Christmas Around My Home

With Christmas quickly approaching, I figured it was about time that I gave you a sneak peak at some of my holiday decor. I kept the same theme as last year using silver, gold, and hints of blue.




Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! XoXo!


Indoor Herb Garden


Today’s project was a new take on my mason jar herb garden from a while back. I picked up these cute pots at IKEA back in May and finally got around to planting!


A friend of mine gave me the Greek oregano and I picked up the other three planes from the grocery store. Then I just added some chalkboard label stickers from the craft section. I absolutely love how it turned out!

West Michigan Wednesday: “Glitz” at Central Park Players

One of the things I love most about my home is the location! I love living in West Michigan and enjoy many activities around town. I wanted to create a series that explores some of the great things that this area has to offer.

West Michigan Wednesday

If you’re looking for something to get you into the holiday spirit this weekend, be sure to check out “Glitz” which is opening this weekend at Central Park Players in Grand Haven! As always, here is the blurb from the website:

In the true spirit of Christmas, get a behind the scenes look at the backstabbing mothers and fiercely competitive daughters in the “Little Miss Christmas Pageant,” an annual competition where ten girls (and their outrageous stage moms) compete for the coveted Christmas crown. Sequins, shiny shoes, and a can of hairspray aren’t all it takes to win this battle. These diva daughters and pushy moms are armed with sheer grit and a thirst for victory. However, when the value of truth, honesty, and love is learned, Christmas spirit becomes the true winner in this heartwarming new holiday classic.

December 11-12 @ 7:30 PM,
Dec. 12-13 @ 2:00 PM. at Lakeshore Middle School Auditorium


There is a shortage of chairs…

I have mentioned previously that I am furnishing my home pretty slowly and collecting pieces that I love over time. I have found that it pays off to be picky when it comes to adding items to your home. Your furniture is something that you’re going to look at every day. My motto is to not settle and just wait until I find that perfect item that makes me excited about the space. Life lessons from Katie.

Anyway, my living room was feeling a little sparce with just my bistro table and my couch facing a huge, empty wall. Not that I ever have anyone over, but if I did, I’m sure they’d remark on my obvious shortage of chairs…

So, I have been keeping my eyes peeled for the perfect piece to rectify this situation. I even picked up a oversized chair at IKEA a while back.(Someday maybe I’ll show you) Then, when I thought all hope was lost, I found these tufted slipper chairs at Target! They’re inexpensive, stinking cute, and match my couch perfectly. What’s not to love!?


Then I just added in an accent table that pulls in the raw wood tones from my bistro table.


I’m. In. Love.


I am going to add bookcases on either side of the chairs and put a gallery wall (with more Rifle Paper calendar prints, of course) above the chairs.  Guys, I’m am so excited!! My living room is finally starting to come togther!!