holiday touches in our home: part one

Hey guys, here is my part one of special holiday touches in our home.  The topic is home fragrance, which is one of my favorite parts of any home.  I had to start with this category because I think the aroma of an abode is personal and really completes its personality and overall style.  Our kids are really into our “home smell” and tell me they find comfort in its familiar scent when they walk through the door.  This time of year they love the smell of a fresh Christmas tree mixed with all the fragrances of our favorite candle, mulling spices, and home-cooked meals.

I like to carefully combine different scents, as it creates an original bouquet of fragrances that make our home original.  These are a few of my all time faves – some I’ve mentioned before and others have been my secret weapon in creating a lovely home scent.  Links and personal comments on each product below.  Here we go!

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fun holiday post idea

I’m soooooooooooo excited that Christmas season is officially here!  This week we plan to go out for hot chocolate and pick out our tree, a family holiday tradition we love.  We are a “live tree” family and really enjoy the fragrance, warmth, and texture it brings into our home.

This is my favorite time of year and I wish all of the twinkly lights and cheer could last through February.  Wouldn’t that totally change those dreary, post-holiday months?  All of the special touches make the cold months seem much more cozy and fun.

So many different things make the holiday season magical – from the festive music to the glittering lights you see everywhere.  Not to mention all of the generosity and giving to others.  You can’t help but be in a cheerful mood.

I’ve seen a lot of “holiday gift guide” posts floating around and have a fun idea for my blog that I think is a little more personal:  I’ll soon share a few of the special touches we do to make our home feel extra cozy and stylish during this time of year and include links to our faves.  Thought it would be good to share one idea per post as we near the big day.

My first “special holiday touches in our home” post will hopefully be up by tomorrow (fingers crossed!) or at the latest Wednesday.  My oldest daughter helped me put much of it together yesterday which was really fun.  She loves anything related to style and home – and she has SUCH a good eye.  We even went out for a little early Christmas shopping and “test drove” some of the products I plan to feature to make double sure.

Can’t wait to share with you!

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3 quick + chic thanksgiving table style tips

It’s so exciting that Christmas is around the corner, but I really like to soak up Thanksgiving season while it’s here…then we all dive head first into Christmas pretty much after the turkey dinner.  It seems like Thanksgiving has slowly become the stepchild of the winter holidays since Christmas marketing now overtakes the stores just seconds after Halloween.  In some stores I’ve even seen Halloween decorations next to the Christmas decor…makes me crazy.

I really love to absorb the fun of Thanksgiving and fully celebrate it.  Thanksgiving is such a cozy time and special time with loved ones.  It’s the perfect prelude before the big show – Christmas!  Today I’m sharing three simple and budget-friendly style ideas to help make your Thanksgiving table look extra beautiful this year.


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3 fabulous + cozy cardis

Life is moving quickly and the days in between my posts seem to be flying by.  Thank you for being so patient with me as I navigate through a pretty demanding season of parenthood…we’ve catapulted into Nutcracker and soccer season simultaneously and I’m hanging on for dear life.  For us parenting is much busier when the kids are older versus younger.  Our days start early and our nights end late.

Last weekend was fun with our good friends visiting – they happily hung with our crazy schedule and we all had a great time at Mountainfilm.  Now we’re prepping for family visiting at Thanksgiving, which includes a little wardrobe planning for our busy activities.  I’m always on the hunt for cozy cardis in the cooler months and found three I really like – wanted to share with you.  Since I missed Wednesday White, we’ll go with a white and cream theme.


1.  This soft cardigan is simple, classic, and elegant.  Perfect for staying stylish while entertaining for the holidays and omg it has pockets – SCORE.  Comfort is always my top priority when we’re home enjoying family and friends, especially if I’m busy in the kitchen.  It’s funny because now that my daughters are older, they share that same fashion goal:  style + comfort.

2.  Switching gears to something more fun – love this super fun, chunky cardi.  I ordered the turtleneck version of this (here) but it hasn’t come in yet.  My oldest daughter fell in love with it too, so we plan to “share” it – we’ll see how that works, ha.  Will let you know if we like it.


3.  Last but not least, this great cardi has such a beachy, free-flowing vibe, I really love it.

Looks like something Cameron Diaz would have worn in the movie,  The Holiday.  Did you notice how much they dressed her in cream colors in that film?  I always say blondes look great in off-white tones.  Don’t even get me started on that adorable little cottage though.

Next post I’ll share a few budget-friendly style ideas for  Thanksgiving entertaining.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy long weekend honoring our Veterans!


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