Simple Cottage Christmas Living Room

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With just moving into our Michigan house three weeks ago I actually found it really hard to find the energy to decorate for Christmas. It's not that I was too tired & sitting around at the house doing nothing, but it was the fact that I wanted to put my energy into other things like fixing up our home, painting walls, & more. But I did want … [Continue reading...]

25+ Easy & Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Ok. If you are like me, you were not blessed with the gift wrapping gene. The gene that allows you to be super creative & talented in the gift wrapping department. I envy people who show up to the party with the pretty wrapped packages while I'm holding a gift wrapped in paper that looks like it went through a paper shredder. Alas, I turned to … [Continue reading...]

Favorite Things Friday

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You guys! We finally hung curtains in our house today! haha that may seem like a small thing, & it may have only been in two rooms, but to me it's a huge sign that we are finally settling in. Things around here have still been settling down & it feels more real everyday that this is home now. I'm loving that feeling. We have been exploring … [Continue reading...]

Simple Christmas Bedroom

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I kind of knew when we moved into our Michigan house two weeks ago that I wouldn't want to go all out on Christmas decor this year here because between moving in, unpacking boxes, & trying to get settled in I just knew it wouldn't be a priority. Of course I was exhausted after decorating our historic rental in North Carolina for the holidays … [Continue reading...]

DIY Mason Jar Holder – The Updated Version

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Wow. I can't believe I'm writing about a mason jar holder. Not because they aren't amazing, but because this was one of my first EVER blog posts 3 years ago back when I was blogging only for my mom to see it. Really. I was living 1,000 miles away from family & friends & they wanted to see my projects I was doing so this is where the blog … [Continue reading...]

How To Frugally & Quickly Decorate For Christmas

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You guys.. in case you didn't know, Christmas is next week! I'll let you soak that in a second. Ok, now that full Christmas decorating panic has set in, calm down. I have a few ways you can frugally & quickly decorate for Christmas. What qualifies me as an "expert" in this situation? Well, a few weeks ago Mr. LMB & I were living in a rental … [Continue reading...]

25+ Amazing Christmas Trees – One For Everyone’s Style!

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I know so many of you probably already put your trees up for Christmas, but I know there are some of you out there that haven't decorated your tree yet or maybe you haven't even put it up. I wanted to share some of my favorite christmas tree inspiration with you today to get you motivated to get those halls decked & have your decor screaming … [Continue reading...]

Favorite Things Friday

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So, last week I skipped Favorite Things Friday & it made me so sad, but I shared some exciting news & that made it a little better. All week this week I was excited for Friday to post my favorites again & to share some inspiration with you guys. For those of you who missed Favorite Things Friday last week... I'm sorry & never fear, … [Continue reading...]

12 Bloggers Of Christmas – Balsam Hill Christmas Tree

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This year I was asked to join the "12 Bloggers of Christmas" brought to you by Balsam Hill to show you our Christmas trees. I was so honored to be among these amazing bloggers & to work with such an awesome company. As many of you know, we just moved into this house a week & a half ago so this whole Christmas decorating thing in our new … [Continue reading...]

Bright & Light Master Bedroom – LMB Rental

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Wow, I have no idea why I never blogged a tour of our Master Bedroom while we lived in our rental. I don't even have a reason for you. We loved this space & we found it so cozy. I miss this space in our historic rental probably the most just because of the light & how the sun came in this room so beautifully. I shot a few quick photos as … [Continue reading...]

DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign

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There are moments in our marriage where I really just sit back and realize that I married the most perfect man. These moments happen more often than not & one day a few weeks ago when we were living in our rental one of those moments happened again. I was sitting there doing something crafty & Mr. LMB started painting a piece of wood & … [Continue reading...]

LMB Booth – Grand Opening!

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So, I've been keeping a tiny secret from you guys. Not only were we moving into our new house this week in Michigan, but we were also busy setting up our booth!! We are proud "renters" of a booth in Painted Farmgirl in Hudsonville Michigan. The Grand Opening is today {Friday December 5th} & I will be in the booth from 12pm-2pm if you want to … [Continue reading...]

Michigan House Update – Move In Day November 2014

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Wow. I can't believe this day has come! So this time last week I took these quick cell phone photos of our house all empty when we arrived from our long drive from NC to MI. When we walked in the door we couldn't believe our eyes. That day the flooring guy installed our floor {I know! Down to the last minute!} That's how I roll. The kitchen … [Continue reading...]

Rustic Christmas Porch

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Oh my, I didm't think that we would be living in our Michigan house & I would still be blogging our NC house, but alas I did so many things while I was there & as we were moving out & didn't have enough time to blog it all. I hope you are ok with me blogging about our historic rental while we are settling in here in our new home. … [Continue reading...]

Holiday House Walk – Historic Holiday Home 2014

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A huge welcome if you are stopping by from The White Buffalo Styling Company who is stop one on the Holiday house walk!! & a big Surprise to you guys who are just stopping by! I am so happy you are here today! I am the "surprise house" today on Jennifer Rizzo's annual Holiday House walk & I'm so honored to be among some amazing bloggers … [Continue reading...]

Simple Rustic Hot Chocolate Bar

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So, I don't know about you but in the winter time I am constantly making hot chocolate almost daily. I have it so much that I have come up with my own little recipes & I love trying new hot chocolate flavors from different companies. It's become a daily routine for me to have a cup of hot chocolate & I love it! This year I really wanted to … [Continue reading...]


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