Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday Housewalk 2018

Hello everyone and welcome to my 2018 Holiday Housewalk tour! I'm so thrilled to be a part of this inspiring group again this year.


If you are stopping over from Golden Boys and Me, thank you for continuing on to my home. I always like to try new ideas each year and I could not be happier to show you what our 100 year old Connecticut farmhouse looks like this holiday season!

I also couldn't resist starting off my tour with this adorable picture of my cat, Figgy. I adopted him exactly 6 years ago, tomorrow and he is the perfect decorating companion and model!

 ornate frame (that I turned into a chalkboard) and sconce, thrifted | table (I refinished), antique society sale | worry beads, from my childhood home |  basket, $1 antique store find | tree was foraged | green candle, Walmart | cat, humane society #adoptdontshop 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Italian Genoise Cake and Fresh Candied Oranges

Happy Sunday morning friends!

Last night I posted a picture of a cake that I made on Instagram and got several requests for the recipe in comments and messages, so I thought I would share it here.

Paperless Post Review

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Good morning!

I wanted to share a fantastic way to simplify your holiday cards and invitations (or any meaningful event) with you all.

Paperless Post has the most gorgeous online cards that even feature designs by Sugar Paper, Anthropologie, Rifle Paper and more.

You simply choose your favorite card, customize it to make it your own and then email/text it to your friends and family.

One thing I love is when I can just create something from an app on my phone. It makes it so easy and gives you the freedom to work whenever you have a spare moment.

I created an invite as an example to show you all. This is how easy it is to walk through the Paperless Post app.

Once I searched through the various designs I picked this invite since it coordinates nicely with the business cards I already use...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

French Inspired Pine DIning Table

Hi all!

I hesitate in even giving a tutorial on the table. I know that everyone who has ever refinished furniture will think "a thousand times no!" me included, but this is truthfully how I gave this dark and dated pine table an old, lightly colored antique farm house feel.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Oak Leaf Garland

Hi everyone!

Today, I'm sharing an updated version of an easy fall project I did several years ago.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

How to Paint Mahogany Furniture White

Good Morning!

My first response to the topic of How to Paint Mahogany Furniture White is to just honestly not do it! It's a lot more work that painting a lighter wood, say pine or maple, and you have to seriously take precaution against bleed through. However, if you are faced with a mahogany piece that needs to go light, here are my tips.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Antique White Dresser with Brass Hardware

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Good morning everyone!

I'm so excited to share this dresser makeover with you all today. Antique white and brass is such a beautiful combination and has been a favorite of mine for years.