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Parade of Homes Inspiration

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Parade of Homes Inspiration

Being a blogger has it’s perks. Take last week for instance. I was invited to attend the King’s Chapel Parade of Homes in Arrington, TN. And let me just tell you that it knocked my socks off! Hello Jello. The inspiration and ideas were mind boggling. And I met so many new friends and I laughed and I drooled and I took more pictures than I physically thought was possible in a 2 hour stretch…and I think I’m going to have to take my husband back. Because I saw things like this incredible barn wood...

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 16 comments

How to Make a Christmas Wreath

My Mom has been watching a lot of Fixer Upper. And she has fallen in love with Jo-Jo and Chip and the beautiful homes they create. She has been inspired to make some changes to her own house…and my dad just happens to be very handy…and willing. So this year when we drove home for Thanksgiving and we topped their hill and saw their house… …well I couldn’t believe my eyes! Their farmhouse was sporting a new metal roof and new cedar shutters {made by my Dad} and a newly painted door {also courtesy of my Dad.} And my...

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Christmas Card Ideas

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Christmas Card Ideas

This post is brought to you by Minted but all opinions are totally mine! You can read my full disclosure here. I hope you had the Happiest Thanksgiving ever! My mama has been sick for the past year. It literally all started 2 days before Thanksgiving last year. Two surgeries, 3 hospital stays, my dad learning how to handle more nursing duties than I ever thought he was capable of and many prayers…and she is well! {And just in case you wonder why, just let me say that you never want perforated diverticulitis with abscess.} So this year we...

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How to Make Homemade Simmering Potpourri

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 7 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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