Christmas Entry

When you enter our home, you’ll notice a couple things. Dogs will greet you. One barking, the other jumping with excitement and trying to lick you to death. You can throw your jacket on a hook. Wipe your feet. But what I really like at Christmas is that you can see both trees as soon […]

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Two Christmas Tablescape Ideas

We have two places to eat in our home (three if you count the barstools…four if you count the couch). A “formal” dining room that doesn’t get used, and a casual kitchen dining area that we use for our every day sit-down meals. It has good views of the TV. The formal dining room is […]

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Christmas Living Room

This year’s Christmas decor stays true to my reoccurring theme – red, green, and a little blue thrown into the mix. I did play up the plaid with my pillow covers, and did an a-symmetrical garland (who am I???) which I LOVE. The tree is the same as last year with all red ornaments, berries, […]

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China Cabinet Facelift

This small china cabinet came from my grandparent’s home, and I almost didn’t take it because it wasn’t quite my taste. After some convincing (thanks mom) I decided to bring it home with plans to paint it. Once I got it settled in its new home I decided the stained wood worked (it’s also mahogany, […]

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Adding Winter Touches at Home

As the holidays come and go, it feels empty when the house is “undecorated”. I wrestle with whether to take down decorations and start the new year with a clean slate, or to keep some around and transition slowly so it feels cozy in the winter months. This year I opted to keep decorations scattered […]

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