Honest Confessions and Weekend Inspiration

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Happy Saturday, friends!  Remember last week when I shared my 10 tips for creating a fresh, cozy look for the New Year? And all my grand intentions about taking my own advice and sprucing up my post-Christmas space? Gulp.   I haven't. Not even one little spot. Granted, I already have throw blankets galore (they never went away when I cleaned up Christmas), and the kitchen certainly got … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Create a Fresh, Cozy Look for the New Year

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Sometimes, when I take a little breath, I am amazed by how far this little blog of mine has come in the past few years.  To think that something I enjoy so much can be a creative outlet for me and a source of income for my family is so incredibly humbling.  It's also funny to think about how many things I shared on my blog before so many of you sweet friends were following along.  As such, I … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

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I cannot believe we are a week into January already. We took the kids to visit grandparents last week and got the special treat of beautiful snow and a couple of days of skiing. It was a wonderful way to start the new year, but now I feel a week behind on life!  School starts back up on Monday, and I haven't even thought about this year's goals and plans... Please tell me I'm not the only … [Read more...]

Happy New Year’s Eve

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Is it really New Year's Eve already?!?!  Where did this year go?  Whether you've got fancy plans this evening or - like us - you're planning on an early dinner with friends and getting the kids into bed at a reasonable hour ;)...  I've got some fun things for you to check out today: most popular posts of the year, New Year's Eve decorating ideas, and organization tips to get you started for the … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas Eve

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Merry Christmas Eve, my friends!  I hope you are having a delightful holiday.  I'm driving back from an early Christmas celebration with one side of the family and getting ready for a Christmas Eve dinner tonight with the rest.  If you have a few moments today to enjoy some browsing, you'll find some delightful posts below: Christmas lights tours, tips for decorating after Christmas, and more. I … [Read more...]

One Week to Christmas!

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Happy Saturday, y’all!  I cannot believe Christmas Eve is just one week away.  Enjoy the beautiful posts below for this week’s Home Style Saturday’s round up, and enjoy this last week before Christmas.  In fact, (and trust me, I’m preaching to myself right now!), let me encourage you to do your best to slow down, enjoy the moments, not stress about food, presents, and decorations…. Because this … [Read more...]

Holiday Inspiration

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

Happy Saturday, friends!  I may be getting tired of shopping and holiday bustle, but I don't think I ever tire of pretty holiday decor.  It is so soothing to me to enjoy the beauty and remember the reason behind why we do this holiday season.  Below is some gorgeous holiday inspiration for you all to enjoy today... So grab a cup of warm coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy! Maison de Pax | Green … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season…

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Happy Saturday!  We are FINALLY finished with construction (minus a few touch ups, but I've decided to wait until after the holidays to tackle those)... Yippee!  I feel like I'm returning to the world of the sane - just in time for the insanity of the holidays, that is.  Doing our advent story with my 6, 4, and 2 year olds for the past two days has been a sweet moment of remembering the whole … [Read more...]

Gratitude and Christmas

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I feel like November flew by this year.  We usually do some kind of thankful tree or Thanksgiving advent calendar, but with all the construction going on in our home and other family affairs, I blinked and Thanksgiving was over.  Am I the only one? So this year, I'm officially deciding to extend Thanksgiving.  I want to foster gratitude in my heart and life throughout the Christmas season because … [Read more...]

Gift Guides, Giveaways, and Inspiration

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Is it really the weekend before Thanksgiving?!  I celebrated this week by designating it Thankful for You week here on the blog.  I've got three gift guides (anybody already done with Christmas shopping?  I am NOT!) as well as over $400 in amazing prizes to give away.  Just click on each gift guide below and enter to win! Gardening Gift Guide  |  Kitchen Gift Guide  |  Gift Guide for Her Now … [Read more...]

Live Demo and Home Style Saturdays

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are enjoying some lovely fall weather and (if you're in the US), getting excited about Thanksgiving... I can't believe we are less than two weeks away! Speaking of Thanksgiving, if you are local to the Austin area, please come visit me at the World Market in Sunset Valley today from 1-3 pm.  I'll be there in the flesh helping you design the perfect tablescape and … [Read more...]

Home Style Saturday

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Happy Saturday!  I had every intention of sharing another kitchen update with you this week, but alas, I simply cannot get it together to take any pictures for you.  I'm sorry!  Instead, I've been working on designing our fireplace that is supposed to be going in this week...  I am happy to say, though, that I've got some excellent posts below for you to visit today.  Everything from practical … [Read more...]

Kitchen Tour and Home Style Saturday

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Happy Saturday!  I hope you had a beautiful week, friends.  We actually took the majority of the plastic off the kitchen yesterday because we are down to details.  Yippee!  For a mini tour of the new space, visit my Instagram stories... It should stay live until around 5pm Central time.  And now that we are closer, I promise some real updates soon. In the meantime, enjoy some awesome decorating … [Read more...]

Kitchen Reno Progress and Gorgeous Fall Decor

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I keep talking about our kitchen renovation, but I have yet to share any pictures... So I thought today I'd share one little glimpse of where we are and where we're headed before I shared some gorgeous fall style from some friends. It's certainly not grand, but it does give you an idea of what's happening.  The cabinet layout is remaining essentially the same (except for the removal of the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Recipes: Drinks and Desserts

Pumpkin Recipes: pumkin spice drinks and desserts

Pumpkin Spice Recipes: Drinks and Desserts Fill your kitchen with the flavors of fall with these delicious pumpkin spice recipes!  Check out the featured projects below and link up your new work.  Remember that your links will be shared across four sites.  Thanks for joining us this week! Please follow your dedicated hosts. Thank you!! Modern … [Read more...]