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 »

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Except for spring, my birthday, Disney Cruise time, and fall. But this time is pretty good. I decorated my porch when it was still warmish outside and here’s how it shaped up. Because I appreciate you, I’ve added some tips and tricks that every porch-savvy decorator should keep in their arsenal.     Adding an ornament and a bow to a purchased wreath rAAAWWWks my world. It also distracts from the filth… Read more »