Master Bedroom Decorated For Christmas

I decorated most of our home with a traditional red holiday color this year, but I did something completely different in our master bedroom.  I used a neutral palette for Christmas.  That may not be a thing, but I’m making it a thing, so there.  🙂 This is our everyday bedding (duvet and shams).  To add a touch of the holidays, I bought this ‘Merry’ pillow from TJMaxx.  I really did not need another pillow to add the pile that I already have, but I couldn’t resist the white velvet and silver beads.  In fact, this pillow was the inspiration for …

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Christmas 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I love the spirit, the traditions, the lights, the decorations, and especially the Christmas tree.  Every year I start to decorate our home during Thanksgiving week.  I like to have the decorations up early to get into holiday spirit.  (Come January 2nd I’m ready to put everything away though.) For the entryway, I used a mixture of faux and live wreaths. I love the look of a simple live wreath with beautiful ribbon.  It’s also a bonus that it’s budget friendly (especially when you buy the ribbon on sale). I took the below picture at …

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Holiday Entertaining

Happy Monday!  (Although, can it really be happy if it’s a Monday?  😉 )  I don’t usually post on Mondays but there is a whole lot of Christmas goodness going on and I have a lot to share with you. Hosting season has officially begun in our home.  Christmas is the time of year that we love to have all of our friends and family over.  There’s something special about sharing our home when it’s decorated for Christmas.  I thought I’d share with you how I prepare for hosting a dinner party. Holiday Dinner.  I choose a different menu for every party …

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3 Inexpensive Ways To Freshen Up Your Home

Every January, after I’ve taken down the Christmas decorations, I get the itch to redecorate my home.  I’m not talking about a complete re-design, mind you.   That would be super fun, but not realistic to do every year.   Instead I do a few simple things to give my home a fresh look. Here are three easy and inexpensive ways I like to freshen up our home: New pillow case covers.  Change up the pillows in a room.  It’s simple and it’s amazing how it gives a new feel to a room.  I love my cozy faux fur pillows for the Winter, but in the …

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Entertaining for the Holidays

My husband and I host some dinner parties for family and friends during the holidays.  There’s something special about sharing our home when it’s decorated for Christmas.  I’ve recently shared with you how we decorated our bedroom, family room and foyer so now I’ll share the with you the room that we do most of our entertaining in. I decorated the bar area with a few touches of wintry items which can even stay out after Christmas. I’d like to thank my husband for taking most of these photos with his camera.  If I remember correctly, I was running around like …

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