While we are talking about great values and making things easier this holiday season, I have just the thing that may help you. I have been helping people with the holidays for the past 11 years, and I find that we all (myself included) can tend to make them overly complicated and miss out on […]

This fall trend is no longer in style for fall of 2023.

I’ve been holding this in for a long time, and for the first time, I am sharing what EVERYONE is decorating with this fall that I think is overused. Can I provide some better alternatives?

It’s Fall, Y’all! As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, it’s time to give our porch a fabulous fall makeover that’s not only cozy but festive! Fall porch decor is all about embracing the warmth of autumn and creating a warm welcoming space to gather your guests. 1. Traditional Wreath A classic […]

As the leaves change their hues and a gentle breeze fills the air, it’s time to infuse your home with the cozy charm of fall. Embracing natural elements in your decor can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that perfectly captures the essence of this enchanting season. In this blog post, we’ll explore six engaging […]

Face it. During the holidays, paper goods manufacturers are counting on you to stock up on plenty of disposables. Why not mess with their minds a bit and use some real dishes? After all, what are you saving your pretty stuff for? Holidays with family and friends are centered around the table, so–make a memory […]

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, […]

A Houston-based poet said, “Fall comes to Texas by a wrong turn and a bit of luck.” It’s true that we don’t often see the dramatic seasonal changes that other parts of the country do.  But what we DO get, we REALLY appreciate! And while we wait (and wait) for fall outside, we like to bring some […]

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 […]