My Favorite Spot in Our Home

Hello everyone!!  This is Part II of a fun blogging series I am doing with four talented bloggers. This month we are featuring our favorite spot on our homes.  Everyone has a favorite place in their home, right?.  One that beckons them to sit down in relax. One where they go to hide from the kids?? For many, that place is the retreat of their bedroom.  Not so much for me. You see, my bedroom also houses my disheveled office.  I attempted to add a desk to tame the clutter, and you can read about that here.  Still, it is not a place I go to relax, as my work is always staring me in the face.

Instead, my favorite spot in our home is our living room.  After all, it is where all of the “living” is done.  Our home is on the smaller side and only has a living room and not a living room/family room combination.  So we spend a lot of time in it.  We are in desperate need of new couches, but with a 3 an 5 year old, I am not making that investment until we outgrow the peanut butter on hands phase, if you know what I mean.

I have made the best of the sofa by adding fun throw pillows to distract.  I can’t think of a more affordable decorating trick that makes such an impact. Pillows are definitely my go-to.  I am a hoarder of sorts!

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Here is a shot of my favorite chair in the room.  She (yes, it is a she), is all dolled up for Christmas.

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Our living room also features some DIY’s I am proud of.  My husband and I made this DIY upholstered console table and I love the way it ties into our space.  You can read a full tutorial here.

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I love our family room because it is cozy, yet sophisticated.  There is nothing better than sitting down on a weekend, sharing a bottle of wine (or two) and hanging out there.  Speaking of wine, what room would be complete without a bar cart?  Here is ours.  It is from Target and I Heart It!  You see me rave about it and give tips on how to style it here.

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What is your favorite space in your home?  Don’t tell me it is the bedroom.  I will be jealous . . .

Fore more decor and design inspiration, head on over to my blogging buddies to see what their favorite spot is!

Away She Went

Glamista Home

Small Town Rambler

This Crazy Thing Called Life


Holiday Home Tour

Happy Monday friends!  I am so excited to welcome you into our home to see our holiday home this year.  It is a little pink, a little green and a little in between.  I hope you enjoy and find some inspiration!  Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions. The first thing you see when you enter is our tree.  I tried to minimize it in these pictures, but you will see it is leaning just a bit.  I think it gives our tree a little “character.”  I wrote about my leaning tree and other holiday calamaties here.

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I used some small strips of ribbon in different lengths and colors to add a punch of color to this simple boxwood wreath.  I just used ribbon I had on hand from gift wrapping, so it was super inexpensive.

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Here is a shot of our tree with the lights on and a blur effect.

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This year, I used gold polka dot gift wrap and faux bois gift wrap with tons of pink and green ribbon.  You can read about my faux bois obsession here.

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The dining room is a bit wild with a fun zebra theme.  I found the fun zebra wrapping paper at Paper Source.

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I opted for a more neutral color palette in the living room.  The Joy pillows are Threshold from Target and I adore them!

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My mantle has gold and silver mixed in with winter white.  I spray painted some bay leaves gold and added them to my simple greenery.

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I spray painted a dried magnolia leave wreath from last year gold to go with the mixed metallics mantle.

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My daughter’s room was no exception to the pink and green color scheme!

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I wrapped some gifts to make “candy presents.”  You can see the tutorial here.

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I found some mini candy ornaments at Target last year after Christmas that look great mixed in with my DIY version.

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I hope you enjoyed the tour!  For more inspiration you can see last year’s Holiday Home tour here.

Linking up at the 12 Days of Christmas, Tutorials and Tips and The Scoop.



I’m Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

One of the perks of having little girls is getting to decorate their rooms and wardrobes with all kinds of girly fun.  This year when I asked my 5-year old how she wanted to decorate her room for Christmas, her resounding answer was “Pink!!”  So, this year in honor of Pinkalicious, (those who have little girls will know exactly what I mean) we are Dreaming of a Pink Christmas.

This is how my daughter’s room turned out and I am “tickled pink” by the results.  I will share the rest of our holiday home tour soon.  It is also influenced by the pink theme going on in my daughter’s room.

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The block letters  and wreath are after Christmas clearance finds from Target last year.  I posted all about my steals and deals post-Christmas here.

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I found the fun pink and green wrapping paper at Homegoods off-season.  I like to use regular wrapping paper rather than Christmas themed wrapping paper for my gifts.  I found these fun tassels on clearance at Target and Hobby Lobby and thought they would be so fun to use instead of ribbon.

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I also used little faux gems I bought for my daughter ages ago at a craft store.  She used them to sort colors and shapes when she was younger and I am so glad they found a new home!

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The pink tree was an impulse buy.  After much nagging and begging my daughter won and it went home with us!

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For a tree topper, I made a DIY urchin.  You can see the tutorial I wrote for how to make them here. Could not be easier.

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The stockings are from Tiny Prints.  Did you know that they have a line of home decor and holiday decor?  The ombre pink stocking was perfect for my theme!

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The pink “candies” in the compote dish are DIY candy presents you can read about here.  More like eye candy!

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The vanity needed pops of pink as well, so I incorporated some pink roses in this fun Oh Joy for Target pitcher.

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As if we could not get any more pink, this is our holiday card this year.  It is from Tiny Prints and I adore it.

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Do you decorate with a specific theme or color for Christmas, or do you stick to the same scheme each year?  I usually work with what I have, but mix it up a bit by adding in a new color.

From my family to yours . . . Have a very Merry Pinkmas!




Holiday Home Tour

I have shown you a glimpse at our mantel and tree and today I invite you in to see some additional festive touches sprinkled around our house. Enjoy!

This is the porch area where you enter the house.  Santa’s sleigh greets you and welcomes you in.

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This adorable velvet Santa is a family heirloom and I love him.  I though he would go well on the bar cart with his nice rosy cheeks.  Maybe he has had too much egg nog!

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What house is complete without the Elf on the Shelf?

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My little “Angels” play table was transformed into a snowy wonderland.

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Little girl dresses are plentiful in our house.  Charlotte can’t wait to wear her holiday dress this year!


Finally, some gifts I just finished wrapping.  I promised myself I would get an early start this year!

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Thanks for stopping by and letting me share our holiday home with you!  Now that the decorating is finally done, I can relax and enjoy the holidays and all the joy they bring with my family.