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Sarah’s Winter Bedroom

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

For many it may not be worth while to decorate their bedroom for the holidays, but my bedroom is a central part of the house; lots of TV watching, book reading and laundry folding going on here. The light is so great that it’s often my favorite room to spend time in, and definitely my go-to heaven while the girls take their nap.

Our bed is from Pottery Barn, and I often switch out having the top bars on or not. It’s much cozier with them on, so for winter it’s perfect and a great frame for adding a lit garland.

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These oversized pinecones help make the corners pop. Topped off with a bit of white paint to mimic snow, and a few sprigs and ribbons from Hobby Lobby.

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This ‘Merry Christmas’ garland was one of my first decorations I purchased after we were married 11 years ago. It looks great where ever I hang it, I only wish the colors hadn’t faded with time.

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A seasonal accent pillow and winter greenery are always nice.

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My winter retreat is my favorite place on earth!

Hope you enjoyed visiting, I’m off to bed!

Good night. Sarah x

Holler Dollar: Water Glass

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

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There is something we love about setting the table for family dinner.

We still take delight in cloth napkins and pretty glassware, and pull them out even for slightly special occasion like Sunday dinner. They make even an ordinary meal a special occasion.

We have been liking these water glasses from the Dollar Tree! They have thick glass which just makes them easier to use and keep (dishwasher friendly!).

Are you expecting a large crew for the holidays? These glasses are your answer to a pretty and practical table!

Autumn Books for Kids

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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We love using picture frame shelves to display kid books like Sarah did in the twins’ nursery HERE.

Displaying seasonal books gets the kiddies excited for the upcoming months, helps us not to forget a book before the season is over and is instant decorating for the room too. Here are our favorites…

Room on the Broom HERE

 ‘touch and feel’ Fall HERE

Owl Babies HERE

Spooky House HERE

 Where is Baby’s Pumpkin HERE

The Gruffalo HERE

In the Forest HERE

What you have a favorite we need to add to our collection? We’d love to add a few more!

Halloween is Creeping In!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

As soon as the temperature dropped last week I was immediately ready to cozy up with some creepy decorations. I’m sure you guys were the same. What fun are shorter evenings without the fall candles and spooky accents, right?!

This year it’s been especially fun because the twins (now 2 1/2) have been more aware of everything, and really enjoyed looking though my Rubbermaids that are jam packed with orange and black. They kept saying “play with creepy toys…now?!”, it was all giggles until my talking skeleton head appeared…then the frightful tears came, such fun!

Although holiday bins are always fun to go through, I like new add little something new every year…

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I found the bat garland at the Dollar Spot at Target, priced at $3. It originally hung on black ribbon, but I re-stung it on baker’s twine and managed to make two garlands instead of one to hang on both sides of the molding in the dinning room.

So simple, and effective!

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On our latest trip to Ikea, the girlies fell in love with these kitty pillows (see HERE), and used them as pillows in their carts while I browsed the rest of the store. At only $3.99 each I thought they were a really fun modern addition to our Halloween nook!

The other cushion covers I already had and such a steel at only $5 (link HERE).

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It always surprises me how easy it is to add a little festivity. Just a few bucks and a few minutes can really spruce up the season and make these long evenings more doable!

Hope you guys are enjoying cozying up too!

Sarah x

Inexpensive Marbled Paper Art

Monday, September 26th, 2016

We are so lucky that a Paper Source opened in Utah a few years ago.
This is one of our favorite stores to visit, it always has us oohing and ahhing at all their goodies. We love a good stationary store, and always find them inspiring.

THIS marbled wrapping paper with its gold veining really caught my eye and thought it would be perfect framed.

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I popped it in THIS frame, and loved how these two pieces worked together.

For under $20 it’s made quite the statement, even if it is just hanging in my loo!

Em x.