Trying to be Festive When Times are Tough

I popped around blogland a bit last night and WOW, so many of you are all ready for Christmas! Lots of parties and fun stuff going on. I love it! You guys are the best. Me? We got our tree this weekend, even though to be honest, we didn't have … ** Read more **

Home Inspiration (and gift idea)

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Sigh! Dreamy book alert! I got a new book from my friends over at House Beautiful and I love it so I'm gonna tell you all about it.  I am way too possessive of it to make it a giveaway, so if you are jealous, you are going to have to buy your own. … ** Read more **

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Holiday Linky!

You guys are rockin' with the holiday links! Don't miss last Friday's linky for a winter wonderland of great ideas! Ok, is this true? 13 days until Christmas? {Sigh}. I have not bought a single gift yet this year. {Bangs head against the wall} … ** Read more **

Cozy & Unique Bedrooms

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As our weatherman here promises the hope of snow for this weekend (a rarity in Portland!) my thoughts are turning towards cozy comforters, beds piled with down pillows and a fluffy nest to warm up in! So, let's pause from the holiday hustle and … ** Read more **

Christmas Decorating:
Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I took one look at this photo and realized I should never have given away my cute bunnies (don't worry, they weren't real bunnies. I mean fake ones). Somewhere along the way, I determined that bunnies weren't happening for me. We put them on our … ** Read more **

Feeling Behind Before You Even Begin?
Six Strategies to Make The Holidays Sane

I have a confession to make. Shhh ... I'm not ready for Christmas. This is not really a new phenomenon for me, not being ready for a holiday (remember my house just before Thanksgiving last year?). I think it is my new trend. I almost feel like I am … ** Read more **

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