Seizing New Opportunities {A Reader Question & Some Exciting News!}

Maison Luxe Seattle Design Internship

Hi everyone! Courtney here again. My mom is on a trip to New York this week, so I'm taking over the blog today! You may know that I've been on The Inspired Room here and there, in my Gather posts and in occasional guest posts like this one, but … ** Read more **

The Secret Success of Bloggers

The Secret Success of Bloggers -Helpful tips on how to grow a lasting business through blogging

Every so often I share a few tips I've learned along the way in blogging. When I started my blog in 2007, blogging was mostly something people did as a hobby. Our expectations were fairly low, we just wanted comments and conversation. Over the years, … ** Read more **

Tips for How to Hang Garland, Wreaths and Stockings {without nails}

how to hang christmas stockings and garland on mantel

One question I am asked every year is "how do you hang garland, stockings, ornaments and wreaths on your fireplace or around doors and windows and at different levels without getting holes all over the mantel?" Well, that is a good … ** Read more **

My Christmas House Tour

Christmas Decorating Ideas and House Tour

Welcome to my Christmas House Tour! I'm so glad you came by today. If you are new here, welcome! We have lived in our house for almost five years. You can read the whole crazy 6 year condensed house tale here in a new post. We recently completed a … ** Read more **

20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude for Your Home

attitudes of gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude Back in 2008 I shared a list of our family's 20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude, things I wanted our son and our family to work on around the home. I've been thinking it is high time we revisit it, both for our own family and to … ** Read more **

Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas {Why I Decorate Early for Christmas}

christmas branch with ornaments

House & Home Just like the Fall season at our house, Christmas is a season I like to let evolve slowly and savor each step of the way. That is why I don't adopt the rule that you cannot start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. … ** Read more **

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