• Christmas Mantel
    Decor,  Home Decor

    More Christmas Decor

    Happy Wednesday! We’ve made it halfway through the week. I have just 7 more days of work (including today) before winter break! I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner. I’ve already shared with you all my Christmas tree this year and my garland on my stairs. Today I’m sharing some more Christmas decor I’ve got going on in here. My fireplace mantel, my buffet table, and my outdoor wreath. First, my fireplace. I got garland for my mantel and a wreath to put over it from Target. They didn’t come together, but they’re the same brand so they match. I thought about putting some of my LED lights…

  • Christmas Tree - Nighttime
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    Red, Green, & Gold Christmas Tree

    This year with my new townhouse I got a new Christmas tree from Costco. A pre-lit one, which is new to me. I have to say it was so much easier to not have to string the lights! The tree I got is 7 ft. tall and the lights can be white, colored, or alternate – which is the setting I normally have it on since I love both white and colored lights. The small lights are classic and clean, but part of me still misses those large old school bulbs! For my tree this year, I inadvertently got an assortment of red, green, and gold ornaments. When I went…

  • Decor,  Home Decor

    Spruce Up Your Guest Bedrooms For Christmas

    For many, the panicked shopping race before Christmas has already started. With presents to buy, decorations to prepare and an exciting menu to set, there is a lot to do. It’s not uncommon as well to invest in a last minute Christmas outfit – or a few, depending on how many parties you’re going to attend to. In short, with a to-do list packed with shopping items, you might come behind your hosting schedule. Indeed, if you’ve invited relatives or friends to stay over, you need to get the guest bedroom ready for the occasion. While Christmas colors are a must-have in most households, it’s fair to say that they…

  • Welcome Pumpkin
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    Getting Ready for Fall

    Fall has quickly become my favorite season in the past few years. I don’t know why considering I associate fall with summer vacation being over and having to go back to work. However, there’s just something about fall that I love. The crisp, cool air. Apple cider donuts. Breaking out the cozy sweaters. Oh and ushering in the holiday season, of course. Since I’m in a new space (my townhouse), I picked up a few fall decor things. I didn’t want to go overboard with decorating, plus I don’t have the money to! So it was just a few things. First, I got this super cute leaf candle holder from…

  • Marotta Campaign Writing Desk
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    Twilight Blue Writing Desk

    I’m back with another home decor/furniture post. A desk wasn’t at the top of my list for furniture to get, but after the essentials that I needed to buy new (dining table, bedroom furniture, coffee table, kitchen cart, entry way table etc.) a desk was next on the list. A desk wasn’t something I needed urgently as I mostly work from my laptop on the couch and if I need to really sit I can sit at the dining table. I knew I needed one eventually so that I could have somewhere to put my cable modem, router, and a printer (when I buy one). So when I got back…

  • Grafton Bed + Origami Comforter
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    Grafton Bed

    As many of you know, I recently bought a townhouse with my brother and have been moving in, furnishing it, etc. While there were a few things we brought over that we already owned, a majority of the items in the house are brand new. My bedroom furniture is all new. While I don’t think talking about my new dresser and skinny chest of drawers is very interesting, I do plan to talk in a future post about my closet organization and new vanity. But the piece of furniture I’m talking about today is my new bed which I’m in love with! My bedroom furniture (minus the vanity which is…

  • Decor

    Work Environment Inspo

    As a teacher, I don’t really get a lot of say on how my room is set up. I can bring some things in from home and kind of organize my space the way I want, but my options are very limited. I don’t really bring in anything from home as I teach high school kids so I don’t need to decorate it in the way an elementary teacher would. I also have other teachers use my room during most of my off periods so I keep the room as simple as possible. But I often think about what my ideal work space would look like if I could make…