In today’s video, I’m taking down Christmas decor in the kitchen, cleaning, and then decorating for winter. I hope this gives you cleaning motivation and some new decorating ideas for winter! Thanks for watching! Happy New Year!

Winter Tiered Trays –
Taking Down Christmas & Adding Winter Decor 2019 –

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Glass Cooktop Cleaner –
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Plaid Cutting Board –

Hi! I’m Crystal, a stay-at-home-mom to 4 kids (including 4 year old twins). I love to shop, share home decor & DIY home projects, mom life, and more! We live in a fixer upper in the Midwest and enjoy sharing parts of our life with you! Thanks so much for being a part my channel. 💜


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  1. kittycat mommy on January 3, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Well Crystal, you certainly gave me so much inspiration with this video and seeing everything nice and clean and clutter-free makes me want to take my major Christmas decorations down (which I will but in one more week) and I will probably keep out my metal trees and snowmen for a bit… until February perhaps.
    And although I originally planned to keep everything up for quite a while…. I do love how clean and clutter-free everything looks when my Christmas decorations are packed up and put away.
    My goal in my new house is to keep it clean and neat with less clutter because cleaning out my old house I learned that less is more! So thank you for the inspiration and motivation. Enjoy!

  2. Jessica Thompson on January 3, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Happy New Year!! I think you should put your new coffee machine in your office. If you could set up a little coffee area or bar, I think you could make it real cute!

  3. Ashleyy on January 3, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I live in Wisconsin, it’s definitely winter but I’m already starting to decorate with greens. Lots of greenery and a few valentine decorations

  4. Amanda Gates on January 3, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Where did you purchase your kitchen table and chairs I have been looking for a 6 seater and I’ve had little luck finding one to match my decor style something like yours would be perfect

  5. Margaret Nicholson on January 3, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Happy New Year, Crystal. May God bless your 2021!

  6. Crystal Tara on January 3, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Happy New Years Eve! Who’s ready for 2021?! ❤️

  7. Lu Hughes on January 3, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Happy New Year! I was sad to take my Christmas decor down also, I rarely use red in my everyday decor, so the red and green was so comforting and cozy, especially this year. I live in Southern California so I want winter ❄️ to last as long as possible. I left my manger out until the 7th, and I left some ‘wintery’ bottle brush trees out. In mid January, I’ll do a little decorating for Valentines ❤️ day. I keep a neutral decor so I love adding colors for Holidays. Great video and yes that’s a beautiful view you have.

  8. Pam Weaver on January 3, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Happy New Year! I’m going to do a few pieces for Valentines Day before spring decor.

  9. Dawn Dillon on January 3, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I do winter in jan. Valentines is feb. St patricks in march and easter depending on which month it falls in.

  10. Michelle Leapai on January 3, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I am just loving the white,black, green and wood tones. Perfect combo. Love the white and wood snowmen! They are my favorite. Love your advise on buying winter decor ahead.

  11. Mrs. Vaca on January 3, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Great video! Love the winter decor too! Wondering where you found the pine tree family wall hanging? thank you 🙂

  12. page dillard on January 3, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I’ve missed you guys! Happy New Year!! ❤❤

  13. Marcia Innocent on January 3, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Happy New Year!

  14. Erika Armas on January 3, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Tara, you do not know how much I love to watch your channel but I would like to ask you if it were possible to put subtitles in Spanish, English if I understand it but not much. Thank you if you could do it, happy new year and I look forward to every video of yours that I know will be fabulous

  15. Kerri Mosich on January 3, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    I have a regular coffee pot and use a mokapot to make espresso on the stove top. I prefer an americano with cream and this is the smallest/space saving way to get my drink without all the gadgets and space taken up

  16. Heather Harris on January 3, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    I actually go straight to Valentines Day after Christmas. I love that holiday and my anniversary is on Valentines Day so I do go big for that holiday.

  17. Nancy Zahradnik on January 3, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Hi Crystal. Love your winter decorations. So pretty.

  18. Lori _ on January 3, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I love your HL chicken wire box so much that I asked Santa to bring it and he did…I ❤ it!! 😍😍

  19. Louise on January 3, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Did you forget Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter?

  20. Luv_in_Nov on January 3, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Happy New Year! ❤️Ana

  21. RandB2 on January 3, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I am a Christmas to Winter decorator…which is how I found your channel! So glad I did. Finding lots of ideas and inspo already.

  22. Life is Nutts on January 3, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    I’d probably turn the buffet table in the dining room (the one with two lamps) into a coffee bar. Ya girl loves her coffee though.

  23. Betty Lipscomb on January 3, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Where did you get white tier by the sink thanks

  24. MissLataisha on January 3, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Happy New Year! You’ve given me some inspiration.

  25. Sherry Midlam on January 3, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Happy New Year 🎆🎊🎈

  26. Kimberly Akers on January 3, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    your home is lovely. happy new year.

