• Holiday Frame of Mind: Why this heathen is putting up a nativity set.

    Christmas is coming, y’all. No, I’m not shunning Thanksgiving. In fact, I’m in the throws of preparing to host it. However, for the last few years, I’ve decorated for Christmas right before Thanksgiving. We enjoy being surrounded by twinkling Christmas trees and garland galore while we eat our turkey. And we’re not one dang bit sorry! I have so many bins of holiday decor at this point that I honestly think they are breeding in the basement and multiplying. For the last couple of years, I’ve stuck to the same “theme” though, if you will. I’m drawn to vintage and nostalgic items. Not just for the way they look –…

  • Loads of Fun: The Laundry Room

    *** Well, my one-week laundry makeover is complete! Well, for the most part. I’m still looking for a wall drying rack that will need to be installed and a laundry basket sorter. Other than that, this room is dunzo!  What was once the always dirty “dog” room is now probably the prettiest room in the house. And the game changer was definitely the wallpaper (more on that a little further down). Our laundry room is a nice size and it’s been doubly utilized as a great bedroom for the dogs at night, but it was never a priority for me to “make it nice.”  However, it leads off of our…