Controlling Cat Odor: My 10 Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skout’s Honor for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.  If you're a cat lover, you know that controlling cat odor can be a bit of a challenge. We've had kitties in our house for the past 20 years and have loved each and every one. Most of our furry friends are rescue cats and when you own multiple pets, odors can become a problem. After all these years of experience, I consider myself somewhat of … [Read more...]

10-Minute Floral Centerpiece

Every morning this time of year I dread waking up in the dark. I like summertime and waking up with the sun's warm rays touching my face. But since I can't have that right now, I'm cheering up my interior spaces with pretty flowers. Today I'm sharing how to make a 10-minute floral centerpiece. It's nice to have quick and easy projects that put a smile on your face. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Pink and white were the colors of … [Read more...]

Vintage Cottage: Charming Home Series

Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away so I thought I'd share a sweet little vintage cottage dressed in red and white - perfect for Cupid's holiday. The cottage has a well-loved and slightly worn look that I think you'll find charming and endearing. This quaint home was shared on Houzz by Tumbleweed & Dandelion. (This post contains affiliate links.) Soft white slipcovers and grain sack pillows create a shabby chic vibe in the … [Read more...]

Home Organization Book Giveaway

Do you long to be more organized at home but you keep putting it off? I stumbled across The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley and am so in love with it, I have to share a free copy with one of my readers. To enter win a copy of the book, simply leave a comment below telling me you want to be entered for the drawing. (This post contains affiliate links.)   The book is written by the same person who blogs at A Bowl Full … [Read more...]

Kitchen Wallpaper: Is It for You?

When I ask people if they like wallpaper, the answer is either a resounding yes or an emphatic no. I've yet to find anyone who feels lukewarm when it comes to the subject of papering the walls of their home. Designers are predicting a growing trend back to wallpapered walls and today I'm sharing examples of kitchen wallpaper from Houzz to see what Town and Country Living readers think. A soft, patterned wallpaper lines the walls of this neutral … [Read more...]

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...]

Pink and White Table Setting

Valentine's Day gives me reason to celebrate my inner girl and bring out the pink!  Pink has been my favorite color for many, many years and I'm happy to say it's my daughter's favorite color, too. So in the spirit of Cupid's holiday, I've put together a pink and white table setting. I'm joining fellow bloggers to bring you a week of entertaining. Thanks to Lory at Designthusiasm for organizing the event! And if you're here from Zevy Joy ... … [Read more...]

Suburban New York Home Tour

Last Sunday we toured a beautifully restored home that suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy. We're staying on the eastern coast today with a gorgeous new home located in the suburbs of New York. The interior details are amazing; I love when a house has good bones. Even if you have a tract home, you can add simple touches like a chair rail, crown molding, board and batten siding, and more. It's not hard to install and can make a powerful impact. … [Read more...]

Summer Wedding: Amy and Cory

My son married his college girlfriend this past summer and I finally have photos to share with you! Will you indulge me while I relive the memory here on my blog? Their summer wedding was held at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington, Illinois. The weather was perfect, the bride was beaming, and my son looked rather dapper in his tuxedo. All photos (except the beach photo) were taken by The Wedding Studio. These two met while attending … [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...]