Come In and stay a while

Come In and stay a while

Monday, January 18, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes

I had to title this post Warm Winter Wishes cause I missed Christmas entirely.
I didn't miss it, miss it...

We actually had an amazing Christmas in the snow at my parent's cabin in the woods.

But I missed it here on the blog.

And as busy as life has gotten,

and 2015 was a banner year for that...
I still want to make sure I  document our Christmas House.
It is one way I mark time.
How much our place changes,
or doesn't

over time.
There is power in place,

in a place where family gathers
where memories are made
where time is marked
and where the month of December is spent
surrounded by lights,
and colors, 
 and smells
 and people
 and music.
 Where December
 is wrapped in Christmas.
In every room
 in every moment
in every memory.
Merry Christmas 2015.
A little bit late.
But seriously, if you saw my life leading up to December,
 you would give me a banner just for putting up the decorations.

Monday, March 23, 2015


 Easter decorations haven't changed much since last year.
 But I have laid down the rug that I mentioned I might be getting (if I was really good) at Christmas.
And I love it.
 Easter is such an amazing time of year.
 With all its pastels, that I normally don't super love...
 Make things feel fresh and new.
 And they look great among the neutrals.
 Happy Easter.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas 2014 and a House Walk Link Party

Welcome to our Christmas 2014 Home!
Just like last year, I am linking this up to Jennifer Rizzo's Link Party. If you missed the house walk, where amazing bloggers show off their Christmas homes you can check it out by clicking HERE.
 Christmas came early this year when we had our carpet in the front room and dining room replaced with hardwood. Original honey oak (eww) hardwood throughout the entry, hallway, kitchen and powder room was sanded down and all the hardwood was refinished in ebony with a matte finish. I am IN LOVE with my new floors, I could not be happier with how they turned out. And it made dressing the house for Christmas oh, so fun.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Hello

 I now live in a house of boys.
 My oldest is a daughter and she left for college last year.
 Leaving me with a husband and three sons.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Look Book


After wanting to find an easy way to showcase my products...

I found Stellar.
Here is the demo.
You can download it for free.
And check out my first collection here.

Monday, April 21, 2014

...Now We Have Everything-New Item in My Etsy Shop

 Some of my projects are not my own ideas...I know, shocking.
 This one was created off a request from someone who visited my etsy shop. 
I love the message.
How you built your family.
 So I made one for us...
 Which had to replace the 'chevron grateful' piece on my newly arranged living room wall
 Because someone purchased this one right off my wall!
Get your own personalized' First We Had Each Other' piece HERE!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Decor

I so wanted to get this posted before we left for our big spring break trip, but it just didn't happen.
 Had a super fun time adding some new items to my Easter decor. All homemade...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Blogger on the Block

 Spent a fun afternoon with Kelly from So Much to Make.
Kelly is a new blogger with lots of great ideas.
She had created a fun Spring banner and we had fun staging it at my home.
 Check out her blog when you get a chance, she has lots of yummy eats on it with tutorials.
 Check back here on Thursday...
When I'm posting all of my Easter decor...tons of spring/Easter inspiration!