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Fall Kitchen 2018 | Seasons of Home Tour

I have been a part of this amazing group of women, bloggers, designers, and entrepreneurs for many years now.  I can think back to all the years of the collaborations, inspiration, encouragement and more that we receive from one another because we are a part of a community. Gathering together not only brings home tours and fun posts but it also allows our communities to expand and grow deeper roots. Whatever role you find yourself in your life I have …

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Holiday Housewalk | 2017

I don’t even know how many years I have been able to be apart of Jen Rizzo‘s gorgeous Holiday Housewalk!  Each year it is such an honor. Last year was our first year in this home and we are slowly making it our own. These DIY and Decorating bloggers are incredible! I am just along for the ride and loving every moment of it. To start at the beginning of the tour start HERE. And if you are coming from …

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A Cozy Christmas Bedroom | Creating a Hygge Space

  Welcome to the last blog post before Christmas for the Seasons of Home Holiday Series. It is always so much fun to share our home and to see all of the inspiration from everyone else in the tour. This tour was created by Kristen Whitby or Ella Claire  and the whole heart of the tour is to share simple inspiration as you head into the season of gathering. In this post, we have collaborated with Birch Lane to bring …

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Modern + Cozy Christmas Kitchen | Seasons of Home Holiday Decor Series

The older I get the more I just go more with the flow and I don’t stick to rules (and most of the time the rules I created for myself). Even a few years ago I made sure we didn’t decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I felt like it wasn’t honoring of Thanksgiving (like Thanksgiving was all upset about it or something). Instead, I am just diving into cozy and we will enjoy it even longer. We are still present …

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Living Room Before and After

We have officially been in this house for one year as of tomorrow. That is so hard for us to believe but when we look back over the past year we can’t believe all we have accomplished in that time (and all the things we still want to do). This home has creatively been so fun! It has allowed us to go a totally different direction with our style and to create a fun space for our family. This home …

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Our Past and Present Fall Tablescapes | A Fun Look Back

I love that I have had the opportunity to be a part of many home tours over the years because our real holidays do not get documented. When you have company over, you are rotating what goes in the oven and you are talking with your favorite people and there is little time for picture taking. I do love preparing for the gathering though. It is a part of my creativity and simple tablescapes are so fun to do. I …

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Finding Fall Home Tour 2016

This is our first fall on our new land and in our home and we are loving all of the surprises. Want to know the surprise we are loving the most right now? We have a huge apple tree! We had no idea because we bought our land and home in the middle of winter. I have always wanted an apple tree and this home has THREE! We have already made apple crisp and we are making another one today. …

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Our New Home In Pictures

It has been 2 1/2 months since we have been in our new home and land.  In some ways it feels like we have been here forever and then we are reminded we don’t even know this land or home yet.  Before we moved in we had the whole interior painted white and all of the window frames painted black (except for the children’s bedroom window frames were painted white).  We have never done this before and it was the …

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Holiday Decor Highlights

Last week’s Holiday House Walk was so incredible and I was blown away by the creativity and beauty coming from each home. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite images from the tour. If you would like to take the tour from the beginning I know you will love seeing the whole thing start to finish! Thank you Jen for bringing all of these women together and sharing so much inspiration. Jeanne Oliver Jen Wagner …

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Holiday Housewalk 2015

How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address? The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known. We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and this year will be the biggest exhale of all. The sweetest way to honor a home that we have loved so …

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Bhome {I am joining the party}

Months ago I was contacted to be a part of the launch of a brand new app called Bhome. As much as I have social media in my life for my business I have to be honest that I get overwhelmed by too many things coming at me and the idea of learning one more new thing just usually keeps me from jumping into things way behind other people.  The more I was learning about Bhome and the more my …

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Art of Home | Modern Simple Living Begins Tomorrow!

 Tomorrow the online course the Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will begin! We would love to have you join us as we celebrate home and simple ways to create an artisan lifestyle. Here is a peek into week one…the Art of Farm To Table. (Keep in mind that this is only week one! What an fun and rich course this will be)      I grew up with a large garden, morning cereal often had fresh berries from …

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Summer Tour of Homes 2015

I am not a design or DIY blog so I am always humbled and honored when bloggers that I adore and admire ask me to be a part of their home tours. This means so much to me because family, faith and friends mean everything to me and HOME is so much at the center of it all. Our home is truly an eclectic mix of what we really love and use…and I hope it shows. To begin this tour …

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Top 10 {Things that are making the day to day a little sweeter}

