Cookbook Addiction & Shelf Styling

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Hello, I'm Melissa and I have an addiction to books. Especially ones I actually love to read and look at!  I actually am particularly smitten by books in a kitchen. Are you? Obviously that usually means cookbooks, but I also love vegetable and herb … ** Read more **

Our Teen Boy’s Room

Modern Teen Boys Room Ideas and Inspiration

Inspiration for a Modern Boy's Room 1. Target 2. Ebay 3. Target 4. Overstock* 5. Red Letter Words 6. World Market 7. World Market 8. Pottery Barn When we lived in our old house and I had just started this blog, my son Luke had just turned seven. He … ** Read more **

Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree

A Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree

This year for the Michaels' Dream Tree challenge, my girls and I decided to create a Winter Wonderland tree. Without using flocking or actual snow to make it wintry white, we filled the tree with lots of white fluffy pom poms, big sparkly white … ** Read more **

9 Weeks ‘Til Christmas! {My Christmas Tree Plans!}


D o you remember my Christmas tree last year? My SWEET woodland Christmas tree with all the PRECIOUS woodland creatures, glittery gold and burlap? Oh, how I loved that tree. I didn't want to take it down. But I promise, those woodlands will make … ** Read more **

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

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Fall in the Family Room I've been out of town for the past few days with super slow internet, but until I can get home and back into the swing this weekend, here is a round up of links to my own fall projects or favorites shared during my 31 Days … ** Read more **

Smells Like Sweet Vanilla Cinnamon

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  I love for my house to smell delicious in every season. I'd prefer no one makes it smell bad for any reason. Ever. It's kind of a deal breaker for me. In the spring and summer, I love the scent of citrus or lemongrass or jasmine … ** Read more **