Heart Haven Holidays: Christmas Decor

I had so much fun decorating my living room for the holidays this year. My color pallet was silver, gold, and copper and I just love how everything came together!

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I put together this vignette using a gold and marble tray from Targent, a succulent, anthropologie candle, and dove figurine also from Target

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I love putting out this jingle bell display every year! This year, I added these marble trees from Target.

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This is one of my favorite ornaments! I love this jingle bell Noel ornament from Bronners!

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Here is an overview of my living room. How have you decorated for the holidays?

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West Michigan Wednesday: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” 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

Join Grand Haven’s Central Park Players for this weekend’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

Here is the blurb from the website:

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling young adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas carols, and a lot of laughs!

Check out their Facebook page for more info!

Get Organized

As we cruise through December, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want for 2017. I have taken steps to purge toxicity from my life and start focusing on the things that make me happy, including this blog! I am always trying to streamline and improve organization. As a creative person, I get distracted easily and having an easy to use (and pretty) system in place can help keep me on track.

A few years ago, I discovered Erin Condren life planners. I love how customizable they are and I’ve purchased a few over the years. This summer I was sucked into the world of planner stickers and it has turned my organizational tool into a beautiful scrapbook! If you are in the market for a new planner, I highly recommend the one from Erin Condren. There are a ton of sales going on right now and it would even be a great Christmas gift! Here is the 18 month planner I am currently using along with some of the accessories I picked up.

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You can also use use my referral code to save $10 off of your planner!!

https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/katiemccool0525

Pretty Purple Chairs

One of my favorite things about my home is the pedestal bistro table that I picked up from West Elm a few years back. I have had it paired with the tan parsons chairs from my first house but never really liked the look. I wanted to find a cool gray chair with interesting details to match my couch and other chairs. But when I saw this pair of dark purple chairs at Target, I hoped they would be the perfect pop of color in my fairly neutral room.

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As as you can tell from the lilacs in this picture, I’ve had these for a few months now. It’s hard to see the color, but they are a deep eggplant color. It has been fun to play with the purple tones in my paint color and they have worked with my holiday decorations surprisingly well. Have you made any bold color choices that have paid off?

Hello, it’s me…

In an effort to get back on the blogging train as we approach the new year, I wanted to take a few posts to catch you up on some of the changes I’ve been making around my little abode, Morning Joy.

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Today I wanted to give a shout out to one of my favorite art pieces. I picked up this “Hello” sign from Target a while back and it greats me every time I walk into the room. I love the distressed wood tones! In this vignette I paired it with a rifle paper print (I cut mine out of last year’s calendar which is no longer sold. Next year’s desk calendar has the same artwork though!), a sweet succulent, and an owl stacked on some cute books (they’re no longer sold but these are similar) from Anthropologie.