I used vintage and rustic Christmas decor to transform our stone fireplace mantel and hearth into a cozy and warm focal point for the holidays. Grab a seat and kick your feet up and enjoy my favorite spot in the house. When I need to relax, I settle into my denim club chair in the […]

Learn how to make your own farmhouse style DIY fireplace screen using tongue-and-groove cedar paneling. In the winter, I love sitting in front of the fireplace watching the flames dance while I warm up. But the rest of the year, I don’t really enjoy staring into the gaping black hole of our gas fireplace. Problem solved […]

These simple, harvest-inspired fall fireplace mantel decorating ideas are pretty and functional!  I finally did it. Cleared the Legos, lightsabers and video game figures off the hearth and turned off the TV long enough to dress our keeping room fireplace for fall. I love sharing my fireplace mantel decorating ideas every season. But besides being […]

Putting together our Christmas mantel decorations every year is always a challenge. Because we have one of those fireplaces that serves as a dual focal point in our keeping room. There’s the beautiful stone fireplace, with flickering gas logs, a large stone hearth and mantel. And above it, a cabinet for our main television. In […]

Every night after my son is asleep and the day’s work is done, I like to settle in front of the fire. Wrapped in a blanket, a favorite book or magazine in hand, this is how I unwind. Today, I’m delighted to have you join me in front of the fire for the Christmas Mantel […]

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt and may include affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. I’ve never done much holiday decorating in the master bedroom, but this year, I really wanted to add some simple, festive touches there. Since we are lucky enough to have a […]

I may have told a slight fib when I said I’d taken down all our Christmas decor. Yes, the tree and the glitter are gone. But I kept a few Christmas decorations out and repurposed them for use in my winter decor. And I used the excuse of the after-Christmas clearance sales to buy a […]

It’s Christmas Eve. The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and my little one is nestled all snug in his bed, with visions of Christmas morning swirling through his head, I’m sure. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the last few hours of decorated bliss. The sparkling lights. The glittering glitter. The pretty packages. Before our […]

“You must have been taking photos for the blog today,” my husband said when he got home. Yep. Here’s one. “How did you know?” I asked. “Because the doors to the TV cabinet are closed.” Ah, he caught me. And now you know one of my dirty little decorating secrets. We have a beautiful fireplace, […]

I’m sharing some fall fireplace mantel ideas using natural materials, chippy wood and aqua tones. My plans to go yard sale shopping today were thwarted by the rain, so I used the time to do some long-overdue fall decorating. I always struggle to get my fall decor up for the beginning of the season, because […]