I am over-the-moon excited to be joining 11 other Bloggers today for our Homes for the Holidays Home Tours! If you’ve landed here from Christin’s beautiful home tour at The Auburn Fox, welcome!   I’ve featured my Living Room in this post, but I’ve hit the highlights from other areas with links to full posts for those spaces if you’d like to see more. Aren’t I nice?  Tell Santa please.     Come on in!     I’m a yakker,… Read more »

When I used to blog at ::cottage instincts:: some of my favorite posts to write were about my mantel and fireplace decor as the seasons changed.     In our current home, the fireplace and mantel are center stage, soaring 2 stories and viewed the moment you walk in my front door.     {Hi Bogart!} I decided to keep things simple this year. Well, as simple as I get.     I crafted the burlap sign…it had been a… Read more »

Welcome to Christmas in my cottage kitchen! Did you know aqua goes with every ding dang color?     I took a risk when I painted my kitchen cabinets Weathered Aqua by Porter Paints.     Our builder warned us against it. Friends raised eyebrows.     But my heart must be obeyed.     And Guys.  I’m so glad I did it’s bidding. I went with a candy cane theme this year. Because red and aqua are my jam… Read more »