Sunday, November 14, 2021

Home for the Holidays Christmas Tree Challenge

Let the C H R I S T M A S decorating begin!  

Thanks to an amazing opportunity to partner with Decorator's Warehouse (the largest Christmas decor store in Texas!) for a "Home for the Holidays Christmas Tree Challenge," our sunroom is now ready for Christmas!  Together with eleven blogging friends, we're each sharing a themed Christmas tree, thanks to Decorator's Warehouse!

Now, if you've been a reader of my blog for awhile, you know that not only do I love decorating for the holidays, but I love to theme my trees.  It was an easy decision to go with a "Winter Wonderland" look for this challenge, because I love the cozy feeling that it brings.  And, even though I don't live in Texas and couldn't personally shop in Decorator's Warehouse 60,000 square foot space, I was able to order all of my fabulous trimmings from their website!

When decorating my tree, the first thing I added were these incredible cluster lights.  They're tiny (but mighty) and sure do make your tree sparkle, especially thanks to the multi-flash patterns. I  added them deep inside of the tree to give it lots of dimension.

Next, I added my topper full of Christmas sprays.  I do that first because it usually involves placing several branches down into the tree.  By adding them first, I don't disturb any ornaments or ribbon.  

I then added these incredible bells!  I mean ... talk about a statement!  You can add them separately or join them together, which is what I did.  I then gave them a little finishing touch, thanks to this beautiful plaid Christmas ribbon.

Then, it was time to add the Christmas ornaments!

Silver balls reflect the lights ... oversized pearl ornaments make for great fillers ... and these reindeer ornaments add whimsy, with a little bit of sparkle, too!

I then added more beautiful sprays throughout, like these fabulous red pomegranates for a little hint of festive color.

Of course, it's always fun to add the unexpected, like these oversized houses that light up!

And what Winter Wonderland tree would be complete without icicles ...

and oversized snowflakes.  The beautiful orbs add lots of texture, too!

After all the ornaments are added, that's when I wove these gorgeous ribbons in and out of the tree.

I love it "all aglow" in the evening!

I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration to create your own Winter Wonderland tree!  If you're interested in any items I've included, feel free to take a peek at my WISH LIST!  Also, you may use my code "adventuresindecorating" to receive 10% off full priced purchase (excludes trees and resin pieces).

And I hope you'll visit my friends shown below ... their gorgeous trees are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!


Sami Riccioli | Hip And Humble Style | Dreaming of Homemaking | Tuft and Trim    

Adventures in Decorating | Claire Lynn Home | Nissa Lynn Interiors | Refabbed


Cuter Tudor | Montgo Farmhouse | City Girl Meets Farmboy | Courtney Warren Home


Friday, November 12, 2021

DREAM Come True!

G R E E T I N G S, friends!

As the Fall bins have been packed away and Christmas boxes are taking over, I couldn't think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than by sharing my fun news!

I’m beyond excited to see our home featured in The Cottage Journal’s 2021 Christmas Cottage magazine.  Having my love for holiday decorating shared over ten pages in a national publication is a dream come true, and something that I will never forget.  I’m forever grateful to Cindy Cooper (Editorial Director) for inviting me to be a part of this experience ... to Hannah Nance (Assistant Editor) for writing such a thoughtful article … and to my husband and son for putting up with me last year as I nervously played the role of stylist and photographer for the article.  I hope you’ll grab a copy (in print or online)!

Okay, back to decking the halls ... are you decorating for Christmas this weekend, too?

Have a great day,


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Our 2021 Fall Home Tour

Happy O C T O B E R !! 🍁

To kick off my favorite month, I'm excited to be sharing our 2021 Fall home tour video!  This year, I've mixed muted tones with vibrant Fall colors ... added lots of layers ... annnnd maybe one too many pumpkins in certain areas.  I mean, "more is more" can be a good thing this time of year, right (lol)?!  

I hope you're enjoying spreading Fall around your home, too!  

Thanks for joining me,


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Monday, September 13, 2021

Fall is in the Air ...

Hi friends! 

How is it already September?!  

I've been adding Fall decor to our humble abode, and, while I tried to keep our seasonal palette pretty neutral this year, I ended up adding more and more color as I went along. 

Like here in our foyer, where pops of burnt orange and cranberry were added in ...

and in our family room, colorful tall autumnal stems have taken over.  I love to bring the outdoors in!

Isn't it fun how pumpkins, Fall branches and pillows can transform your space so easily?

As can simple, inexpensive seasonal landscape art! 

I'll be back in the coming days to share more of our Fall decor!  Have you started your Fall decorating?


Friday, March 26, 2021

Our Kitchen Spring Decor ...

Friday and a new weekend greets us!  Do you have fun plans?

While I was decorating our kitchen for Spring, I got the urge to pick up my paint brush and add a little color!  Soooo, here is our refreshed island, hopefully enjoying its new shade of Pewter Green.

Green has always been one of my "go to" paint colors; however, I usually lean towards brighter "avacado/fresh herby" greens.  I haven't tried this darker color before, and, I must say, I'm so happy that I took a chance on it.  We love it!  

