Friday, October 31, 2014

Christmas at the Cabin: Holiday Inspiration 2014

I have partnered with Balsam Hill for this post. All opinions are my own. 

Can you believe Christmas will be here soon? I know, I is Halloween, and I should be stuffing my face with candy and thinking about trick-or-treating, but honestly, Christmas is already on my mind. And you know what style you can never go wrong with? A rustic, cabin Christmas.

Now all of you "Don't-you-dare-put-a-Christmas-decoration-up-before-Thanksgiving" folks out there, please don't get me wrong...I am not about pushing the holiday ahead, but rather making it last longer. It always comes so quickly and I would hate to only get to enjoy it for a few weeks, you know? I want to savor each day from now until the new year.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Easy Autumn Simmer Pot

Autumn is my favorite time of year, and I am already getting a bit sad that October is almost over. I love everything about this season including the glorious scents of fall, which is why I love bringing them into my home. Today, I have a super easy simmer pot method that will get your house smelling fabulous all November! Then you can just change it up a bit around Christmas time and keep the loveliness going all holiday season.
You will find recipes for these all over the internet and Pinterest. I have seen them for years now, and finally decided it was time to try it out for myself and sure worked like magic!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sundays at Home No. 34 Link Party & Features

Welcome to week 34 of Sundays at Home! I am so glad you are here to join the party. Please link up your inspiring 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 can't wait to be inspired by all of you again this week.

I have been taking a tiny break from all of the day-in-and-day-out pressures of blogging and only shared one post last week. But, I had an awesome week making memories with my family and hope to focus on that all throughout the upcoming holiday season. I will probably be posting a little less frequently, but the party here will continue. And be sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook to get tidbits of my life throughout the week.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIY Sweater Pouf Ottoman

When I shared my fall home tour earlier this month, I revealed one of my latest diy projects for our home: a pouf ottoman that I created from a thrift store sweater. As promised, here is the tutorial for how I made it. This post is a bit premature, since I haven't quite "finished" it yet, but maybe you will be able to figure out the best way and then help me! And I didn't want to make you guys wait any longer for it, since who knows when I will ever really finish it.
To begin this tutorial we have to go all the way back to last spring, when I was shopping at the Salvation Army, and found this mustard yellow sweater.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

16 Creative Ideas for Halloween {Sundays at Home No. 33 Link Party & Features}

Halloween is almost here! We had so many Halloween related link-ups at last week's party that I put together a round-up of sixteen creative ideas for the holiday! There is something for everyone here, even if Halloween isn't your thing. Lots of inspiration, whether you like spooky or sweet!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rustic Fall Front Porch

Last week, I shared my fall home tour, but I took so many photos that I wanted to share more with you in individual posts about each space. Today I am sharing more details of our rustic front porch!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Protecting Little Feet and My Floors {with Eco Friendly Rug Pads}

I have partnered with Rug Pad Corner for this post. All opinions are my own.

In the past several months, I have acquired a couple of new rugs for our home, including a brand new shag rug and a vintage kilim rug. Our house has laminate flooring downstairs and painted pine flooring upstairs, so rugs are a must, especially with two little ones. Since we have a rug in every room, and young children who love to run around, I knew that I should eventually get pads to keep the rugs in place. But which ones?

Back in the day, I used to nanny for a family with two small children. I would also do household chores for them, like vacuuming the hardwood floors and rugs. There was one of those thin, plastic pads under every rug, which always stuck to the floor. And while the pads stuck to the floor, the rugs always slipped anyways. I hated moving those rug pads and rugs and then getting them lined up again just right. Ugh.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sundays at Home No. 32 Link Party and Features

Welcome to week 32 of Sundays at Home! I am so thrilled you are joining the party today! I can't wait to see what you have to inspire us with today. I hope you love the features below as much as I do. So many creative souls link up here week after week...wish I could feature you all!