early fall mantel

Now that the calendar has turned to September, we shifted our decor moderately inside our home. The living room mantel is always a favorite spot to update seasonally. It’s a great focal point and can be viewed when first entering our home. We recently shared tips on {how to start transitioning to Fall decor slowly}Continue reading “early fall mantel”

cloche seashell tablescape

Today we are sharing a late summer table scape straddling the end of summer and also looking forward towards the quickly approaching Fall season. Summer is winding down in late August so this table includes summer vibes set outdoors with seashells, but also includes some small nods towards Fall which is fast approaching with moodyContinue reading “cloche seashell tablescape”

how to start transitioning to fall decor slowly

Today we are sharing ideas on how to start tip toeing towards Fall vibes without taking the deep plunge into a pumpkin patch. There are subtle touches you can use in your home to transition into Fall decor, bridging the gap between late summer and Fall harvest season. Since the “official” start of Autumn isContinue reading “how to start transitioning to fall decor slowly”

5 easy ways to DIY pumpkins

It’s back to school time and to me that always signifies Fall. I am not ready to go full blast into Autumn yet SO we thought we would share some fantastic ways you can create some pumpkin decor to add to your upcoming Fall festivities and decorations.   These have been created through the years,Continue reading “5 easy ways to DIY pumpkins”

rustic Thanksgiving tablescape

The table is set for tomorrow, the turkey is brining and I am about to make the pie crust with Lexi.  All is good. We picked up Sebastian from college on Saturday and spent a few days together on the Oregon coast.  We are back home now and all my loves are under one roofContinue reading “rustic Thanksgiving tablescape”

mercury glass friendsgiving tablescape

This year might not be the time to gather and socialize like in years past but the concept of a Friendsgiving is at the core of the sentiment behind the Thanksgiving Holiday.  A Friendsgiving for us this year would only be with one other couple.  We’ve maintained our circle or “pod” pretty tight. I setContinue reading “mercury glass friendsgiving tablescape”

on the menu ~ orange, naked cake

I don’t have much orange in my decor this Fall but I am all about this orange, naked cake! I have been wanting to make this for awhile and today was the day, which was perfect timing since we celebrated Mr. M’s birthday. . I will be the first to admit I am not aContinue reading “on the menu ~ orange, naked cake”

a white pumpkin mantel

 I decorated our mantel using white pumpkins and limelight hydrangeas that have dried nicely this season.  Since we will be hosting Thanksgiving at home I want our home to still have a Thanksgiving vibe.  A little bit of Christmas magic has started too sneak in but I don’t want it to be the focus untilContinue reading “a white pumpkin mantel”

birthday wishes

My birthday just passed and I feel truly blessed with the love all around me from the little messages on social media to the efforts my family and friends made to make it special.  Not big festivities but still intimate appreciation.  I just want to share some of the fun things my birthday brought uponContinue reading “birthday wishes”

thankful, grateful, blessed

From the archives.  This seems more fitting than ever, considering the current state of affairs. I am thankful for my family who surround me on this important day. I am grateful for this home I share with my family. I am blessed to live in this country that celebrates this fabulous tradition. Being born inContinue reading “thankful, grateful, blessed”