Winter Buffet Table in the Dining Room

Winter buffet table decorating ideas

*I have some very simple winter buffet table decorating ideas for you today* For the last couple of years, I've given myself the best gift. It's not something that would mean a whole lot to anyone else, but it definitely means a lot to me. And it's a gift that keeps on giving, long into the new year. What is it, you ask? Well, I had an epiphany last year when it came time to decorate my house for Christmas. As I began to pull out the bins of decor I felt almost myself having an almost … [Read more...]

My Christmas Home Tour

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Welcome, welcome friends! I'm so excited to be apart of the Jennifer Rizzo Design Company Holiday Housewalk again this year and bring you some Christmas home decorating ideas and inspiration! You won't want to miss out on all of the beautiful homes so be sure to head over to Jen's to begin at the beginning. If you are coming here after paying a visit to Jen at City Farmhouse I know you've already seen some truly beautiful eye candy and I'm so glad that you continued the housewalk … [Read more...]

A Winter Inspired Christmas Mantel

Winter woodland themed Christmas mantel decor atthepicketfence.com

I'm so excited to share with you my Winter Inspired Christmas Mantel today. But first, a little insight into life around my house. "Hey guys, remember the year that I decided to draw a picture on a napkin with permanent marker while we were decorating the Christmas tree and it soaked right through onto the kitchen table and Mom kind of freaked out?" "Oh yeah, I think that was the same year when Mom offered to let me help her spray fake snow on the panes of a vintage window and instead of … [Read more...]

Five Cute Christmas Ideas

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5 Cute Christmas Ideas from redheadcandecorate.com Good morning, friends! It's me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com, stopping over today to share 5 cute Christmas ideas for decorating your home this holiday season. I really enjoy decorating for Christmas the most out of all of the holidays, and sometimes I try to think "outside the box" when doing so. It's funny, because in a lot of ways I am very traditional in my decorating style, but then I love to throw in an element of surprise to kind of … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Slice Thanksgiving Serving Trays

Rustic Refined Wood Dessert Trays

Hi friends! Can you believe it's already November?! My Thanksgiving meal plans are already well underway and while it may vary from year to year, it is never complete without my pecan and sweet potato pies.  I think I would be forgiven for leaving the main attraction i.e. Tom Turkey off of the menu but never for forgetting these two dessert favorites! I love serving them on my wood slice serving trays and I wanted to give you a chance to make some of these yourself for the holiday … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree

Gratitude Tree with leaves atthepicketfence.com

One morning, while upstairs putting on my makeup, I had the news on in the background and, as always, had my ears tuned to the weather segment. It was finally time for Mr. Al Roker to have his turn. He weaved his weather prediction magic and soon I knew just what the temps would be all over the country. But when it came time to talk about the west coast, specifically my beautiful Pacific NW, he just kind of casually waved his arm and said, "And there will be rain in the Pacific NW." I stopped … [Read more...]

Apple Hazelnut Cocktail Recipe

Hazelnut Apple Cider Cocktail atthepicketfence.com

*I have the most delicious apple hazelnut cocktail to share with you today!* I've always known what a privilege is to call the Willamette Valley home. I mean, this place is truly beautiful. Rolling hills of farmland and vineyards with a river winding it's way through the landscape. And I'm not saying that we really need anyone from the 'outside' confirming what we already know. But, I gotta tell ya, it sure was nice to have the Wall Street Journal recently agree that this little slice of … [Read more...]

Weekend Wonderings Fourth of July Edition

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I have a little Public Service Announcement for you today. If your cable provider offers the music channels, when the 4th of July rolls around be sure to check the seasonal channel (ours is called Sounds of the Season). Because on that day they will play non-stop patriotic music that will definitely put you in the spirit of Independence Day. I may or may not also like to sing along very loudly to these songs which my children just LOVE and I may or may not have tried to get them to march around … [Read more...]

Weekend Wonderings

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Happy weekend my friends!! What will you be up to? We're celebrating my son's 13th birthday today and I can be found curled up in a corner in the fetal position because I cannot believe that my baby boy is now officially a TEENAGER! Sniff...sniff... Actually, even though it's so bittersweet we are incredibly proud of the young man he is becoming and we have a BIG surprise trip planned for him. I'll fill you in more on that another time. But first, how about a little bit of inspiration to … [Read more...]