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12 Days of Christmas and Other Fun Things

Homemade Christmas Advent Calendar

This year I thought it would be crazy  fun to do a “12 Days of Christmas” for my incredible hubby.  He’s been working so hard for our family and taking care of us all, I wanted to do something to show him how much I love him and what he means to me. So Tuesday night I wrapped everything/finished creating things, and put it under the tree. (Need some ideas or an explanation? Check out Passionate Homemaking.) Today was the first day. He opened his gift this morning. On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… […]

Where to Hang Your Stockings (When you don’t have a mantle)

Pottery Barn Engraved Photo Stocking Holder

Where do you hang your stockings when you don’t have a fireplace mantle? The last few years we have placed our stocking holders on a bookshelf that was out of the way and the boys couldn’t/didn’t get into. We use these stocking holders from Pottery Barn (I just love that we can change out our pictures every year! They were an investment, but I feel like they were worth it since we will be using them for the next 20- 50 years- once we get a house with a fireplace and mantle of course!) Another shot. Photo Credit: Pottery Barn This […]

A Little Bit of a Rant

Carolina Island House

  Image Credit Sometimes I think I should have been born on the East coast. Up until recently (within the last 3 or so years), I didn’t know what made my heart sing in terms of home decor. Don’t get me wrong, I could look through catalogs and home decor magazines and see a lot of inspiring pictures, but I wasn’t able to pinpoint what it was that I loved. Enter in Pottery Barn and Pinterest. Pottery Barn has great stylists. Their catalogs are carefully crafted to make you want to buy an entire room- even if you don’t have […]

Kid Room #2- Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Nursery Knock Off

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Mason’s room.  When I started looking for bedding for Mason I looked for a room with a classic, clean feel.  I didn’t want anything super babyish because we needed his room to serve as a guest room also. Here it is: Before and after:  Yeah, those orange walls were nasty! (picture on the right by Courtney Miller Photography). I found my inspiration from a Pottery Barn Kids catalog.                             Here is a picture of the in between (Asa’s nursery) Here’s a fuller picture of the one above […]

Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Easter Plaque DIY

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I pretty much love all things Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids.  Sometimes I wish I could jump in the catalog and live on the pages.  The decor and furnishings are just so cozy!  What I do not love are the crazy price tags.  Most people that live in the real world can’t afford to buy every piece from them (and probably wouldn’t want to).  That’s why I love sites like Ana White’s and Knock off Decor.  They offer the Pottery Barn (and other brand names) look for less with building plans and tutorials. After perusing the new spring line […]