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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...

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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! Day 3: Top This Top That Refresh Restyle Town and Country Living Setting for Four At the Picket Fence And to see all 3 days of the tour…CLICK HERE. And if you’d like to see how I decorated my...

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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...

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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...

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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. I started with my centerpiece. A giant concrete urn filled with...

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Styrofoam Head Crafts

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in crafts | 6 comments

Styrofoam Head Crafts

This post is brought to you by FloraCraft® but all opinions are totally mine! Read my full disclosure here. My girls want me to be on Craft Wars… …and I think I could TOTALLY win… …if it weren’t for that being on TV part. I just know that I’d lock down as soon as they announced that the cameras were rolling. And I’d be left standing there not being able to think up one creative idea at all and wishing that I could go back home. I’m really more of a behind the scenes kind of gal. I’ll just...

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How to Transfer Quotes to Wood

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in painted furniture | 21 comments

How to Transfer Quotes to Wood

I love little chairs. My house is full of little chairs that used to be sat in daily…and now they sit empty most days unless a little friend visits. I miss my little people sitting in their little chairs.  I miss my little people being little. Like on Monday I went into Chick-fil-a and they had remodeled…the booths were different…the way you stood in line was different…the play place was different… …and I cried.  Real tears. Not because the remodel was frightening.  It was actually quite lovely. But I...

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Tips for Organizing Your Pantry

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in organization | 9 comments

Tips for Organizing Your Pantry

I’m not an organized person. I wish I were.  It seems like such a nice thing. Organization. I mean I like organization…and I like the thoughts of organization…and I like to look at beautifully organized spaces…and shop the organizing aisles at Target. I just have a hard time sticking with organization. There is no follow through. I organize a space and buy all of the right organizing bins and labels and baskets. And I proudly show my family the newly organized space and explain the processes of what needs to be done to...

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Be Brave

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 22 comments

Be Brave

So the other day I shared about my fake picnic and how that changed everything. And since that post I’ve had more text messages and FB messages and comments that have been a blessing to my soul. And I was reminded of why I joined the wonderful world of blogland to begin with. I like you people. Like really like y’all. And I don’t want to leave y’all. But I also don’t want to waste your time with fake posts about empty crafts and projects. {Although I do have some fun projects that I’m planning!} I want to...

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The Fake Picnic that Changed Everything

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in fall | 52 comments

The Fake Picnic that Changed Everything

So today…I almost quite blogging.  I was all set to write my farewell post and call it a day. It all started with a typical afternoon. My girls were jumping on the trampoline after rushing home from school and I had about 15 minutes before we had to be to the next event of the day and I was setting up a picnic…that no one was ever going to sit down to. It was a fake picnic with no food and no people. I didn’t have time for a real picnic. It was just for the blog. And as I decided which candlesticks looked the best and...

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