How to make a room feel cozy, that is the age old question. Do you want to make a living room cozy on a budget? Here are tips on how to make your home feel warm and welcoming.
Fall is coming, which means it's time to decorate!! I know I have said this before but it can and should be said again! Fall is coming, even though it doesn't feel that way in a lot of places. Soon Starbucks will release their pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, Target will have tons of pumpkin scented candles near the door tempting you, and Michael's will bring out the cinnamon pinecones. This is my favorite time of the year not only for eating all things pumpkin or finally getting those sweaters back out from the back of the closet but also for the ba[...]
When we decided to move to France a few years ago, one of the things we were most excited about was getting old items and restoring them. Now I must confess I am not a natural DIY'er. In fact, I am very bad at it. However, I put in a lot of effort. I practice, because like Joanna Gaines once said, you learn and your practice. Ok, she may have not have said that exactly that but trust me it was something like that. So when I found this lovely cabinet tucked away in a storage unit of an antique dealer, I decided to put my amateur skills to the test. I think i[...]
As many of you know I recently moved to a small rural town in France. While I loved my home in the States, it lacked direction and just that sense of comfort that home gives you. The reason I failed so hard at creating a cosy environment was that I had no direction. Until now! I began my process by looking for what spoke to me. As I have mentioned in the past I love Washington and Oregon. I love the magic and the weather. (just everything). Sadly, aside from "Twin Peaks", "Grey's Anatomy", IZombie, and Kramer, my only reference for warmth was Twilight. Oh[...]