Christmas Family Room Tour 2017

Hello! Hope you all had a relaxing weekend – ha! Who are we kidding, with Christmas two weeks away, right?! Relaxing maybe not, but fun? Hopefully! We had a jam packed weekend with Christmas parties and cookie baking and Polar Express and family from out of town, all the good traditions we were talking about […]

Favorite Things Friday #9

*This page contains affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, see the FTC guidelines here.*   I’m already late on what is SUPPOSED to be this morning’s Favorite Things Friday, so let’s just cut to the chase on what I’m loving this week, shall we?! 1. Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado I’ve been trying […]

Decorating the New Kitchen Shelves for Christmas

Remember a couple months ago when I shared my new kitchen shelves? I’m so happy with these guys – it was SUCH an inexpensive project (thank you, Ikea!), and they solved a major decorating dilemma I’ve battled for years. That itty bitty wall was finally solved…oh happy day! And now that it’s Christmastime, I’ve added […]

Quick Christmas Countdown Fridge

This is going to be a quick post, because this was a super quick project! (That, and I have 987 things still left to do, and it’s 7pm – including decorating our tree tonight!) đŸ˜‰ Remember on that Favorite Things Friday post, when I shared this super cute chalkboard art at Hobby Lobby? I knew […]

A DIY Christmas Craft Paper Scroll-y Thing…Or Something…

Can you tell from the title of this post that I really have no idea what I just made?! lol! Here, let me give you a photo so you have a visual before I begin… Maybe you know what these are called? I’ve seen these brown craft paper scroll things all over blogland and I’ve […]

Read the Book. Always Read the Book.

Last night I was tired. But as I was sending the kids upstairs, I noticed the stack of Christmas books under the tree. And I remembered the Christmases when they were little, when we’d read one of those every night together before bedtime. So as tired as I was, I stopped the bedtime routine, and […]

Christmas Centerpiece and an Almost Done New Dining Room

Sometimes when you have a vision, and you can’t find that vision anywhere, you gotta think outside the box. I had an idea for a dining room centerpiece. It was clear as day in my brain: lovely greens – magnolia leaves here and there – going down the length of our table, and candles in […]

Christmas in the New Family Room: 2016

Oh my goodness, I cannot even tell you how glad we are that we took the wall down in our family room this year! Not only does it make our home feel so much bigger, it has been a BLAST to decorate for Christmas – so much fun to switch up where the tree is…we […]

Christmas Master Bedroom…After All These Years

I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do YEAR AFTER YEAR… …decorate our bedroom for Christmas! Every single year since I was a child, I’d see these cozy bedrooms decorated for the holidays in magazines. I was always drawn to them and I did my best to replicate, with a little tree in my […]

How The Kindness of Strangers Gave Us a Christmas Miracle

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did. We had our health and our loved ones around us, and I mean really, what more could you ask for? But we also had a Christmas my son will never ever forget. I’d go out on a leap and say that his 6th […]