JANUARY FAVORITES

It’s about this time each year that I find myself needing to spruce things up a bit. January and February are tough months for me so anything I can do to bring a little cheer into these long, cold and dreary days helps to raise my spirits. Even if it’s just a matter of putting together pretty inspiration boards and sharing them online. This one fits my mood lately and — fun bonus! — lots of these things are on sale. 

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Faux Cedar | Pot | Wall Basket CollectionWrap Bracelet | Earrings | Ruffled Sweater | Sweater Dress | Lamp Shade | Lamp | Abstract Art | Buffalo Print | Vase | Print Pillow | Teddy Bear Pillow | Faux Fur Pillow | Chandelier | Decorative Tray | Leather Stool | Cowhide | Booties 

As you can see, I’m feeling a cognac-y kind of vibe lately. What is catching your eye?

GREEN AND GOLD CHRISTMAS DECOR

Green velvet pillows with faux fur accessories in living room decorated for Christmas

My approach to Christmas decorating this year demonstrates a major departure from the last several years. In 2017 and 2018, I was all about the farmhouse Christmas decor. You’ll notice that I went with a look that is slightly more elegant and less rustic for 2019. I opted to use a green and gold Christmas decor theme throughout all the spaces in my home and I absolutely love the way it turned out. Would you like to take a peek? We’re starting in the entryway.

Entryway with staircase garland and green velvet bows

This is the first year since we moved into this house that I’ve hung garland from the staircase. You can be certain I will do that again next year. It adds both a splash of color and life to our entryway. The green velvet bows add just the right something opulent that I was hoping for. I also tucked small sprigs of eucalyptus into the bows for variety. 

Entryway with staircase garland and green velvet bows
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FAVORITE THINGS: GIFT GUIDE FOR GRANDPARENTS

I can’t speak for everyone, but I can tell you that my grandparents are some of the most difficult people to shop for. They seem to have everything. And though it’s been tough, over the years, I have been able to find some gifts that they’ve both appreciated. Today, I’m sharing a gift guide for grandparents that lists some things geared specifically for senior citizens. A little bit practical and very thoughtful, these gift ideas are sure to be a hit with the grandparents on your list.

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gift guide for grandparents
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