Last year at this time, I was playing with flowers, making wreaths, and dreaming up designs with favorite flowers for a new collection with Balsam Hill.
When it comes to adding ambiance to your everyday and special occasions, there is nothing quite like candles for bringing that dreamy feeling.
Whether you use just a few taper candles on your table or a grouping of 10 or more for a beautiful, warm glow, candles are a perfect way to add a whole lot of romance for your Valentine’s Day décor and all year long. Groupings of candles are like artwork or a bouquet of flowers: they are a finishing touch that adds a sprinkle of “oomph” to a design. And the best part about Balsam Hill’s Miracle Flame LED candles? Not only do they flicker just like real ones do, you can also use them anywhere and not worry about fires and safety. Today I am sharing nine times that these candles were perfect.
‘Tis the season for all things merry & bright… and if you are like me, you might have some holiday parties and entertaining on the calendar as well.
This time of year is so full of magic and wonder and beauty – and busy. So something I like to do to keep the to-do list under control when it comes to entertaining is to tackle a few things ahead of time, and use some of my secrets for easy holiday entertaining. Read This Entry
Ahh autumn, you are so pretty.
Today, I am sharing five tips for creating a charming autumn porch for autumn that says “Welcome!” in a big way.
With those colorful leaves, crisp misty mornings, and fresh air – the season inspires you to wrap up in a cozy blanket and relax by the fire with a cup of cocoa. And autumn also inspires beautiful porches and patios wearing all those warm colors and charm of the season. Read This Entry
My look is a mix of French country and cottage style with a sprinkle of romance. It is a style that is inviting and charming and elegant, and a little bit rustic at the same time. I definitely go for mixing rather than matching in terms of my decor.
And today, I am sharing 5 pieces at Balsam Hill that I love and that are perfect for adding a little bit of French Country Cottage to your home. Read This Entry
Let’s be honest: creating a beautiful bouquet to use in decorating or for a special day can be a bit daunting and expensive. Especially if you are like me and love those most amazing flowers – peonies. Peonies are romantic and beautiful, and some of the most loved flowers, but can be quite expensive. They are only available for such a short time a couple times a year, and in some areas can cost up to $20 a stem for those delightful blooms.
So today I am talking about a simple, easy, and economical way to get that fresh peony arrangement look any time of the year, all year long – more inexpensively than paying $20 a stem for them. And in just a few easy steps. Read This Entry
The days are longer, the birds are singing, the daffodils are peeking out to say hello, and warm spring weather and lazy days outdoors are just around the corner.
When it comes to decorating for spring, nothing is off limits at our home. From a bouquet on the kitchen island, to a French market basket filled with blooms on a stool, to the mantels decorated with a sprinkling of spring charm.
Today I am sharing 5 simple and easy ways to decorate your mantel for spring. The main ingredient? Flowers, of course, because spring is bursting with florals.
It is that time of year when all things ‘spooky’ come out to play for a bit.
Haunted houses, bats and owls, and ghosts and goblins seem to be popping up everywhere… but Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. Something like a whimsical and fun mantel styling is perfect for bringing a touch of the fun side of Halloween without any of the fright. Read This Entry
Decorating for autumn is in full swing over at my house, and one of my favorite places to add a sprinkle of seasonal charm is the front porch.
Your front door is the first thing that guests see when coming over for a cup of coffee or harvest party, so it is a spot you definitely don’t want to overlook in seasonal decorating. Whether you go big and bold with lots of pumpkins or keep it more simple and elegant, a wreath, garland, and other touches will make it warm and welcoming. Read This Entry
Sometimes a little tree is exactly what you need to bring charm to a space. And a little tree in a pot or bucket? Well, that is even better.
Today I am talking about potted trees and sharing a few ideas on where you can use them. They are a natural touch outdoors to dress up your patio areas. They are perfect without lights on for adding color with their warm greenery, and with those twinkly lights all aglow, they can bring the perfect amount of magic to an otherwise ordinary space.