Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope that 2014 brings you all more of what you want out of life- because I think if any of us can hope for one thing, it's for a life full of what means the most to us- whatever that may be! 2013 was a year filled with amazing blessings for my family and I ....more

My mini christmas house tour

I was so excited to decorate for Christmas this year because it's the first time that we actually have lots of room to put up decorations. We have a real fireplace with a mantle to hang stockings! And at the suggestion of my Mother in Law- we have enough rooms that we should definitely think about...more

Make room for Santa

via flickr creative commons Christmas is absolutely a magical time of year. For me, having kids just adds to the fun....more

The Winter Opal

It's a winter wonderland in much of the country right now, and this time of year always reminds me of an...more

The one time only deal that you will have a million more chances to get

This post is a re-post from last year, but the sentiment rings true to me just as much this year. In fact I need to go through and re-visit my own advice! I know I'm not alone when I admit that my email inbox looks something like this: It seems like every store wants your email address while you're checking out- and then all of the sudden you've subscribed to their massive email lists ....more

I Don't do everything


DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces or Decor

A little over a year ago I put together a collection of these raffia wrapped wine bottles to use as centerpieces in my friend's wedding. As I was scrolling through some old posts this tutorial caught my eye again and I thought I would share it again as an idea for Thanksgiving Décor. The colors are earthy, and the wine theme goes nicely with a holiday centered around eating and drinking ....more

How I organize my favorite accessory

I hope that the trend of accessorizing with a scarf never goes away, because it's definitely my go-to look for dressing up a t-shirt and jeans. And no...more

Trace and Transfer: the easiest way for a non-artist to create art

Finding artwork for a room is one of the most fun, and most difficult parts of decorating for me. Sometimes I find something that inspires a whole room, and other times I search high and low before giving up and deciding just to make something myself. That's one of the reasons that I started to become interested in learning how to develop my art skills- I wanted to be able to make things to display in my house ....more

Sporty Chic

I'm really into the gray and chartreuse/neon yellow/green combo with a touch of black. My obsession with these colors...more