• Favorite Decorating from Our Previous Home

    It’s hard to believe that we have lived in our new home for over six months now. I am loving all of the extra space and conveniences nearby, not to mention the opportunity to decorate with a completely new palette. We have met and even begun to build friendships with wonderful neighbors in our cul-de-sac, and it really does feel like home. I have to admit though, I still have moments where I miss our old house, the small country town we lived in, and the amazing neighbors we left behind. I still get a twinge of sadness when I think of that first home we lived in for seven…

  • A Trip to Anthropologie

    Now that we have moved from a rural small town to a large suburb, I am close to all sorts of conveniences that I wasn’t before. Shopping centers galore, every kind of restaurant you could imagine, and a huge mall. One place in the mall, that I have waited years to visit, is a brick and mortar Anthropologie. I certainly could have gotten myself there sooner (it was about 45 minutes away before), but I only made my first visit after moving to our new home. It’s now only about 10 minutes away. Josh and I had a little date night last weekend, and he took me there again where…

  • Holiday Home 2017

    It’s a little late to share a holiday home tour, I know, but better late than never right? My focus the past few Christmases has been on making our home cozy, inviting and festive to create lasting memories for my little ones. Which meant this year, I was going to take the pressure off getting the house camera ready for a holiday home tour post. I signed up for one, but ended up backing out when I knew it was just going to add stress. So here we are…the first week of January and you get to see how I did up our home for the holidays! Haha. I can’t…

  • Christmas Village Display

    Merry Christmas! This month has flown by hasn’t it? I have been busy making our home festive and filled with wonder and excitement. We are keeping things relaxed around here this year for the holidays, so I didn’t share a big “holiday home tour” post earlier in the month. I might share some snippets of how we decorated after the rush has passed, but today, I have one vignette that I really wanted to share with you. I have always loved Christmas villages ever since I was little. The individual pieces are often quite  pricey, so it always seemed out of the realm of possibility for my holiday d├ęcor. I…

  • White Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room

    Today, I am taking you back in time again to Christmas 2010. I shared the photographs in this post on my former Typepad blog but never ended up transferring several of those posts here when I moved back to Blogger in 2013. This year for Christmas, I am not looking to make things “picture perfect” but rather to make memories for my little ones, so I am taking my time getting our house done for the holidays. It is all a work in progress with fun vignettes here and there and will probably be rearranged by little hands several times over before Christmas. As I focus on making our new…

  • Christmas Past

    Welcome to the second month of Town and Country Living’s Cozy Living Series! I am excited to have the opportunity to join these talented bloggers and share our personal versions of how we do cozy throughout the year. And what is a cozier time than this? This is my favorite time of year! It has changed a lot around our house with three little ones and become much more colorful, fun, and I’ll admit it: even a bit cheesy. Not even kidding…we have a huge inflatable elf in our yard as I type. The kids love it. I am still working on getting our house decked out for this Christmas…