Wow! I can't believe that Christmas is just a week away. I will have to say that the past few weeks have been a blur. I am looking forward to having time off over Christmas to catch my breath. In the midst of all of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, Charles and I had the opportunity to get away this past weekend with his parents to Historic Edenton, North Carolina.
Happy Monday! After a busy weekend visiting historic Edenton and working on finishing my dining room Christmas decorations yesterday, I had a few moments this evening to take some pictures of our dining room. Most of the items used to decorate this room was either found in the yard, handmade, or items that I already had on hand.
Happy Friday! If you are a blog follower then you know that this time of the year the internet is filled with Christmas Home tours. I love sitting and looking through each home tour gathering inspiration on different decorating styles from rustic to glamorous.
I have been MIA for the past couple of weeks and that wasn’t my intent. I know that things get very hectic around this time of year and I like to plan and prepare for it the best I can. However, sometimes things don’t always go as planned.
Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend. I realized that it has been a while since we have shared a project with you. Our last project that we worked on was our fire pit area. That was a big project that took a few weekends of work but we have enjoyed our time spent by the fire.
Well here we are again half way through our week. I hope that it has been a good one so far. This week's Why I Love It Wednesday feature is cake stands. I will have to admit that I never thought about using a cake stands in my home decor. After all, they are made for cake.
Good Morning. I hope that you had a wonderful and enjoyable weekend and your week has started well. Charles and I have been going through a rough patch over the past few months. It seems as if everything in our home is on the fritz. The heat pump, faucets, washer, dryer, vacuum cleaner, brakes on Charles vehicle and check engine light on my Terrain are just a few things we have experienced. I just picked up my vehicle last Thursday from having it worked on and the check engine light has came on again over the weekend.
Good Morning! As you know from our recent Facebook and Instagram posts, that I have already started decorating for Christmas. I shared last week on our Why I Love It Wednesday the reasons why I start decorating for Christmas early and how it works well for our family.
Hello friends! This week's Why I Love It feature is bunting. If you spend anytime on Pinterest, you will see just how popular bunting is. There are so many reasons why I love bunting and why it is one of my favorite decorating ideas.
Happy Monday Friends!! We hope that you had a great weekend and your Monday is starting off well. Today's post will be short and sweet. I purchased this new pillow from H&M for our guest room. I wanted to share a welcoming and meaningful message to our friends and family that come for a visit.
Ok, I know that it may be a little early for some of you to even begin thinking about Christmas. However, I have been planning my holiday decor since the beginning of October. I am an early Christmas decorator. For the past several years I have always started my Christmas decorating around the first week of November. While the kids are still eating their Halloween candy, I am decking the halls. I have found that decorating early for Christmas works for me and our family. Well, I am still trying to win Charles over with decorating for Christmas early. He is slowly coming around or I am wearing him down.
I have always struggled with art for our home whether it is finding a color or a particular style. Because of this, I had only 2 pieces of decorative art in our house. My walls looked lonely and bare because of my indecision. Is it too bold, too modern, too traditional, or too abstract are all questions that I ask myself when looking at decorative art. I have always felt uncertain about how art would look in our space so I would leave it at the store and return home to empty walls.
I made some changes to our hutch a while ago. I purchased this hutch last year on Craigslist for $75 which was a real steal. It was in excellent shape and would serve as a place to display my growing collection of milk glass, white dishware and antique silver.
Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today's I am sharing why I love planked walls for our Why I Love It Wednesday series. I will be honest, a few years ago I would have turned my nose up at wood planked walls because they were not my "STYLE". Thank goodness for change. I have a love for planked walls whether they are painted or unfinished and here is why.
A few weeks ago Charles and I visited the State Farmer’s Market in Raleigh. My goal was to find some pumpkins, gourds and mums for our outdoor fall décor. We had lunch at the Farmer’s Market restaurant and after eating a delicious meal we made our way to the market area. As soon as I walked into the market my attention was drawn to these beautiful magnolia wreaths and bunches.
Welcome Wednesday! The halfway point in our work week. I have been off schedule over the past two weeks with posting the Why I Love It Wednesday series. I traveled to West Virginia for a funeral two weeks ago and had my family in town for a short visit that same weekend. Although I love blogging and sharing inspiration and encouragement with you, my family is first.
Hi Everyone! We hope that you had a great start to a new week. Over the past weekend, Charles and I traveled to Washington, NC or Little Washington as it is know around here. Charles had visited there many years ago growing up in eastern part of North Carolina. I, on the other hand, had never been. Washington is a small historic town located on the Pamlico River. Well, anytime there is water around I am all set to go. Charles and I both want to visit more local towns. Many small towns in this area are rich in NC history and full of character and charm.
I shared earlier in the week our outdoor space transformation. Overall, the entire project cost about $500 with the majority of the cost going towards the stone. Considering, the amount of work that needed to be done, we didn’t think that was a lot of money. I had mentioned that Charles and I had not used this space in over 2 years. We were really too busy with life to enjoy the space. In addition to being busy, it was hard for us to sit and relax in the space when it needed so much work.
Good Evening! This will be a short post about our outdoor updates. I will let the before and after pictures do the talking. This is our fire pit area that is behind our house. We have spent the past several weekends updating this space with fresh paint, mulch, stone and the addition of the panels.
Happy Tuesday! Sunday night I made my very first pillow. I have wanted to learn to sew for quite a while and have been hoarding fabric for our home in the mean time. To me, learning to sew would provide me with endless possibilities for our home. Pillows, curtains, table runners, and so much more can be made with fabric and thread.