The holiday season is upon us and I am so excited! It seems like twinkle lights are multiplying through our town each day, traditions are being forged, and parties are being planned. This time of year always inspires me to spend more time with the people I love.
Some days, quality time means meeting at Starbucks while other times it means welcoming friends into our home. After hosting our first Friendsgiving last month, I learned the benefit of being a resourceful hostess and having a versatile home. To me, this means using what I have to create a welcoming environment and complementing with new pieces as needed.
In creating our home, we have taken care to create a solid foundation of basic pieces to make this possible. However, I understand that many people are unsure of where to begin with such a task! In a world of Pinterest, catalogs, online shopping, and social media, this can be daunting! Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case. Last month, I discovered Havenly and their team of designers who serve clients through virtual interior design services. Y’all, how neat is it that we have access to affordable interior design from the comfort of our own homes! If you’re looking for some guidance and direction in decorating your own home, I recommend visiting their website!
As the season of Christmas parties picks up, it’s the perfect time of year to prepare your home for hosting. a simple way to delight houseguests is by creating a thoughtful holiday beverage station. Inviting guests to craft their own warm beverage is a great way to serve them with hospitality after traveling in the cold. Best of all, you can accomplish this with basic household items and a bit of forethought. Read along for helpful steps!
console table / wall art / chair / rug / basket / tray table / punch bowl
ladle / gold cups / glass carafe / thermal carafe / mugs / hand towels / olive branch
Yesterday marked the coming together of my favorite store with one of my favorite brands. Y’all, Joanna Gaines partnered with Target to launch the Hearth and Hand collection. It is an understatement to say that Target/Magnolia/Joanna Gaines fans everywhere are rejoicing. I have not yet made it out to see the products in person because we had a full schedule yesterday. So in the meantime, I’ve had a great time perusing the collection online and gathering my favorites!
My decorating style has shifted from rustic to a more polished, classic look over the past few years. Even so, I am swooning over the Hearth and Hand collection! Joanna Gaines has such a gift for bringing a feminine touch to hearty design elements. Her collection combines pastoral textiles with tough metals, rustic wood, creamy ceramic, and the perfect holiday hue of green. The products are perfect for stocking up on household basics and getting a head start on Christmas gifts! Click here or on any of the pictures below to shop the collection!
One of my October goals is to read the Lifegiving Home by Sally Clarkson. While I have not yet begun the book, the premise has me thinking about ways to bring life into our space. Instead of coming home and sitting on the couch or simply starting dinner, I often light a candle and play music first. After sunset, we almost always have our twinkle lights on in both living room windows and it makes everything feel cozier.
Dillon could be totally content being a homebody during the week. I prefer to be on the go, even if it’s simply a trip to Target. But we balance each other out! More than once, we have stopped to slow dance in our kitchen while dinner warms on the stove or lingered at the dinner table a little bit longer. Simple moments like this are the sweetest and help to slow down a busy week and enjoy the comfort of our home.
Jenna Kutcher via Society6
In intentionally adding joy and liveliness to our space, I found this playlist by my friend Nancy. It’s sweet and cozy and worshipful, the perfect recipe to be the soundtrack to our evenings. Enjoy!
Do you listen to music in your home? Share your favorite songs or playlists below!