Fall Vignettes with Baby Boo Pumpkins

When you don't know how to decorate for fall, or you simply don't have a lot of time and don't want to break the bank, create a few fall vignettes with baby boo pumpkins. These sweet little white pumpkins are my go-to decorating staple when the autumn season breezes into town. A few years ago I lined up several baby boos on my French bread board to use as a centerpiece for a natural fall table setting. I might use this idea again this … [Read more...]

Lake Michigan Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Happy Sunday, Friends! I hope that you're enjoying your weekend, and I'm happy that you're here to enjoy another weekly home tour. Today we're visiting a Lake Michigan cottage by The Cottage Company of Harbor Springs. I use the term "cottage" loosely because the home is actually quite spacious. A beautiful Moira clock nestles into a cubby beneath the winding staircase. Photo by Cottage Company of Harbor Springs   The living room is … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Decor: Adding Texture to the Home

Something about the fall season brings out the need for warm and cozy texture in the home. Pillows and throws are a simple solution, but what about the architectural appeal of a stone wall? In my childhood home there was a large stone wall fireplace in the center of the room, running up to the peak of the vaulted wood ceiling. I never appreciated that room as much as I should have. This rustic stone fireplace brings back memories of that … [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...]

Fall Front Porch: A Place for Me Time

This post is sponsored by Fiber One. All opinions are my own. Fall means a lot of different things to me. It's back-to-school season, it's time for taking nature walks, it's fall running season, and it's time to enjoy a little "me time" on my fall front porch.  This is my favorite spot when I step outside of our house. It's like my little she-shed, minus the shed. I'm currently training for a half marathon and this is where I like to … [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...]

Bungalow House: An American Classic

One of my favorite home exteriors is a bungalow house. The first home I ever purchased as an adult was a Sears kit catalog bungalow. The minute I stepped inside the doorway with the realtor I knew I needed to call it my own. One day I'll go back and take a photo of it to share with you. But for now, I'm sharing a roundup of adorable bungalows that I found on Houzz. Tell me if you love these charmers as much as I do! Photo by Cottage Company 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...]

Colorful Russian House: Charming Home Tour

Illinois is breaking out in color on the trees and in honor of the fall fanfare, I thought I'd choose a colorful home for today's tour. Have you ever stepped inside a Russian house? This one by designer and decorator Zhenya Zhdanova is quite cheerful and charming! You'll notice an abundance of painted bead board and paneled walls throughout the home. A pair of vintage style chandies illuminate the dining space, decorated in red and blue. Photo … [Read more...]

Pretty Fall Vignettes: Inside and Out

Officially the calendar says it's fall, but outside it's a sweltering 90-degrees here outside of Chicago. And the heat is supposed to continue for the next several days. Ugh. Still, I'm keeping an autumn state of mind and am sharing a few pretty fall vignettes with you that might help you get your own home ready for the changing of the seasons.Pumpkins and Gourds Okay, so this category of fall vignettes is pretty obvious. When in doubt, grab … [Read more...]

National Coffee Day Is Coming Soon!

Are you a coffee lover? Next Friday - September 29th, 2017 - is National Coffee Day! Do you plan to celebrate? Maybe you'll enjoy a decadent coffee recipe on this special day. Or maybe you'll finally create that coffee bar in your home that you've been craving. In anticipation of National Coffee Day, I'm sharing coffee-inspired ideas to enhance this special day. And at the end of the post, you'll find where to enjoy National Coffee Day … [Read more...]

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