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Fringe Trim as Christmas Garland

\ I can’t decide if this Countdown to Christmas gets me super excited that Christmas is coming or makes me panic a little realizing time is flying!  I love Christmas and every year it feels like it’ll never come.  And then you wake up and it’s Christmas Eve and I’m dying to backpedal and enjoy […]

Cozy Mudroom

The Three Lives of Our Mudroom

It’s really comical how much things change around here. I think some of it is the nature of my job.  You guys don’t want to see the same spaces the same way over and over.  And I definitely use that as my excuse for changing things up.  But if I’m really honest with myself, I […]

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Styling a Fall Beverage Station

So much of throwing a simple fall dinner party is having self-serve stations already set up.  Then your guests can serve themselves and you don’t have to worry about it! One of my favorite parts of our kitchen is this coffee and baking station.  I love the open shelving above so that there’s triple the […]

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DIY Pipe and Wood Candlesticks

If you missed my Harvest Tablescape reveal, make sure you check it out here. I absolutely loved doing this project for Home Depot!  I love entertaining and I LOVE fall, so creating a party guide to celebrate both was super fun.  {You can see the entire post on the Home Depot blog here.  I’ll be […]

Cozy Fall Table

Fall & Harvest Entertaining

I had the best time doing the Home Depot Harvest Challenge this year!  Make sure you check out the full post on their blog! I was assigned dining room and put together a Simple Fall Entertaining Guide with my tips for throwing a fabulous dinner party that you can actually enjoy as a hostess. Today, […]

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DIY Joy Stamped Napkins

Yes, I know it’s not Halloween yet.  But blogging has a way of making you prepare and do things a little earlier than normal.  When I got asked to participate in this Countdown to Christmas series, I was excited to join in with these talented ladies! So, here’s the premise.  Every Friday, we each will […]

Entire House Source List

Our Entire House Source List

Well, that is a daunting title, but I’m going to do my best.  I realized based on recent questions that, though I have the sources for each room in the original post for that room reveal, it’s really difficult to find that if you’re just finding the blog!  So, I’ve decided to put all sources, […]

White Cottage Makeover

Our Cottage Exterior – Before & After

Our cottage exterior has been in need of love for so long!  I shared the befores, our plans, and some progress a few months ago and am so excited to share the official AFTER with you today! Without further ado, here’s the Before and After of our sweet little downtown cottage. As a reminder, here […]

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Home Depot Harvest Style Challenge

I am so excited to be participating in another round of Home Depot Style Challenge! I had the best time participating in the spring for their Patio version last spring.  You can see my patio reveal here.   The Harvest Style Challenge works a little differently than the Patio Challenge.  Each participant is assigned a […]

How to Create a Gallery Wall

HOW TO CREATE A BALANCED GALLERY WALL

One of the biggest changes in our recent dining room redo was the new gallery wall.  Today, I’m going to talk about how we went from the one central picture to this full-wall gallery, step-by-step.  Creating a gallery wall isn’t an exact science and takes a lot of trial and error, but hopefully talking you […]

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Falling in Love with Colonial New England

Amuck, amuck, amuck, amuck! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we’ve been “babymooning” in Maine last week, a.k.a walking through the movie set of the best Halloween movie of all time, Hocus Pocus.   I have always dreamed of going to Maine in the fall.   Since I saw Hocus Pocus as […]