• A Rustic Christmas Mantel

      Welcome Friends! This Christmas season is just flying by! Our family will be celebrating Christmas on the 15th, which is this Saturday! The kids are more then excited to kick of the Christmas celebrations early but celebrating 10 days early means my Christmas season has been extra short this year! Or maybe it will feel longer because we have more Christmas celebrations to look forward to. We shall see! I am just glad I am done shopping…Now if those last minute Amazon purchases show up on time so I can wrap them, I will be all set!   I have shared with you my Plaid Christmas Tree and my…

  • Plaid Tidings – A Plaid Christmas Living Room

      Plaid Tidings!   Welcome to my plaid Christmas living room! I am feeling way behind in sharing my Christmas living room this year, especially since it has been up since November! Between hosting Thanksgiving and then our whole family taking turns being sick and adding in the non existent sunshine and it just wasn’t happening. Now Thanksgiving is over, my family is healthy once more and we finally had 5 minutes of sunshine this week I am able to share my Christmas plaid living room with you!   My bushel basket lid accent wall got a touch of fresh Christmas cheer with some evergreens and berry sprays. I made…

  • Masquerade Halloween Decor in the Living Room

      Our house got a little bit spooky in a fun way with some Halloween masquerade decor. I have wanted to put together a masquerade themed halloween ever since I bought this masquerade sign several years ago.     I used the sign in my Halloween decor the year that I bought it and then it sat in my Halloween decor storage tote after that.     It never had the right spot for it or the right decor to go with it, that is until I picked up this masquerade bust at Home goods. A few years ago I saw her in some Halloween decor pictures but by the…

  • Simple Rustic Fall Living Room Decor

      Happy First day of Fall!! It is officially the fall season and to celebrate the start of the season by making pumpkin shaped sugar cookies with the kids. They coated them in sprinkles, candy eyes and frosting. I am thinking that this may be the start of a new tradition for us. After cookie decorating we headed outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather that we were having here in Minnesota. Those days often seem pretty rare as it tends to get cold here pretty quickly. After our time outside I came into the living room to do some reading before I needed to start dinner. I am currently…

  • Beach days of Summer Living Room Decor

    This post is brought to you by Revolution Stencils, all thoughts and opinions remain my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! Do you ever go on vacation and need another vacation to recover?! That’s how our vacation to South Dakota over the beginning of July had me feeling. The vacation was a blast, but after a week of non stop go and late nights and lots of sunshine and I needed a few days to re-coup. Now that we are back home I took down all my patriotic decor (sadly) and put out some summer decor. I realized that I never shared…

  • The Living Room Floors are done! Learn how I installed our Plywood Plank Floors

      I have finished installing my plywood plank floors in the living room! I am so excited, I really do love it, although there were times when it was frustrating during the install, the end result is amazing! There are about 101 tutorials on how to install a DIY plywood plank flooring, however I installed my floor in a slightly different way then most of the DIY plank floor tutorials that I came across. Here is how I installed the plywood plank flooring in my home.   How to Install Plywood Plank Floors The Tools Here is a list of tools that you will need to install your Plywood plank…

  • 5 Tips for Creating a Cozy Home

      Having a place to unwind and relax is important. A home that feels warm and gives people a sense of belonging, but is also functional and beautiful is something that I aim for when decorating. I want my guests to get the inviting feel that says “Come and stay a while “. Creating a cozy home doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. You will probable have most of the things needed in your house somewhere already. It is all about using things to their full potential. I like to shop my house before heading out to the store. My husband budget also likes it when I shop my home first!…

  • Fall Mantel Decor

    Fall has officially started in Michigan. It kick started with a perfectΒ bright sunny cool day and then followed upΒ with a week of gloomy rainy cold days. I love the cooler sweatshirt weather, the rain not so much. Now that it is officially fall I can share with you my fall mantel decor, because sharing it when it was 80 degrees outside just didn’t seem right. While my fireplace is still sporting its 90’s oak mantel and big bulky glass and gold edged trim doors, much to my dislike, it is still fun to decorate. So until I can get to work on it, we are just going to look past…