4 on Monday {12.18.17}

Instead of a 5 on Friday post at the end of the week, this is a 4 on Monday post at the beginning of the week! I wanted to share some of the fun things we've enjoyed so far this month before we head into the week of Christmas. My blog is also my scrapbook,… Continue reading 4 on Monday {12.18.17}


Warm and Cozy Thanksgiving Tablescape

Since I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I wasn't planning to come up with a Thanksgiving tablescape this month. And then I acquired some new-to-me dishes and all that changed! My sister inherited our Gramma's china but decided she was happy with the other sets of dishes she has room for (she has some really… Continue reading Warm and Cozy Thanksgiving Tablescape

Enjoying The Journey

How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Ditching Your Diet

This will be the second holiday season I've enjoyed while maintaining my weight loss efforts. Whether you're working hard to shed pounds or just to maintain a certain healthy lifestyle (or both!), the holiday season makes it pretty difficult to stay on track. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and then Christmas - with all the pumpkin,… Continue reading How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Ditching Your Diet

Decor · Holidays

Valentine’s Day Decor {Cozy and Neutral}

I've always loved decorating for Valentine's Day - even as a child I remember setting out pink and purple accents in my room! Over the years I've moved away from the pink and purple, but I still enjoy working in a few bits of Valentine's Day love into my decor. This year I really tried… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Decor {Cozy and Neutral}

Decor · Holidays

Romantic Gold and White Holiday Table Setting

Have you ever seen a beautiful home in a magazine and wished for a moment that you lived there? Many times those homes are totally impractical for our lifestyles, having been staged for photography, but they are truly picture-perfect. I love setting a beautiful dining room table because it allows me to create one of… Continue reading Romantic Gold and White Holiday Table Setting

Decor · Holidays

Christmas Home Tour {2016}

I love decorating my home for Christmas! I will admit, I was kind of sad to put away my fall decor...until I started opening the Christmas bins. Once I saw my treasured pieces that I've carefully hunted down through almost ten years of after-Christmas clearance sales, I forgot all about the pumpkins and couldn't wait… Continue reading Christmas Home Tour {2016}

Holidays · Organization · Time Management

Hosting A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part Two: November}

It's officially Thanksgiving season! With just three weeks until Thanksgiving, it's time to get serious about planning and preparation. Today I'm sharing with you five of the things I'll do this month to make my Thanksgiving day as stress-free as possible! Confirm The Guest List: I reach out to all my guests and confirm their… Continue reading Hosting A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part Two: November}

Decor · Holidays

My Home Sweet Home {Patriotic Decor}

Today I'm joining Emily from Queen of the Household¬†as we share a look at our patriotic decor for this summer! I am fiercely patriotic and always enjoy¬†displaying my love of country throughout the decor in my home. Usually I leave my red, white and blue out from a few weeks before Memorial Day until at… Continue reading My Home Sweet Home {Patriotic Decor}