Happy New Year and a Minor Tragedy

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  Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to 2019!  First, I have to thank Amy for covering over the past week.  I wasn't intending to take so many days off, but 2018 gave me a big kick in the pants on its way out the door and I wound up being unable to post on Monday as scheduled. I did … [Read more...]

2018 Holiday Home Tour: Danielle’s Home {Part 2}

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  I'm back today with part 2 of my friend Danielle's holiday home tour (part 1 is HERE). Yesterday I showed you the beautiful front yard and porch and her living room and today I'm sharing her dining room, kitchen, and breakfast room.  Danielle has a great sense of style and her home is … [Read more...]

2018 Holiday Home Tour: Danielle’s Home {Part 1}

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  With just two days left before Christmas, my friend Danielle's holiday home tour is the perfect way to usher in the holiday. Her home is so warm and welcoming (just like she is) and every year she very graciously allows me to take dozens of photos to share. If you missed her … [Read more...]

Bourbon Bacon Salt Printable Tags

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  Every year I like to make a homemade gift to share with friends.  In years past, I've canned salsa, made my own limoncello, and turned out batches of homemade peppermint bark.  This year, I made bourbon bacon salt and--YUM! This was an easy recipe.  I made two batches one weekend … [Read more...]

Nutcracker Suite Ballet Themed Christmas Tree

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    After I shared my daughter's Nutcracker-themed Christmas tree in my holiday home tour, I had several requests for more close up photos of the ornaments that we've used to decorate it, so today I thought I'd share those with you. Most of these are from various Nutcracker … [Read more...]

Deck the Halls…With eBay!

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 This post is sponsored by eBay, but all opinions are 100% my own. As most of you know, I am a dedicated online shopper. It's so easy to order online and have boxes of necessities (and of course some luxuries, too) delivered straight to my door! It also makes it so easy to find exactly what I … [Read more...]

2018 Holiday Home Tour Recap

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We hope you were able to join us last week for seven days of beautifully decorated holiday homes.  This was our fifth year of hosting a holiday home tour, and the third year that we've partnered with Jenny at Evolution of Style. Every year, I think that the houses that we showcase can't get any more … [Read more...]

2018 Holiday Home Tour: Day 5

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Happy Friday, friends!  We're on Day 5 of our holiday home tour and I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed that we only have two more days to go.  I hope you've been enjoying all of the inspiration--I love how everyone's homes are so different but all so lovely.  Today is no exception; welcome to … [Read more...]

2018 Holiday Home Tour: Day 3 and 4

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Happy Thursday, friends! Yesterday, Amy shared her Christmas kitchen and breakfast room (see it here), so today we're back with Days 3 and 4 of our holiday home tour. Here are eight amazing homes--all different, yet fabulous--that you won't want to miss.  I've visited all of them and still … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour 2018: Christy’s House

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  Can you believe that it's time for another holiday home tour?  This is always one of the highlights of our blogging year, because we always have such great participants, and this year is no exception.  Lynch Creek Farm is still sponsoring our tour and providing participants with one of … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Etsy and Small Business

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  Today is small business Saturday, and while it's really easy for me to shop small and local in our little town, I realize it's not always so simple for everyone else.  We've lived in suburban areas before where it seems like there's nothing but chain stores and restaurants, so I do … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide for The Boys: Husbands, Dads, Sons, Brothers, Etc.

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Happy Thanksgiving, friends!  I know you're right in the middle of making something delicious right now, but later on tonight you'll be sitting on the couch after visiting with family and friends and you'll be thinking ahead to the next few busy and fun weeks.  It's time to start making your list … [Read more...]

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