Simple Spring Wreath

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door.  It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying.  Easy-to-follow tutorial @

I'm ready for spring. Winter - thankfully - didn't hit us hard this year in the North Country of NY, but I'm still ready for warm + sunny weather to once again appear. To welcome the coming change of season, I wanted to adorn my door with something new. Typically when April hits, I change over … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour 2015

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Welcome! I am elated that this day has finally arrived.  I've been busily and excitedly preparing + waiting for weeks to give you a tour of my home decorated for Christmas...  And today is the day! I can not believe it is my 3rd year (check out 2013 + 2014) on the Jennifer Rizzo Holiday … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantel

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The Holiday season is underway - yay! Since Friday - the day after Thanksgiving - we've been hustling + bustling indoors and out decorating for Christmas.  This year has been a bit tricky with the kitchen renovation (walls are still being painted & the hardwood floors are still curing), but … [Read more...]

Decorating the Home using Fall Favorites

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The chill is in the air and I'm wearing a sweater today.  I'm actually lovin' it! How about in your neck of the woods...  Does it feel like Fall yet? Aside from my favorite Fall things like wearing oversized cable knit sweaters, going apple picking, and Sunday football with the family, I love … [Read more...]

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

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I don't know about you, but around our homestead, it takes a solid 3 weeks to get the outdoors prepped + spruced to enjoy for the coming warmer months ahead. As the final piles of snow melted only a little over a month ago, work began on Summerizing the exterior.  FINALLY after many trips to the … [Read more...]

Freshen Up The Home for Spring

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Yes, there is still snow on the ground.  Yes, the temps are still only in the 30s.  But it's officially SPRING! It has been a looooong winter with a cycle of sickness that our party of 5 can not seem to break out of.  Thankfully, with 50s in the forecast for later this week I am feeling happy + … [Read more...]

Fall Front Porch

Fall Front Porch by @Jenna_Burger,

It's officially Fall! I was a bit sad to see the Summer end, but I have to say, with the kids back in school and a routine once again being established, the arrival of the season has actually been quite delightful.  The weather also has been chilly, so it just adds to the thought that Fall is in … [Read more...]

Striking Spring Porches, Doors, and Entryways

Major Spring Inspiration: Striking Spring Doors, Porches, and Entryways.  Roundup by @Jenna_Burger,

Spring is finally peaking through. It's the perfect time of year to open up the windows, let the fresh air in, and rid the winter decor for some fresh, new, colorful accents. We can finally come out of hibernation, step outside the front door, and actually spend time looking at our homes instead of … [Read more...]

Christmas Tablescape

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We're only a few days into December, but my table is set and ready for Christmas. Of course I'll be using the table between now and then, but I had a little downtime last weekend and was excited to do a trial run for our Christmas dinner and other gatherings throughout the holiday season.  I … [Read more...]

14 Festive Fireplace Mantels for Fall

14 Festive Fireplace Mantels for Fall

Fall is a favorite time of year for me. Even though it's not technically a new year, with the kids returning to school, it feels like a new beginning. I treasure the breezy days of late September when we get to pack away the sandals and replace them with riding boots and polar fleeces. I enjoy … [Read more...]