• Mini Christmas Tree + Vintage Ornaments
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    Mini Christmas Tree + Mini Vintage Ornaments

    When you get a mini Christmas tree you need mini ornaments right? Okay well I guess you don’t need them, but it’s always fun to decorate. I have two mini trees in my place this year. One is new and one is old. The one I’ve had for years is currently in my family room and if you’ve been following me for a while or at least for more than 1 Christmas season then you’ve seen it before. I didn’t decorate that one – it has berries and pinecones on it and I decided to leave it without additional decorations. I have a few photos of that one which I’ll include…

  • Christmas Mantel
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    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…

  • Home Decor

    Highlighting Your Home

    Spending money on your home is often an investment well worth undertaking. In general anything you plough into your home adds value almost immediately so if you’re thinking of selling up and moving on, little to large changes can make all the difference. But maybe you’re not in the market for selling and simply want to update your look and make some changes, giving your home a new lease of life. Looking inside is often the easiest place to start. You probably spend most of your time in one room so start right there. Begin with the décor and then turn inwards to your furniture and fittings. How are those…

  • Home Decor

    Christmas Garland

    I’ve always wanted garland with lights around my house so when I moved in to my townhouse and had a good amount of visible bannister I knew I had the perfect opportunity. The lighted garland that I saw at Costco required an outlet so that didn’t work for me, but I found strings of tiny LED lights in the same aisle that are battery operated. So I decided to get that and then buy regular garland and combine the two. Then, I went to Michael’s and guys, garland is expensive! Originally I wanted the kind of garland that looks like real fir or pine or whatever you call it, but…

  • Home Decor

    How To Prevent Your Home From Being a Cliche

    Pexels Let us preface this article by suggesting that you have the obvious right to decorate your home however you like. However, it can be worthwhile, if you hope to implement your own unique personality onto its four walls, to figure out what that truly means. Preventing your home from being a cliche is far from simply managing your expectations and trying to do the best with what you have. It means taking an intelligent means to its decoration and renovation to help your home stand out among the hundreds on your street. This is quite important to consider, and can help you develop your home with the most joy.…

  • Ceramic Vintage Christmas Tree
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    Ceramic Vintage Christmas Tree

    Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love all the decorations, music, and cheeriness of the season. Not often am I thinking about the holiday season in August, though! However, back in August I saw an event on Facebook for vintage Christmas trees at a ceramic studio nearby. The first date for the event was already sold out, so I acted quick (even though it was August) and reserved spots for me and a friend for October. I’m so glad we decided to go because the process was fun and the result was so pretty! I love the look of these old-school, vintage Christmas trees. They’re always advertised as…

  • Plaid Sherpa Blanket
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    November 2018 Favorites

    It’s the last day of November! How?! I felt like it was the beginning of November when Thanksgiving was around the corner and now we’re at the very end. As usual, I’ve rounded up some things I loved this month that made it into my monthly favorites. First up, I know everyone goes crazy for the Starbucks holiday cups but they really are so pretty. Here are shots of 2 of the designs. They just make me happy! Speaking about holiday, I put up my Christmas tree the weekend before Thanksgiving. Usually I wait until the day after but I was busy all Thanksgiving weekend so I did it early. I…

  • 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…

  • Home Decor

    Happy Thanksgiving + Thanksgiving Tablescape Goals

    Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all my readers who celebrate have a wonderful day filled with time with loved ones and good food! The above photo is from my buffet table. I showed off my Happy Harvest sign in this post (here). Since that post I added these little glass gourds that my mom got for me. So cute! For the past 2 years I have shared some Thanksgiving tablescape goals/inspiration on here. I love looking at tablescape inspo. They’re all so pretty and fit different styles. I’ve decided to round up a few new ones I found this year. I found all of these photos from Pinterest. I love how…

  • 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…