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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Our Home for Christmas

I love decorating our home for Christmas.  Every year I do things slightly differently.  You may recognize some of the decorations from last year or the year before, but I also bought some new things from Michael’s store and Pottery Barn. This year I went with a mostly white wintry theme. I arranged some faux branches to make this arrangement.  It took me three attempts before I was sort of happy with it.  You can’t really tell from the photo but it’s got sparkles on the leaves.  Pretty much everything I bought has glitter on it so needless to say I …

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Cozy Bedroom for the Holidays

Good morning!  I’m doing all sorts of different things today.  For one, I’m posting on a Saturday which I don’t normally do.  Last week was hectic at work (my day job) and everything totally got away from me so I wasn’t able to post anything. Second, for the first time I’m sharing photos of my bedroom with you.  I think my bedroom is an intimate and personal space so I wasn’t comfortable putting photos out there for the world to see.  Plus I’m still decorating the room and it’s not really complete yet.  You’d think we just moved into this …

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Home for the Holidays

Are you gearing up for the holidays?  I’ve been busy baking cookies (tons and tons), but I thought I’d pause for a moment to share what it looks like in our home for Christmas.  Some decorations are new and some are from last Christmas (or past years). This year marks the third year in our home.  Every  year my husband and I get our tree on Thanksgiving weekend.  That was a tradition that started with my family when I was kid.  Nothing beats that smell of fresh pine.  Every ornament has a memory or story associated with it, even the ones …

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