Our new runner from @homedynamix adds the perfect hint of cozy to our tiny little kitchen❤️Have you seen the before photos of our kitchen? It was absolutely horrifying🤣It’s still a work in progress if I’m being completely honest🤷🏼♀️, but this rug makes it feel that much more complete😊I’ll share the link to shop the rug + before photos in my stories😘
You just can’t beat an open fire at this time of year, and the bigger the tree the more presents underneath right!? 🤩🌟🎄... Our latest home feature is a cracker- Check it out in our latest issue!! #TCMag
Since painting the living room dark I have approximately 34 minutes a day to take a good photo before it gets to dark to photograph 🤦🏻♀️ and that never happens, until today 🙌🏻 small victories people, small victories.
I wish it was Christmas all year long...
take away the gift giving. I’m all about the coziness, family gatherings, white lights, holiday songs, and the food n drinks. I recently came across this blog and thought it was totally up my alley and had to share!
1. Post a recipe using apple cider. Duh!
2. The holidays are all about giving. Share the new ways in which you’re giving this year. This is a great way to force yourself to take action if you’ve been wanting to but weren’t sure how to start.
3. I recently saw an article about conversation starters; create your own list of favorite conversation starters to spice up your holiday gatherings.
4. Create a roundup of favorite holiday outfit inspiration.
5. Post an unconventional gift guide full of ideas your readers would have never thought of.
6. Spend a day crafting and documenting your work, and break it into different holiday craft tutorials.
7. Either treat yourself or DIY your own holiday manicure and post photos for inspiration.
8. Create a holiday cocktail bar and post a recipe along with photos.
9. Post a guide to spending the holidays in your specific city. What’s there to do and see?
10. Who’s the hardest person in your life to shop for? Start a conversation on your blog to generate ideas.
11. Go to a holiday craft fair or market and give your favorite shops some blog love.
12. Post a guide to craft fairs in your region so readers can shop small.
13. Write out your top 3 goals for the New Year.
14. Write out all the ways to save money this season. People will find it refreshing in such a shopping-heavy month. :)
15. If you’re not the going out type, create an anti-NYE guide with what you’d do December 31st instead. Get creative!
16. Bake up a brand new cookie recipe, even if you have to wing it, and post about it–whether it’s a success or failure.
17. Use this list as an excuse to go on your favorite winter adventure and blog about your experience, whether it’s a day in the mountains or a trip to the ice skating rink.
What are some of your favorite holiday must do’s?
In the season of releasing and letting go - I find a calmness in this place.
The colors of summer are fading, leaves fall and scatter and things just seem drab. The marvelous mystery is knowing that life is taking a much needed break - the showy pretty season may not be center stage, but the rest and renewal of what lies beneath is hard at work - preparing for what will be displayed in all of its splendor in the seasons to come. •
Take heart where you are now. You may feel lifeless, but just around the bend is a party waiting to celebrate you in all of your beauty!!
Presented this flat lay and concept to our client this AM and now its time to see this space transformed! How fun that we get to incorporate these fun textures, patterns and a touch of pink! #omahainteriordesign#mhstyleathome
This week I posted a spectacular DIY project, which could make the perfect holiday gift for all of the amazing feminists/interior decorators/plant lovers in your life! Or just a gift for yourself 😍.
DIY Boob Planters post is up! Link in my bio.
These little moments, the attention to small details... it’s one of my favorite things about this world of decorating. To me, it actually speaks INTENTIONALITY.
In our world today, there is so much to do, to be had, to be done, to try, taste, experienced, etc. I actually find myself getting overwhelmed by it all sometimes.
So when I can slow down and be purposeful and be creative in a way that says, “I took time here”, to me it speaks of intentional love. The reason why I love the idea of “life-giving” spaces is because it’s a way of creating something that speaks without words. So when I get the moments to create special spaces that say... “I thought of you and I did this with you in mind”, it speaks to the heart in a way words can not.
My hope is that when I decorate, when I create, when I design spaces, that they aren’t just collections of pretty things (even though, that’s super fun, of course!). My hope, though, is that those spaces actually speak heart. They speak...
If you walked in my door today and shared a cup of coffee with me and stayed for a chat... I’m hoping that my spaces would tell you how welcomed and loved and accepted you are here before my words ever hit your ears.
THAT is life-giving spaces to me.
Happy Tuesday, friends. I hope you feel comforted and loved today!
HEY THERE! It’s me, Maggie! I figured it was about time for one of those introduce-myself posts. So here I am, in my dining room, looking fancy in my white blazer with shoulder pads! 😎 Rather than do a “top five things about me”, I thought I’d do the classic ice-breaker: three truths and a lie. Here goes...
1) I consider myself an artist, even though I don’t get to spend as much time doing it as I’d like. I’ve dabbled in watercolor, pencil, charcoal, acrylic, wood carving, ceramics, sewing and even welding! 🔥 But oil paints are by far my favorite. 2) I probably watch more PBS than your parents 🤓 I am addicted to British crime dramas, and could tell you an embarassing amount about all of Britain’s troubled detectives. 3) I’ve done 2 and a half marathons! 🏅Chicago (nice and flat!), DC Marine Corps (it was so cold that day 🥶) and a Rock n’ Roll half with the hubs in Virginia Beach a while back. I’m not training for anything currently - which one should I do next?? and 4) I love fine dining and eating local and organic... but I have a not-so-secret weakness for trashy food. Velveeta makes the best queso, Kraft singles make the best grilled cheese, and my favorite dip has two ingredients: sour cream and onion soup mix 😝. So who has a guess... which one of these is 🙅🏼♀️?! 📸 @jessicapalmerphoto
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