Beautiful Kitchen Remodel Tour

Do any of you dream of a remodeling your kitchen sometime in the future? I love my old farmhouse kitchen but I do dream of a kitchen remodel some day. You know, a kitchen where there's more storage space and a better work flow. I came across a beautiful kitchen remodel by H2 Design + Build that I think you might like! Seems we're seeing more and more two-tone kitchens, with dark cabinets on bottom and light cabinets on top. Do you like this … [Read more...]

Cozy Living Ideas with Candles and Blankets

Welcome to the first month of our brand new Cozy Living series! Eleven bloggers are joining together to share cozy living ideas with you the first Saturday of each month. We hope to inspire you to create memorable cozy moments at home for you and your family. Each blogger (I shared who the cozy living bloggers are last week) will share simple ideas for enjoying that particular month. Links to everyone's ideas are at the end of this post, so … [Read more...]

Cozy Living Series Coming Soon!

Happy Saturday, Friends! I've been so anxious to let you know that next week is the launch of a new Cozy Living Series with a few of my blogging buddies. Join us each month to celebrate the joys and experiences that particular time of year means to us. We'll share the various ways we create a special feeling by making our homes and lives cozy and memorable. Cozy Living means different things to different people. It conjures images of a special … [Read more...]

Country Style Mantels and Fireplaces

All my adult life I've wanted a room with a beautiful fireplace but so far I've never owned a house with a functional fireplace. My parents' house had a gorgeous stone fireplace that stretched up one wall of the vaulted living room. It was pretty impressive and is probably the reason for my desire to have one. For now, I have a faux mantel that's pretty enough for me. Today I'm sharing a collection of mantels and fireplaces to warm your … [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...]

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...]

The Return to Small House Living

Turn on HGTV today and chances are you might see one of the popular tiny home shows. Before the economic downfall, the housing trend was leaning toward McMansions and then around 2009 a movement toward small house living was launched. You've probably seen those tiny houses that are less than 500 square feet in size. While that's a little small for my liking (I have claustrophobia), I can see the attraction toward cozier cottages. How adorable is … [Read more...]

Warm Up Your Rooms with the Color Brown

Normally I'm attracted to whites and cool colors when it comes to decorating my home. That all seems to be changing these days. For some reason, I've been strongly attracted to brown, tan, and other neutral tones like gray. Honestly, I think it began when I featured the Randolph Cottage in my Charming Home Series. The color scheme is a great way to warm up your rooms. Here's the living room from the house that started it all. I love the warmth … [Read more...]

Is Shabby Chic Still in Style?

The last few years have seen a huge surge in the popularity of farmhouse style, but what about previously popular decorating trends like shabby chic. Is it still in style? Shabby chic is defined by layers of worn paint on furniture and simple fabrics like cotton and linen. Colors are typically soft and feminine with plenty of ruffles and romantic touches. White, casual slipcovers are a main staple of shabby chic furnishings. Wood furniture … [Read more...]

A Year in Flowers: Book Giveaway

These days it seems more and more of my blogging friends are publishing books! I'm so proud of all of them and it's always good news for you, because I like giving away a copy of their books! Kelly from My Soulful Home recently launched her new book, A Year in Flowers. It's filled with gorgeous photography and inspirational ideas. Following are photos from the book. To enter for a chance to win a copy of her new book, simply leave a comment at … [Read more...]

A Touch of Pink for Every Room

Did you know that at one time the color pink was a preferred color for boys and blue was the choice for girls? The thought was that pink was a more vivid color and therefore more masculine. Blue was more delicate and therefore meant for girls. It wasn't until after World War II that the trend of pink for girls started to take flight. So if you want to paint a room pink in your house and hubby starts to squirm, assure him that it wasn't so long … [Read more...]

How to Decorate with Vintage Books

Since my teen years I've been a collector of vintage books. I love their colors, their decorative colors, and the musty smell of old book pages. It's hard for me to resist running my fingers over them at the flea market, and once I interact with them, they're likely to come home with me. My expanding collection of books creates a need to be creative in decorating with them around the house. Here's some ideas on how to decorate with vintage books … [Read more...]

Beautiful Bedrooms to Dream In

Some of my friends and family members have difficulty sleeping. On occasion, I struggle with sleep too, although lately I haven't had any problems. My philosophy is that if you have pretty space for sleeping, it's easier to drift off. I say this because I think your surroundings can calm your nerves and create a sense of peace. I asked some of my blogging friends if I could share their beautiful bedrooms with you. Kim's blog at Savvy Southern … [Read more...]

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