6 Ideas for Creating a Cozy Christmas Mood

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Great tips for adding coziness to your home.

There's no other time of year like Christmas for feeling all warm and cozy inside. All the festivities, family, and food make it such a special time of year. We look forward to Christmas for months and even start playing Christmas music in November. Yeah, we're those people. And as soon as the Thanksgiving dishes and decorations are put away I start getting the house ready for Christmas.

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Edith and Evelyn - Beautiful Home Tour

Tour a 1970's home that has been transformed into a French chateau inside!

Gorgeous bedroom decorated in vintage French style

Woohoo! It's time for another Sunday Open House tour, and you're going to be drooling over this one. Full of vintage finds and reproduction pieces, it's inspiring from top to bottom. Today's featured guest is the lovely and talented Cindy from Edith & Evelyn and her home is a slice of French-inspired heaven. So if you want to see spaces that will make you imagine that you've been transported to France, then settle in and tour her lovely home.

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One thing that will reduce stress from entertaining

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How to reduce the stress of holiday entertaining

It's always nice to have family and friends over for a visit any time of the year, and even more so during the holidays. The food, the stories, and the overall warmth of the season make it a favorite for most people. But it can also be very stressful, especially if you have any guests who are what I like to call persnickety. Although we loved her dearly, my husband's Aunt Jewel was one of those persnickety folks (middle of the photo above).

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Rusty Hinge Blog - Beautiful Home Tour

Tour this charming home filled with vintage home decor.
Welcome to this week's edition of the Sunday Open House series. Today's feature is filled with vintage eye candy and beautiful photography and styling. Our guest is the talented Maria from Rusty Hinge and she's sharing pictures of her collection of timeworn treasures and some fall decorating ideas. I've been a fan of her style for years and am honored to have her here today. 
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Benjamin Moore 2017 Color Trends and Color of the Year

Gorgeous palette of colors in the 2017 Paint Color Trends from Benjamin Moore.

Are you ready to see what the color trends for 2017 are? Benjamin Moore released their 2017 color picks earlier this week and I'm sharing them with you today. It's always fun to see what color they choose for their palette. Some of them are winners, some not so much. But there's something for everyone. See what you think and let me know your favorites.

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27 genius ways to use old books

27 Creative Ways to Use Old Books



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Two Bees in a Pod - Beautiful Home Tours

Tour 2 homes that are beautifully decorated with pops of color


Welcome to this week's Beautiful Home Tour! Today is doubly good because there are 2 homes on tour. The talented mother-daughter duo of Jennifer and Vicki at 2 Bees in a Pod are inviting us to see both of their lovely homes. They have similar styles and both are great at making their homes look stylish and welcoming. Both have a knack for adding little pops of color and personality to their spaces that you'll love. 

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What we saw on our silver anniversary trip to Northern California


Things to do on the Northern California Coast - Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
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19th century Massachusetts Home - Beautiful Home Tour

Take a tour of a beautifully renovated 1800's home


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