We had a lovely holiday break.
I hope you had a wonderful time gathering with friends and family.
courtesy: house beautiful


Happy Thanksgiving...

Hope you have a blessed and joyous day!


Seated Style...

I look forward to gathering with family and friends on Thursday for Thanksgiving. Whether your meal is a formal sit-down or causal with turkey leg in hand, make it enjoyable.

courtesy: bhg



November Living...

Have you seen the November issue of Southern Living?! It will definitely get you ready for the upcoming holidays, with all the trimmings. They started with giving you a simple centerpiece idea, mum balls paired in pretty silver vases. Love it! I am not sure what it is about fall and Thanksgiving, but I think mums are the perfect flower for the season.
They showcase a great Guest room makeover that gives you plenty of ideas you may need for sprucing up your space for the holidays. I loved the framed wallpaper artwork. It is graphic enough to make a statement in the room, but subtle enough not to take over the space. {And they list all there sources...love that!}

And we can't forget the food! With the holidays quickly approaching it is definitely one the things we look forward to...eating. They have dozens of recipes to help you through the holidays if you need any ideas; from appetizers to desserts and everything in between {don't miss the recipe index on pg. 189}. My mouth was watering just reading over each recipe! {Warning: do not read when you are hungry or you may want to eat the pages!}


Enter Lively...

Real Simple had a great section for entryways and how to define the space with eye-catching artwork and displays, creating a cozy nook {if possible}, using color to make a bold statement, and to add lighting for a soft glow.

They also give examples of 'working' entryways; a place where you can come in and everything has a place: coats, hats, shoes, bags, and even mail. Organization is great!