Weekend Links

Happy Friday! I hope the first week of 2020 is treating you well. Here are some things I saved to share with you here. There’s so much to love about this pantry from Kate Abt Design. Open, airy shelves, lots of baskets, and a window(!). One Kings Lane has 9 ideas for styling your bookshelves. […]

One Year Later: My Resolution to Read More

At the beginning of 2019, I made a resolution to read more. I wrote about it here. My original goal was to read 3 books a month, or 36 books for the year. I quickly revised that to 24-30 books, and I ended the year up with 25 books read. About halfway through the year, […]

Weekend Links

Welcome to the last weekend of 2019. How the heck did that happen? Here are some things I saved to share with you here. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue. Normally I don’t pay much attention to this announcement each year, but “classic blue” got my attention. My love for this […]

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 […]

Nell Hills Visit

Last week I made a quick trip to Nell Hills to check out the holiday displays. It’s so fun to have Mary Carol Garrity’s home interiors store, which is a destination for many, in Kansas City. Actually, Mary Carol recently sold the store to a young couple, so I was eager to see what changes […]

More Shop News: Creating This Life on Etsy

Hello and happy Friday! I’m popping in today to share some more shop news with you. I’m excited to announce that Creating This Life is now on Etsy! This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. As you probably know, I love to shop estate sales and antique stores and I find […]