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2021

Christmas Tablescape with Coton Colors

Christmas Tablescape with Coton Colors

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A special thanks to Coton Colors for sponsoring today’s Christmas Tablescape with Coton Colors blog post!

Christmas Tablescape with Coton ColorsHello Love!
Welcome to our cozy by candlelight dining room.
Christmas Tablescape with Coton ColorsOur Christmas theme this year is Cozy by Candlelight and I extended it into the dining area this year.
Christmas Tablescape with Coton ColorsMy dear friends at Coton Colors teamed up with me again this year to show you some of their fabulous Christmas tableware for this Holiday Season. You may remember that they helped me create this adorable setting last year and when I decided to move those pieces to my china cabinet, they gifted me these beautiful pieces this year.

Christmas Tablescape with Coton ColorsI stuck with the same buffalo plaid dishes that I had before but decided to accent them with the Christmas Stocking design, as it matched my table runner, chargers, and cloth napkins that I’d been using for years. The brass candlestick holders and white tapers were perfect for cozying up our December dinners.
Christmas Tablescape with Coton ColorsI hope you enjoyed this little peek into our Christmas Tablescape with Coton Colors. You can grab all these pieces here:

You can read more of my Coton Colors posts here:

Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors

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Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
Hello Love!
Last year I got the cutest Christmas Holiday dishes from my dear friends at Coton Colors.
Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
My china cabinet is not something I decorate every season but I knew this Christmas season I wanted to decorate it with these adorable buffalo plaid and Christmas village tableware.
Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
It seriously couldn’t have turned out any more perfect with the addition of the fake snow and mini trees.
Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue
Grab all these pieces here:

Vintage Christmas Village Platter

Vintage Christmas Village Salad Plate

Buffalo Ruffle Dinner Plate

Buffalo Mug

Christmas China Cabinet Decorating with Coton Colors by Shaw Avenue

You can read more of my Coton Colors posts here:

Red and White Christmas Tree and Mantel

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Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue

Hello Love!

Welcome to my farmhouse living room, decorated for Christmas! Keep reading to see how I decorated my Red and White Christmas Tree and Mantel.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
This year, I stuck with the same red and white scheme that I used last year but made a few tweaks to the tree and mantel.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
I bought new berries from Hobby Lobby to add to my tree and brought out some old garland with holly and berries to match.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
The newest addition to my living room decor is both the basket stockings from Dresden & Company and my basket tree skirt from Longaberger.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
The tree skirt is sold HERE and the basket stockings HERE. You can also buy the metal tags HERE. I stuck them on with glue dots and wore my kiddos names with a chalk marker, both from Hobby Lobby.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
Hope you enjoyed this mini tour of our living room!
Merry Christmas!

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Thieves Household Cleaner

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Pumpkin Spice Young Living Thieves Cleaner
Hello Love!

Wanna give your Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner a little autumn boost?!  Simply add in 10 drops of Orange, 5 drops of Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops of Clove, 2 drop of Nutmeg, and 2 drops of Ginger into your mixture and enjoy that fun spicy smell while you clean all the things!

Want to see how I made it? Check out THIS VIDEO!

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt

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Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
You probably know by now that flannel shackets, or shirt/jackets, are the hot trend for this fall.

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
I grabbed a few off Amazon a few weeks ago and I couldn’t be more in love.

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
I bought both the solid red and pink flannels that you see above and I love them so much.
They’re light-weight corduroy material and perfect for layering.

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
I also grabbed the pink plaid shacket that you see below and it’s a heavy flannel material, definitely more jacket than shirt.

Favorite Amazon Flannel Shacket / Jacket / Oversized Shirt
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Our Rattan Wicker Furniture From Phi Villa

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Thanks to Phi Villa for sponsoring our rattan wicker furniture from Phi Villa blog post! Our new screened-in porch looks so perfect thanks to our new outdoor furniture.

Our Rattan Wicker Furniture From Phi Villa

Does this patio set make me look like a grown-up? 😂 It does?! I knew I liked you!

Our Rattan Wicker Furniture From Phi Villa

After we covered our back porch this spring, I couldn’t wait to find the perfect furniture to glam up the space.

I wanted something totally unique that I knew I wouldn’t find anywhere else.

After being on their site for less than two minutes I found this sweet rattan wicker furniture from Phi Villa and knew it was the perfect one! I’d never seen anything like it before and I had to have it! Our porch isn’t huge so this smaller set was the perfect fit.

Our Rattan Wicker Furniture From Phi Villa
I had plenty of room to add in all my plants and extra knick-knacks to spruce up the space.
Our Rattan Wicker Furniture From Phi Villa
Isn’t it perfect?! I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out.

Who’s ready to come over and have a cup of coffee with me?

Looking for more furniture inspiration? Check out these posts:

Bedroom Electric Fireplace

Decorating With Longaberger

My Bright and Cheery Home Office Makeover

Our New Farmhouse Living Room Decor

Our Rattan Wicker Furniture From Phi Villa

 

Our Thick & Hearty Firehouse Chili Recipe

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 Our Thick & Hearty Firehouse Chili Recipe

Our Thick & Hearty Firehouse Chili Recipe

Here’s the recipe for our thick & hearty firehouse chili!

