Last weekend we put up and decorated our Christmas tree and, now that we’ve done part of our holiday shopping, I’m hoping to get the gifts wrapped so the tree doesn’t look so lonely. I still have a few more things to shop for but I think I’ll wait to do that on a weekday. Super crowded malls tend to put me in a bad mood. Anyone else?
Have a wonderful weekend!
A beautiful ottoman is a great for integrating toy storage into a living room without disrupting the overall decor of the space. Look for something that’s kid-height (like the Visconti ottoman shown below) so that kids can easily access and put away their toys.
photo via bhg
Today I’m over on La Dolce Vita sharing a few ideas on how to organize handbags. Click on over to read the post!
A simple little throw blanket can really help make a space feel cozy, which is especially appealing during these colder months. Of course a burning fireplace doesn’t hurt either.
Do you have a throw that’s specific for your living/family room or do you tend to bring out regular bedroom blankets whenever you want to cozy up on the sofa to watch a movie or read a book? Is there one that you love and would recommend (like a super soft or warm one)?
How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Did you eat a lot of turkey? I was fortunate to spend the holiday with my family. My husband, the chef of the day, made the most delicious meal: turkey, mushroom and thyme mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, onion rolls, and to top it off pumpkin pie. Yum!
Speaking of food, how do you all organize your family recipes? I currently organize digitally, most of the recipes that I find in magazines, blogs, etc. (Evernote is great for that), but there are special family recipes I’ve been meaning to write down (like the recipe for mom’s menudo, grandma’s tortillas, etc.) and keep in something beautiful and tactile. I was delighted to find several lovely options:
Love that this on is monogrammed and is clear so you can show off pretty recipe cards:Speaking of pretty recipe cards…Image sources: Binders and Books 1-kikki k, 2-liba style, 3-martha stewart, 4-bethbee etsy shop, 5-kikki k, 6-russell + hazel; Recipe Boxes 1-1canoe2 etsy shop, 2-container store, 3-macy’s, 4-sincerely yours paper; Recipe Cards 1-claybrook print design etsy shop, 2-earmark etsy shop, 3-ladybugpress etsy shop
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Today I am thankful for several things, among them you. Thank you for stopping by my little blog, thank you for your readership, for your support and your encouragement. I wish you and your loved ones a very warm and happy thanksgiving that fills your heart as much as your belly!
Sometimes inevitably shoes end up in the entryway. If you don’t have a closet to hide them behind, a solution for keeping it from looking too messy, is to have a beautiful basket for them:
If you have a no shoes in the house rule, you can also fill the basket with slippers to encourage guests to remove their shoes upon entering.