While green, it has a bit of a sophisticated gray undertone.  And, after staring at it for a couple of days, I then decided to change the hardware (which used to be clear, acrylic knobs).  I picked up these gold pulls and knobs from Lowe's ... really like the contrast!

They now tie in with the knobs and pulls on our perimeter white cabinets and drawers, which I spray painted gold last week (they used to be black).  Isn't it fun how a few sweeps of spray paint can give your hardware a brand new look?

Back on the island, I styled this simple vignette to welcome the new season ... bunnies are a fun and easy decorating staple this time of year, wouldn't ya' say?

Do you see what else got a fresh coat of gold spray paint?  Yep, our lights, did, too!  I got a little trigger happy, what can I say.

I also brought in green/white towels to add visual softness and color to this wall, as well.

A refurbished landscape canvas (cut down to fit in this frame) also adds a bit of color above the cooktop.  I also like how the darker greens in the print tie in with the newly painted island!

Over on this side of the kitchen, little bunny plates help to add a bit of seasonal whimsy, as do these blush and white striped bowls that I found on clearance at At Home!

Not surprisingly, the malted eggs in our glass canister are slowly disappearing.  Do you think I should hot glue the lid shut, lol?

At our kitchen table, I brought in the settee that used to be in our foyer for a bit of unexpected seating.  I then added a cute (yet wrinkled, oops) French bunny runner and faux greenery scattered with Easter eggs to finish off the Spring look.

Lastly, our little bunny pitchers made their way to the wall rack ... such a great piece to decorate for any season!

I hope you'll pop back on over to my Facebook page and let me know what you think of our Spring kitchen!

Also, if you'd like to SHOP THIS POST, I've linked several items below.  If you see an item you're interested in, just select it to be redirected to a shoppable link (aflink).  

Have a great weekend,

Friday, March 19, 2021

Our Spring Foyer and Great Room ...

W E L C O M E to our foyer, where the bunnies have hopped in ... eggs have landed on branches ... and a bit of blush, green and white have set the tone for, hopefully, a Spring welcome! 

This console table is one of my favorite pieces to style.  It's wide enough to add lots of decor ...

and the shelf below is a great place for these baskets that I recently purchased (love their texture).

Over on this side of our foyer are two of my favorite wicker chairs that we purchased several years ago.  They replaced a settee that was here for quite some time because, well, musical furniture is one of my favorite games to play!

I've never had this round table in our foyer, either.  I purchased it not too long ago, and, to keep it budget-friendly, I ordered it unfinished and then stained it with Minwax stain I had on hand.  I then painted the base with leftover Bistro White paint.

And, speaking of paint ... this vintage secretary is one of the first pieces that I painted what feels like a "bazillion" years ago.  In fact, it was after I painted this piece, that I knew I was going to have a long standing "love affair" with my paint brush!  Ha!  

Now, let's walk on into our great room, where I've continued the blush, green and white Spring theme.  Of course, a pillow refresh was in order for the new season, too.  

AND, what do you think of our new rug?!  It's the Rockfall from Boutique Rugs and is available in several sizes.  It's absolutely beautiful ... such a fabulous neutral rug ... and the perfect (and great quality) focal point!  As part of my collaboration with Boutique Rugs, you can use my code ADVENTURE60 for 60% off their entire website!  Just click HERE for the link to the rug or HERE for the link to their website.

Yes, even though we're in mid-March, it's chilly and rainy today, so a cozy fire is almost necessary!  As for my Spring mantel styling ... I was so excited to add this gorgeous mirror as the anchor piece!  Then, I framed it with "whispy" blush floral bunches ...

and then added my sweet "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" bunnies that I've had for years.

A couple more bunnies hopped on over to our bookcases, too.

Lastly, to add to my Spring refresh, I also ended up "scooching" this cabinet (and its twin) in here from our sunroom. Isn't it fun how moving your furniture or accent pieces from one room to another can make your spaces feel fresh and new?  Of course, I had to add colorful, faux greenery for a finishing touch.

I'll be back next week to share more of my Spring decorating!  In the meantime, if you'd like to SHOP MY HOME, simply scroll through the items below ... if you see something you like, just click on it ... that will take you to a direct, shoppable link (aflink).  If I don't have an exact match to share, I try to include similar items, when possible.

Have a great day!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Sneak Peeks of Spring ...

It's F R I D A Y !!  And, not only have the bunnies arrived, but we're so excited to turn the clocks ahead tomorrow.

So, what does Spring decor mean to you?  Perhaps, it means bringing out cute bunny accents (new  purchases or old favorites) ...

or maybe seasonal florals.

It can be as easy as displaying colorful bowls and dish towels ...

or even your favorite patterened napkins!

As you can see, in our house, it means all of the above, annnnd perhaps moving furniture around for a few room refreshes!

In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing a closer look into the rooms that I've decorated for Spring. I 
hope you'll join me!

Have a great day,

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