Before and After Room Makeover: Painting Brick

Just wanted to show you a quick before & after from the House Beautiful website! I thought this was a great example of the power of paint (well, OK, and some new furniture)! What a difference, huh? Photos House Beautiful … ** Read more **

Gobble, Gobble & Christmas Linky Love

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Time for your friend and mine, Mr. Linky! Here are a few holiday posts from around blogland...Now, go forth and add YOUR holiday ideas and inspiration from this week to Mr. Linky! And if you want to look around at holiday ideas, you can still find … ** Read more **

Welcome to {Not} My New Home

Ithought this was such a pretty setting. No, it is not my new home. Sigh. Nor will our new home be as fancy as this little gem shown in Architectural Digest! But thanks to everyone who has been asking how the house hunting is going! We did our first … ** Read more **

Super Easy, Creative Party or Holiday Favor Idea!

Ilove simple party ideas. Every time I host an event or holiday gathering, there are certain recipes everyone asks for. And I usually say something like, "Oh, sure, I'll get you that recipe." Having the best intentions, of course. And then I usually … ** Read more **

The Meaning of the Season

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Photo: DaySpring As much as I love all the decorating ideas, and look forward to the food and gifts, I am always trying to keep a balance in my home on what is truly important. Focusing on a season of gratitude and giving, and because we are a … ** Read more **

Ideas for Holiday Mantels & Stockings

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Country Living Pottery Barn Country Living Do you all have cute Christmas stockings? I really want to get or make new ones. We've had the same ones since our early years as a family of four. Our son, family member number five, never did have … ** Read more **