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

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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 **

West Elm + Etsy + The Inspired Room {Etsy Pop Up at West Elm!}

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  You guys, I'm SUPER excited to let you in on a big secret involving West Elm & Etsy & ME! EEEK, don't you hate it when you have to keep a secret? I do. So glad I can finally tell you! I have had the amazing opportunity to round up … ** Read more **

Pumpkin Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe {The BEST!}


Today we made one of our all time favorite tasty fall treats -- pumpkin squares with cream cheese frosting. Baking with anything pumpkin is one of my favorite little things about fall! YUM! I mean, really. There is NO WAY not to love these treats. … ** Read more **

{Love the Life You Have} Create Personal Style

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aka: Chose the Funky Glasses. Sponsored by Lookmatic When I was nearing the end of high school, I was asked what I wanted to do when I graduated so they could add my plans to the video they were going to play when we walked across the stage to … ** Read more **

Out to See: Anthropologie


Hello! You made it just in time! I knew you'd visit me today if you saw we were talking about Anthro again. You are my people. Anthro is our home away from home. Our gathering place -- even if it is only via pictures in a blog post. Every now and … ** Read more **


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Before Jack the Goldendoodle, there was another fluffy white dog named Winston, a sweet little Westie. We got Winston when he was a puppy, 18 years ago. We brought him home from the farm to live with our family. We went on lots of adventures … ** Read more **