Christmas Around the House 2014

Happy Sunday, friends!  Whew, what a whirlwind this past week or so has been... lots of non-Christmas stuff going on so I'm just now getting around to sharing a few Christmas touches around my home.  I figure better late than never, no? So settle in for some pics... I scaled back on decorating a bit this year and I'm actually loving a some more simplicity.  Plus less to take down in a couple of weeks, right?  Here we go... Let's start … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {October}

Holy Cow.  October flew by in a hurry, didn't it? My pause did not last nearly as long as I'd hoped, but I'm thankful there was a bit of one in there.  Here we are in November and the slide into the holidays is on its way! I think I'm actually ready to get some Christmas crafting going soon... is that scary or what? ;-)  Unfortunately when I look at our calendar for the month, I'm not seeing much time to spare!  Guess I'll have to get clever, … [Read more...]

Fall in the Foyer

Finally Friday!  I had two glorious furlough days early in the week and it was great to catch up on a few things around the house and put some finishing touches on my fall decor.   I sure do love to have a day or two to just piddle around the house every so often... :)  We've got a super busy weekend ahead celebrating my MIL's 80th birthday, a houseful of guests, soccer games, and other to-do's, but the weather will be awesome and we intend to … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed it {August}

Y'all.  Whew.  Things have been crazy.  And I don't mean just busy... I mean some tough tests swirling around me these days.  I'm sorry I've been a little MIA, but I've done my best to juggle work and family obligations and struggles along with this space, and something had to give for a bit.  I'm having a hard time carving out a quiet space in my mind to tackle projects and share them here.  I'm hoping this fog of negativity lifts soon and I can … [Read more...]

House Tour: My Foyer (for now!)

Earlier in the summer when I photographed my family room for my Home Tour, I snapped a few pics of my foyer at the same time.  With so many gloomy rainy days, it was a challenge to get a day of decent lighting, so I seized my moment!   I'm sharing them today, even though they're not the best quality.  Think it's time for a better camera and maybe a photography lesson or two? :)  I'll be adding to these as lighting and photography savvy … [Read more...]

Shut The Front Door! {Going Bold}

Well, I did it.  It's been on my to-do list since last summer.  Actually longer than that!  I just didn't articulate it until last summer. :-)  See how I get around my to-do list being too monstrous?  Think about projects, just don't SAY they need to be done.  Ha! Anyway, I was stumped on a color.  I loved the look of black interior doors... Source: via Heidi on Pinterest   And of course, there is the … [Read more...]