I totally have the answer to the holiday hustle and bustle.   Are you ready for it?

Step One:  Become a celebrity.  Blah, blah, blah, fine. I didn’t say it was the easiest way.  

Step Two:  Invite celebrity designer Kelli Ellis and HGTV to feature your home on “Celebrity Holiday Homes.”

Step Three:  Wait two days … et voilà!

Tree by Traci Zeller Designs 

Hmmmpppph.  Well, until I can convince HGTV and Kelli Ellis to decorate my home from top to bottom in two days, I guess I’m on my own.  It’s a good thing I like to decorate.  Hahahahaha.  I may not be an entertainment superstar, but my tree is up on iVillage!

Anyhoo, I’m totally tuning in to Kelli’s episode of “Celebrity Holiday Homes” — airing on December 14, 2012 at 9 pm EST — so I can dream … and snag a few good ideas for next year.  Plus, Kelli’s going to stop by tomorrow and answer a few questions for us mere mortals fabulous MOMs, and you won’t want to miss her insights and advice!

Until then … remember that I’m still accepting entries for the incredible giveaway of a ticket to Design Camp, hosted by none other than Kelli herself and her dynamite camp partner (and fellow HGTV star) Lori Dennis!   You can enter simply by commenting on any post on this blog between November 26, 2012 and December 5, 2012.  One comment = one entry.  Easy peasy, just the way I like it.   Thanks to the generosity of Kelli and Lori, I’ll be in Atlanta for Design Camp as well, and I can’t wait to meet up with the winner!

Have you started decorating for the holidays?

Top three photos via Kelli’s blog.  Bottom photo by Katherine Fuchs for Traci Zeller Designs.   

16 responses to “what’s the best way to decorate for the holidays?”

  1. Andrea Brooks says:

    Wouldn’t that be fabulous?? Maybe that can be a contest next year? I’ll be watching out for this episode too–I’m sure you’ll remind us, right? xo

  2. Tawna Allred says:

    So, I would love to continue my mother-in-law’s tradition of putting a “Charlie Brown” tree in the front window for everyone to see, and a nice one somewhere else where we open gifts.

    Isn’t that the best?

    We (almost) always go to the forest to get the tree. My favorite part….fresh air and laughter. It’s almost more fun than decorating the tree!

  3. Tam Stone says:

    I definitely want to catch Kelli’s show. I’ll be traveling that week, so I am glad for the heads up… it’s on my calendar. Now I’m heading over to iVillage to check out YOUR masterpiece. Congrats Traci!

  4. Rae says:

    I much prefer your simple luxury approach to the decorations I see in the photos with the celebrity designers…

  5. Linda says:

    Thanks for the info on Kelli’s show. I have put it on my calender…can’t wait to check out Ivillage and see your tree. We haven’t even bought ours yet!!

  6. Fashion-isha says:

    You are so cute! Yes, I will take your advice and become a celebrity…how does tomorrow sound? LOL I loved the instagram pic!

  7. Jennifer says:

    I would LOVE to win and see you in Atlanta Traci!! Sounds like a ton of fun:)


  8. Gretchen says:

    Wow! Become a celebrity…easy! HA HA
    That show on the 14 sounds great, so we can all dream, can’t we?


  9. Will be on the lookout for Kelli’s show. Your tree looks great Traci!


  10. Annie says:

    ahh if only I was a celeb!!! Your tree is cute!

  11. Laura Nutter says:

    Cant wait to see the show and catch all the great tips!

  12. Katie says:

    Can’t wait to see the show on December 14th!

  13. Rachel Ortego says:

    I have a DVRing Kelli’s show next week! Would love to meet you in ATL!!

  14. Kimberly K. says:

    What a fun Christmas mantel!!

  15. Kelli Ellis says:

    Thank you Traci – Cannot wait for Atlanta and meeting our giveaway WINNER! (and of course, cringing as I watch myself on TV … yes, I still do that – can’t get used to it!) Be sure to visit http://www.designcamp.com for all the presenter details and agenda! WE HAVE FUN!!!

    XO, Kel