Monday, February 25, 2019

25 for $25 - or less!

Happy Monday everyone! 

This weekend I was browsing amazon and I fell down a rabbit hole… A throw pillow rabbit hole.  Ha.  Is that normal?  Has it ever happened to you??  I just wanted to look at a few options to spring up the house


An hour later I had more options than I could ever use, so I thought I would share what I found so maybe you won’t have to follow me down that path!  Below are 25 throw pillows for under $25. Enjoy!


























I actually found 26. I just couldn't stop!  It's a real problem.  :) 

I found a crazy variety.  Now I just have to figure out which style I want for my house!  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

I'm leaning toward a combo of # 1, 16 & 25. What do you think??

I hope you find something to help get you out of the winter blues too!



Friday, February 8, 2019

Simple mantel

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I am sharing my simple winter/spring mantel.

After the holidays this year, I felt stuck.

I left my mantel empty for weeks.

I didn't have any idea what to do.

I started going through my decor and found a picture that I had forgotten about.  It belonged to Nate's grandparents.  It's one I have always loved.  I decided to keep everything pretty simple around it.

I added the candle sticks Nate made for me with some books and called it a day.  (do you see Chester's reflection in the glass? :) He's such a cutie)

Do you struggle after Christmas is put away?

It definitely helped me to clear everything off and start with a blank slate.

Hopefully the summer transition will be easier.  Fingers crossed!



Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Things I Think I LOVE!!

Things I think I LOVE!  I love so many things.  But most importantly, I love so many people!  I spent last weekend with my Mom and Sisters.  We had the best time just talking and being together. Getting home from my sisters house in Georgia was an adventure, (our flight was canceled...we ended up renting a car and driving back to PA!!!) but it was a great visit. 

Today I am sharing things that have been on my mind(or in my shopping cart) lately.  Here are a few things that I'm pretty sure I love :)

1. Marie Kondo - I don't know about you, but I am loving all the hype about Marie Kondo.  I received her first book a couple of years ago and have been slowly trying to make sure everything in my home sparks joy.  Her show on Netflix is so good.  She is absolutely adorable and so sweet.  I love that she doesn't want anyone to throw everything away; just make sure they love what they have.  If you haven't watched the show or read her book, you definitely should!

2. Charming Charlie -  I was shopping with my aunt a couple of weeks ago and she took me to Charming Charlie.  The minute we walked in the door I was so excited.  I love accessories and everything was organized by color!  It was like a dream.  Haha :)  My little sister recently got engaged so of course I was drawn to all the wedding items.  This planner might end up in her hands.

3.  Soft pretzel bites - I love soft pretzels.  Especially in bite sized form.  Why is everything better in mini?  Maybe because they are cuter?  Either way they are delicious.  And I am always looking for easy recipes.  I am going to give this one a try.  I'll keep you updated!

4. Where the Heart Is - I loved this movie when I was younger, so when my sister was reading the book I knew I had to borrow it.  Both are so good!  I seriously recommend it! 

That's all for today.  Later this week I should have a simple mantel decor post and maybe the befores from our office renovation!  It's moving along nicely!  Have a great day!



Monday, January 7, 2019


Hello!!  Happy 2019!

I hope you all had a wonderful and loving holiday season.  I can't believe it's already over.  The end of the year always fly's by for me.  How about for you?

I don't usually make official new years resolutions.  I do however always get the urge to be healthier after all the holiday indulgence.  And since organization is pretty much always on my mind I can't really call that a resolution either.

This year the only change I hope to make is to try to see the positive in life.  It's hard with all the negative things going on and all the bad and sad things we hear about constantly.  But my goal is to see the positive in things.  Happiness and kindness are so important.  Here's hoping we can all make this a better year.

This morning I was leaving for work and the sky gave me this beautiful reminder of the simple things that can make my day better if I take the time to see them.

2019 is going to be a year of catching up at our house.  We are trying to finish up projects we have started and get things back in order.  What  is your plan for the year?  I'll be posting on our new office renovation soon, so keep an eye out for that!  Happy Monday!



Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Christmas Mantel

Hi there!  Today I want to share my fireplace mantel all decked out for Christmas.  I try to do something different every year...without buying all new stuff. 

You know me, I'm all about saving a dollar where I can! 

I really like how it turned out this year...probably because my Mom helped me put it together. 

I'll let the pictures do the talking today. 

It wouldn't be a cozy Christmas post without the Doggo wrapped up in a blanket :)

That little face kills me.  He's such a cutie!

Do you like to reuse your decorations every year?  Do you do the same thing or change it up?