Christmas at home

I was one of those kids who adored carnival rides that simultaneously spun and rotated so fast that when the ride came to an end, the rider would exit and stumble about for a few seconds, trying to regain some semblance of balance. I bring it up because this year, the period between late October until early January was almost as dizzying. I never got a chance to check in here and show you photos … Continue reading Christmas at home

Farmhouse-style great room inspiration and ideas

Farmhouse-style great room ideas and inspiration

We just returned from another trip to Huntsville during which we got to see the construction progress on our home there. This was an exciting visit for me because several of the design aspects I was most looking forward to seeing had been installed. For starters, the lights are up! Here are a few of my favorites. This is a hallway off the kitchen. The doorways you see lead to the utility room, pantry, mudroom … Continue reading Farmhouse-style great room inspiration and ideas

5 vignettes every perfectly-staged house needs

Great ideas for staging a home for quick sale

When we decided to list our house for sale I turned to Pinterest in hopes of finding some great tips. The good news is that my search was successful. The bad news is that actually implementing all of those great ideas has taken–and still is taking–a ginormous amount of work. Here are some of the tips I found that we’ve utilized in preparing to put our house on the market: In an effort to make … Continue reading 5 vignettes every perfectly-staged house needs

He is Risen Easter printable trio

He is risen free Easter printable trio

Today I am happily taking part in a spring printables blog hop! Just look at the photo collage above for a glimpse at the super cute printables being shared. Aren’t they adorable? Not only that, but they’re all totally free! All of the printables featured are 100% free for you to download and use. My particular contribution is actually a set of three holiday printables for Easter that are great for use as wall art. I’m all for … Continue reading He is Risen Easter printable trio

How to make a pallet sign

How to make a custom wood pallet sign :: tutorial

Last week, I shared some photos from the Neverland themed baby shower we threw for my daughter. Without a doubt, the single largest decoration for the shower was the hand-painted pallet sign we created that featured a quote from Peter Pan: “Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning!” While that particular quote isn’t one widely used in decorating, any quote you are fond of can be featured on a pallet sign just … Continue reading How to make a pallet sign

“Go Your Own Way” free printable bathroom art

'Go your own way' free printable bathroom art

Something you should know about me: I absolutely adore smart humor. I really do. Last year, we renovated two bathrooms in our house. We replaced the countertops and toilets and spruced things up with fresh paint, lighting fixtures, textiles and art. It was during that project that my Mr. and I were cruising the aisles of Target and he pointed out a piece of wall art that read: You Can Go Your Own Way. I’m guessing … Continue reading “Go Your Own Way” free printable bathroom art

How to decorate for Christmas :: shelves

How to decorate for Christmas :: shelves | Such the Spot

Our formal dining room features a set of eight-foot floating shelves that I absolutely love. They provide a space for me to decorate for every season, adding a bit of charm and personality to an otherwise fairly sterile space. This year marks the first Christmas that I have, in my opinion, nailed the seasonal shelving décor. I opted to go with a shades of white theme and I could not be happier with the end result. … Continue reading How to decorate for Christmas :: shelves

10 tips for hosting a holiday meal

10 Tips for hosting a holiday meal | Such the Spot

Last Thanksgiving marked a momentous occasion here at home. Momentous because Jeff and I hosted Thanksgiving dinner for thirteen people. It was the biggest one I’ve ever done and I wanted to do it right. Right–by my definition–does not include paper plates or Stove-Top stuffing. I mean right right. I pulled out all the stops in an effort to treat my people to not only a delicious meal, but a great time as well. A … Continue reading 10 tips for hosting a holiday meal