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Friday, December 2, 2016

2016 Christmas Snippets ...

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Happy December, friends!!

I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends and are now knee deep into your Christmas decor!

I'm all finished (yay!) and just wanted to share a few snippets of our how our home looks right now ....

Traditional holiday colors greet you when you walk into our foyer and look to the left towards our sitting room ... this cute, little red truck drove all night to park itself right here on our "snow" covered ottoman!


Once you pass by the sitting room and walk towards the left, you're greeted by our "Winter wonderland" dining room ...


Passing through the dining room, you're then greeted by our kitchen, where, of course, I had to add a bit of holiday red and whimsy!


On the other side (but sharing the same open space as our kitchen) is our great room, where white, silver and "burlap-y" colors are dominating as this year's color choice in here!



And, while I love the winter-y colors, I had to add more red in our newly shiplapped sunroom ... just love the red/white contrast in here!


Our bedroom got into the spirit, too ... must be because of the new shelf I just added (and hope doesn't come crashing down)!


I hope you'll stop back by in the coming days as I share more of our holiday home!

Thanks for visiting!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Our 2016 Fall Dining Room

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Happy Tuesday!

Well, here we are ... two days away from Thanksgiving.  How can that be(?) ...  weren't we just celebrating the 4th of July?!

Before the holiday comes and goes, I wanted to share our Fall dining room with you, where, this year, muted tones won out over more vibrant Autumn colors.


Mr. Roo came out of hibernation to take center stage on our Fall table.  


I hope he approves that I recently painted the top of the table White Dove ... it was time.  I had been fighting the urge for too long and finally grabbed my paint brush and just did it!

He kept watch over our Fall table, including our "give thanks" bowls, which held faux pumpkins for a bit of seasonal whimsy.


He took his job seriously, even keeping an eye on the corner cabinet, which also got a coat of White Dove. 


Over on our sideboard ... an old window, pumpkins and cotton helped to make it feel like Autumn is in the air!



And since I wanted to add a bit more brass this year, I was happy to scoop up a pair of candlesticks from a local thrift store!


Over on our mirrored accent chest, I kept it pretty simple and added texture by tossing a few wine corks into a wine glass.



Now, while Mr. Roo might think he's the star of the show, I'd have to disagree by saying that our Fall tree is!


I love decorating this tree every year (and, yes, it's an excuse to have a lighted tree added in August)!


I embellish it with cute owls, pinecones and other seasonal ornaments ... but, most of all, I love decorating it with pictures of family.


Admittedly, since we're not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I can tell you that our room looks nothing like this today!  Yes, it has already been transformed into a "Winter wonderland," which I look forward to sharing with you soon!


Well, friends ... I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, blessed with family and friends!

Thanks for visiting,

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Jord Wood Watch and Giveaway

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Happy Monday, friends!

Recently, I was contacted by the kind folks at JORD to ask if I'd be interested in receiving one of their fabulous handcrafted wood watches to feature.  Well, of course I would ... it's always the perfect *time* (pun intended, ha) to enjoy a new timepiece, isn't it?!  

When their watch arrived, I was impressed as soon as I opened the package to be greeted by this fabulous wood box!  A sign of things to come ...


When you open the box, the presentation factor continues ... inside was the piece I chose (JORD's fabulous Frankie Dark Sandalwood and Slate watch, with copper accents).  I was so pleased ... especially since it looks exactly like it does on their website.


I was also pleased with how featherlight JORD's watch is, especially compared to very heavy watches I've worn in the past ... truly a unique watch!


JORD's attention to detail doesn't stop there ... their watches are powered by Swiss movement and an "uncomplicated straight line strap."  Their watches aren't just for women, either ... they have a handsome line of cool men's watches, too, which can be seen HERE!  


And, thanks to their online wrist measuring guide, they sized my watch before sending it to me so that it was ready to slip on and be enjoyed as soon as it arrived!


