My New Farmhouse Sitting Room

For over a year, hubby and I have been toying with the idea of selling our house. I thought we were going to put it on the market this March, but now I have cold feet. And now I'm wondering what we could do with our existing home to make us stay ... like the "Love It or List It Show" on HGTV. These thoughts and emotions got me to thinking this weekend and inspired me to create a new farmhouse sitting room. If you read my blog regularly, you know … [Read more...]

Randolph Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Today's charming home tour is filled with warm and cozy appeal. You'll find texture and vintage treasures within the walls of Randolph Cottage. Built by Bret Franks Construction, this endearing charmer is part of the Southern Living Plan Collection. The home is decorated by Park Hill Home. This is such a beautiful home, I think you're going to love it! The entryway sets the stage for what's to come. Neutral tones are paired with texture and … [Read more...]

Script Chairs for the Family Room

This post is sponsored by Kohl's, but all opinions are my own. I was paid for this post and received the included furniture and home decor as compensation. Ever since I watched the television series Revenge, I have longed for a script chair like the one Victoria Grayson reigned from as the villainess of the show. Victoria loved her special chair and it was easy for me to see why. I've kept my eyes open for a similar one, but was having no luck. … [Read more...]

Sunrooms to Brighten Your Day

This January has been one gray day after another. My hubby's feeling blue, I'm getting a little crabby, and we're both craving sunshine! To lift my spirits I thought I'd share a few sunrooms to brighten your day. After admiring all of them on Houzz' website, I found myself feeling a little better. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Photo by Colonial Reproductions, Inc.   Cool blue bathes this cottage-style room, providing a coastal … [Read more...]

Tiny Houses: Inside and Out

Do you think you could live in a tiny house?  I mean, really tiny, like a few hundred square feet or less?  I'm always amazed by people who choose to live in tiny houses. Yes, the homes are cute but I need a little bit of space. It might be fun to transport one of the smaller ones around America for a year's adventure though. I thought it'd be fun to feature some of these tiny houses on Houzz that are growing in popularity. Tiny House … [Read more...]

Winter Decorating and a Tale of Two Pillows

I find myself craving two things when decorating my home this time of year. Natural elements and the color blue. I turn to blue after all the reds and greens typically used for Christmas. The desire for natural elements comes from not being able to enjoy them outdoors in our frozen world. So it's no surprise that winter decorating in my family includes both these things. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Normally the first thing I … [Read more...]

Winter Mantel: Candles and Nature

After taking down all the Christmas decorations, my house was looking cold and barren. I thought about what I could do to cozy things up and decided to create a winter mantel. Taryn at Design, Dining and Diapers was on the same wavelength. She organized a small group of bloggers to all share our winter mantels today. (This post contains affiliate links.)   If you're coming here from Blesser House ... welcome!  I love Lauren's beautiful … [Read more...]

Best of 2016: Reader Favorites

Another year of decorating, entertaining, and cooking has come and gone. It's always fun to look back on the year and see how much was accomplished. I'm joining my blogging friends to share our top ten projects, resulting in the best of 2016! I'd like to give a shout-out to Cami at Tidbits for organizing today's event. Be sure to visit my blog friends listed at the end of this post to see all the best that 2016 had to offer in the blogging world. … [Read more...]

11 Winter Decorating Ideas

Yesterday the photographer from American Farmhouse magazine was here to take pictures of my Christmas decorations. I have to admit, it feels a little odd having a stranger become so intimate with your home. Don't get me wrong, he and his assistant were very nice and he even gave me some photography tips. But as the day came to a close I realized my Christmas decor would soon be taken down and put away, which always makes me a little melancholy. … [Read more...]

Pantone Greenery: 2017 Color of the Year

Have you heard the news?  Greenery is Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year! I love this choice because it's so organic and earthy. The color green comes in so many shades from kelly to sage to yellow and blue tones. Pantone Greenery is a bright yellow-green that portrays spring and summer in all their loveliness. If you're ready to add this fresh color to your decor, you're sure to find inspiring examples here. (Some images are from Houzz - click on … [Read more...]

Christmas Bedroom: Holiday Decorating

Old Man Winter gifted our neighborhood with almost a foot of snow yesterday. The mini blizzard created an opportune moment for staying indoors and adding a bit more holiday decor to the rest of the house. My Christmas Home Tour was shared last week but I didn't include a Christmas bedroom, so today I'm sharing one of our under-the-eaves bedrooms.   My daughters slept in here when they were much younger, but there were two twin beds as … [Read more...]

Moving Tips and Furniture Rental Options

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. In the midst of getting ready for Christmas, hubby and I have also been planning the sale of our home this coming spring. I'm anxious to purge ourselves of a lot of stuff, but it's a challenge because I don't want to get rid of things we might need. I'm making a list of moving tips now and have considered the possibility of temporarily renting … [Read more...]

Robb Restyle: Charming Home Tour

Here in Illinois we're enjoying a "heat wave" of sorts. It's in the mid 60-degree temperatures which is almost unheard of this time of year. I want to get out and take some photos of adorable bungalows and cottages in our area ... maybe tomorrow. But for now, you can enjoy Kristy's fun and colorful bungalow from Robb Restyle. It's so adorable. So charming. And just plain happy. Kristy used a sunny yellow paint on the side entrance door to her … [Read more...]