How to Make a Pine Cone Garland

I don't know what it is about garlands, banners, and buntings; but I just love them! Some are fancy and some are plain but each one adds a pretty element to home decor. I've been looking at hundreds of Christmas banners on Pinterest and became inspired to create one of my own. So today, I'm sharing how to make a pine cone garland. Mine cost less than $4 to make! Since I live in the northern part of the U.S., I opted for frosty looking pine … [Read more...]

Cottage Style Decorating in the Entry Way

My heart is torn between farmhouse and cottage decorating style, which means I typically end up fusing the two together as much as possible. I've been doing a bit of tweaking to the entry way, adding touches of cottage style. The entry way isn't a formal entry, but rather an extension of our living room. I had to be creative in positioning the furniture to appear like an entry and not just an unused portion of the living room. Our kitty Stella … [Read more...]

My Experience Being Published in an Italian Decor Magazine

Less than 2 months ago I received an email from Annarita Triarico, an Italian journalist working for Lotus Publishing. She wanted to feature my home in one of their magazines, "Gli Speciali di Casa Chic."  At first I thought it was a joke, but I looked at their publishing site and realized it was a legitimate request. Unfortunately, this magazine is not for sale in the United States, but I'll receive several hard copies of my own. As you'll see … [Read more...]

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