Holiday Favorites from #prettydomesticated

My favorite thing about Instagram is the community! You guys have been killing it with your holiday decor and I’m so excited that people are starting to share how the domesticate their home using the hashtag #prettydomesticated. Since we are days away from Christmas, I thought it be fun to share some of my favorite holiday-themed posts from the hashtag. First up, is @lindsayannejohnson. Everything she posts seriously takes my breath away. The kitchen is obviously jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but that tree is serious holiday goals. @christine_willits holiday is stylish and approachable. My favorite combo. I’m always inspired by the light and bright home of @the_cornellranch. Holiday decor takes it up an extra notch. @ourgracefilledlife knows how to layer. I’m loving… Read More

Chocolate Coffee Cake with Whipped Mascarpone Frosting + My Holiday Kitchen

This recipe originally appeared in this month’s (December 2018) issue of Midwest Nest with in-progress pictures taken by the talented Micah Zimmerman. Copies are available throughout the Fargo/Moorhead area or you can read the issue online here. *All images in this post are my own. I teamed up with Eco Chic Home and Love Always Floral to bring holiday cheer to my kitchen. I don’t know about you, but when the holiday’s roll around I survive on two things to get me through decking the halls, wrapping gifts and hosting my family, and that’s coffee and sugar. But I’m a mom and that means I’m all about efficiency. Enter my holiday cake, where I’ve combined my two great loves (other than… Read More

Get the Look: Our Christmas Tree

This is the first year of my adult life, I actually get to decorate my way for Christmas. Due to life events and seemingly constant construction it didn’t make sense to “design” a holiday look. That’s not to say we didn’t decorate, but we mostly made do with hand me downs from my in-laws… most of which originated in the 80s… Now there were some winners, like the hand me down vintage skis, snow shows AND sled, but I assure you that the items we inherited were not all winners. Particularly, the tree. I’m sure it was once a perfectly nice tree… three decades ago. Imagine my excitement when we splurged and upgraded to this tree from Balsam Hill. I… Read More

Our McGee & Co Sale Picks

Get 20% off all McGee & Co product with the code THANKYOU. Murchison-Hume Hand Duo: My personal favorite soap and hand lotion. We have a soap bottle by every sink in the house. This set even comes with a pretty tray. Forrest Green Teapot: I already own two teapots, but I’m really tempted to make that three. Salamanca Rug: Affordable and pretty. You get the appeal of vintage without the actual age. I’m considering this one for our basement. Oxford Woven Plaid Pillow: Just the right amount of color and texture. Holborn Lantern: If I ever build a new home, these are going in the kitchen. I’d even consider putting them in my current kitchen if the hubby would allow… Read More