Hudson’s Bay Inspired Winter Décor

Hudson’s Bay Inspired Winter Décor

The colorful stripes of a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket are burned into my childhood memory, thanks to a great-uncle in Canada. He had gifted one to my parents as a wedding gift, and it came in awfully handy during the classic Chicago winters of my childhood. And while the blanket itself is long gone, I was able to purchase an amazing tote bag using one that had been repurposed! Read more ›

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Swirl Cake

This recipe showed up in my Pinterest feed, and let me tell you- I was so excited to try it! It was a blend of ingredients I really love, felt equally autumn-y AND winter-y, and was unlike any of my typical fallback holiday recipes.

So I gathered my ingredients…well, at least some of them, and before I was done, Cottonball had decided to play “Occupy Photoshoot”, and demanded some blog time.

Mmmm...people food...

Mmmm…people food…

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Winter without Christmas- A Décor Dilemma

Winter without Christmas- A Décor Dilemma

Creating a winter-ish mantlescape (or really any sort of winter decor) is no easy feat. Too much greenery, or shimmer, or even pops of certain colors (say, red) and it just looks like leftover Christmas décor that you forgot to pack up before shoving everything in the attic. The winter landscape can be beautiful in its barrenness- but incorporating it as décor, well…let’s just say it is challenging.Read more ›