Hi there friends! I am beyond excited to be sharing my first Christmas decorating post of the season!!! This collaboration is with Home Goods (yay!!!) and 18 incredible bloggers as a part of the Seasons of Home Holiday Décor Series hosted by Ella Claire. Today we are sharing our family rooms, the heart of our homes. My color palette of choice for this year is a little unconventional but none the less, I LOVE it! Welcome to my navy + blush inspired holiday family room.... My absolute favorite place to shop during the holidays is Home Goods. The quality, price and selection you can't beat anywhere else. I decided to have a little fun with the accessories and pillows & … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! As promised I am sharing the easy tutorial on how I created a marbleized effect on the coffee mugs I just showcased in my Hot Cocoa Bar. I was on the hunt for green mugs and couldn't find any, so I thought I would try something fun & different. I am also sharing my Rachael Ray episode date, which is right around the corner, eek!!! This DIY is so much fun!!! You will become addicted, I just did ornaments too. This would make a great holiday gift, just stick a gift card inside with some chocolates, so cute! Start with a clean white mug, with no embellishments. Use 2-3 nail polish colors within the same hue you like. Take a large bowl and fill with water. I … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I love this time of year!!! There is definitely something magical about the holidays, isn't there?! Today I am back to share another installment of Seasons of Home, a blog series my friend Kristin began that showcases 16 incredible bloggers holiday homes. Each week is a different space and today we are sharing our dining rooms!!! Unfortunately, I no longer have a dining room, which I don't regret one bit. I do have an eat in kitchen area, which I will be sharing a little later on in the month. So....I decided to create a tablescape so to speak in my built-in shelving unit and share a little more about my color scheme for this year. My color theme for this year … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Welcome to the Seasons of Home Cookie hop, hosted by the talented Kristen from Ella Claire Inspired! Today I am sharing the MOST delicious recipe that is not only guilt free, it is also gluten free as well!!! If you love chocolate & coconut, then look no further than this post:). By far the hardest thing about going gluten free for me has been the lack of choices when it comes to desserts. Whether I am out and craving something sweet or at a gathering with family &/or friends. So I am always looking for good GF recipes that are easy to make & bring with me, but also taste incredibly YUMMY!!! These DO NOT disappoint and like I said, there is little … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Do you like a good makeover story?! As promised, I am finally sharing my master bedroom window makeover!! I have no words to express how much I LOVE my new natural shades from LEVOLOR!!! These windows were begging for some organic texture and a break from the monotony of the cream. The wheat tones bring the outside in and connects us to the coastal hues right outside our door. This is the before.... And this is the after.... Pretty amazing change right?! When we moved into our home the cream forward slatted shades came with the house & it was so nice to already have shades since our house has SO many windows. I was thankful, they were functional & … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend! I am so excited to finally be sharing some updates I did to my master bedroom highlighting my love for indigo, neutrals and organic textures. Today I am revealing my new bedding and rug I chose from Annie Selke. When her fall catalogue came out, I was drooling over every, single page. It's that good!!! It was a tough decision but after much debate I thought the room could use some pattern and color. Let me also say that although I love a good, bold pattern I am thinking it is time to say goodbye to my herringbone wall. It's been fun but at this point in my life I am fancying a less is more vibe. Lets start with the rug, dreamy … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I know things around here have been quiet this week. I do have a very good & exciting excuse. But first let me catch you up on what's on the horizon and share this round up of beautiful pendant lights I have been meaning to post. As most of you know I shared my new kitchen lights last month in an effort to show you that you can make simple changes to your kitchen that will make a big impact without a full on renovation. Lighting is such an important aspect to any space, especially a kitchen. If you remember we added wood beams to our ceiling, so I thought modern cage lights would be a nice contrast with the cream cabinets and wood tones. I was right, I can't tell you … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! A few weekends ago I attended the Made With Love staining workshop with Minwax & Bruce Johnson at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Philidelphia. It was such a great event & trip that I wanted to share some things I learned. There were many things I came away with, things I never knew I was doing wrong that ultimately make a huge difference on how a project turns out. Just to refresh your memory on some of my favorite Minwax projects... DIY Floating Bench Live Edge Bench DIY Modern Wood Beams Driftwood Sculpture Here are 5 staining tips every DIYer should know.... 1. There is such a thing called "wood prep." I had no idea! It … [Read More...]
Hello, fraands, Jessica here from Jessica Brigham! I hope you missed me in September, because I certainly missed you. I’m back just in time for the spook-fests with this quick and easy Halloween hors d’oeuvre that’s going to knock your holiday-lovin’ socks off and make you coo with delight at how gosh darn cute it is. It may even turn those ghouls from the dark side.
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the Better Homes & Gardens Style Maker event in Brooklyn, NY. This was my 4th time attending, I am always grateful for the opportunity and for the recognition of being a Style Maker. This year the event was at Hotel 1, a picturesque location right next to the Brooklyn Bridge. This hotel was A-MAZING!!! It was a great spot to spend the day learning, networking and catching up with friends.
Hi there friends! A few weeks ago I shared my new kitchen beams, which I love so very much. I also revealed my new cage lights over the bar, so I wanted to share more about them since I have received so many questions. It’s all part of the 8 Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen, without a full on renovation. I spoke about loving & appreciating the home you have in THIS post and why I thought it might be a good idea to start this series.
Hi there friends! The recipe edition of Seasons of Home is back. Last time we shared all things apple for the sweet introduction to fall and this time it’s all about Thanksgiving side dishes! I am partnering with your favorite bloggers on this one and sharing 15 incredible recipes that will be sure to inspire your next holiday gathering. A big thank you to Ella Claire for once again hosting such a mouth watering event!