Look at the hand craftsmanship ... I still find it hard to believe it's natural wood!



As a gal who normally wears "blingy" watches, I love how classic, streamlined, versatile and uncomplicated my JORD watch is!  I can dress it up ...


or wear it by itself to take center stage!  Either way, this watch does not disappoint!


With the holidays fast approaching, a JORD watch would make the perfect gift for a family member ... or yourself!  If you'd like to shop my Frankie watch (which comes in several other amazing options), please click HERE.

I have a fun surprise, too ... JORD has generously launched a contest for my kind readers!  One lucky person will win a $75 e-gift code to use on JORD's website!  And, just for entering, everyone (except for the $75 e-gift code winner) will win a $20 e-gift code!  Please click HERE to enter ... you'll be glad you did!

**The contest will close on November 27, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.  Both the $75 and $20 coupon codes must be enjoyed by February 28, 2017.**

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, but all opinions expressed are my own.


Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Our Fall Sitting Room ...

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Happy Tuesday, friends!

I'm continuing our Fall tour today and sharing our little sitting room, which is the first room you see when you walk through the door.  Come on in, toss the pillows off the chairs and grab a seat!


I stuck with the neutral Fall tones in here this year (like I did in our great room), and, admittedly, I like how calm, yet seasonal, I hope it feels in here.



Large ceramic acorns (from Hobby Lobby) join faux leaves and shed antlers, all tucked into a little "dough-ish" bowl:


On our mantel, I took down the blue mirror from our Summer coastal look, and replaced it with this fabulous barn print from Kirkland's ... I knew I had to have it when it was on sale for 40% off! 


The barn art helped to set the tone for the muted colors I'd surround it with ....


My apologies to the faux Fall branches that I took apart to nestle in between our white faux pumpkins.


To lend to the mandatory Fall "cozy" feel, I brought back these handsome throws from IKEA to try and suck you into to sit here for awhile ... 


This cute pumpkin from Michael's helps bring a bit of the green tones from the mantel to this side of the room ... they have the best selection this year (it helps that all of their Fall goodies 40% off, too)!



Just for fun, here's what our sitting room looked like this time last year! 


I think our son has *almost* forgiven me for not bringing back the Halloween mice and bats this year in here ... *almost* !! 


Thanks so much for stopping ... I still have more Fall to share, so I hope you'll join me in the coming days!

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Our Fall Sunroom ...

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Greetings, friends!

Here we are ... already October 6th!  We'll be putting up Christmas trees before we know it ... but before that happens, I'm sharing a bit more of our Fall home.

Come on in to our little sunroom, right off of the kitchen.  I know I've said it before, but this is the room where I find myself tossing pillows from the love seat ... grabbing a magazine ... and relaxing, well, if not snoozin'.


Just for fun, let's look at where this room started the Fall we moved in two years ago ... we had painted the walls Manchester Tan and there was lots of seasonal color!


Then, the next year, the walls *magically* turned Ben Moore's Palladian Blue ... and furniture, curtains and the rug were traded for other pieces we had in other spots in our home.  I loved this wall color and will be adding it somewhere else in our house!


Then, not too long ago, the walls got a new "planked" look that were then painted White Dove, which we absolutely love and wish we'd done sooner!  At least there is one Fall "constant," and that is the pretty autumnal prints I found at Home Goods a couple of years ago.  See, I "do" keep some items!  


When I put this room back together after planking the walls and removing the bamboo shades, the window just needed "something" ... that's when our oversized clock from Kirkland's came up from the basement to become a focal point.  I like how it "balances" the Fall prints, too!



While there are a few little pieces of rust and orange, I tried to keep the soft muted seasonal tones going in here, too.


A little bit of animal print made its way in here, too ... 


It's hard to believe that in just a few weeks, these prints will come down and up will go something welcoming the "most wonderful time of the year!"  I hope you'll come back then to visit!


Thanks for stopping by,

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