Elf Themed Christmas Tree

Every year I try to figure out the best way to decorate for Christmas without the house looking like it was ransacked. I could list the many ways I have tried but none of them worked. I just have to accept that for me, in order to decorate for Christmas the entire first floor of the house will look like a disaster for a week or two and then the house will be ...continue reading

Fall Mantle and a Couple of Tips

I am back with some more Fall decorating. This time I am sharing my Fall mantle. You got a sneak peak of the fireplace hearth at Halloween. Now you can see the whole fireplace decorated for Fall. I am pretty happy with how it turned out and that the mantle is decorated at all to be honest. I gave myself some rules guidelines this year with consequences if I ...continue reading

Tiered Tray Decorated for Fall

I packed up the Halloween decorations and did a little Fall decorating around the house. In the kitchen, I decorated the tiered tray for Fall. We have a small kitchen with limited counter space. Anything that goes on the counter really has to be functional which doesn't leave room for the "pretties" that make a kitchen cozy. I always feel a little guilty ...continue reading

Pumpkins

I am here today to talk pumpkins but first a little backstory. In an effort to streamline the Halloween decor, I got very choosy in what I brought home. In the grand scheme of things, it didn't seem realistic to keep bringing home loads of stuff that would be used for a couple of weeks and then spend 363 weeks in the attic. I like things but I feel better ...continue reading

Simple Halloween Mantle

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I had a little help decorating the mantle this year. My skeleton friends are back and making themselves at home. I decided on a simple Halloween mantle. I just realized that this year's Halloween mantle is made from past Halloween diy projects. Score one for recycling and ...continue reading

Spooky Skeleton Table

I've been decorating for Halloween. I have been picking up skeleton bones on clearance for the last few years and I finally had enough to do  a spooky skeleton table in the dining room. We don't eat in the dining room so I was able to go to town on it. I started by placing a raised mercury glass bowl in the middle of the table. Next I added some ...continue reading

Halloween Decorating at Humdingers

Humdingers, a very cool entertainment cafe opened in the town next to me.  Brand spanking new with boutique bowling lanes, batting cages, arcade games for all ages, a laser maze, cafe and a wine bar, Humdingers is a pretty big place, which is exciting enough! Even more exciting, I was given the opportunity to decorate the entrances and cafe for ...continue reading

Vintage Card Catalog Makeover

Today, I am so excited to share my vintage card catalog makeover with you! Last month, I picked up a vintage card catalog for $20 at an estate sale. I blogged about the estate sale here in case you want to see all the awsomeness that I picked up. Structurally the piece was solid. Visually it was covered in layers and layers of brown paint- right down to the ...continue reading

September Estate Sale Finds

Last week I went to an estate sale with a couple of friends. You know what that means right? I have some estate sale finds to share with you. The estate sale was in the next town over on a street know for its old mansions. Anytime there is a sale on that street, we try to go. Most of the mansions haven't been updated yet so it is as if time stopped and you ...continue reading

Exterior Reveal

I finally got all my ducks in a row and can share our exterior reveal with you. By "all my ducks in a row" I mean I found the file where I put all the pictures of the exterior repairs we made on our house. When we bought our house, we knew we would have to make major repairs down the road. The roof was at the end of its second layer so that would be a ...continue reading