From Holidays

Christmas In Our New Home

We moved across the country recently. After many months of searching, we purchased our first home. Purchasing a home and moving was an exciting and exhausting experience but thanks to our family, realtor, and broker, it was a smooth transition. Not much planning went into decorating. As we unpacked the moving boxes, I would place…

Christmas Wreaths and Things

Faux Magnolia Wreath // Lead Window // 2″ Burlap Ribbon // 2.5″ Burlap Ribbon This is the fourth winter that I have not had access to magnolia leaves. I can’t handle another Christmas without a magnolia wreath so I finally decided that fake is better than nothing at all.  It is definitely not the real…

Christmas Foyer

The foyer houses a few antique-store-finds and hand-me-downs. I found the old potato basket and wood folding chair at antique stores in North Dakota. The table belonged to my grandmother and my mom bought the rug for me almost ten years ago from Lowe’s, which I think I am eventually going to replace with this…

Christmas Season Begins

West Elm Mercury Glass Hexagon Candleholders // West Elm Table Runner // Artificial White Poinsettias // Six Inch Silver Plated Pedestal Bowl // Pewter Taper Candleholder // Faux Fur Throw Blanket // Cream Textured Square Pillows // Embroidered Lumbar Toss Pillow, Off-White Lumbar Pillow With Decorative Sewn Lines, Natural Lumbar Pillow   Christmas is in full…

Christmas Projects

My aunt flew me down South for Christmas and while I was visiting with my family, I got to help some folks with a few of their Christmas DIY projects, try some new recipes, and assist in some Christmas decorating. Wreaths It’s not Christmas in the South without a magnolia wreath. I haven’t got to make one of these in a while so I was happy to help my sister-in-law make this big beauty. Credit to my mother for my wreath and bow making skills. My sister-in-law and I made three wreaths total. The one below was a mix of left…

Best Pie Crust & Pecan Pie Recipe

This my tried-and-true, go-to pie crust recipe. This recipe has never failed me. It always stays together and tastes great. You can either make this the night before and put it in the freezer overnight (which works great) or you can make it and let it rest in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour (which also works great). This Perfect Pie Crust Recipe is from Add A Pinch and though this year, my crust wasn’t as pretty, it stayed together which to me, is way more important. Now, on to the greatest pecan pie recipe of all time.…