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 […]

Don’t Let This Be The Last

Christmas Eve is tomorrow. Once again, this magical month flew by faster than I’d like… …much like the years of my children. My oldest will be ten on her next birthday. As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve wondered if this is her last “magical” Christmas. (If you know what I mean). And […]

A Free Garland Idea…and DIY Free Swags

Who wants some free swag?! (see what I did there?) 😉 Now, I know Christmas is just a few days away now, but I am not your typical blogger and seem to do these projects in ‘real time’ – aka I’m decorating with the rest of you, not months early like I should if I […]

Simple Ways to Create a Christmas Kitchen

Thank you all for your kind comments about our Christmas Family Room and Dining Room! You’re just the best. The last stop on this holiday tour is our kitchen. The kitchen has gone through a couple changes over the year – first, the island, which got a HUGE facelift and went from something I didn’t […]

The Dining Room at Christmastime: 2015

As you may know, our dining room has probably gone through more makeovers than any room in this house! It used to be dark, then light, then colorful, now…it has a more rustic, natural vibe. (You can see all the different looks in this post). So this year, I traded in the bright aquas and […]

Christmas Family Room: 2015

Oh my goodness, Christmas is NEXT FRIDAY ALREADY?!! I don’t even know how that happened, but wow. Goes faster and faster every year. The decorating is finally done (wish I could say the same for the shopping!), and this week will be a fun week of tours on the blog! Let’s start with the Family […]