My Home in Creatively Christmas Book and Giveaway!

Creatively Christmas Book Giveaway

For some of you, the news that my home appears in Jennifer Rizzo's new Creatively Christmas book isn't new news. I wrote about it a few weeks ago ... but that was before I had a copy of its beautifully adorned pages in my hands. Last weekend I went to Jennifer's book launch party and came home with several copies ... one of which I'm giving away here on my blog! For her first book, Jennifer Rizzo did an amazing job. I can't believe all the work … [Read more...]

10 Dreamy Day Beds

Dreamy Day Beds

When my daughter Bridget was little, she wanted a pretty day bed. I promised to get her a white iron one to match her pink and white bedroom. She loved that bed and so did I. Sometimes I think about replacing one of our love seats with one. For inspiration, I compiled 10 examples of dreamy day beds from Houzz. Traditional Porch with Wooden Day Bed A Scandinavian day bed is pretty, but I don't know if it's ideal for sitting upon. You 'd have to … [Read more...]

Vintage Christmas Flea Market Finds

Vintage Christmas tree in a trophy cup

Is it too early to talk about Christmas? This year I'm planning a few weeks early because my home is on a virtual holiday tour the first week in December and I want to be well prepared. I have a decorating theme in my head and was on the hunt for vintage Christmas decorations at our monthly local flea market. Surprisingly, not a lot of vendors had Christmas decor out, so I'll have to go back for the November market. But I did manage to find a few … [Read more...]

Under the Eaves Farmhouse Bedroom

Farmhouse Bedroom with Wedding Ring Quilt

This past summer I ordered a dust ruffle from Joss and Main for one of the beds and would you believe I never bothered to put it on? Until today that is. The reason why I procrastinated is because I didn't feel like lugging the heavy mattress off the bed to put the skirt on. I finally buckled up and wrestled with that awkward mattress to get the dust ruffle on. While I was at it, I decided to change the bedding up a bit in our little farmhouse … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Remodelando la Casa

Traditional Kitchen at Remodelando la Casa

Have you been enjoying my Charming Home Series so far? It's been fun for me to feature different home styles each week with all of you. There are so many amazing houses out there that I'll never run out of material! I do get permission from each person before showcasing their beautifully decorated spaces ... and lucky for me no one has turned me down so far!  Today's charming home tour hails from Maryland. Meet Cristina from Remodelando la … [Read more...]

Halloween Decorating Ideas


Fall is the season of transitions ... the exit of summer, the turning of leaves, the cooling of temperature, and the shortening of days. There's a lot going on in the month of October, and it ends with a bang when we celebrate Halloween. Today I'm joining 14 other bloggers for a Halloween tour to get you in a frightful mood with a few Halloween decorating ideas before the trick-or-treaters arrive! Normally I'm not much of a Halloween … [Read more...]

10 Charming Breakfast Nook Ideas

10 Charming Breakfast Nook Ideas

Who doesn't love a charming breakfast nook? It's a cozy and inviting place to start your day off on the right foot. Even if you get up on the wrong side of the bed, enjoying a creamy cup of coffee in a sunny nook is sure to brighten your day. Compliments of Houzz, I've got a collection of 10 charming breakfast nook ideas for you. Traditional Kitchen Breakfast Nook A cottage cute breakfast nook to enjoy a vanilla latte with family or … [Read more...]

How to Make 5 Minute Mason Jar Candles

How to make 5 minute Fall candles

If you need a quick and easy Fall decoration that's economical and looks pretty too, then you've come to the right place! Using just a few items, I'll show you how to make 5 minute mason jar candles for Fall that create cozy appeal in your home as the days grow shorter. You don't even need to melt any wax for these charming candles. Whenever I need a fast and easy decoration, I typically turn to mason jars. They're so versatile and I have a … [Read more...]

Charming Old Farm Houses

Old Blue Farmhouse

Last year about this time I shared photos of some of the charming old farm houses in my town. Hubby and I went for a walk the other night and I grabbed my camera to get a few more photos of some of the local houses I love. This house sits on a nice piece of property in town. Earlier this year it was a pale mint green, so I was surprised when one morning while out for a run, I noticed the owners painted it a bold blue and gave it a new porch. I … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Mod Vintage Life

Deco style fireplace at Mod Vintage Life

Today's charming home tour is filled with romance and nostalgia. When I look at Nita's home at Mod Vintage Life I'm instantly taken back to Hollywood glam. Nita's charming home is filled with rich, feminine touches and it's easy to see she has a signature style all her own. From the chandie above to the pink sofa below, every square inch of Nita's living room is soft and pretty. Beautiful hardwood floors underneath add a bit of drama, along with … [Read more...]

Collection of Fall Home Tours

Rustic Living Room in Fall Home Tour

If you're a regular home decor blog reader you've probably come across a few Fall home tours these past couple weeks. I've been blown away by the creativity of so many talented bloggers in decorating their homes this season. I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of my favorites with you ... just in case you haven't seen these yet! Bre adds her autumn touch to her rustic living room. Check out her entire fall home tour at Rooms for … [Read more...]

DIY Boo Sign for Halloween

DIY Boo Sign for Halloween

Although I love Halloween, I haven't always done a lot of decorating for the spooky holiday. My idea of All Hallow's Eve decor is to turn off the lights and set out a bunch of candles. Then I turn the TV onto the Halloween movie and watch Jamie Lee Curtis suffer through another night of torture. The mood for the evening of Tricks or Treats is set. But this year I decided to have a little fun and I created a DIY Boo sign for Halloween. Sparkly … [Read more...]

10 Kitchen Pantry Ideas for Your Home

10 Kitchen Pantry Ideas

Lately I've been craving more storage space in my kitchen so I thought I'd check out Houzz for some kitchen pantry ideas. I found lots of inspiration and am getting motivated to re-organize the kitchen. I like when things are easy to find and when stuff doesn't fall out of the cabinet when you open the door (like all the tupperware). Traditional Kitchen Pantry by Brookline Architects & Building Designers Michael Kim Assoc This walk-in … [Read more...]