Fall is in the air

Autumn is slowly creeping up on Seattle, which means it’s slowly making its appearance throughout our house. Decorating for fall is one of my favorite pastimes, mostly because it means it’s only a few more months until Christmas!

Guest room 101

Hubs and I are rather introverted, meaning we don’t have many overnight guests. For that reason, our “guest room” consists of an empty office, a Coleman air mattress, and two $5 IKEA Lack tables. That does not mean, however, that it can’t be comfortable and inviting. It’s all in the details! Tip #1: invest in a…

Scruffy-looking Valentine

Like many 30-something wives, I’m married to a life-long Star Wars fan. So this Valentine’s Day, I decided to turn our bedroom into an homage to one of his all-time favorite movie couples, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Just because you’re a little nerdy doesn’t mean you can’t be classy about it. Pillowcases: aGoGoPillowcases Printables: Society Studios

Decorating in winter

One of the saddest days of the year is the one in which you pull down all the holiday decor. If your home is anything like mine, it goes from warm and full to looking astoundingly bare in the space of a single day. The cold weather outside doesn’t help the psychological effect, either. To…

My holiday binder

  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I adore the autumn/Thanksgiving/Christmas season. After Labor Day, I kick into high gear, keen on squeezing every last moment of seasonal fun out of the next four months. If I’m not careful, this fervor can easily turn into overwhelming burnout by New Year’s Eve. How do I manage it?…

Our Thanksgiving table

I absolutely love tablescapes! However, I’m not so good at all those formal dining rules. This fork here, this plate there. I’m just too impatient for that, and who wants to do extra dishes afterward? As a result, we’re pretty informal around here. Informal but pretty. White dishes, placemats: Pier 1 Imports Centerpiece parts, chargers:…

Autumn home decor

Putting up autumn decor is one of my favorite annual traditions. I’m not much of a summer heat person. By the time September 1st rolls around, I’m more than ready for cool breezes, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin everything!