Winter Décor with a Snowy Stenciled Sled

Winter Décor with a Snowy Stenciled Sled

When I spotted this outdated decorative sled at Goodwill, the calendar read May and our southern summer was beginning to rear its ugly, sweaty head. I tossed it in my cart and filed it away as a Christmas project for later that year. Well, wouldn’t you know it, but Christmas came and went…and the sled was still collecting dust in my garage. That’s when I decided to ditch the red and green for icy blue and silver, to transform the sled into winter decor.Read more ›

Hudson’s Bay Inspired Home Décor

Hudson’s Bay Inspired Home 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 ›