I always enjoy seeing what others are reading, listening to, eating, watching etc. Face it…I’m nosy! I know you guys do too so I wanted to share my top 10 things that are making my day to day a little sweeter. 1. Last winter our home was photographed for a book and the best part of the whole thing is that my good friend Jennifer Rizzo is the author! Her new book is NOW on pre-order and you can order …

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Some of my Favorites {Come and Join Us}

I was inspired all last week with the 2013 Holiday Housewalk! 32 creative bloggers all coming together and opening their home was so much fun to be a part of. I loved so much about each home but I put together a little collage of some of my favorites. Once I put them together I thought it was obvious how much I love a touch of black in my decor and typography! If you want to see the whole tour …

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12 Creative Christmas Trees {and a $1800 Giveaway from Balsam Hill}

Good Morning! I am the only one up right now with hot tea next to me and the only the glow of the Christmas Trees. Trees. Yes, I said trees. I can’t help it. The more glow the better? If there is one decorating item that really makes your home at Christmas it is the tree. Even without one ornament there is something magical about the glow of the lights. When we come downstairs in the morning the first thing …

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Vintage Christmas Tree With Balsam Hill

If you have had a chance to see our home dressed up for Christmas you will see over and over that I love vintage. I love beautiful things that tell a story. No matter where we travel I am always drawn to the art and the history of the culture. If I have the choice to buy something new or go searching for something that may be a bit tarnished…I usually choose the tarnished. Even when decorating I search for …

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Sneak Peeks {Week One}

I can’t believe that the first week of Creatively Made Home {Home for the Holidays} is almost here! Only TWO more days! I wanted to share just a little, tiny sneak peek of week one. Week one will be all about decorating for the holidays. Besides all of the decor project videos there will also be videos from each of the teachers, videos about their favorite holiday memories and even videos about when things didn’t go as planned. Tuesday morning …

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A Living Magazine {and a video for you too}

Before I get started I wanted you to see a video that I made just for you. I wanted you to hear a little bit from me about the course and why I would even make it in the first place. {and yes…I have bangs now…and I am really diggin’ them and so is my family…we need to get out more} {to watch the video at the highest quality click the HD in the right hand corner} In 7 days …

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Finding Fall Home Tour {16 Bloggers and BHG!}

Are you getting ready for fall, baking too much, lighting candles in every room and wearing your UGG boots everywhere? No? Is it just me? If you are ready to jump into cooler weather, baking, yummy soups, hot cider, open windows, colorful leaves, bonfires and pumpkins you will want to come back here on Monday! The talented Laura of Finding Home and Better Homes and Gardens has brought 16 bloggers together for a fall home tour. You will be able …

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The 411 {all the details about the teen bedroom makeover}

I wanted to tell you real quick that for the next 24 hours we are offering Jennifer Rizzo’s Santos Cage Dolls e-course for only $10 (you have access to the videos for 6 months) . Fall is the perfect time to get back into creating and Jen’s Santos dolls are incredible and even perfect for decor and gift giving. I learned so much about using clay and breaking down the face into shapes. Jen is an amazing teacher and you …

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Teen Boy Bedroom Makeover {before and after}

Let me tell you…this project was a doozy. Everyone shares girl room makeovers but no one is spreading the love on teen boy rooms. Let me backtrack a bit. Our Jack is 13 and has had the same paint on the walls for the past 10 years. 10 years. When his friends would tell him how cool the clouds were on his ceiling he looked at them like they were dorks! He hadn’t even asked for a whole room makeover…he …

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Play House With Me {and we have a giveaway}

Today is the official launch of Creatively Made Home! So many awesome, fun, beautiful projects and videos are underway and I thought it was about time that we celebrated all of the goodness coming out of our next e-course! I am hooked on e-courses because… *The connection I get to have with all of you *The ease of the videos and the convenience of watching them whenever and wherever you want *The live chats *Watching creative women connect with other …

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You Can Never Have Too Many Books

I have been a lover of books for as long as I can remember. I remember the first book that made me cry. It was Charlotte’s Web. The tears caught me off guard. I was only a young girl, on my bed, reading on my stomach. I was surprised by the tears and obviously still remember that moment to this day. As I grew I continued to be a reader and not just what the kids my age where reading. …

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Unique Gifts For The Decorator In Your Life {or yourself}

I am a little late in the day for my Friday post with gift ideas. All of the shops I share are small shops that either sell vintage or make all of their products. I hope you take a minute to look at their beautiful shops and hopefully even find a few things for someone special or yourself. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I will be back Monday with a little recap from our day and the launch …