how to decorate with metallics

5 reasons to decorate with metallics

It’s no secret that I love anything metallic. I’m a copper and gold addict when it comes to decorating my house. To justify all the gold, I’ve actually developed five reasons why metallic finishes are necessary in my decor. I think that having some intention and purpose to my decorating has definitely helped the overall […]

cozy sweater votives

Cozy sweater wrapped votives

I love playing and experimenting with quick and simple ways to change up my décor, season to season. Sometimes an idea hits that is so simple it’s unreal. Sweater wrapped vases and candles aren’t totally new, but this miniature take on the project makes them so hard to resist. Votives aren’t usually the center of […]

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Festive, fun, and easy – 3 simple Christmas decorations

Christmas is a time, it seems, when everyone goes to great expense to make their homes festive and welcoming. Except for me. I’m not a Grinch, I just don’t have unlimited time, and I suspect you don’t either. I like to do what I can to make my home beautiful and elegant for the holidays, […]

diy holiday wreath completed

A festive DIY holiday wreath

Scott and I have always kept things fairly simple when it comes to holiday décor. (Our never-changing, always nostalgic Christmas tree comes to mind!) Last year our home was wrapping up a hefty renovation, so not a lot of decorating got done. And this is only the second holiday season that we’ve had our own […]

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That’s a wrap! 8 creative gift wrap ideas

I’ve always loved gift wrap…although I’m not the best at the wrapping process itself. (Crisp corners and neat edges tend to elude me.) But what I lack in precision, I make up for in embellishments. It’s so fun to make the package itself a special part of gift-giving! And those creative extras don’t have to […]

gourd centerpiece thanksfgiving

The centerpiece of the celebration – giving thanks

According to the dramatic programs performed by elementary school students everywhere, the original Thanksgiving was probably held in 1621 in the Plymouth Colony to mark the Pilgrims’ first harvest in the new world. There were guys in big black hats, Native Americans, turkeys, and piles of food on a large communal table. But I’m pretty […]

diy acron garland on mantel

Deck the halls with this DIY acorn garland

Last month, I wrote a post all about fall colors, but to be honest, my own house has very few typical autumn colors in it. I’m a sucker for pink, teal, mint green, and lavender all year round. If you’re like me, it is possible to update your décor for fall and get into the […]

5 entertaining tips

5 top tips for entertaining this holiday season

Ah, the holidays! It’s the time of the year when the temps are down, but the visitors tend to be up! Aside from the actual holidays, this time of year always includes lots of other festivities as well. Sometimes it’s a planned party, and sometimes people just drop by! Whatever the scenario, here are my […]

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Tips for a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape

With the holidays just a few weeks away, I’ve started thinking about how I will dress my table for Thanksgiving. My family loves all the traditional trappings; turkey and cornbread dressing, cranberry salad, and pumpkin pie. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. I usually know what I’ll be serving for dinner, but try to […]