After hunkering down at home over the last month and a half or so, I’ve made some revelations, friends. Home revelations, garment revelations, cleaning revelations, life revelations & it’s made what’s essential, what’s useful, what works and what just downright makes our lives at home easier and more comfortable so much more clear, so I thought it would be really fun to take a different approach to Mother’s Day gifting & use what I’ve discovered to guide my Mother’s Day gift ideas! Gone are the tchotchkes of old & in are the unique things that make mom’s life easier or better in some meaningful or useful way! I’m going into detail about why each product has been such a game-changer in my life at home over the last month or so in hopes that something in there speaks to the mom in your life or… even just to you. Because treating yourself is always appropriate.
They’re HERE! Our fresh, new, super cute and totally free spring phone wallpapers and Zoom backgrounds are here and we hope the pretty pastel color palette and playful floral designs put a smile on your face while you’re staying safe at home or connecting virtually with friends, co-workers and loved ones!
Looking for the perfect escape during your time at home in quarantine? Look no further than the seriously fun, funny, deliciously romantic world of Thunder Point, a 9-book series by the same author that brought us all the beloved Virgin River book series that inspired the Netflix show of the same name! I absolutely loved getting lost in all of the happenings inside the tiny coastal Oregon town of Thunder Point, and today I’m breaking down everything you need to know about the lovable book series, including what you’ll find inside the pages, which of the 9 books were my favorite, where you can buy them right now and more!
We’re taking a slight detour today from fun DIY home decor tutorials, cottage home decor roundups, cottage-cool styling tips and casual outfit ideas for a fresh new topic that I just couldn’t be more excited to talk about – the Virgin River book series by Robyn Carr, which, if you’re not familiar, was just brought to life by way of a very fun Netflix show at the end of 2019. After reading all 20 books in the Virgin River series I’m breaking down everything you need to know if the TV show piqued your interest and you’re now considering a foray into the literary world of Virgin River including how the books are similar to or different from the TV show, what I loved about reading the books, whether or not you need to read all 20 in order to avoid confusion and so much more!
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re really into celebration around here. Give us all the happy, all the time! We love it. We live for it. We thrive on it. We grow from it. Which is why, with a little help from someone we know will absolutely, positively put a smile on your face, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and our friends at our go-to neighborhood store for all of our celebration supplies, Albertsons, we’re slowing it down today to convince you that you can and should be celebrating the small wins, major milestones and everything in between. We’re also sharing our favorite creative, simple, easily executable ways to celebrate the little things, so you can freeze the moment!
My favorite season for home decor? Valentine’s Day season! I absolutely love capitalizing on the excess of heart prints, the pastel color palette and the romantic, playful decor pieces that hit the shelves and the web this time of year, so today I’m rounding up all of my favorite cottage style Valentine’s Day home decorations that you’ll love all year round!
My totally unapologetic obsession with Valentine’s Day, the holiday that brings a delightful overload of hearts, pink and all the sweet treats I can handle continues this year, and I’m absolutely overjoyed to kick off a few weeks full of Valentine’s Day content and ideas with a foray into my favorite Valentine’s Day style finds that you’ll be loving and wearing all year long! This is the time of year that I capitalize on the abundance of pretty pink, purple and heart-clad pieces that hit the shelves and the web, and I consider it my life’s mission to get all of you on board the V-Day style train, too. Come feel the love, friends!
We spent a weekend celebrating my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary at the incredible, downright heavenly Blackberry Farm nestled inside the Smoky Mountains in Walland, TN just outside of Knoxville and to say that it was a most magical weekend is an understatement. Come explore this gorgeous destination right here in the U.S. to inspire your 2020 travel dreams!
Today’s post is all about arming you with can’t-fail, tried, tested and loved last minute gifts ideas that anyone in your life would be thrilled to receive this year – men, women, sisters/brothers/mothers/husbands/wives included! So sit back, relax and let us melt that procrastinators stress away with everything you’ll need to look like you started thinking of the perfect gift way back in the summer!
It’s here! The Arcadia neighborhood holiday tour is here, and I hope it fills you guys with ALL of the cozy, festive holiday feels before you wind down and head off to spend time with family, friends and your fur babies for the holiday! There is so much charming cottage-farmhouse-ranch goodness to be had, with festive floral-lined paths, adorable front doors and holiday decorations in abundance! I absolutely love the way this little corner of Phoenix does the holidays and am so excited to share our little slice of holiday heaven with you guys. Come on in – it’s warm, cozy and full of cheer in here!
We’re sharing another fun (and super easy!) holiday DIY project today that’s perfect for adding that gorgeous, cozy glow to your Christmas tree this year – DIY gilded wood Christmas ornaments! These adorable, rustic wood ornaments are a breeze to make so you can even get the kiddos involved in this one, and they fall right in line with that Scandinavian-inspired, natural holiday decor vibe we love. So what are you waiting for? Come make your house merry and bright with us this season!
Today’s easy holiday decor DIY project is one that I’ve been dying to take for a spin for a few years now, and I’m excited to say that the execution was even easier and the result even more fun than I’d imagined it would be! The DIY project du jour? How to make your own DIY winter citrus garland using cute little kumquats! This same fool-proof approach works on real or faux greenery and garland or wreaths, so there’s plenty of room to get festive and play!