Holiday Home Tour Grand Finale: {Craftberry Bush}

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It's FRIDAY! Which means that it's time for the big Grand Finale of this week's Holiday Home Tours here on the blog! I am overjoyed to have the wonderful Lucy from Craftberry Bush as my guest blogger today. Lucy is one of THE most talented folks I have ever known, and to top it off she is also the most beautiful person I have ever met in real life (inside AND out.)  This girl is so amazing, and I have cannot wait for you to see her home! Enjoy, y'all! Hello. I am Lucy from Craftberry Bush … [Read more...]

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3rd Annual Holiday Home Tours Day 4: {Shades of Blue Interiors}

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Day Four of the 3rd Annual Holiday Home Tours rolls on! This week I have been featuring some of my favorite blogger's homes decorated for Christmas. These women have been so kind to guest post for me and open up their gorgeous homes to all of you this week. As a big "Thanks!" to them, please go visit their social media pages and give them a like! Also, if you see something you love here in this post, please take the time to click over to their blogs to pin any of their photos so they will get … [Read more...]

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3rd Annual Holiday Home Tours Day 3: {The Turquoise Home}

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Today I have a very special guest post brought to you by Laura from The Turquoise Home. Laura just gave birth to a sweet baby girl yesterday morning, and today she is guest posting on my blog! How's that for talent!? CONGRATS to you, my friend, on your new little one! I hope this post will help bring Laura some traffic while she snuggles up to all that soft newborn goodness. This week I have been featuring some of my favorite blogger's homes decorated for Christmas. These women have been so kind … [Read more...]

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3rd Annual Holiday Home Tours Day 2: {Finding Silver Pennies}

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Hey guys! It's Day 2 of the 3rd Annual Holiday Home Tours here on the blog! This week I will be featuring some of my favorite blogger's homes decorated for Christmas. These women have been so kind to guest post for me and open up their gorgeous homes to all of you this week. As a big "Thanks!" to them, please go visit their social media pages and give them a like! Also, if you see something you love here in this post, please take the time to click over to their blogs to pin any of their photos … [Read more...]

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3rd Annual Holiday Home Tours Day 1: {Thoughts from Alice}

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Hey guys!  It's time for the 3rd Annual Holiday Home Tours here on the blog!  This week I will be featuring some of my favorite blogger's homes decorated for Christmas.   These women have been so kind to guest post for me all week long and show you all their homes.  As a big "Thanks!" to them, I sure would appreciate you visiting their social media pages and giving them a like!  Also, if you see something you like here in this post, please take the time to click over to their blogs to pin any of … [Read more...]

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Simple DIY Evergreen Wreaths + the 2014 Christmas Card!

How to make simple evergreen wreaths for your holiday decor.

Welcome to the back porch! Today I'm showing you guys how to make simple DIY evergreen wreaths AND the most awesome Christmas card you will receive all year. But first let me back up. I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to figure out what the heck you call this thing right here. I Googled “wreath form on a stand” and “french wire wreath form” and “loopedy-loo topiary thingie” but never could find anything like it. I spent all this time searching because I knew the … [Read more...]

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Five Simple Ways to Cozy Up Your Christmas

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When it came to my Christmas decorating this year, I decided to scale it back and keep it at simple as possible. Today I am sharing four simple ways to cozy up your home for Christmas without going to too much hassle. 1. MIX LIVE GREENERY IN WITH THE FAKE STUFF. For the past few years, I have been decking my halls with live greenery from top to bottom. From fresh wreaths to staircase railing dripping in Leland Cypress, it was an all out green-o-rama up in here. This Christmas, though, … [Read more...]

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Homemade CINNAMON ROLLS for Christmas Morning

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We have this Christmas morning tradition at our house. Cinnamon Rolls are typically on the menu for Christmas morning, along with some homemade hot chocolate and maybe some scrambled eggs if we're feeling ambitious.  These homemade sourdough cinnamon rolls will be making an appearance on my table this year, and I cannot WAIT for you guys to try this mouthwatering pan o' goodness.  Please don't let the word "sourdough" scare you away!  First, let me tell you all about my  sourdough … [Read more...]

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Welcome Home Christmas Blog Hop

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One of my MOST FAVORITE vignettes from this year’s Christmas decoration was this one right here: It’s rusty, it’s junky, it’s vintage, it’s DIY-y AND it’s Christmas-y, all rolled into one little corner of my living room. Have I mentioned how much I love this vintage church attendance sign?  Only like, forty-leven times... I’m sure y'all are like "FOR THE LOVE PLEASE JUST STOP WITH THE SIGN WOMAN". No?  Ok, good. Please don’t get tired of it just yet because I have … [Read more...]

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The Blessing of the Typewriter {a huge announcement}

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Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books from when we were kids that allowed you to choose which way the story would go? If you're not familiar with these little books, the concept is simple. At the end of a chapter--usually right at a cliffhanger moment-- it would tell you to skip over to page 69 if you wanted ABC to happen or 96 if you wanted XYZ to be the result.  They promised something like 40 different possible endings to the story, although I never read all the various … [Read more...]

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