Velvet Reversible Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorial

We are only one week away from Christmas! Kyle and I are heading out to Chicago to see my family this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. Our plans include baking far to many cookies, designing an elaborate gingerbread house, and generally enjoying being together! Times like these I just love the work from home setup so that we can stay for two weeks and still be able to work if needed. Continue reading “Velvet Reversible Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorial”

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor

Thanksgiving table decorations

If there is anything we can all get behind this year, it’s that we are all getting in the holiday mood early! Everyone was going all out for Halloween, and quickly after we have transitioned into Thanksgiving/ Christmas. I usually wait to do Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving, but the tree went up and it’s making us so happy! Since Thanksgiving is such a food centric holiday, and because it is out first year with a dining table, I decided to go with a Fall themed table scape perfect for a party of six (even if it is only being used for two).

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How to Decorate a Natural Christmas Tree

Something about 2020 has me starting Christmas early, but the good news for you is that I can share all of my inspiration and research before most of you get your trees up! Now that we have moved up to Colorado and are surrounded by snowy woods, I have been really inspired to go for a natural and more neutral Christmas tree. We got all of our supplies in and quickly got to work decorating! What do you think?

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We’re Moving! Saying goodbye to our Houston apartment

After being in Houston for the last 10ish years, Kyle and I are moving to Colorado! It’s crazy to think that we won’t be in the first city we met in, made so many friends in, went to school in, and have worked in our entire careers, but we are so excited about this next chapter. The lifestyle will be completely different going from a city to essentially right up in the mountains, and I’m pretty sure there is a whole new wardrobe ready to be sewn on my sewing machine once we get up there (hello snow!). We are ready for some outdoor adventures together, and for friends and family to come visit us!

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DIY Velvet Pillow Case with a Zipper

When it comes to making pillow cases, I’d say I’m the queen. I have a stash of almost every color pillow case in the rainbow so that I can change them out whenever I feel like it. My go-to method for making pillow cases had always been the pocket method that I shared a couple years back, but recently I wanted to try out adding a zipper instead to give the pillow a sleek look on both sides. As it turns out – it’s almost just as easy! Continue reading “DIY Velvet Pillow Case with a Zipper”

Creating a Cohesive Decorating Color Palette

Living Room Color Inspiration taken from a Painting from Desire to Inspire

Over the years of reading about home decorating, interior design, and browsing through thousands of home photos on Pinterest, there have been many color palettes that I have been drawn to. Pink and mustard, baby blue and coral, black and white with splashes of green, you name it. The one thing they have all had in common is that they built the color palette around one colorful item in the room. Whether it’s a bohemian rug with pink and blue medallions or an oil painting of a city scene with red and yellow buildings, you can take the colors from a piece that already has all of them represented to make it feel cohesive. Continue reading “Creating a Cohesive Decorating Color Palette”