You’ll need:

3 large cans of Bush’s chili pinto beans

1 can Bush’s chili kidney beans

1 can Bush’s chili black beans

2 packets of chili seasoning

1 green pepper 

1/2 an onion

1 package of hamburger meat. 

 

Cook low and slow for 6+ hours!

 

Jimmy Buffett Party

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

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Thanks, Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson for sponsoring this A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party post!
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
It’s really hard to believe we’re here already…40 years of age. Even though I still have a few more months before I hit the big 4-0, it’s still hard to believe that it’s just around the corner.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

My husband isn’t a huge fan of parties but I knew that we needed to make this one a little special. When I met my guy in high school, he always wore Hawaiian shirts…and they were really cool back then either. 😉 But he wore them because he LOVED Jimmy Buffett.

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday PartyJimmy Buffett has an awesome song called “A Pirate Looks At 40” and I knew it would be the perfect theme.A Pirate Looks At 40
I jumped on Amazon and ordered some party supplies, pressed off his old Hawaiian shirts, and brought out all my older Happy Everything! plates and serve ware, along with a few new pieces and it all turned out beautifully.A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

You can read more of my Coton Colors posts here:

A Pirate Looks At 40
His cake was the cutest cake I’ve ever seen. We ordered an almond-flavored cake (his favorite) from our favorite local cake maker and she did a fantastic job making it Hawaiian style. Isn’t it the cutest?!
A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

A Pirate Looks At 40

Thanks to everyone who came over and celebrated his big day with up and a special shoutout to Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson for sending us these special pieces to decorate with for Jas’ A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party!

A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

You can grab all these pieces and more HERE:


Wooden Big Happy Everything! Serving Board
White Stripe Big Happy Everything! Bowl
Summer Car Big Attachment
Pirate Flag Big Attachment
Salted Margarita Big Attachment
Black Stripe Happy Everything! Cake Stand
Gold Knob Large Glass Dome
White Stripe Happy Everything! Cake Server

Happy Everything Mini Attachments

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Happy Everything Mini Attachments
Are you a Coton Colors/Happy Everything lover like me? YAY! Let me show you my new wooden board and Happy Everything mini attachments.
Happy everything mini attachments
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, they have an array of bases and you can buy attachments for every occasion. They’re great for decorating but I use mine almost daily to serve our food in a fun and colorful way.

Happy Everything offers everything from plates to vases, cookie jars, and now, wooden serving boards. Large velcro pads on the bases and attachments make changing a breeze!

Happy Everything Mini Attachments

I teamed up with Happy Everything to show you some of their newest designs and show you a couple of ideas on how to use them.

You can choose from everyday pieces, like flowers and animals to seasonal pieces, like pumpkins and Santas.
Grab your favorite base and attachment to get started! Which of these boards do you like the best? The movie time was the most fun to put together but the bee & honey board is my favorite!

Shop all these pieces below:

This is a sponsored post, written by me, in partnership with Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson.

My 5 favorite essential oil diffusers

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Hello love!
I wanted to take you all on a little diffuser tour of my house today. You all know I’m a lover of Young Living and I wanted to show off some of my favorite diffusers I use, both YL brand and others and how they’re decorated with.
The beautiful white lantern above is from Young Living and I love it because, like most YL diffusers, it has multiple output settings and color choices. My favorite is the candle flicker mode as it gives the ambiance of a real lantern. As a YL member I save 24% off every YL purchase by being a wholesale member. If you’re interested in purchasing a Young Living starter kit I would love to help you get started. Click this link to get started!
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This beautiful wood & glass diffuser, the Aria, is my favorite in the house. She was splurge but worth every single penny. It matches so many different rooms in my house but I keep her in the kitchen because that’s the room I’m mostly in. It can be purchased alone or with a starter kit.
This beautiful white diffuser is called the Desert Mist and it’s also from Young Living. It features the same output and color modes as the lantern but comes in this pretty mosaic pattern. I can be purchased alone or along our $165 wholesale kit.
I recently purchased this adorable macrame cover that fits nicely over the diffuser to give it a little bohemian look. You can get it HERE.
The first diffuser I ever received was the Dewdrop, this two-toned diffuser, that came with my very first starter kit. Mine has a green base but it’s since been changed to a gray base as to match more homes. It can also be purchased alone or with a kit.
Last, but not least is my favorite non-Young Living diffuser. I snagged this adorable gold one a few months ago and it looks so cute in my daughter’s pink and gold room.
At a price point of only $22, it’s a steal and perfect for anyone needing a 2nd diffuser after getting a starter kit.
Numerous places carry diffusers now but know, not all are created the same.
I picked up this little white one from TJ Maxx last year and it definitely was not worth the $20 I spent on it. It does work but I have to hit the ON button around 20 times for it to finally stick to put out the mist. It’s quite the pain in the rear end. My mama always told me, “You get what you pay for!”.

As always, feel free to ask questions or leave comments below!