Simple Winter Decor

Taking down the Christmas decorations is bitter sweet.  I’m glad that the task is done but I miss the Christmas tree lights and all of the fun decorations.  I struggle to decide when to take everything down for that same reason.  Leave them up longer and get sick of them or end up with pine needles literally everywhere, or take them down too early and miss them more than I probably should.  It’s a careful balance. Every January I also struggle with how to fill the space after I take everything down.  I want to leave the same joy in …

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My Home Decorated for Christmas 2018

Christmas is less than one week away!  Holy cow December is flying by.  Here’s a peak into how I decorated my home for Christmas this year. I  kept the entry way very simple and used faux garland and greenery to give it a winter feel.  I’ve used live greenery before on the stair railing and it’s a royal pain in the tush and a total mess when I take it down.  Oddly enough, this is one of those situations where the real stuff is crazy expensive, and the fake stuff is too, but the fake stuff has the advantage that …

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Guest Bedroom Essentials

How is Thanksgiving two weeks away?!  Are you hosting dinner?  Do you have guests staying overnight?  Since it’s officially hosting season I figure many of you are getting your guest bedroom ready for your guests so I thought that I’d share with you how I get my guest bedroom ready. 1. Fresh flowers.  It’s all in the details and fresh flowers make the room warm and welcoming.  Plus it’s a nice treat for me because when the guests leave I move the flowers to the kitchen or family room for me to enjoy some more.  I love adding a touch …

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How to Throw a Bridal Brunch

My baby sister is getting married in less than 2 weeks!  Cue the tears (happy tears, of course).  A couple of weeks ago my sisters and I threw her bachelorette party.  We started the day with a brunch at my house (I’ll get more to that in a moment).  Then we went to The Hopkins Vineyard where we enjoyed a wine tasting.  Afterwards we enjoyed the beautiful scenery in their cafe with a bottle of wine and cheese platter.  If you’re ever in the area, we highly recommend you stop by.  Then we headed back to my house for a full on …

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A Cozy Fall Family Room

Last week I shared with you how I decorated our kitchen for Fall.  Today I’m continuing the tour of our home to show you our cozy Fall family room.  I’m all about being cozied up on the couch under blankets in pajamas and watching Hocus Pocus (which I’ve seen at least three times this season).  And yes, for a change of technique, I’ve taken some of the pictures for this post with my phone.  Sorry if they look a bit funny.  🙂 Candles are a great easy way to create a warm atmosphere.  You’ll see that I placed them placed around the room, …

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