So, I confess, it’s not really spring.  The morning I took these photos it was 4 degrees outside!  There also is an abundance of snow on the ground.  But March provides such a shift in the amount of sunshine that tricks our brains into happy thoughts of such things like the hope of spring.  And, frankly, I’m done with winter.  Ok, so I …

My boys often groan when we pull into one thrift store’s parking lot.  Truthfully, I try to meander through with as few little people in tow as possible.  I mean, I see their point; stinky, dirty, unloved garbage, and Mom is shopping in there?!?  But I tell them, “I’m treasure hunting, something in there could be a very economical piece paired with a little …

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to embark on some interior decorating endeavors.  It is one of my passions to marry beauty along with functionality — to create an ambiance that speaks beyond words.  But as with almost everything in life, even a natural gift and inclination to do something takes practice.  And practice, by nature, includes mistakes.  In that …

Ever since we’ve moved to our new house last May, I have found myself pretty content with the furniture we have in our main living area.  Of course, it is always subject to change should a more perfect and reasonably priced piece present itself.  However, I feel the overall flow works in style, color, and family friendliness.  The one exception I …

Happy New Year everyone!  Can you believe it’s 2017?!  I’m dragging my feet a little as I do with every new year.  It’s change after all, I’m not overly fond of change.  And it’s January, which equates to total and complete utter darkness in our home by the mountains in Alaska (okay, so we get 2 hours of direct sunlight …

I wasn’t planning on this post, so it’s a mini, bonus-post if you will.  Those of you who follow me on Instagram saw a sneak peak of today’s post last week.  I was playing around, experimenting thinking about how I wanted the table to look Christmas morning.  So then I thought, while I’m at it, I’ll snap a few photos.  …

Oh how I love Christmas décor.  I knew this year would be different, having an infant changes the schedules of everyday life. I actually started decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving this year, which was a first for me.  But I knew it would take time, in short increments here and there. I also took a different approach to decking my …

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