Home Decor I’m Lovin’ Now: Part One

Early last year my taste in home decor started to change. Normally I'm attracted to white, bright interiors with pops of color here and there. I've also found cottage style to be appealing and live-able. But then in January 2017 I featured the Randolph Cottage on my blog and my heart was set in a new direction. So today I thought I'd share examples of home decor I'm lovin' right now. White and Neutrals Here it is. The Randolph Cottage living … [Read more...]

Christmas in a Cozy Kitchen

Our farmhouse kitchen just got cozier with a new kitchen island! I waited until it arrived before decorating the kitchen for Christmas. Hubby and I assembled the island in two hours flat. Now that it's complete, I'm ready to share Christmas in my cozy kitchen. I'm joining other bloggers for our Seasonal Simplicity holiday tour, so be sure to visit their blogs listed at the end of this post. Thanks to House by Hoff and The Happy Housie for … [Read more...]

Connecticut Home in Neutral Tones

Did everyone survive Black Friday? I try to avoid the stores as much as possible the day after Thanksgiving, but I did need to get a few things. Then yesterday my daughter and I ran a half marathon (13.1 miles), so needless to say I'm a bit exhausted. Time to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy another house tour - today we're taking a peek inside a pretty Connecticut home in neutral tones. Faith Towers of Design Fixation at Houzz featured the home … [Read more...]

Finding the Perfect Kitchen Farm Table

My flea market kitchen table has seen better days. It's rickety, I'm constantly re-painting it, and I think it's way past its prime. After having success with my new dining table, I started the hunt for the perfect kitchen farm table. I'm sharing some examples of style I considered, and then I'll share the kitchen farm table I ended up choosing. (This post contains affiliate links.) A round kitchen farm table was my first choice when I began my … [Read more...]

Candlelit Mantel for Early Nightfall

My house is transitioning from fall decor to Christmas. My holiday home tour is the last week of November which is why I need to start decorating now. I was playing around with the mantel after removing my brown bottles, and started to set up my candle holders. I've started collecting wooden candle holders and thought a candlelit mantel might be perfect for early nightfall now that we've turned back the clocks.   I love the intricate … [Read more...]

Elegant Farmhouse: Charming Home Series

Elegant and Farmhouse. That almost seems like a contradiction of terms. Farmhouse is a comfortable, relaxed style whereas "elegant" conjures up images of fancy gold mirrors and other high end furnishings. But "elegant farmhouse" is how Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC describes this Texas home renovation project of theirs. Today's Texas home wears soft colors and features architectural details like wood ceiling beams and built-in … [Read more...]

Cozy Corner for Me: Giveaway for You!

This post is sponsored by Fiber One. All opinions are my own. Do you devote a little time to yourself each week? When life gets busy, I find it's really helpful to my well-being to enjoy time to myself when I'm not working or watching television. When it's warm out, I retreat to my front porch. Now that it's getting cooler, I've set up a cozy corner inside that's just for me! Keep reading, and you'll find out about a chance to win a special … [Read more...]

A Farmhouse Dining Table for an Awkward Room

I think it was two Januarys ago when I first started talking about finding a new farmhouse dining table. I shared examples of farm tables I'd seen, and then a year later I swapped my dining and living rooms and created a new sitting room, which you can see in my recent fall home tour. (This post contains affiliate links.) My new table had to meet a few requirements, which is why it took a while for me to finally choose it. First and foremost, it … [Read more...]

Fall Decorating in My Farmhouse Kitchen

The past few weeks I've been organizing my rooms and getting rid of some items. My neighbor took most of my small furniture pieces and gave them to family members. I'm glad they went to good use and I feel a bit freer and less stressed now that the house is getting in order. My fall decorating is done and now I can breathe easy before the crazy holiday season rolls around. Today I'm joining a group of bloggers and sharing a tour of my farmhouse … [Read more...]

Tips for a Dining Room Makeover

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. This time of year always puts me in the mood to bake and cook! I think it's part of that nesting feeling I get when the days get cooler and shorter. Since the plan is to share some of that food with loved ones, it's time I hustle my bustle and get the dining room done. Earlier this year I turned our dining room into a sitting room and now need … [Read more...]

Eclectic Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

Happy October, Friends! I hope you're enjoying the fall season so far. I know many of you are sprucing up your homes and getting them ready for cooler weather. And others of you are suffering from storms or fires that are plaguing our country. I hope that today's eclectic farmhouse tour will give you some cheer and lighten your spirits. Today we're touring an east coast home decorated by Jamie Keskin Design. Even though she's located in … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Decor to Style Your Home

Hello Friends! The sweltering heat has subsided in Illinois and we're back to cooler fall temps. This time of year always makes me feel like nesting and sprucing up my spaces. I found some beautiful farmhouse decor at Marmalade Mercantile, one of my sponsors. They have some great treasures that I think you'll enjoy! Does this wall art featuring different cow breeds look familiar to you?   You may have seen this cow wall art in one of … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour 2017: Part Two

Welcome to part two of my fall home tour! This week is another round of blogger home tours and I'd like to give a special thanks to April at House by Hoff and Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing this week's Seasonal Simplicity event. ¬†Cherished Bliss is on today's tour just before me. Be sure to visit Ashley and her pretty home if you haven't already. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Farmhouse Entryway Last week's fall home … [Read more...]

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