Getting Your Home Ready for Guests & My Quirks

GuestBedroomLighting thumb Getting Your Home Ready for Guests & My Quirks


My friend Andrea has some sweet quirks that you really should know about if you are going to be friends with her.  One, all drinking glasses should have an opening wide enough that her nose fully fits inside the glass when drinking.  Two, her lettuce should be cut into bite size pieces.

Andrea’s quirks got me thinking about what my “sweet quirks” are.  I now realize I have three of them.  One, all sandwiches, burgers, bagels, etc., need to be cut in half.  Two, I now have seen the light and I also prefer my salad in bite size pieces.  Three, I must have the perfect balance of overhead lighting and lamp lighting in all of the rooms of our home.

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A Winter Bridal Shower for My Sister


    I have taken on my first, and likely only, stint as maid of honor.   Actually, as my future brother-in-law has reminded me, matron of honor.   And one of the most important responsibilities of the matron of honor is the … [Continue reading...]

When You Send Them Out Into The World


  I guess the holiday season has me feeling sentimental today and reflecting back... When you become a parent, everyone tells you how fast it is going to go.  You hear them, but you are overwhelmed in diapers and naps and schedules.  You … [Continue reading...]

The Latest & Shop Closing for the Year


    Hello sweet friends. Life has been busy.  The good kind of busy. Christmas shopping.  Bridal showers. And shipping of lots and lots of orders. We can’t thank you enough for all of your support, encouragement and … [Continue reading...]

Quick Table Setting Ideas for the Holidays & a Giveaway


  Today I am sharing some super easy, inexpensive and quick table setting ideas for the holidays.  I should warn you though, some of you might be appalled.  You see, I like to limit my laundry to the mountains we already have, I avoid ironing … [Continue reading...]

Front Porch Christmas Decorating – Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour


  Welcome to our front porch.  Mother Nature decided to show up at the very last minute with some pretty and white fluffy snow - just for you!  Today, I am part of the Blogger Stylin' Home Tours, sponsored by Lindsay of The White Buffalo … [Continue reading...]

10 Ten Minute Decorating Ideas for Christmas


  Hello sweet friends!  Today is the last 10 minute decorating ideas for the year!  You are in for a special treat - this month, Michael of Inspired by Charm will be joining me with his best 10 minute decorating ideas for the holidays.  And … [Continue reading...]

Findings & Pillows Are Back In Stock


  This picture didn’t make into our Christmas Home Tour this week, but I couldn’t resist sharing it today.  These are vintage and still on the packaging card.  But how cute is it that they are called “Tingle Bells”.  Can you just imagine the … [Continue reading...]