December 27, 2015

A Very Special Christmas Present

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!  I am enjoying this week unplugged with my family but I just had to pop on to share a few pictures of a special present that showed up under our Christmas tree this year.
Golden Retriever puppy sleeping in log basket under Christmas tree -

December 22, 2015

A Christmas Weekend at the Cabin

It's beginning to look a lot like....April?  We spent last weekend at our family's cabin in the mountains and the weather was balmy and not at all winter-like.  If there is anything this year has taught me, it is not to get upset about things outside of my control.  So we went with it and enjoyed the spring-like weather.  But that didn't stop us from adding a few holiday touches to the house.
Natural rustic and affordable holiday decor in a mountain cabin -

December 17, 2015

Our Outdoor Christmas Spaces

Window with fresh wreath and black board and batten shutters -
Today I am sharing a few of our outdoor areas decorated for Christmas.  First, we decided to use fresh wreaths from Costco on all of our front windows.  I have always loved the look of fresh wreaths on windows, but never wanted to spend the money.  The great thing about Costco is that their wreaths are so affordable at $15.99 per wreath.  The smaller wreaths on the 2 smaller windows are from Trader Joes's ($5.99 each).  We decided not to put a wreath on our large front window because the Christmas tree in our living room can be seen from there.

December 9, 2015

A Book Lover's Christmas Tree

First and foremost, thank you all so much for all the love on our Holiday Home Tour.  I took so very many pictures, many more than could fit in that one post, so I will be sharing a bit more in the coming days.  In our home tour last week, I referred to the flocked tree in our living room as a "tree of my own". Christmas has always been about our kids, as I think it should be.  But, this year, in addition to the tree in the family room with all of our collected ornaments, I decorated the tree in our living room with some of my favorite things.  I try not to follow too many trends in home decor.  Rather, I like think about things to add to our home that reflect who we are.  So, with that in mind, I thought about one of my favorite things, books.
Flocked Christmas tree decorated with small books, black and white accents and mercury glass ornaments -

December 4, 2015

Holiday House Walk 2015

Welcome!  I am so excited to be included in Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Walk this year!!  Since even before I started my own blog, Jen's House Walk has been my absolute favorite week of the year as a blog reader.  Yours, too?  I am thrilled to have found others who are as crazy passionate about holiday decor as I am.  I love getting to peek inside so many amazing homes, especially when they are all decked out for the holidays.  Speaking of amazing homes, if you're following the tour, you just arrived from Stop 28, My Sweet Savannah's beautiful home, always a favorite of mine.

December 2, 2015

Target Dollar Spot Kitchen Paper Dispenser

I think the Target Dollar Spot has a new name, but I will just keep referring to it as the Dollar Spot anyway :)  Many, actually most, of the items now cost more than $1, but there are usually great values to be found in that little gem of a spot.  It's my favorite part of the whole Target shopping experience.
Target Dollar Spot paper holder with kraft paper -