Cluttered or Clustered? or The Minor Adjustment That Made Me Stop Hating My Winter Mantel


Earlier this month I posted a peek of some clearance goodies I picked up to help with my winter decorating.  I finally got around to it...BUT, I wondered why I was getting an unsettling feeling every time I walked by my mantel.  I had mostly shopped the house and used items I love and use often...but something was just off.  After a few days I realized what it was.  It just looked too cluttered!  Continue Reading

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…Winter!


Are you like me? Do you feel a little blue when all of the greenery, ribbons and sparkle come down after Christmas? On the one hand it's nice to have a little clutter packed up and put away. But on the other hand (anyone else have your mind go immediately to Fiddler On the Roof when you hear that phrase?) it can feel a little bare. I think it was last year I decided to celebrate winter in my Continue Reading

Crazy Good Deal on a Beautiful Hurricane Set (Update)


*Update: I just received my new sleeves already. The catalog shots are a little misleading. The color of the year-round sleeves is actually the same as the Nativity sleeves. Here's a pic* I have received many compliments on my Nativity Hurricane set the last 2 years, so when they are 50% off at DaySpring and now come with interchangeable sleeves for year-round use it's a deal that's just too good Continue Reading

Spring Mantel On a Cloudy Day


  It seems no matter when I want to take home decor pictures I get a cloudy and/or rainy day…but I won’t complain because I love the rain, and we had an unseasonably warm and dry fall and winter! “Mostly Neutral” would be the way I would describe this year’s mantel.  I love the soothing, natural colors. I mostly “shopped the house” of course…except for the 3 pots above (Dollar Continue Reading

Simple and Springy – Front Door Decor

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So how’s your weather been?  I know much of the country has experienced an unseasonably warm winter and Southern Kansas is no exception.  In fact it’s currently 69 degrees here this afternoon – I’ve definitely got to get to work on my pedicure for the sandals and flip flops! I actually love winter…and snow…so I’ve been a little disappointed with our fair weather of late.  However, I decided to Continue Reading