I wanted to give you a glimpse of Christmas at my house. It’s super simple this year. Our living space is smaller so we opted for a small tree and kept the big tree downstairs in the studio. Last year I got the cutest triangle stockings at The Land Of Nod. The kids love how deep they are….for all of those goodies. I love how they look!

A few years ago I made a batch of white clay ornaments. I found them hidden in a random box and decided to use them on the small tree. I love how modern they are. And the joy banner is from K-mart….almost 10 years ago!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!






This year I will be hosting a small group at our house for Christmas. I love hosting (not necessarily cooking though) and I love using organic elements to create a great tablescape. Last year my good friend Caitlin created this tablescape and I’ve been in love with it ever since! It’s simple yet so so elegant. The colors that she used are neutral yet stunning.

Below is a video that Real Living Magazine and Super A-Mart collaborated on for the holidays. It’s a perfect example that you don’t have to do too much to create the perfect table.

Super A-mart is a place for you to go and seek inspiration for your renovations and home needs. You’ll love it!



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! My Simply Grove studio in my home (which I will share more pictures later) needed a little Christmas cheer for the holidays, so I collaborated with Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot and created a fun, stylish, relaxed Christmas corner. Our upstairs living room is a tight space so a bigger 7.5 ft tree made more sense for downstairs. I wanted to create a family friendly tree that was still stylish enough for when clients came over. And with my entire space downstairs being white, I can introduce whatever color I want.

Birds, mini churches and poinsettiasmake for a festive tree. Because all of the Martha Stewart Living ornaments are shatter resistant, I’m not worried about them falling and breaking on the concrete.


These “Pre-Lit 30” Snowy Fir Wreaths look great plugged in or simply hung on the wall.

All of Martha’s ornaments look handmade. The details are unbelievable.

I’m in love with this room now, thanks to Martha.

Christmas Sources- Tree, Wreathes, Bird Ornament, Church Ornament, Poinsettia Ornament.

I have partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. for this holiday program. All opinions are my own.



I posted a picture of my potted Christmas tree on Instagram and got a really great response from people wanting to do the same this Christmas season. The reason we decided to go this route is because we want to re-plant it once Christmas is over. Our good friends have a gorgeous farm in the area and have already reserved a spot for our little tree. If we wanted to chop it down next year and use it for our Christmas tree, we could. But I think we might continue to make this a tradition and continue to find homes for these trees. If we had a big enough piece of property at our home, we would just make a forest of trees!

One piece of advice. Invest in a really good/sturdy pot. Ours got a crack due to the roots and started spraying water the other night. It was AWESOME!

Image: my instagram.






Serena & Lily invited Simply Grove to take part in their holiday promotion. They asked five bloggers, including myself, Oh Happy Day, Design for Mankind, Gal Meets Glam and Dallas Shaw, to choose different parts of their home to decorate for the holidays, using their favorite Serena & Lily holiday items. I quickly chose my dining room. Mostly because their holiday tablescape pieces are out of this world GORGEOUS! (See the bottom of this post for the list of items included in this design.)

You can head over to Serena & Lily’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite holiday look (maybe mine??!!), which gives you the chance to win a $1000 gift card to Serena & Lily. HELLO!! The contest will run until 12/22. They will pick one lucky person to win. I hope you win! Don’t forget to check out their holiday line here.

Plated Glass Vase, Plated Glass Vase 2, Coro Glassware, Star Pendant, Jewel String Lights, Tabla String Lights, Metallic Vine Napkins, Bergen Embroidered Runner.


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A few weeks back, the kids and I had a fun family craft party, using  Martha Stewart Holiday Frost Collection at The Home Depot to create a festive, glittery wreath. I’ll be posting more images next week but if you want to see more now, head over to Martha Stewart here.

What a week it was! It’s always such a crazy transition back to real life after a long Thanksgiving holiday. But now we get to look forward to Christmas! Enjoy another wintery weekend!

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Big Cartel’s 2013 holiday Gift Guide

Check out my BHG Shop gift picks







I recently contributed to Big Cartel’s 2013 holiday Gift Guide. I found the perfect gifts for your neighbors. Lets all be a little bit more neighborly this year and bless are neighbors! See the gift guide here.






I love my wrapping this year!!! It’s a collection of white package paper, Rifle Paper Co gift tags, Washi Paper Tape and that wand is from Fashion Loves Babies. It’s simple, it’s cute and it’s easy!

Image via Instagram




These cozy, beautiful rooms, seen on My Scandinavian Home, would be a little less cozy without those plush sheepskin rugs keeping the stylish chairs company. I have a few sheepskins around my house and let me tell you, they are always in use! My kids each have one that they drag around every room. So if you are looking for a little more warmth in your home, I highly suggest these!




This cozy Christmas apartment is just the type of home that I would love to spend the holidays in. Each room is spacious, bright and full of Christmas joy. I also love that child’s bedroom. SO cute.

Home via Kotivinkki.






I wanted to start by saying that my heart goes out to every single person who was affected by the tragedy in Connecticut. My heart breaks for every parents who has lost a child. My prayers and thoughts are full of Connecticut today.

I’ll see all here next week for some last minute Christmas inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend! xxoo

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Modern Christmas Tree.

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Simple Christmas Cards.

Fun Craft Kits.

Image via La Buena Vida.





You wouldn’t really consider black a Christmas color, right?  These images above have proven that simple black winter accessories are modern and still festive. It creates a really nice backdrop for either staying neutral or adding color too. An easy way to add black is spray painting existing decor items that you haven’t really used much. A nice black coat will do the trick in revitalizing your things. So get that paint out and have some fun!


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It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas…at my house. The tree is up, the ornaments are hung, all of the little traditions that we started when the kids were young are in full affect. Gosh I love Christmas!!!! Above are a few glimpses into my home. I’ll share more soon, including that awesome print on my mantel by Emerald Son.

I also wanted to let you know that I’m now contributing to Euro Style Blog. I’m excited to be apart of such a great team! Euro Style Lighting has ENDLESS lighting options as well as furniture, decor and more. You can see my first post here.

I also write for BHG Style Spotters-

A Green Holiday.

And Cool Mom Picks-

Cool photobooth style cards.

Handmade Christmas Stockings.

See you back here on Monday!



I introduce you to the first annual Simply Grove gift guide! Below is a collection of some of my favorite items that I think you will agree on. I am so proud of SG’s sponsors and what they produce. You will find a selection of their products, things I adore as well as items that I have seen first hand and love. These gifts can be for male, female and even a few for kids. I’m posting them on this beautiful Friday to give you a little weekend online shopping. Enjoy!

Kreme Geoball Wallpaper. Still House Necklace. Still House Ring.

Etsy Gift Cards. Coccoli Home Cloud Shelf. Stone Textile Arrow Pillow. Ilaria Innocenti Plate. Birch Box Syrup.

Lilesadi Cushion. Baum-Kuchen Twine. Mod Pieces Lamp. Snowberry Eye Serum.

Tweek Cubebots. Cricket Radio Pillow.

Blog Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho. Galian Satchal. Pacifica Candle.

Atomic Garden Dish Cloth. Acme Mushroom Cloche. Acme Glass Tumblers.

Magisso Teacup. Swag Paper Wallpaper. Blurb Instagram Book.

A Merry Mishap Speckled Earrings. Atomic Garden Star Scarf. Beautyhabit Soy Candle.



Wee Gallery Nesting Dolls. Lucy Moose Custom Dolls. Wee Gallery Activity Book.

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For a super easy Christmas DIY, you must check this modern twist on the iconic Christmas tree. What a great idea Curbly!