Winter Urns

Our Christmas has all been taken down and as usual, I’m loving the clean uncluttered feel of the house. I’ve made one exception to the de-Christmasing, however: the pots on our front porch. I’ve removed the ribbon, the reddish sticks, and the big silver ornaments, but I’m leaving the rest, even the lights, for as […]

Christmas Cheer

Cities at Christmastime are magical, aren’t they? I love the idea enough that I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to it. I took this pic a couple of years ago at Macy’s in Chicago (the old Marshall Field’s). If you’re celebrating Christmas, I want to wish you a very happy one. And if Christmas […]

Last Minute Book Gifts for Everyone on Your List

How is your Christmas shopping coming? If you’re like me, it always comes down to the last few hard-to-buy-for people. Since books are one of my favorite things to give I’ve got a running list of book ideas for the different people in my life. All of these links lead to Amazon and the books […]

Christmas Things

How is your December going? Ours is busier than usual and, to be honest, busier than I’d like. I love the festive feeling of the month, but it’s a *tiny* bit too much for this introvert. Today, however, I’m cozied up at home because Kansas City is a winter wonderland. We got 8-ish inches of […]

Woodland Christmas

Probably like a lot of you, my Christmas decorating has evolved a lot over the years. More and more I’m trying to simplify down to the things I really love. My favorite combination is rustic with a lot of glitter, so woodland-themed Christmas decorations always catch my eye. So I’ve kept that theme in mind […]

Links for Your Thanksgiving Planning

Normally I share link posts on Fridays, but since this is a Thanksgiving-themed link post and it’s already November 6 (how?!), I thought I’d better get it out sooner rather than later. Below are some Thanksgiving ideas and inspiration I’ve saved. I hope you find something interesting or helpful here too. This post from One […]

Fall Favorites

Ahhh…it’s finally Fall. Our days have still been warm (in some cases HOT), but the light is changing, the nights are cool, and the leaves are starting to turn. I am so excited! Here are some things I’m loving for Fall this year. (Note: some of these links are my affiliate links, meaning if you […]

For the Love of Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you celebrate? Parades? Special foods? I’d love to hear. I’ve never paid much attention to St. Patrick’s Day, but when I did my DNA recently I discovered I’m 1/3 Irish! To celebrate I’m sharing a little St. Patrick’s Day love via my love of all things green. I’m looking forward […]

Thanksgiving Tables

Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet? Since the leaves around here have started changing, and the fall temps seem to have arrived to stay, I’ve got Thanksgiving on my mind. Thanksgiving tables to be exact. For our table this year, I know a couple of things for sure. One, that I’ll be using my vintage […]

What’s Going On at Our House and Some Christmas Favorites

Happy December! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying the start to the holiday season. I’m sharing this photo from our living room last year because, as you may know if we’re connected on Instagram or Facebook, we’re undergoing some renovations at our house. Last month we had the popcorn ceilings removed […]