Homemade Eggnog for the Holidays

Do you get nostalgic around the holidays like I do? I remember Christmases from my childhood and the great joy the holiday held. Part of those fond memories includes favorite foods and treats. And so, with a nod to nostalgia, I'm sharing a simple homemade eggnog recipe with you!   Once again I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity tour hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie. Today a fun group of bloggers, including myself, are sharing a … [Read more...]

Nighttime Country Style Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my nighttime Christmas home tour!  If you're a regular reader, you've already seen parts of my country style Christmas home during the day. I've never done a nighttime tour so this is a first for me!    You can enjoy more home tours by visiting the links at the end of this post. And I'd like to give a special shout-out to Kelly at North Country Nest for organizing today's festive tour!   My … [Read more...]

Horseshoe Beach House with Eclectic Style

Today we're taking a break from all the popular Christmas colors to enjoy cool blues in a Horseshoe Beach house that sports eclectic style. Photo by M&P Design Group   A coffered ceiling spreads its architecture above the soothing light blue living room with white trim. Blue and white always look so refreshing together - especially in a beach home! Photo by M&P Design Group   The kitchen is mostly white but rich wood floors add … [Read more...]

Decorate with Dark Green to Create Cozy Rooms

In a nod to Christmas, I'm featuring rooms that are decorated with dark green. Two days ago I featured charming red front doors. Dark green is a color that most people don't typically apply to their walls, but I think you'll see how warm and inviting the color can be. Photo by Teddy Edwards   An airy kitchen gets a bit of drama with a dark green, expansive island. I love this rich shade of green. Photo by Teddy Edwards   Subway … [Read more...]

The History and Charm of a Red Front Door

A red front door is often found on traditional homes but they're pretty on a variety of architectural style houses. Here are 11 examples that show how to make your front door stand out. Photo by Gatling Design   I'm totally smitten with this rustic front door that reminds me of a home you'd see in the Rocky Mountains area of the U.S. Photo by SWABACK pllc   But if rustic isn't your thing, a high-gloss red front door might provide … [Read more...]

Individual Chocolate Souffle with Creme Anglaise

Are you searching for a memorable Christmas dessert to serve this holiday season? I love making an impressive chocolate souffle that people think you slaved over - but in reality is pretty easy to bake. I'm sharing this delightful recipe as part of a Christmas dessert blog hop organized by Kristen at Ella Claire. You'll find links to other bloggers' favorite holiday dessert recipes at the end of this post. Baked in ramekins, an individual … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour 2018: Christmas Kitchen

Welcome to the second installment of my Holiday Home! My kitchen is dressed in a bit of Christmas flair, ready for friends and family to drop by!   You can enjoy another week of home tours by following the links at the end of this post. Thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing this week's tour. The home before me on today's tour is Laura's who blogs at Inspiration for Moms. I just love her style and today she shares her … [Read more...]

Modern Country Ranch Style Home in Montana

We're taking a break from all the holiday decor to visit a modern country ranch style home in Bozeman, Montana. The house was expanded and renovated by StoneHorse Design, Inc. and all photos provided by them via Houzz.   Step inside to clean, fresh, and uncluttered interiors.   The light and bright kitchen creates a cheery space for meal preparations.     A high top table pairs with cross back bar stools to … [Read more...]

Embrace Winter with Faux Fur Decor

Embrace the cold short days of winter with cozy faux fur decor indoors. I'm not a big fan of winter but I'm trying really hard to enjoy it.     Today is the first Saturday of the month, which means it's Cozy Living Saturday when a few friends of mine get together to show our favorite ways to live cozily. You can visit everyone's cozy goodness - links are at the end of the post. Although I love getting cozy decorating for … [Read more...]

My Christmas Home Tour 2018

Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour! You'll find a mix of neutral tones with metallic finishes sprinkled with a little holiday magic.   This week is the annual Holiday Housewalk week organized by Jennifer Rizzo. Each day different bloggers showcased their homes decorated in a variety of holiday styles. Today's the last day of the tour, but you can visit Jennifer's blog to see the entire line-up from Monday through today.   If … [Read more...]

Christmas Porch Decorations: Country Style

Are you one of the "lucky" ones graced by the recent blizzard that stormed its way through the central part of our country? We got a healthy dose of fluffy white Christmas cheer to enhance my Christmas porch decorations!   Today I join a group of fabulously talented bloggers to feature our Christmas porch decorations. You'll find links to ? festive porches below. A special thanks goes out to to Taryn Whiteaker for organizing this fun … [Read more...]

Christmas Table Setting: Modern Country Style

Deer plates and a quaint ceramic village with bottle brush trees create a modern country Christmas table setting for the holidays! Welcome to the holiday edition of Styled + Set where a group of bloggers share a variety of entertaining ideas. Links to the other bloggers are at the end of the post. (This post contains affiliate links.) Jamie at So Much Better with Age is the blogger before me in today's loop. She has phenomenal French Country … [Read more...]

Beautiful Coronado Beach Style Home

Beautiful Coronado is a beach resort city just across the bay from San Diego. It's known to have the best beach in the U.S., and also has beautiful places to live - like today's beach style home. Photo by Burnham Design   A lighted anchor overlooks the sunny white kitchen with a beautiful blue island in the center.   Photo by Burnham Design   The dining room in this beach style home is also filled with sunshine and if you … [Read more...]

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