Cozy Throw Blankets

The perfect accessory for fall, winter, and even air modern conditioning is a cozy throw blanket. They instantly make every room warmer, more comfortable.... and provide color, texture, and beauty along the way. Click here for a collection of the best cozy throw blankets!

The perfect accessory for fall, winter, and even modern air conditioning is a cozy throw blanket.  They instantly make every room warmer, more comfortable.... and provide color, texture, and beauty along the way. ____________ Happy New Year!  I can't believe it's 2017 already.  As we put away our holiday decor, many of us (me included!) are looking for some blank space, a relief from the clutter … [Read more...]

15 Inspiring Farmhouse Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

15 Inspiring Farmhouse Holiday wrapping ideas

Inspiring neutral, farmhouse holiday gift wrap ideas perfect for your Christmas presents! ______________ Hi friends! The final days of shopping are here and it's easy to get overwhelmed by the task of wrapping. I personally love making a fire in my new fireplace, getting a warm drink, and putting on a Christmas film to get my gifts wrapped.  It's a quiet moment before the bustle of the holiday … [Read more...]

Christmas Nights Tour

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

I do not even know how to put into words how excited I am about today.  I think this is quite honestly my favorite post of the year… I first began my annual Christmas Nights Tour a few years ago (you can visit that tour here), and then last year I was honored to be joined by a group of talented bloggers.  This year, we have expanded even more, and I’m thrilled to bring you 35 incredible homes … [Read more...]

Easy, Decadent Hot Chocolate

Delicious and SO EASY decadent hot chocolate: just a few minutes on the stovetop and you've got wonderfully creamy drinking chocolate to enjoy.

For a special treat this holiday season, enjoy a cup of this decadent hot chocolate that can be made on the stovetop in minutes. ______________ You may have seen the boozy hot chocolate recipe I created a few weeks ago, but for obvious reasons, that one wasn't an option to share with the biggest hot chocolate fans in the house - my kids. So when Shamrock Farms asked if I'd like to try … [Read more...]

Christmas Kitchen

Gorgeous two-tone kitchen design with white upper cabinets, gray lower cabinets, carrara marble counters and marble subway tile backsplash, a farm sink, and a beautiful wood island and brass hardware...

This post is brought to you by utter, total, and complete relief... after two and a half months of plastic, construction, take out, and dust, I'm thrilled to share with you our new, classic yet modern kitchen all decked out for Christmas. ___________ This is officially one of those obnoxious squealing with glee kind of moments for me (if I did that sort of annoying thing - which of course, I … [Read more...]

French Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room

simple greenery and mercury glass makes this French farmhouse style dining room all set for Christmas!

Simple greenery and hints of mercury glass create a lovely French farmhouse style Christmas dining room!  A big thank you to Balsam Hill for partnering with me for this project. ___________ If you're visiting from Live Laugh Rowe, welcome!  It's week four of our Christmas room series with Ashley from Cherished Bliss, and I'm excited to share my dining room with you today.  You can catch up … [Read more...]

White Christmas Master Bedroom

white christmas bedroom decorating ideas

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas... Down here in central Texas, a white Christmas is pretty much an impossibility.  But for some reason, that's what I've been craving.  I started with a lightly frosted front porch, and a snow-kissed Christmas tree... But then I let the beauty of the fresh cedar in my yard distract me, and my new mantel and the rest of our living room got a more natural … [Read more...]

Green and White Christmas Decorating Ideas

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

Green and white Christmas decorating makes for a natural, neutral Christmas with a lovely, serene holiday feel. ______________   If you're visiting from Live, Laugh, Rowe, welcome!  If you haven't seen Kelly's post yet, head over there... She always has such beautiful ideas.  I am SO very excited to share my Christmas living room with you all today as part 3 of the Christmas Room Series (if you … [Read more...]

Free Christmas Printables: Thrill of Hope and Weary World Rejoices

Free Christmas Printables! Prepare your heart for this season with this PAIR of Christmas printables... A thrill of hope AND the weary world rejoices!

Love easy and affordable Christmas decorations?  Try these TWO free Christmas printables to foster praise and thanks this Christmas season. _______ Y'all.  I am seriously feeling all the feels about today's post. Let me explain.  I have this amazing, wonderful friend (in fact, I even let her share her awesome bathroom makeover on the blog a few months ago)... And she was inspired by two … [Read more...]

DIY Birch Bark Wine Charms

DIY Birch Bark Wine Charms: Entertaining for the holidays? These little numbered birch bark wine charms are the perfect accessory for your party so your guests can keep track of their glasses!

Entertaining for the holidays?  These little numbered birch bark wine charms are the perfect accessory for your party so your guests can keep track of their glass! _________ There was a season about 10 years ago when hosting wedding showers was something I could do with my eyes shut.  I am sure I'm exaggerating, but I feel like there was a 2-3 year period when I hosted at least one each month... … [Read more...]

Red and White Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree

Love this red and white winder wonderland Christmas tree! And you'll never believe what that white garland is...

Looking for Christmas tree decorating ideas?  This winter wonderland Christmas tree with red accents is classic with a modern twist and a secret garland... ____________ I. love. Christmas. trees. I would honestly put one in every room if time, budget (and Mr. Pax ;) ) allowed. So today is an especially happy one for me because it's part two of our room-by-room Christmas tours, and … [Read more...]

Winter Woodland Christmas Mantel

Winter Woodland Christmas Mantel: Looking for mantel decorating ideas? Some fresh cut cedar, candlesticks, and a faux deer mount creates the perfect holiday decor.

This winter woodland Christmas mantel is so simple and so lovely!  Some fresh cut cedar, candlesticks, and a faux deer mount creates the perfect holiday decor. __________ I have one word about today's post... Yippee! Our house has been under construction for the past two months tackling two major projects: the kitchen and the fireplace.  This, my friends, is the first reveal of our … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Holiday Bar Cart

Farmhouse Holiday Bar Cart: check out this gorgeous holiday drink and dessert cart... A delicious spiked hot chocolate recipe and so many cute bar cart decorating ideas!

Looking for ways to bring that farmhouse style into your holiday decor?  Get decorating ideas with this farmhouse holiday bar cart... And don't miss the delicious spiked hot chocolate recipe for the perfect drink! _____________ I cannot believe Thanksgiving has passed already, friends!  Wasn’t it summer just yesterday?   And yet here we are: holiday parties are filling our calendars, children … [Read more...]

Traditional Green and Red Front Porch for Christmas


Looking for holiday front porch decorating ideas?  Bring some classic charm with frosted garland and wreaths and some bright Christmas red ribbon. __________ Thanksgiving is just days away, and since most of my readers tell me they begin decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, I wanted to offer you some decorating ideas before the fact.  And it doesn't hurt that Christmas decorating … [Read more...]

Gardening Gift Guide + Giveaway

What an awesome gardening apron! So cute and functional.

Find the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life with this gardening gift guide!  Plus, enter to win your own amazing prizes. __________ Well friends, we are officially into the holiday season.  I know we in the US still have Thanksgiving to celebrate, and I include that in this "holiday season."  In fact, I'm SO thankful for you all that I'm devoting a full week to thanking YOU for being … [Read more...]