December 1, 2012

White Christmas

I can't believe it's already December 1st! I feel as if this whole year has flown by in a hurry. This is the month for fun decor, holiday gatherings, Snow Flake Lane, Christmas Tree Lighting's, and warm winter drinks. I love the Holiday season!
I personally love white - It's so elegant and timeless, especially when decorating for the holidays. White is the perfect backdrop forth holidays. If you buy the majority of your Holiday decor in white, it's easy to add a different splash of color from one year to the next.
Here is a BEAUTIFUL example of a "White Christmas" from Country Living Magazine

I know that most of us can't afford to go out and buy the most beautiful Holiday decorations out there. Here's a great tip: Shop thrift stores and Antique shops; they usually have wonderful items that can easily be used for holiday decor. Look for white pitchers to hold flowers; antique serving trays, glass vases to fill with ornaments. Take magazine clippings with you so you know what shapes and styles to look for. Many items just need a fresh coat of paint to be the perfect fit for your decor. You don't have to spend your life savings to have a beautifully decorated home for the holidays!
Here are some more beautiful "White Christmas" ideas.


I hope this gets you into the Holiday Spirit!

My Friendsgiving

Hello Blog family! It has been far too long since I've sat down to blog and I have missed it! It's been busy busy around my house, but I am back to share my Friendsgiving with you. This year, my husband's and my family decided to celebrate Thanksgiving over the weekend, so we had some friends over on Thanksgiving Day for a "Friendsgiving"! It was a small gathering, but lots of fun. This was my first attempt at cooking a Turkey, and I'm happy to say it turned out great!
My not-so-favorite part of the day was seasoning the turkey; did you know you're supposed to season UNDER the skin {gross}.

  We decided to do simple, elegant, & somewhat minimalist decor for the holiday bash. That, and I set-up the decor the night before :o) We decided to do this little gathering about a week before Thanksgiving, so I didn't get a lot of time to plan, but it still turned out nice. We had great company, great food, and great drinks!

And of course, our little princess (Breeze) had to be here too. She didn't actually eat at the table of course, but she was ready for a Thanksgiving feast. 


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends, family, and loved ones!

September 26, 2012

My wreath obsession

So Fall is one of my favorite times of year because this is when people start making all sorts of crafty wreaths and decorating their entry way. Thus far, I have not had the time to decorate my own wreath, but I thought I'd share my passion and maybe get inspired!
Here is one that I absolutely LOVE! I'm such a sucker for neutral colors and the elegance they create. This wreath is made of burlap with some fun fabric floral accents.
This one is absolutely beautiful. The first, and only, time I've ever seen unharvested cotton was a year ago when I went to Tennessee for my cousins wedding (Hi Nina!). It was beautiful! Fields and fields of white angel clouds covered the ground. Here in the Seattle area, we don't exactly get a lot of cotton growing. So when I found this wreath, it made me think of family and the beauty of those fields.
If you want to add a pop of color and bring in the fall, this is the wreath for you. Simple to make, but a big impact visually.
{Created by Miss Lovie}
This wreath can so easily be customized for your style. I love the white and turquoise, but for fall I would probably do a burnt orange or some other neutral. Love the idea of putting your house numbers on the wreath!
{Created by Teach.Craft.Love}
I just Love Love Love wreaths! Hopefully you're inspired to get out there and welcome Fall! Here are some more fun wreaths (click on the image for the source). Happy Fall!

September 13, 2012

Getting Excited for Fall

With the mornings and nights getting colder, I'm starting to get excited for fall! Fall is one of my favorite seasons; the changing of the leaves, hot apple cider, all of the yummy yummy (and so bad for you) recipes, the list goes on and on. In the years past, I've been a little behind updating my decor for the Fall season, so this year I'm getting a head start and getting inspired!
If you haven't guessed by now, I LOVE using white in my decor, and I don't see why Fall should be any different. I like to call it Frosted Fall. Here's a few examples of how you can bring Frosted Fall into your home.

Here's an example of Frosted Fall done beautifully by Dusty Lu
Much like the foods we eat and drink in the fall, the colors and textures are very warms, rich, and inviting. Typically, when people think of fall they think of Orange's, Browns, and rich hues of Red.And of course, layering; this gives it the 'homey' feel. Here are some traditional Fall themes:



 I also {ADORE} rich purples and turquoise in Fall decor. Jewel tones such as these are typically darker and create a more intimate feeling.