Nine + Sixteen

Hi!  My blog is my journal.  It's a snapshot of motherhood, everyday life in a small town, our celebrations and the joys of making a cozy and happy home.  I have a weakness for vacations in New England, wearing dresses all year round, Barefoot Contessa recipes, little boys in wellies, chocolate anything and gingham.  Thank you for reading!   

cozy and warm christmas inspiration

Traditional Home As I mentioned in my last post, I went with a bit of a muted and natural color scheme with our Christmas decor this year as a way to mix things up and make decorating for the season fun. ...more

Pinecone Garland Tutorial

Welcome December! I started decorating our home for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving and will continue to add little touches here and there throughout the month. ...more

thanksgiving table in pictures

I know we've all moved on to Christmas decor (myself included!) ...more


One of my goals for 2017 was to get get current on our family photo books. ...more

favorite thanksgiving tables & recipes

Each year I post lots of photos of Thanksgiving after it is all over, which is perfect for memory preserving, but not so much for providing all of you with ideas and inspiration for your own celebrations. ...more

Happy November

Mark Sikes and Nora Murphy make such glorious collage boards each season, that I was inspired to create one of my own, pictured above, with all the warm neutrals, copper tones and wonderful textures of Autumn. ...more

Inspiration | a picture perfect log cabin + design crush

Today I'm featuring a log cabin designed by the ever inspiring, Birmingham based, Tammy Conner. ...more

Inspiration | Insta-stalking Gray Antiques' Kitchen

When I come across a wonderful new insta-feed it's like pure gold to me. ...more

Family | Our weekend farm visit with the cousins + Apple Cider Doughnuts

It's October! I've happily welcomed back my favorite pumpkin recipes and Sunday roasts for dinner. ...more

a few snapshots of summer | back to school time

one of a few home changes I made this summer - adding potted plants to dining room + a couple new pillows. little things The school year is officially underway and today marks the first full week under our belts. Hello, 2nd and 8th grade!! ...more