Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Inspired by Macy's: Gifts for the Baker

 This is a sponsored post.
 
Hey everyone! This is the last in a series of posts sharing some of my fave gift ideas from Macy's! (You can read the other two posts here and here.)
 
When I was approached to share these gift ideas it was a natural to pick gifts for the baker. Baking just totally screams the holidays. From cookies to Christmas morning breakfasts baking is just a part of the tradition.
 
Gifts for the baker


 
 
I am completely loving the copper egg white beating bowl (copper is so popular right now)!!!
 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Inspired by Macy's: Kitchen Essentials

This is a sponsored post.
 
Hello friends! I'm sharing another fab style guide from Macy's with you all today and I am extra excited about this one!
 
As much as I love DIY and decorating, my first passion as always been cooking. It's something I got from my Dad and spent tons of time in the kitchen with him and watching cooking shows when I was growing up.
 
It carried over into adulthood, and, here's a little secret for you all....my boys, who will be 13 and 11 in a couple of weeks, have never called me any form of mom. Nope. They call me Coka. It's something my firstborn came up with right around the time he turned two. He was trying to say Cooker because apparently I cooked a lot!



 
    Wouldn't any of the above gifts be perfect to bring to a holiday party this year?
     
    I'm particularly loving the wood grain on that cutting board. And also the skillet grill. The bold color is so super fun! 
 
 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Stenciled Tilt Top Table & Holiday House Walk Day 4!

I almost made it through another week and I seriously could not be happier! Soon I will share some updates that have been going on in my home in preparation to put it on the market (think horrific dealings with a contractor), but today I just want to share this adorable table I recently finished.
 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2014 House Walk Tour

Welcome everyone to part one of my Holiday Home Tour! (Part two will be shared next Monday, so be sure to stop back then to check out more areas of my Christmas home).
 
Before we get started I just have to give a huge thank you to Jen Rizzo for including me in this amazing series. I've been contributing at her blog monthly for the last year and this is just the icing on the cake!
 
Also, if you are stopping over from Ella Claire an extra special welcome to you!
 

 
Each year, I try to change up my décor for the holiday season.  This year I focused on lots of metallics, sparkles, natural elements and green accents.  




Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fave Winter Boots & Holiday House Walk Day 2

 Having a mom who is a blogger is totally a weird experience around the holidays.  Last week, my almost teen jokingly asked me if it was Thanksgiving or Christmas. I love autumn and Thanksgiving so much, but it kind of takes a back seat since I need to have Christmas already set by the end of November. This Turkey Day was especially Christmas-like since we had our first snow fall of the year!
 
And chilly weather and snow completely means pulling out all my warm boots.

 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Using Nature in Christmas Decor (& Holiday House Walk)


Hey friends! I love, love, love adding natural elements to my home décor, especially during the holiday season.
 
I thought I would share a few of my favorite pics that I have come across while editing for some upcoming home tours with you all.  They all highlight fresh pine and pieces of wood.
 
Some pine clippings tied with a velvet ribbon that coordinates with my homes accent color...