11 Cozy Breakfast Nooks to Start Your Day!

I think we've all heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." I know I heard it in grade school or whenever starting a diet. Although I'm not a big breakfast eater,  I do love the thought of cozy breakfast nooks to start the day. It should be a cheery place to lift your spirits and help motivate you to tackle the day. Here's a few inspirational ideas to help you freshen up or create your own cozy dining nook. Reclaimed wood … [Read more...]

Fresh Farmhouse Kitchen in Gray and White

Lately I've been a bit obsessed with kitchens and I don't really know why. Maybe it's just the combination of the functionality and aesthetics of a kitchen that draws me in. Or maybe it's simply because the kitchen is the heart of the home. Today's farmhouse kitchen is beautifully decorated in gray and white. The kitchen island bar stools remind me of those seen at old-fashioned ice cream parlors. Photo by Advance Design Studio, Ltd. A … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Kitchen in the U.K.

Today we're touring one of my favorite kitchens on Houzz. It has country charm and practicality throughout. This truly appealing farmhouse kitchen is located in the U.K. (as are most of my fave kitchens). Crafted by Hill Farm Furniture, Ltd., every nook and cranny of the bespoke kitchen tugs at my heart strings. I would love to take this kitchen and plop it into my own home. Photo by Hill Farm Furniture Ltd   The pendant lights are … [Read more...]

Pink Faux Flowers for My Farmhouse Dining Room

Do you ever just do anything on a whim? Sometimes you regret it, and sometimes you don't. The other day I stopped in at Michael's and the spring flowers really impressed me. They were so realistic looking - more so than ever before. I bought far more than I should (hey, at least they were on sale). On the way home I experienced buyer's remorse because I really didn't need so many flowers. But I had a moment of inspiration when I got home and … [Read more...]

Beautiful Blue and White Kitchen

One of the reasons that I'm a huge fan of older homes is because they generally tend to have more architectural details than their newer counterparts. When planning a new-home build, it can get costly quite quickly when adding some of these architectural upgrades. But boy, they sure are pretty - like this beautiful blue and white kitchen by Crown Point Cabinetry! Photo by Crown Point Cabinetry   The coffered ceiling is stunning and really … [Read more...]

Cozy Easter Brunch for Two

Welcome to the March edition of our Cozy Living Series! Each month our small group of bloggers shares how they enjoy cozy living during that particular month. You'll find everyone's links at the end of this post. For me, March is the time to prepare for spring. Today I'm sharing a cozy Easter brunch for two. (This post contains affiliate links.)   My new dining table from Pottery Barn is set with farmhouse style. I love the cozy appeal … [Read more...]

11 Entryway Ideas: Make an Impact

My old house is weird when you walk in the front door because it doesn't really have a designated foyer. I've kind of created a makeshift entry of sorts so it's okay. But I'm truly envious of homes with a designated space to greet guests. Here's a few entryway ideas if, like me, you're looking for a bit of inspiration for the entrance of your home. Wood and white always looks good together. Gleaming floors. A beamed ceiling. All that's needed is … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Table for a Breakfast Nook

Yes! My farmhouse table from Pottery Barn finally arrived! I ordered the Stephens table last October and for whatever reason it was on back order for a while. But it's now in my breakfast nook and it was worth the wait. (This post contains affiliate links.)   My new farmhouse table is solid wood. The real stuff. And I love it.   Our previous table was a flea market find and a bit wobbly on its feet. It was a cute table, but … [Read more...]

A Cozy Painted Mantel and Village

Welcome to the February installment of our Cozy Living Series! In case you're new, let me tell you that the first Saturday of each month a few of my friends and I share something that creates comfort and coziness in our lives. Think of it as the American version of Danish Hygge. I've been trying to add a bit of depth and layers to rooms in our house and recently decided to create a cozy painted mantel in a beautiful shade of gray.   In … [Read more...]

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...]

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