How to Set A Very Merry Holiday Table

*This post contains affiliate links and gifted product from Grain Designs. As always, the opinions and design are my own. Welcome to how to set a table – Christmas edition! To keep the cost down, we reused many of the items from our Thanksgiving table. See that post here. However, a few small changes had a major impact on the appearance of our table and created a completely different vibe! We’re outlining what we did below. Step 1: Arrange your centerpiece. For Thanksgiving, we did this later in the process. This time, we set up our centerpiece first because the arrangement, sans place settings, has had a place at our table all season long. However, we followed the same basic formula as we did in… Read More

Our Holiday Home Tour – Entry, Office and Mudroom

This week I have a huge dose of Christmas cheer for you! Call me Santa Clause, because I’m bringing joy to our household one garland at a time. Presents coming later. Decorating for Christmas has been a process, but I am happy to report I have successfully completed one floor! While our upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms, may be business as usual for now, we really got in the spirit on the main floor. In fact, E and my child-at-heart-husband inspired me to go a bit overboard and a lot outside my comfort zone,  I’ll be sharing our holiday home in a series of posts, starting today with our entry, office and mudroom. Entry Last year the majority of our home was still a complete… Read More

The Best of Target’s Fall Collection

* This post contains affiliate links. Target does it again! I’m no stranger to the home and kitchen aisles at Target and have always been a fan of their products, but this Fall they really, really nailed it. It’s the stuff of cozy, midcentury dreams. It’s hard to believe that a store where I buy my garbage bags and plastic storage bins, is also one of my go-to for affordable home decor. The warehouse style store even produced a Fall catalog that envy’s Domino magazine in style (IMHO). It’s chalk full of pin worthy editorial! Given our family’s style leans towards earthy and neutral, Fall is my favorite time of the year to shop for home decor. Fur, cozy patterns and wood… Read More

Weekend Sale Roundup

Due to a chaotic week and feeling a little under the weather I skipped Freestyle Friday yesterday. I know all your Fridays felt off-balance without my random musings, or more likely, your life went on as normal… Either way, to make it up to you, I’m going to reveal where the shopping’s at this weekend.  You can thank me with a box of macaroons from Gigi’s Cupcakes. First up. Take an extra 20% off at Macy’s Birthday Sale and receive free shipping when you spend $50 or more with code BDAY. The sale ends tomorrow.   If you are like me and live for technology, but also love the tangible, like a printed photo or a gorgeous photo album, you will… Read More