  27. Sandra E Guichon on January 4, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Hi happy new year 🎊 I have the regular coffee machine and the nespresso in my coffee bar

  28. Ivy 1908 on January 4, 2021 at 12:04 am

    I’m going to add birch logs by my fireplace for winter decor but I always go straight to Valentine’s Day! I do the kitchen, mantle, and front door for Valentine’s! Yeah I get sad taking Christmas down so putting the valentines up makes me feel better. I never get the people that say they are happy to take down Christmas those are not my people! But Crystal you are my people because I totally get not being ready to take down Christmas. I’m like that every year.

  29. Lauren Gonzalez on January 4, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Definitely a big motivation for me! Over here cleaning and taking down Christmas I love our echo show and jamming music while cleaning.

  30. Laura Barragan on January 4, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Happy new year 🎉🥂 love the way you decorate looks beautiful 😍

  31. Anita Barker on January 4, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Happy New year to you and yours. Enjoyed the winter inspiration you shared as you cleaned and put away Christmas. Be blessed.

  32. Kim Acker on January 4, 2021 at 12:13 am

    I love the transformation from Christmas to winter, it still looks warm and cozy. Love all your decor, you do such a great job!

  33. Lisa Clevenger on January 4, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Happy New Year Crystal!

  34. Jane Tomesch on January 4, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Crystal…I enjoy your videos! Have you ever considered adding some live plants to your decor?

  35. Penny Hurst on January 4, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Hi im from England and found your channel about 2 months ago and love all your videos. I’ve never heard of dressing your home for winter we just just do Christmas that it, but its definitely give me something to think about. Happy New year and all the best for 2021.

  36. Cathy Halstensgaard on January 4, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  37. kelli shepard on January 4, 2021 at 12:17 am

    After Christmas decor it is Jan snow theme, Feb Valentines, Mar St Patrick’s, April Easter, May is spring, June Summer , July the 4th , August summer again , Sept Fall , Oct Halloween , Nov Thanksgiving, Dec Christmas again. Love your decor style and videos.

  38. Recon Adam on January 4, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I got a nesspreso too, I keep them both on my counter .

  39. Janene Felter on January 4, 2021 at 12:20 am

    In Montana, we are snowy until ?? I always roll over to winter greens, silver, a bit of flocked greens remain (like your houses/bowl in the K), snowmen and then I add that delish blue – just a bit. Vday stuff will wait out the month!! So appreciate the honest advice to go slow and not create a chaotic mess just UNdecorating!! Stay warm!! Send you a card too!!

  40. k. s. on January 4, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I decorat for winter, then add the red for Christmas. After Christmas I take down the red and leave the winter decor out. We are in Germany and it’s could here at least till February. Definitely not ready for spring yet. 🙂

  41. Daisy Hearts on January 4, 2021 at 12:20 am


  42. k. s. on January 4, 2021 at 12:21 am

    That’s what I do when I shop for decor too. 😊

  43. Missy J on January 4, 2021 at 12:21 am

    I am the only coffee drinker and at the moment I only have a ninja, but thinking about getting a espresso machine of some sort. I would probably keep them both out so I would use them rather than having to take it out every time I want to use it.

  44. Second Time Mommy on January 4, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Happy New Year!! I love this motivation!!! I also want to know where you got the arched mirror next to the powder room?? I can’t seem to find the link! Have a great weekend!! ❤️

  45. Valente1954 on January 4, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Hi Crystal! Am doing the same however I’ve been adding some Valentine’s decor. I’m afraid when I go back to work, I’ll be swamped so I thought I’d better add some now rather than decorating the areas twice. But I do love the neutral accents so I’ve kept some of the “wintery” type of decor up. You’re right…. you have to do it slowly. When you put up a lot of decor, it takes a lot of time to take it down….it will take me at 3 days of cleaning and undecorating. It’s not for the “faint of heart.” 😂 And we finally got snow today….dang it…. I really wanted snow for the 24th! But it was so beautiful…. like being in a giant snow globe! Living in the Midwest, we can’t think about Spring right now…. it will be at least a couple of months!

  46. Jennifer Hudson on January 4, 2021 at 12:24 am

    I have a Nespresso and a Keurig. I display both and usually have one of each, every other day. I love them both!!

  47. Daniel & Laura Baxley on January 4, 2021 at 12:26 am

    I have never decorated for winter, but I believe I’m going to this year. Thanks for the inspiration!! I’m a new sunny so looking forward to seeing your videos 😊
    Have a great day, Laura ☺️

  48. Donna Wright on January 4, 2021 at 12:29 am

    cleaning videos do inspire me to get it done. never done winter theme decor but love it. Have a wonderful weekend

  49. Vanessa Soares on January 4, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Happy New Year Crystal 🎆✨
    I loved your decoration for the Winter season 🤎🤎🤎 😘😘😘

  50. Claire Stephens on January 4, 2021 at 12:31 am

    My family ended up making a little coffee bar with all of our coffee makers! And that way we have cleared up counter space and both coffee machines are on display on a little table in the kitchen!

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