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

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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!

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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

Old Door Becomes Message Board

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Last weekend on Facebook a hint may have been “leaked” about a new project involving a door.  Well, after just a couple of glitches it is finally done and installed! I kind of have a thing for doors {notice what’s hanging in the background behind the sofa}…and windows…and other architectural “stuff” if I can get my hands on it.  Thanks to Craig and his list we picked up 3 doors and 4 Continue Reading

Spring Mantel On a Cloudy Day

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  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

The Gift That Gives Forever {Giveaway Winner Announced}

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-{ Well, that was easy! The winner of the $20 DaySpring Giveaway is Ashley H. Congratulations, Ashley! }- One of the greatest things about our celebration of Christmas is that the Gift we celebrate is one that gives and gives through all eternity.  Love came down in the humblest of fashions, in the form of a tiny baby…lived a humble life…died a humble, even humiliating death.  To think that the Continue Reading