Like a Room without a Roof {Spring Home Tour}

Welcome to the middle of March! Can y'all even believe we are already 3 months into 2017?  The flowers are blooming, clocks have sprung forward and there's like three feet of snow on the ground in New England right now.  Here in Alabama, though, all signs point to SPRING up in hurrr, which is just fine by me. My bones need some sunshine and warmth again. Today I'm joining a few of my most talented blog friends along with our co-hosts Homegoods and Country … [Read more...]


The Hallelujah Home Tour

How’ bout we kick off 2016 with a FULL home tour, shall we? Welcome to our new home! I've done a Christmas Home Tour and even a video home tour, but up until now I have not posted a full-fledged Old School Blogger home tour of our new house. And yes, before you ask, it has taken me an entire year to decorate this house and post pictures. Somewhere in there I had a baby and lost my mind for a few months, but I’m back and ready to get back in the blogging saddle. I’m calling this … [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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Falling up the House {and a giveaway}

It’s finally time to get Fallish up in this new house. And, considering I haven’t posted many pictures of the new house at all, it’s about time y’all saw some glimpses of it, huh?  Here is my 2015 fantel!   (Fantel = Fall mantel, in case you haven’t heard.)  You can check out my past mantels, chrantels and fantels right here. Every day for the past month as I sat in my living room nursing this newborn, I would stare at my mantel and try to mentally decorate it for Fall. Since my … [Read more...]

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Fireplace wishes and mantel Dreams

Over the next few weeks as we bust our humps packing up this house and preparing to move, I wanted to give y’all some glimpses into the new house so you can help me dream and plan for future DIY projects.  Pinterest is, of course, my main source of inspiration these days, so I’ve been pinning ideas way more lately than normal. If you want to follow my pins to see where my thought process is going, feel free to join me over there and give opinions. So, welcome!  Here is the living room in the … [Read more...]

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Welcome to Stop 18: The 2014 Holiday Housewalk

Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Housewalk at my house!!  This is the day I look forward to all year long on my blog, and I’m SO happy you’ve joined me today! I am honored to be Stop # 18 on the tour this week, with a total of 33 AMAZING homes to see all decked out in their Holiday finest.  If you want to start from the beginning of the tour, head over to my friend Jen Rizzo’s blog to see ALL the houses.   If you are joining me from Stop #17, The House of Belonging, then welcome y’all!  I am blown … [Read more...]

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How to DIY a Giant Wooden Star for the Christmas Mantel

When it came time to decorate my Christmas mantel this year, there was absolutely no doubt about what I wanted to create for it.  Remember my late summer mantel post when I showed y’all the scrap wood star that everyone raved about?  I just couldn’t get that pretty little star out of my mind, so I decided to recreate it in a BIG way for my Christmas mantel this year.   Here is my version of the scrap wood star… standing 42 inches high, looking totally chippy and marvelous … [Read more...]

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Fabulous Fall Party: Fall Decorating with Nature

There are moments when being a DIY home blogger who lives in the Deep South has it’s advantages, but right now is not one of them.  When it’s 97 degrees outside and the leaves outside my window are greener than Kermit’s ding-a-ling, it’s very hard to get in the fall decorating spirit. However… All of my blogging buddies are breaking out their autumnal adornments this week, so the pressure is on.  I was invited to join a few AMAZING home bloggers in the Fabulous Fall party today.  Since my … [Read more...]

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Who else is up for a little late summer mantel decorating?  I have accumulated a couple of sweet new decor items lately, so I've been itching to redo the mantel to show them off.   When this amazing Family Rules sign arrived from Tara at Between You and Me I instantly fell in love with it. Actually, that's not true.  I was in love with it before it ever arrived at my house, because I have been lusting after it ever since I gave one away to a lucky winner a few months back.  This handpainted … [Read more...]

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Summer Mantel Decorating {2013}

Hellllooooooo out there…. I’m back home from a fun vacation to Niagara Falls and ready to hop back in the saddle after a nice long extended break from the blog.  So far this year we’ve had a nice mild spring and summer but now that the heat has cranked up to near 100 outside I’m ready to head back inside to the air conditioning and the comfort of my laptop.       What better way to ease back into regularly scheduled blog posts again than with a summer mantel post?  Let’s just pretend like I … [Read more...]

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