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How to Make Homemade Simmering Potpourri

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

How to Make Homemade Simmering Potpourri

The Holidays are all about home and hospitality for me so I was so glad when Sonya asked me to be a part of this series

Hospitality Filled Holidays!

And as I thought about home and hospitality, I thought about what I love about a holiday home.

I surely love the decorations and the food and the stories and the laughter.

But I also LOVE the smells!

So today I’m going to share my favorite recipe for homemade simmering potpourri!

And make sure to check to end of this post for 6 more amazing ideas for hospitality filled holidays!

homemade simmering potpourri for the holidays

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Final Day of the Christmas Mantel Tour

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Christmas | 1 comment

Final Day of the Christmas Mantel Tour

Have you been inspired?

Have the last 2 days filled your mind with mantel decorating ideas?

I sure hope so!

I have taken a few notes on some things I’d like to do next year!

It’s always so much fun to see how everyone decorates!

So here is the final day of the Christmas Mantel Tour!

Enjoy!

Decorating with Apples for Christmas

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Christmas Mantel Tour – Day 2

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Christmas | 3 comments

Christmas Mantel Tour – Day 2

This is the year that I plan for Christmas. Like REALLY plan. Every. Last. Detail.

I’m usually a fly by the seat of my pants girl.

Not this year.

This year my motto is: “If you fail to plan, You plan to fail.”

So today I’m going to be sharing my to-do list for this week.

And don’t forget:

It’s Day 2 of the Christmas Mantel Tour!

Yesterday was just amazing…ideas and inspiration galore!

So while y’all sit back and enjoy these tours…I’ll be getting ready for Christmas.

Christmas Mantel Tour

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Christmas Mantel Ideas

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Christmas | 18 comments

Christmas Mantel Ideas

I know…I know what you’re thinking…

…it’s too early to be thinking about Christmas decorations!

But this year I am going to be prepared for December.

I’m not going to be running around like a wild woman…irritated with people who are driving too slow…and frustrated that the store doesn’t have what I’m looking for…and grabbing dinner on the run every night because there is just too much to get done.

Not me.

Not this year.

This year I am going to be sipping hot chocolate with my girls…curling up by a fire watching Christmas movies…making cookies for friends…driving around looking at Christmas lights…and enjoying every minute of this special holiday.

And in order for that to happen. I am going to have to get a head start.

Which means decorating a few spaces a bit earlier than usual.

Sonya from At Home With The Barkers and I have teamed up to bring you some mantel inspiration!

For the next 3 days, we are going to be bringing you the best of the best of Christmas Mantel Ideas!

So here is my mantel all decked out for Christmas.

Make sure to check the end of this post for more Christmas Mantel Ideas!

Natural Christmas Mantel

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Setting a Pretty Fall Table

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in dining room, fall | 8 comments

Setting a Pretty Fall Table

Could someone please tell me what happened to October?!

It seems that I blinked and I missed it.

But I am seriously glad that November will be here tomorrow.

I can’t wait to host Thanksgiving dinner!

And I’m already playing around with the table a bit.

I’m thinking something natural…and full of dried hydrangea…and acorns…and leaves…with a touch of gold.

Here is one idea for setting a pretty fall table.

setting a fall table

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