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2015 Top Ten Posts

As another year closes and a new one begins, I like to look back and see what has been accomplished and what you, my readers, enjoyed the most so I can share more of the same in the coming years. Today I'm sharing my most popular posts that were written in 2015. Some are no surprise while others are. Most of my own favorites made the list. Which one is your favorite? And what would you like to see here in 2016?

Using Pillows and Throws for Seasonal Decor + How to Store and Protect Them

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Do you want to know a quick and easy way to get a decorator look for each season? I'm sharing secrets today so you better pay attention. And I'm admitting to an addiction. This is going to be good!


If you've read many of my posts then you know that I love pillows and throws. I find myself uncontrollably drawn towards them whenever I visit my favorite home decorating stores or websites. My husband and kids have asked me not to bring any more home because they're taking over our closets and storage space. They say I'm....addicted. And they're right.

Shutter Totes Designer Camera Bag Roundup and Review + A Special Discount

Designer Camera Bags that are beautiful and affordable. It's so stylish!

Last month I joined several of my blogging friends in creating gift guides for dozens of different categories. Since I'm a bit of a photography nerd, I chose to create a gift guide for photographers. In addition to all things crucial for capturing a great shot, there are fun and fashionable items like mugs, t-shirts, camera straps, and bags in the guide. I scoured the web for sources of items that I either personally own or have on my wish list and included those things in the guide. (Go here to see it.) One of my favorite items is the designer camera bag that was featured and I'm happy to say that today I'm sharing a review of it for you. Plus I'm offering a special discount to you!

Inspired by YOU #5


Good Sunday morning! Can you believe that Christmas will be here in less than 2 weeks? Have you finished all of your shopping? I haven't but hope to do so this week. We've been so inspired by all of the wonderful holiday ideas that have been shared at our Inspired by YOU parties this month. I was even inspired so much that I made a version of my feature for the week! You can read more about that here.

Now is time for this week's link up and even more inspiration. And here's a round up of what we've all been up to this week. So much inspiration!

Friday Features ~ Inspired by YOU Week 4


Another week, another ton of Christmas inspiration here on our Inspired by You party! I've gotten so many good ideas for next year's decorations. And was even inspired enough to make one of these projects for our house over the weekend! Check out the wonderful projects that inspired us this week.

Home for the Holidays Tour ~ Kitchen and Breakfast Room Hutch


Welcome to our breakfast room and kitchen. I've been on several tours over the past couple of weeks and have shown you many of our spaces and how they're decorated for Christmas, but our kitchen and breakfast hutch haven't been shared yet. We don't have a designer kitchen by any means. But it's functional and big and has everything we need. So grab a cup of coffee and take a little tour! And while you're here, be sure to visit my friends who are sharing their homes on our Home for the Holidays tour!

Simple Natural Christmas Wreaths ~ Home for Christmas



I had the best time yesterday with my mom and my 16-year-old daughter. It was a nice sunny day and we got together and made wreaths with clippings from various trees and bushes. It was so easy and turned out so pretty that I wanted to share it with you. And I'm joining forces with dozens of other bloggers who are also sharing Christmas projects in this tour hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com. They're all listed at the bottom of the post.

Inspired by YOU Link Party Week 4



Ho ho ho! How's the holiday decorating going? I'm almost finished and am looking forward to sitting back and enjoying the rest of the month. It's been a busy week for the hosts of the Inspired by You Party. Here's a round up of what we've all been up to. And be sure to link your projects and posts at the end of the posts! We can't wait to see what you've been up to!!

Friday Features ~ Inspired by YOU Week 3


Another week and another batch of inspiring projects were linked up to our Inspired by YOU link party. Go here to see them all if you missed them. It's all about the holidays right now! We've all chosen our favorites and are featuring them here today. Here are our faves for the week!

Countdown to Christmas with Balsam Hill and a Great Giveaway

This is a sponsored post. I was provided with product and/or compensation. However, all opinions and text are my own.


It's 21 days until Christmas. I can't believe I just typed that. 21 DAYS! And we're really looking forward to Christmas and time spent with family. Today I'm joining 23 other bloggers in counting down the days and offering 25 lucky readers a $100 gift card to Balsam Hill. That's $2500 in giveaways. Merry Christmas to you! 

Our Christmas Front Porch ~ Welcome Home Tour


Welcome Christmas, dahoo dahray. Welcome Christmas, Christmas day. And now you'll be singing that song all day, won't you? You're welcome. :) I just wanted to give you a big welcome to our Christmas front porch. I'm joining with some of my blogger friends to show you different ways that we welcome our guests. Not all of our posts are porches. Some are ideas on how to make your guests feel more welcome, and all of the ideas are wonderful.

Christmas Ideas Tour - Holiday Tablescape

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using vintage items.

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? We put up our tree on Saturday and have almost finished all of our decorating. This is the earliest I've ever been almost finished and I'm looking forward to thoroughly enjoying the month of December.

This week several of my blogger friends and I have gotten together to share our best Christmas decorating ideas. There are 28 of us in all, so there will be many styles represented. I'm happy to be sharing a Christmas table scape today that I put together for the Ideas Tour!