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Holiday meals with family and friends can be some of the most cherished times. So go ahead and create a table that’s festive and memorable–not for Insta, but for your loved ones! I’d love to share some tips for how to decorate your holiday table! Set the mood Mood lighting and three forks? Or place […]

Break out the mugs, folks! It’s time for that perennial winter favorite, hot cocoa. What’s better on a cold winter evening than cozying up to the hearth or fire pit with a steaming cup of cocoa warming your hands? I’d love to pass along my secrets for how to make an amazing hot cocoa bar. […]

That holiday to-do list can be pretty daunting, right? After you’ve rushed around doing All The Things, I hope you come home to some welcoming and comfortable settings in your home. So, let’s create Christmas decor that feels COZY. How? Well, just read on!  Cozy Up Tip #1 – Incorporate Christmas pillows A few holiday-themed […]

Christmas is coming! Let the decorating commence! How do you decorate for the holidays? I’m happy to share some decorating tips from my house. Bring some holly-jollyness to your house by adapting my ideas to your design style! Tip #1 – Holiday touches here and there Now, I confess to being a little over-the-top when […]

It’s time to deck those halls–I’m all about it! And what conveys holiday cheer like a lush wreath hanging in your window, or on your door or fireplace? Yes, you could go out and buy them readymade, but I’d love to inspire you to make your own wreath personalized with your favorite things, as I’ve […]

You’ve probably seen the reports of studies that show how being grateful can improve your health. I’m not a doctor or research scientist, but I think we all have some anecdotal evidence to support this idea, not only from our own lives and but from observing others. I hope you all have a meaningful Thanksgiving, […]

I can think of at least a couple reasons to decorate my WHOLE HOUSE for the holidays: 1. I want to create a TOTAL fun/cozy/sweet/memorable holiday experience for family and friends. 2. It takes days to get all those boxes of decorations out of the attic, and by golly I’m gonna use it all! As […]

If you’re waiting for the weather forecast to tell you it’s fall, you may have a long wait–especially here in Texas.  But we’re not going to let a little thing like 90-degree temps keep us from getting in the fall spirit, are we? In my view, September on the calendar grants us permission to haul […]

We look to experts to give us predictions on everything from weather to sports. Did you know that home design experts also make forecasts? They do–and although they’re not infallible, we pay attention because we don’t want expensive home purchases to be too trendy.  So how did the home design forecasts from 2021 pan out?  […]

summer memories

Summer’s winding down.  For many of us, it’s time to savor the last of summer’s freedom and look ahead to school days. Celebrate summer’s end and back to school! I saw a cute article with some great ideas for helping the family remember the best of summer days. You might find some new end-of-summer traditions. […]