Tips for Hosting New Years on a Budget

If you saw my last post on two ways to do New Year’s and you’re picking the option to stay home, skip this post.  If you’re hosting a New Year’s gathering and would like to keep to a reasonable budget, read on! Tip #1 Send an evite – there are tons of free invitations to […]

New Year’s Eve Playlists

Sharing two New Year’s Eve playlists. One is if you’re spending the evening alone and one is if you’re hosting a party. Either way, I hope these tunes inspire you to get your groove on and your energy up. If you have Spotify, simply click the song you want to hear, turn up your speakers […]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve – Two Ways

There are two ways to celebrate New Year’s – in or out.  Here is my version of the two ways. And some ideas to maximize the day! New Year’s Eve Morning Ok, now, you haven’t started partying yet, so get up, get dressed and lace up your shoes.  Why wait for tomorrow (or the next […]

Warm and Cozy (and Not Christmassy)

It is possible to be warm and cozy this time of year, and yet not be too Christmassy?  Some of us might already be burnt out on the holiday.  But warm and cozy are still nice, right? So whether you are in full-Christmas mode, or ready to move on, here are some ways I keep […]

Easy Entertaining Tips for a Stress-Free Gathering

If you are hosting for the holidays here are a few of my favorite easy entertaining tips for a stress-free gathering. So prepare yourself now to enjoy your guests and have a wonderful party, rather large or small. Tip #1 Don’t Clean, Do Declutter If you have a room you won’t be using and it […]

Six Amazon Purchases That Changed My Day

I cancelled Amazon Prime this year, so my Amazon purchases have been WAY down, but here are some finds I use every single day.  And every single day they make my life a little better.  Honestly! In fact, three of them are repeat purchases because I added more to what I already had. Colorfulkoala Yoga […]

Market at the Park

For locals (or anyone who wants to come visit me this weekend), my friend Leslie has a booth at the Anthem Market at the Park on Sunday. Rags Resale is selling adorable and beautiful clothes and accessories, if I know her! The flyer with all the details is below. And! The weather is forecast for […]

Bottlebrush Mantle

The bottlebrush mantle I have this year is cute and wintry and doesn’t scream Christmas.  Which has been my decorating goal this year. The retro look of bottlebrush Christmas décor caught my eye a few years ago and I picked up a few adorable pieces mostly from World Market.  World Market still sells the trees […]

Winter Quilt – The Look for Less

My goal for this year’s winter bedroom was a cozy look without looking Christmassy.  So time for a new winter quilt, but the look for less. Warm bedding in our house usually goes from the beginning of December through February and I don’t want to change everything out mid-season. So the search began for a […]

Christmas Decorating

I jumped into the deep end this weekend and started Christmas decorating.  Since I like to keep it pretty minimal I had everything finished up by Monday afternoon and the boxes back in the garage.  And some of the sparkles vacuumed up. Roxy, of course, was a giant help.  She immediately started taking ornaments out […]