Staci, the lady behind Texas Mom Blogger, considers herself many things: daughter, sister, wife, mom, and friend. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and together, they have five beautiful kids. Her daily grind consists of a whirlwind of tasks, but she’s most passionate about her marriage, kids, writing, and work.
What do you love most about blogging?
Blogging offers me and my husband the opportunity to provide a better way of life for our family. We travel, explore new ideas, and create more memories through liberties the opportunity of working for ourselves brings us.
Tell us a little bit more about your decorating style in general.
Although a bit eclectic in the past, I have found that I often research a theme and then stick to it. I still like things to be a bit spontaneous, but with a tie that binds.
How would you describe your holiday decorating style? And how has it evolved through the years?
When it comes to holidays I am very much a traditionalist. Old decorations bring a sense of nostalgia and a host of memories that I often find myself unwilling to alleviate from.
What holiday decorating do’s and don’ts can you share with our readers?
Think outside the box (Christmas trees do not have to be green, nor do they have to only be used for Christmas)
Mix vintage with modern
Do personalize where you can (family names, photos, sayings, etc)
Bring the outdoors in (think pine cones, berries, mistletoe, fire logs, etc)
Don’t over-do it. Sometimes “less is more.”
Don’t forget to decorate all around the tree!
Don’t stress over the decorations. The holidays are about much more than a pretty tree.
Is there an Independence Day memory that left an impression on you from your childhood or recent years?
My favorite Independence Day memory goes all the way back to the first one I shared with my husband 25 years ago. We had just begun dating and it was the longest we were able to stay out together as young teenagers.
What is your must-have July 4th decoration item or decor, and why?
An American Flag. As the daughter of a Veteran, and with several family members in the military over the years, I believe it still stands as a symbol of our freedom.
What do you like most about your Tree Classics tree? How do you plan to decorate it?
We love that our new tree is Pre-Lit and the color is amazing! It’s our first white tree and we look forward to adding vintage, farmhouse style decorations to it this Christmas.
Are there any Independence Day traditions that you enjoy doing with your loved ones every year?
Every Independence Day, we take our children to the same fireworks show we grew up watching. We eat dinner at the same restaurant. Park in the same location. And listen to (most of) the same songs from our own childhood.
What can we look forward to on your blog this holiday season? Do you have exciting new holiday decor or party ideas?
We just began the process of building a new home, therefore, this will be our last holiday season in our house as we begin to transition into a new chapter. We are already thinking of ways to make it as memorable as possible, but are still working out the details!
Can you tell us in a sentence what Independence Day is to you?
Independence Day, to me, is the celebration of opportunities given to us through the freedoms others have made sacrifices to protect.