Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas and Glad New Year!

The month of December is flying by, and Christmas will be here before we know it. Which is why it is time for me to take a much needed break from blogging (and time spent on social media) to unwind, unplug and plug fully into my family and home life. So many great things have happened for me this year with this little blogging "gig" but so many more important things are happening here in our home as we raise two beautiful children.
I have a couple of posts scheduled that will go live during my break, but I will be spending my days getting lost in the wonder with my little ones, enjoying cozy nights cuddled on the couch watching Christmas movies (not gonna lie...this oneis my absolute favorite*) and striving to keep in my heart what this season is all about.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

White Christmas Home Tour with Sweet Biscuit Paper and Press

I am so thrilled to share an amazing holiday home tour with you today! My dear friend Tina Lowery of Sweet Biscuit Paper and Press has the most impeccable style and an amazing talent for filling her home with special touches. She is a creative genius. She doesn't have her own blog up and running yet, but in the meantime, she has graciously allowed me to share her home with all of you!
Tina and I have never met in person, but have been online friends for several years. I truly consider her one of my dearest friends and love that we have grown so close through emails, texting and social media even though she lives in Florida and I in New York. Whenever I make it down to Florida next, meeting her will be at the top of my "Must Do" list! I hope you enjoy this little "visit" into her home as much as I have enjoyed putting it together for you. Every detail is filled with charm and love. Her style is mainly white with whimsical touches, a good mix of vintage and modern and creativity at every turn.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Vintage Inspired Hot Chocolate Station

If you recently came to take my holiday home tour, you would have seen the hot chocolate station I set up in the kitchen. If not, I am sharing the full details of it here today! I went with a vintage inspired theme and my whole family loves it. Although, I keep catching my kids stealing the marshmallows :)
This was the first year I set up a hot chocolate bar, but I think it will become a holiday tradition now.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

DIY Feather Snowflake Ornaments

Last week, I was excited to participate with several other bloggers for a Trim the Tree Party hosted by Clean and Scentsible. I shared an easy diy tutorial for making snowflake ornaments out of feathers. I am sharing the original post here with you today. I hope you enjoy! I only made the four in the post, but am hoping to find some time to do more soon for our tree. I am loving how they look on it!

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sundays at Home No. 41 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome to week number 41 of Sundays at Home! I am so glad you are here to party with us! This will be the last Sundays at Home until the new year, as I am planning on taking a much needed "blogging break" over the holidays. I am looking forward to relaxing with my family and enjoying all of the special moments with my little ones. They growing up way too fast!

I still encourage you to link up today and hop around to visit some others that catch your, say hello to them and make some new blogging friends! There will be no features next week, but the party will return on Saturday, January 10th at 4pm EST, as usual. I still have a few scheduled posts in the works, so I won't disappear entirely, but will be "unplugged" for the most part. Thank you for understanding, and I hope you get to take a break and relax with your family over the next few weeks as well!


At the bottom, please link up your latest home decor, DIY and craft projects, recipes and more that you have recently shared on your own blog as well as items offered for sale in your own online shops! I am looking forward to your inspiration! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Home Improvements Made Easy {with Build.com}

I received product from Build.com in exchange for this review. All expressed opinions are 100% my own. Full Disclosure Policy.

If you are a long time follower of mine, you probably know that my husband and I are renovating our 1930's home that we bought back in 2010. If you are new here, you can read more about that on my home tour page. One of the rooms in our home, that needs the most upgrading is our kitchen. We have been pretty slow at getting things remodeled to our personal style, but recently I discovered Build.com which has helped us along in the process! I shared a sneak peek of our latest addition in my Holiday Home Tour last week.
When I went the site for the first time, I couldn't believe the wide array of products that they offer. No matter your style or what you are looking for to remodel your home, it is more than likely they will have it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Creating Christmas Party: Rustic Christmas {Holiday Home Tour Part II}

I am so honored to be partcipating in Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson's 'Creating Christmas' link party this week! She asked me to share my "Rustic Christmas" home with you, and I can't wait to welcome you inside to take the tour. And this is a party, so at the bottom, link up your own Rustic Christmas inspiration with us. I can't wait to see what you have to share.
Yesterday, Lynn from Shabby Story shared her "White Christmas" home. Did you see it? If not run over there and check it out...it is gorgeous!

Today, I will be sharing the second part of my holiday home tour.  I have all new photos to share with you. I am pretty much the queen of "too many photos" so I hope you are ready...If you missed my first, which was part of Jennifer Rizzo's 2014 Holiday Housewalk, you can check it out here or at the bottom of this post. There are tons of photos in that post too! I "chatted" a lot in that post, but I will try to keep it to a minimum today.

Monday, December 8, 2014

DIY Rustic Boho Twig Arrow Ornaments

A few weeks ago, I shared a tutorial for my rustic twig arrow ornaments over at Yellow Bliss Road. They ended up being quite a hit and were even featured on Country Living's website recently! Today, I am reposting them here in case you might have missed it. These ornaments were the beginning inspiration for our Christmas tree this year. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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