Christmas Mantel

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...]

Nature Inspired Holiday Decor

Good Morning Lovelies - Happy Monday! I know, I know... It's only mid-November and I'm posting about Christmas, but believe me it's for good reason. A new article that I wrote is up on BHG.com and it's about inspiring ideas for holiday decorating using nature. As the holiday season … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantel

Happy Friday!  Boy, am I glad it is FRIDAY.  It has been a heck of a week, how about for you? I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Home Tour that I shared yesterday.  Thank you to all those that left the kindest, sweetest comments - I can not tell you how great they make me feel.  I am really loving … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Wood Garland

Can you believe it's November?  I'm breaking away from the bathroom for a bit (the remodel has taken over my life) to start thinking about this years seasonal decor. Every year, we enjoy displaying our Christmas favorites, but at the same time we like to introduce new elements & of course, … [Read more...]

DIY: Personalized Word Christmas Ornament

One week to go and Christmas will be here. Can you believe it? As you know, my home has been decorated for quite a few weeks, but I have still been working on new holiday projects here and there to add to this years decor.   Once the house is 'set', I still enjoy adding new and unique touches for … [Read more...]

Cozy Adirondack Christmas Porch

Christmas is officially less than 2 weeks away.  It's crazy how the season is passing us by so quickly.  Are you ready? So I've got another surprise for you today...  Yes, another secret! Since I shared a tour of the inside of my home last week, it's time to take you outdoors... to my newly … [Read more...]

Holiday Buffet + Tips for Entertaining

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Did you opt to shop or sleep?  I didn't do either, but had an enjoyable few days putting the final finishing touches on the Christmas decor.  And this week is going to be all about showcasing and sharing my home decorated for the holiday season.  Boy, … [Read more...]

Christmas in a Minute: Vintage-Inspired JOYful Sign

Happy Monday!  What a busy week upon us with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and the official start to the holiday season.  As the crazy Christmas sprint begins, I'm thinking simple, easy, and quick.  So this weekend, I created this fun + easy vintage-inspired JOYful sign.  Scraps of wood and a little bit … [Read more...]

DIY: Gold Wood Block Candle Holder

I love being inspired by things I see around me. I love it even more when I'm inspired by something and then knock it off for only a few dollars. The Nake Berkus collection at Target is a favorite of mine.  All the pieces are rich, dynamic, and bold.  One item, in particular, that caught my … [Read more...]

Pallet Christmas Countdown

Christmas is a comin'! In less than 10 days, we'll be counting down the 25 days till the arrival of Christmas.  To make the countdown a bit more fun and bearable, since for every child (and maybe a few adults) thinks the 25 days leading to the special day are SO LONG, I created a Countdown … [Read more...]