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Monday, November 6, 2017
Let's talk about the Thanksgiving table, shall we?
I love Thanksgiving so much and always look forward to it. We have spent many Thanksgivings either with troops and families overseas, or sharing with neighbors in our community who were in need, and I have always found it to be an inclusive and unifying holiday regardless of how or where I spent it.
Now that we are settled here, I always host and love the chance to set a pretty table. I really think you can use just about anything -- from the good china and sterling to the everyday stoneware or whatever you use for everyday.
Just don't use paper plates, if possible, which are so wasteful and will end up in a landfill. However, I do realize there are situations where that is the best option and it will be just as special as anything else.
In any case, mix and match what you have, whatever that is, and you can make it special.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
This. Is. My. Favorite season, and I look forward to it all year. I think it's all the yummy gorgeousness we can enjoy here in the North Carolina mountains, and there is something seasonally amazing for all the senses -- from roadside farmers markets and BBQ stands, to hay bales and corn shocks in the fields. Not to mention walls of saturated mountain color underneath Carolina blue skies. It's all good, and I always want to stop and take it all in as slowly as possible.
Today, I'm so excited to invite you into my mountain home for a fall tour. Marty, from A Stroll Thru Life, has put together this tour that has been going on all week. Be sure to click on each of the links at the bottom of this post so you don't miss any amazing inspiration.
First, though, I always like to give a little background for anyone who is new here so, hopefully, things all make sense. If you are a faithful reader, skip on ahead:-)
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Finally, after 10 years of living with the baby nursery, and I'm tackling Cristian's room. The before is so bad, I didn't want that to be the first thing y'all see, so here is the inspiration and the direction I'm going.
I know I should do something neutral with plaid, yada yada, but I was more interested in doing something cool and fun, and something that will inspire his creativity.
Cristian, who is 11, loves space, minecraft and roblox. Over the summer, he started a youtube channel and is making instructional gaming videos. He also downloaded Blender and taught himself animation, (I mean, who does that?) and seriously is evenly gifted with art and science.
He also loves Star Wars, so I thought that would be something fun to do. I had already ordered this mural a few months back so that is my starting point.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
I'm so excited to be featured over at hgtv.com with an overlooked storage solution. The funny thing is, it is my kitchen island I'm always talking about ripping out and rebuilding:-) Funny how things work, ha.
Head on over to hgtv.com and see the great ideas they have put together!
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Is it summer already?? It is certainly in full swing here in the North Carolina mountains, and I'm happy you are here for a tour of our little house. I'm honored to be part of Marty's Summer Home Tours again, and so glad you came by after visiting Debbie's beautiful home!
Be forewarned that I love color. And lots of it. For real.
We don't really have an entry so everyone comes through a set of french doors that open into what also serves as a music space. My hubs and I are both musicians so I have finally embraced the fact that there are instruments everywhere.