Kris

I'm a design-loving bargain hunter with an eye for creating a high-end look for less. I'd love if you'd decorate along with me as I share decorating inspiration, great buys, and DIY projects for turning your house into a stylish home.

Our Christmas Home Tour

Today's the day! I'm so excited to welcome you all into my home as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes. Since moving into our house six months ago, it's been a mess of boxes, paint cans, and stripped wallpaper so I completely skipped all seasonal and holiday decorating until now ....more

Continuing on the Christmas Tour of Homes

Have you been loving all of the Christmas house tours across the blogosphere? Sitting on the couch with my laptop looking at all of these beautiful homes sure beats driving around at night trying to sneak peaks inside of my favorite houses. Um, not that I do that or anything.. ....more

Recipes for Homemade Marshmallows & Hot Chocolate

Did you know that it's really easy to make homemade marshmallows and hot chocolate? And that they taste incredible?! The marshmallows are soo much better than the bagged ones that you buy in the store ....more

Come Along on the Holiday Tour of Homes!

Did you remember that the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes started on Sunday? If you haven't already, you'll want to take a few minutes to tour through the three beautiful homes that kicked off the tour! The first stop on the tour is...more

Simple Burlap Christmas Stockings

I have a love-hate relationship with the fireplace in our new house. The fireplace surround is patterned blue and white tile that I think is so charming, so quaint, so New England. I kind of love it ....more

Country Living's Holiday Bazaar

For months I've been seeing ads for Country Living's Holiday Bazaar and thinking about how lucky all of those people living near Tarrytown, NY are to be able to go....more

Holiday Decorating: Skates & Sleds

Ice skating has never been my thing. I have had some pretty impressive moves in the roller rink but on the ice...not so much. Now I'm kinda wishing I had been one of those little girls impressing her friends with pirouettes on the ice because I'd have an old pair of these to dig out of storage and use in my holiday decorating: {dear lillie} The combination of vintage skates and greenery to decorate for the holidays? ...more

Decorating Our Front Door for Christmas

I don't know if I've ever spent as much time in my robe (or eaten as much pie) as I did this past weekend. It was...more

DIY Advent Calendar: Countdown to Christmas!

So how was your Thanksgiving? Did you brave the crowds to get any Black Friday deals? Our Thanksgiving was super low-key - it was just the four of us gathered around the table (three of us in our PJs which we didn't get out of all day - heaven!) ....more

Ellen Degeneres, Kelly Wearstler, and our LA Vacay

With Thanksgiving only a day away, I should be serving up some pics of a decked-out Thanksgiving table or giving you my favorite recipe for pumpkin pie. But guess what? This year's Thanksgiving is going to be the most low-key one ever ....more