2015 Holiday Home Tours: LucysInspired Moonglow Lake

It's Christmas Eve, and the last day of the 4th Annual Holiday Home Tours. I want to thank you all so much for joining me this week to peek inside my friend's beautiful homes.  Please be sure to go visit each house on the tour and see all their holiday cheer right here: And now it's time to see Lucy from LucysInspired.  Take it away Lucy! Welcome to Holidays at Moonglow Lake! I can't believe it's Christmas!! Thank goodness I have all of my shopping done with hours to … [Read more...]


2015 Holiday Home Tours: Maison de Pax

We're in the home stretch of the 2015 Holiday Home Tours, and today I'm introducing you guys to Rachel from Maison de Pax.  I cannot wait for you to see her stunning home! Merry Christmas! My name is Rachel, and I blog at Maison de Pax. I am so honored to be here today as part of Beth's Christmas Home Tours. I had the privilege of meeting Beth two summers ago while I was still a starry-eyed (and completely clueless!) new blogger; she was just as incredibly kind, fun, and genuine in real … [Read more...]

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2015 Holiday Home Tours Day 3: Dandelion Patina

Let's jump right into Day 3 of the #2015HolidayHomeTours with Michelle from Dandelion Patina! You're gonna love it... Hey everyone! I am Michelle from the blog, Dandelion Patina. I am so thrilled to be sharing our holiday home tour with you all. I have been following Unskinny Boppy since I started blogging. I just love everything Beth creates and doesn't she just make the cutest little babies! Oh my goodness. I have to tell you that I have really procrastinated in the area of … [Read more...]

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2015 Holiday Home Tours Day 2: Bless’er House

Day Two of the Holiday Home Tours is featuring another southern girl who stole my heart with her Christmas tree in a whiskey barrel. You gotta see that and the rest of her fabulous house right here... Hi there! I'm Lauren from Bless'er House, and I'm completely giddy that Beth invited me over for a holiday show and tell. I've been an admirer of Beth's blog from afar since before I started my own home decor blog two years ago, so it really is a dream come true to be here. Welcome … [Read more...]

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2015 Holiday Home Tours Day 1: Tidbits

Welcome to the 2015 Holiday Home Tours!  I've got a great lineup of homes for you to see over the next few days, so sit back, relax and enjoy the show.  To kick things off, here is Cami from TIDBITS to show you around her incredible holiday home. Hello! I am Cami, and I am so thrilled to be here today and so thrilled sweet Beth would let me be a part of her week of tours. I love every single one of these gals she has lined up - so it is sure to be an inspirational week. If you haven't … [Read more...]

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Gift Guide for the Vintage Junk Lover

Today I've got a fun Christmas Gift Guide for all those vintage junk lovers out there!  You know who you are...and you also know that you are incredibly hard to buy for, right?!  The gifts we junk-lovers want for Christmas is NOT found at the mall or in the Amazon Gold Box. Our loved ones have to dig around in the local thrift shops and antique stores to find our dream gifts.  So, instead of making them dig, I've assembled a great big list of all the best stuff right here in one convenient … [Read more...]

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All Natural Body, Lip and Facial Scrubs using essential oils

Winter is almost here, and so is the dry, cold weather. I've got three body and facial scrub recipes that offer an all-natural way to keep your skin silky soft all winter long using ingredients you probably already have on hand in your pantry.  Plus, read all the way to the end of the post series to find out how you can win one of two handmade pine bread boards like the ones that are featured in this post! Each scrub in this series offers varying degrees of coarseness, and I’ll start … [Read more...]

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Fall Gardening: It’s Bulb Planting Time!

It's our very first Fall in the new house, and I’m DYING over the color of this Japanese Maple in my front flower bed right now. Even though our Alabama weather has been so warm that all the trees turned from green to brown within a few days, this tree is crushing it with the fall colors. We planted a Japanese Maple years ago at an old house that we left behind, so I’m thankful to discover this gem in my new garden! What a beaut, Clark! In other news, I have decided to go a little … [Read more...]

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It’s time for the Holiday Housewalk 2015

Hey guys!! I’m so very excited to be back for my fourth year with Jen Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk. This is always the most fun blog hop for me, and this year is extra special since we’ve partnered with Joss and Main and Good Housekeeping!  It’s also my very first Christmas in our new house, so I’m able to give you guys some brand new scenery.  It’s ALSO the first home tour I’ve put up on my blog since I’ve been lazy bones all  year long and haven’t shared too much of the interior of the new … [Read more...]

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How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree {in daylight}

After we got the Christmas tree up this weekend we had a “Baby’s First Christmas” photo shoot with Caroline.  I thought I’d share the details on how I took these pictures in case any of you are looking for instructions on how to photograph your kids in front of the Christmas lights this year. Here is my favorite picture straight outta the camera: To get this shot I used a tripod with my camera settings on the following: ISO: 100 Aperture (f-stop): 1.8 Shutter Speed: 1/30 I … [Read more...]

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