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  • Five Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

    They are upon us, aren’t they?  We’ve all been running around shopping, baking, entertaining and decking our halls!  Are you ready?  Or more importantly, is your home ready?   Every year I seem to think my home is ready, and then I find myself with house guests or in the midst of celebrating and discover that …

    Tips for a Luxe Holiday Home

    It’s the time of year when friends and family gather, laugh and make memories: the perfect time to fluff up your home and make it feel extra special. Ready to step up your holiday decorating game and give your home the luxe treatment? Try these tricks to make your house feel warm and luxurious this …

    DIY Handmade Gifts for the Holidays

    ‘Tis the season, friends!  Your budget and gift inspiration might be running low about now, so I’m here to share some amazing DIY handmade gifts to help you finish off your list.  The blogosphere and Pinterest are loaded with creative ideas for gifts you can put together, many of them for only a few dollars.  …

    Rustic Pine Holiday Table

    Rustic is one of my many styles, and this Rustic Pine dining room setting has the perfect amount of class and rustic charm all rolled into one.     Would you like to recreate this look for your own dining space? It all starts with the table! Weathered and distressed, this gorgeous table is perfect for …

    Heirloom Willow Holiday Tablescape

    The holidays are my favorite time of the year! Having the whole family together and the beautiful decorations are things I look forward to all year long; so of course I want to set the best holiday table possible. And, I have to admit, I try to out do myself each year. Pinterest has lots of …

    Need a last minute holiday gift? Make it!

    This is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year!  I love that my little neighborhood is jolly with twinkling lights.  I love the empty boxes beckoning from my office corner to become brightly decorated gifts.  I even love the holiday music playing non-stop since Thanksgiving.  Yes, I’m a Christmas-aholic! Sometimes, rather than plow …

    Easy Valentine’s Day Card Craft for Kids

    Valentine’s Day is my absolute favorite holiday! The candy hearts, over-the-top romantic gestures, pink and red glitter hearts, and lots of chocolate all make for the perfect holiday in my book. Every year, my daughters and I have the best time deciding what homemade Valentine’s Day cards or goodies we’re going to create for their …

    DIY Tulle Valentine’s Day Wreath

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start decorating for the holiday that celebrates love! Put away your winter blues and greens and get out your valentine’s day reds and pinks because love is in the air! One of my favorite decorations for all seasons and holiday’s is a …

    New Year, New Rug

    It’s resolution season. It’s also cold & flu season. And winter doldrums/depression season. The broken resolutions, the runny noses, the frigid air and a house that likely feels a bit empty after all the holiday decor is gone…mix them together, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a case of the winter blahs and blues. …

    Decorating Resolutions for the New Year

    This week many of us will be crafting our goals for 2019 and mine will include decorating resolutions for my home.  While the home decor resolutions in the past have included routine updates and upgrades that need to happen, this year I am branching out and challenging myself in a few new ways when it …

    10 Winter Wreaths to DIY

    Once that holiday wreath comes down, I find myself scrambling for something fresh and “winter” to replace it.  We can’t leave our front doors out in the cold and looking bare and forlorn, can we?  After paying all the holiday bills I rarely want to spend money, so this year I sought out some festive …

    How to Make a DIY Eucalyptus Winter Wreath

    The Christmas season is in full gear, and I’ve been spending the last few weeks decking the halls with trees, greens, and other sparkly treasures. This year, I decided to tackle a DIY eucalyptus wreath for an interior French door in need of some style and whimsy. Nothing says “Christmas” quite like the beauty of …

    Setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Table to Match the Fall Season

    While the holidays can oftentimes feel busy and overwhelming, there are a few traditions that I absolutely adore. Setting the Thanksgiving table is a festive task that I look forward to every year, because the table is the heart of the feast. I love sitting down over flickering candles, beautiful dishes, and accents of warm …

    Easy Soup & Dessert Recipes for a Cozy Fall Night at Home

    Fall is finally here, and the cool breeze in the morning is getting me in the mood for oversized sweaters and cozy evenings at home with my family. My house is decorated with fresh pumpkins and touches of autumn, and now I’m incorporating warmer recipes into my menu as well. Easy soups and chilis are …

    Orange: from Bright to Warm And Cozy

    The time for beach vacations and warm sunny weather has come and gone.  Up until about a week ago, it still felt like summer and then BAM, fall hit! We’ve started to have frost warnings in the mornings and it’s time to grab that scarf for some extra warmth as we head out the door.  …

    Fun and Easy Kid-Friendly Spooky Halloween Snacks

    Halloween is right around the corner, and we love to invite the neighborhood kids over before trick or treating begins. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it’s colorful, creative, and pretty low key. To prepare for our annual neighborhood gathering, I’m going to be sharing three of my go-to fun and easy kid-friendly …

    Fall Perfect Pumpkin Fluff Treat

      Looking for a fun, yet easy, fall dessert? Look no further! This amazingly simple recipe known as Pumpkin Fluff is perfect for all of your fall festivities.   This amazing pumpkin dip recipe is a staple at my family’s annual Halloween get-together. Pumpkin Fluff is exactly what it sounds like … a light and …

    Atlanta Home Refresh Part Two: Foyer and Living Room Edition

    Recently, my mom, Lori Allen, owner of Bridals by Lori and star of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, has been focused on redesigning her home one room at a time with the help of interior designer, Courtney Myers. A breast cancer survivor, she feels redesigning her home represents her second chance at life. We …

    Atlanta Home Refresh Part One: Dining Room Edition

    Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. Like you, I’m starting to spruce up my home for the joyful chaos the impending season brings. Recently, my mom, Lori Allen, owner of Bridals by Lori and star of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, has been focused on redesigning her home one …

    4th of July Entertaining

    Holidays are always something that I look forward to. They are an excuse to take time away from work to relax and enjoy the company of others. They are also the perfect opportunity to throw a party, and who doesn’t enjoy a party? Unfortunately, almost everyone except the hostess because of all of the hard …