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How to Make a Hot Apple Cider Station

November 10, 2014
Making a hot apple cider station is easier than you think. It can be created on any tabletop and can be as big or small as you want. I tend to lean towards a smaller sized ...Continue reading
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Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

I’m not a big baker, so when I find some quick, easy and yummy recipes to make and give, I’m all in. Today, I’m sharing three easy treats that I make during the holidays (and yes, … Continue reading

A Happy Holiday Home Tour

December 17, 2014

Photo by Joan Kosmachuk

We’re winging it in the master bedroom this year with a winter birds duvet cover setting the theme for a cozy place to nest. The hand knit chevron cabled pillow shams add some texture and … Continue reading

Get lit - it's Candlemania Season! #DesignHappy @HomeGoods

Photo by Your Home Only Better

Shorter days may be inconvenient, but what a great excuse to get lit — literally. If ever there was a time when we need the calming effect of candlelight, it’s now! There are so many … Continue reading

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Photo by Deb Wolf

They call this the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, terms like the busiest, most exhausting and most stressful seem like a better fit. So, when it was time to decorate … Continue reading

christmas poinsettia decorating ideas

Photo by Four Generations One Roof

Poinsettias are a classic Christmas decorating staple in our home and there are a variety of ways to use them. You can create wreaths, vignettes, garlands and even bows for gifts. We tend to decorate around … Continue reading


Photo by French Country Cottage

I love decking the halls for Christmas and filling the house with fresh greens, living Christmas trees in buckets and natural touches like pinecones. Living in a 1940s cottage with planked wood walls and lots of … Continue reading

Hostess Decor

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is entertain friends and family at my home. Whether it’s for dinner or seasonal cocktails, there are so many fun and simple ways to entertain … Continue reading


Photo by Carolyne Roehm

When it comes to gift giving for men, many of us, myself included, choose ties, shirts, gloves and socks. Let’s face it, gifts for men aren’t the easiest gifts to buy. This year, I’m putting together gift baskets for the men … Continue reading


Photo by Joan Kosmachuk

Having lived on the East Coast all my life, I was used to very traditional Christmas decor — snow, Santas and pine. But now that we’re living on the West Coast, I feel that my … Continue reading


Photo by French Country Cottage

Shopping for gifts for someone special is always fun, but shopping for twin someone specials might be even more fun. We have some very special little twin girls in our family and for their Christmas … Continue reading