Cozy Christmas Home Tour 2017

Hooray for my favorite blog post of the whole year!!!
Seriously,  I absolutely Love to decorate our home for Christmas and share all about it here on the blog. I also love stopping by all of my favorite blogger's home to see how they celebrate the season in their own homes. It's just SO much fun for me!!

Today I joining 25 other bloggers in this Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Tour. Actually, this tour  has been running all week long and today is the last day. If you are not already following along, you can find all of the links and catch up at the end of this post. 

A big Thank You to Krista, from The Happy Housie, and April, from House by Hoff for hosting these Seasonal Simplicity Tours all year long. It's been a lot of fun!

New Slipcover for my Ikea Ektorp Sofa - Review

Hello friends!  
Have you ever wanted to change out your sofa for the different holidays or seasons?  Well, if you're anything like me, and addicted to decorating, then I think you are going to be excited about today's post.

A Cheerful Kid Friendly Christmas Tablescape

I love to put together fun tablescapes for special holidays and celebrations.  Do you too?
Well today, I have a Cheerful Kid-friendly tablescape to share with you, But also, I am joining up with some other awesome bloggers who are also sharing their Christmas tablescapes. So follow along on this tour to get lots of ideas for your own Christmas tablescape.  You can find all of the links at the end of this post.

A big Thank you to my sweet friend, Alicia, from A Burst Of Beautiful for inviting me to join in.

Bring a little JOY to your Christmas decorating! Cute Pillow Alert!

 I have the most darling pillows to share with you today!
My sweet sister has the cutest Etsy shop, Berkley Ink, where she is selling these adorable JOY pillow covers that she designed and made. And because she is the best sister in the world, she sent me a set of black ones to go with my holiday decorating this year.  These pillow covers also come in red or white, which I'll share for you at the end of this post.

Macrame Christmas Ornaments + 11 Other Fabulous DIY Ornaments

Every year I like to come up with a new look for our Christmas tree. I do so by mixing up the ornaments that I already own, along with creating some new ones. This year, I thought it would be fun to create some macrame-inspired ornaments. 

Also, this is an exciting day, because I'm joining 11 other bloggers for a really fun DIY Christmas Ornament blog hop! A big thanks to Krista, from The Happy Housie for putting it all together for us.
You can find the links to all of the other fabulous ornaments at the end of this blog post.

My Christmas Mantels over the Years.

The Mantel is one of my most favorite spots to decorate for Christmas.  Is it yours too?  The thought of Santa Clause coming down the chimney and out the fireplace is such a traditional story taught to us as children, and so there has always been something very magical about the fireplace at Christmas time for me.

15 Favorite Christmas Decor from Hayneedle

Hayneedle is one of my favorite online stores.  They have such a large variety of furniture and home decor items.  I was recently browsing through their website and came across some really cute Christmas Decor. So today, I wanted to share some of my favorites because I think you will like them too.

Choosing the right slipcover for our sofa

Are you looking to update your sofa?
If so, I'm really excited to tell you about Comfort Works. Comfort Works makes beautiful, handmade slipcovers for Pottery Barn, Ikea, and so many other brands, models and sizes of sofas, with a large variety of fabrics and finishes to choose from.

End Of The Month Randomness [October]

Happy Halloween!!!

I started this End of The Month Randomness series last month for September and I had so much fun putting that post together that I have been looking forward to doing it again this month.  The main reason for this post is that it encourages me to clean up my picture files at the end of the month. I happen to take a ton of pictures every month, and so as to not take up too much of my computer's storage, I like to regularly go through all of my pictures, keep the best ones and delete all the rest.

As I'm going through my pictures, I realize that there's a ton of stuff that I never posted about. So today, I'm going to share with you some behind the scenes, project fails, and just random bits of my life moments.

Let's start with these adorable little pumpkins that my husband's secretary grew and gave to us.
I placed them in a tray in the center of our table.

My Favorite Space in our Home

I know I say this a lot, but our home office/sunroom really is my favorite space in our home. This room gets a lot of sunlight and is a really calm and peaceful space to be in. I've recently changed a few things around in this room and so I thought I'd share those changes, along with a tour of the rest of the room with you here today.

Our office/sunroom is located right off of the living room through a set of old french doors.