Just popping in for a quick hello and to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.
Even with the past year’s up-and-downs, we all have so much to be thankful for. In the chaos of the holiday, make sure to take a minute of your day to be mindful of all of your blessings, big and small.
(P.S. Make sure to stop on by tomorrow for a special Black Friday edition of Link Love. I have lots of great sales to share with y’all!)
…and so it begins: a new holiday season and a whole new slew of gift guides!
This year, I’ll be posting a fresh weekly gift guide (perhaps with a bonus edition or two!) to help keep your holiday shopping on track and on budget.
I should totally add the title: “Santa’s Project Manager, North Pole Inc.” to my resume! Right?!
Between now and Christmas, I’ll be covering all sorts of gifting quandaries from finding that perfect gift for the person who has everything, to last minute gift ideas for that individual you completely overlooked #GiftingFail. BUT before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s chat about what to get the person who hates to leave their home when it’s cold outside (raises hand proudly!) — a.k.a. The Homebody.
Regardless of your specific home decor style, everyone wants to feel warm, cozy and comfortable when they’re in their personal space.
Sometimes, you’re lucky enough to start from scratch and create the interior of your dreams as you envision it. Other times, you’ve got to work with what you’ve got. If you happen to be watching the budget, dealing with a rental, or simply not ready to commit to making any drastic changes I highly recommend you keep reading!
My kids made sure to give their mom all of their candy rejects — specifically, their Almond Joys which also happen to be my favorite. I know coconut can be polarizing, but I’m a sucker for those little coconut-almond bites of deliciousness. Don’t yuck the yum until you give it a fair chance — or just give all your coconut candy to me!
Now, onto less-caloric business — a renovation house design update!
Perhaps, I should rename this post, “How To Design Kid’s Bedroom WITHOUT Any Terrible Movie/Cartoon/Video Game Characters + Colors That You Despise!”
What do you think?
When creating a personal space for both kids and adults alike, it’s important to consider the individual’s personality, tastes and preferences. You want the room to feel like an extension of that person, rather than a hodge-podge of things that are thrown together because they look nice. While children may not always have a say in the way things are done (at least that’s the case in my house!), when it comes to their bedrooms you want them to be a part of the design process.
The room where all the best night’s sleep goes down.
Is it just me, or do all of the most restful, deep sleeps happen in your own bed!? I could be in a penthouse suite of a 5 star hotel, sleeping on 1000 ct. Frette linen, with some magical self-adjusting mattress, but I still won’t sleep as well as I do in my own bed.
So, in case you were wondering, YES, my master bedroom design plan is fairly important to me!
Question of the day: Is the formal living room officially dead?!
When we went through the process of finding and ultimately buying a house, one of the biggest questions that was thrown around was, do we really need a living room? I’m talking about that more formal sitting space that people used to use a lot back in the day. That is, before open design plans and oversized family rooms with comfy couches and giant 4D flat screen TVS (with surround sound) reigned supreme.