May Flowers 

In honor of my late father’s birthday this week, I stopped by my local greenhouse to pick up a few of of our favorite flowers. 


My dad loved flowers and made sure I had several planted at my new house. Maybe this will be the summer that I’ll have Hydrangea and Peony blooms of my own! 


This felt like a nice way to honor him and celebrate his birthday this year.

Gone but never forgotten. Always in our hearts. 

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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?

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.