrooms—we had scores of decorating ideas but the holiday bedding from Kohl’s was our favorite to beautify her guest bedroom for the upcoming holidays.

Jennifer has collected some of the best Christmas decorations. It truly was an easy match when I showed her the bedding I got at Kohl’s. I purchased the Cuddl Duds Red Plaid Flannel Comforter which was such a great match for her rustic themed guest bedroom. It was so fun to work with someone who is just as passionate about home design as I am. We both worked our magic for an hour or so and I must admit that I was speechless when we both looked at the transformation of the guest bedroom.

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Bedding Set | Chunky Knit Throw

The comforter bedding, as well as the super chunky knit throw (both available at Kohl’s) are a simple, yet stunning way to decorate your bedroom for the Holidays. What’s gonna be more major than red and white plaid?! These festive colors added the perfect stepping stone for what’s to come. It was incredible to watch Jennifer work her magic—she’s truly talented. She looked at the bedding and knew what else needed to be added to give the room a cozy and warm feel.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s has been a favorite of mine for many years. I’m all for “quality home essentials at amazing prices”. Speaking of prices, did you know that Kohl’s runs a November Home Sale on Columbia, The Big One, Cuddlduds, and Serta from 11/7-11/18? I purchased the super chunky knit throw (cozy and timeless—seriously the perfect accent for your bedroom, living room or lounge space) and the comforter set from Cuddl Duds.



Jennifer added warm, soft and rustic accent to our plaid bedding. The red, white and brown color combination gave it a countryside touch, with the chunky knit throw adding a modern feel to it. The bedding set is sure to bring holiday cheer to your house, wouldn’t you agree?!



A huge thanks to not only Jennifer, the extraordinary decorator (check out her Instagram for home decor inspiration here) but also to her daughter Ava and their puppy Leyla (pictured above) who were part of this fun photo shoot. Last but not least a big thank you to our husbands who ran the show in the background.



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This post was sponsored by Kohl's. I was paid for this post and received the included home goods as compensation.


    • November 9, 2018 / 8:49 AM

      Isn’t the bedding so fabulous?! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Lauren B.
    November 9, 2018 / 8:59 AM

    You and your friend Jennifer did an amazing job! Love her guest bedroom too! And I need to go to Kohl’s! That bedding is perfect and let’s talk about the throw!! I’m dying!!
    xoxo, Lauren B.

    • November 9, 2018 / 11:02 AM

      Thank you so much, Lauren! I love Kohls too! Happy Friday!

  2. Christina
    November 9, 2018 / 9:01 AM

    I love Kohl’s!! These pictures are beautiful. You and your friend did an amazing job! How talented!!!

    • November 9, 2018 / 11:02 AM

      You so much, Christina! Jennifer truly is talented. XO

  3. Caroline
    November 9, 2018 / 9:05 AM

    You get cha! I’m heading to Kohl’s now! Is the throw still available?! Loving the knit! Also, your friend has great taste and how sweet that her daughter Ava and doggie were also included in the post!
    I wish I could meet you in person too! I’m such a fan!
    Caroline, TX

    • November 9, 2018 / 11:02 AM

      That is so sweet of you to say! Thank you so very much.

    • November 9, 2018 / 11:01 AM

      I can’t believe it either! Time is just flying by!

  4. Cora
    November 9, 2018 / 9:43 AM

    Wow, nice bedding, love it…and all the Christmas deco…

    • November 9, 2018 / 11:01 AM

      Thank you so much! It really means a lot.

  5. Jodie
    November 9, 2018 / 10:15 AM

    What a wonderful way to bring in the holiday spirit…that blanket is super cool! I should be able to knit something like that, but I never have…

    • November 9, 2018 / 11:01 AM

      That would be so cool if you could knit a blanket like that! Happy Friday, love!

    • November 9, 2018 / 11:00 AM

      Appreciate it, my friend! Thank you so much.

  6. November 9, 2018 / 11:29 AM

    What a warm and cosy collection of photos. I love Christmas, it’s our big holiday in my family aside from Passover/Easter celebrations.

  7. November 9, 2018 / 1:37 PM

    Amazing photographs…you captured the spirit of the upcoming holidays & Christmas perfectly. I feel so inspired just looking at these photos…and you look so happy. I can see that Christmas is your favourite time of the year. I do enjoy Christmas, I don’t typically go all out but I enjoy the holiday decor. It’s a great way to get creative….Speaking of which…..Beautiful bedding…those pillow cases are so cute.
    I love how you have decorated your guest room.

  8. November 9, 2018 / 8:25 PM

    I am so ready for the holiday vibes! Kohl’s have a lot of amazing selections! Love how you styled up the bed! I know I’d like to eat breakfast in bed with that setting, hehe. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥

  9. polarbearstyle
    November 9, 2018 / 10:07 PM

    The result looks great! I love decor that gives a room a holiday feel. It always makes me happy to look at.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  10. November 10, 2018 / 1:37 AM

    This is first post about Christmas that I read this month Vanessa… Really nice. Christmas is my favorite moment of the year!!!!
    Have a nice day and don’t miss my latest post, now on my blog! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    23 Calzature

  11. November 10, 2018 / 4:13 AM

    What a lovely post ! Your pictures are incredible.

  12. voguefauxreal
    November 10, 2018 / 3:42 PM

    I love the look of the room. I go into Christmas decorating with all nails dug in but your post has me inspired. I love the chunky knit throw and the puppy is the perfect accent for the plaid.

  13. This Main Line Life
    November 10, 2018 / 6:01 PM

    I can’t believe holiday season is here again already. I really like Kohl’s too. They have some great home items for good prices.
    X, Julie | This Main Line Life

  14. November 10, 2018 / 6:49 PM

    Oh my gosh! I loooove every single thing you put together. The plaid is gorgeous. Kohl’s is the best for everything. <3 Jamie

  15. Virginia
    November 11, 2018 / 7:43 AM

    Hooray! I love this time of year! I want to deck my entire house in red plaids and greenery! The comforter is beautiful and I love the addition of the chunky knit throw on top!

    Virginia | More to Mrs. E

  16. Paola Lauretano
    November 11, 2018 / 8:16 AM

    Lovely ideas and very beautiful pics!
    Kisses, Paola.


  17. Angela
    November 11, 2018 / 7:00 PM

    Ok wow, your hair and top – yes, yes! I’ll take both 😉 Hard to believe the holidays are around the corner!

    Angela |

  18. November 11, 2018 / 9:38 PM

    Love love the post! Can’t believe Christmas is almost here! Love the bedding and covers! Looks so beautiful for holidays!

    Xoxo Babita

  19. November 20, 2018 / 6:34 PM

    What a rustic feel! That throw is everywhere, I’ll admit I’ve thought about getting it too! This is such a great homey look.

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