• 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…

  • The latest around here – Fireplace Remodel

      While we finished un-packing shortly after we moved into our house, we are now finally settling in to our new place. I may think I know where I want things in a new house, until I start to actually live there.  Then I tend to move things around until I find the place where they will work best. While most things stay pretty much in the same place, some things do change. One of those things was our Dining room. I had planned on putting the large dining room table that we were in the process of building in the formal dining room. Leaving us our smaller white round…

  • Fall Mantel Decor

    Fall has officially started in Michigan. It kick started with a perfect bright sunny cool day and then followed up 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…