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A beautiful Christmas wreath (mostly all green) hanging from a dark teal front door

Fun Reading 12.8

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Well hello there! I just realized that this is the first of the last three fun reading posts before this year is out!! Suddenly, I’m feeling a little pressure to…

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A little girl is on her toes wearing deep red ankle socks with white stars, as she apparently is reaching out to a Christmas tree with gift boxes under it

An Open Letter for a More Minimal Christmas

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The holidays are coming. Yessss! My son has began to countdown to Christmas eve, he’s actually old enough to do that! Gosh, they grow fast. (Better said: we grow fast)!…

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A classic black wooden desk with a tanned leather swivel chair resting upon a deep red bukhara area rug. There's also a stack of books on the left with lit candles and a floor lamp on the right. A glass vase with flowers is on the desk along with a laptop and a newspaper. The background wall is dark gray.

Masculine Interior Decorating

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Over the years in my professional career, I have come to realize that a lot of men have a great sense of style (a lot more than I believed at…

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View of Elisabeth's fireplace with a fire going in it, and plenty of Christmas decor on the mantel creating a very cozy vignette. Led lights illuminate the fake pine garland and the ceramic white decor houses resting on either end of the mantel. Image by Velvet for Te Esse.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Decorating

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Elisabeth and I love Christmas. It’s a holiday filled with some great childhood memories, strongly etched due to the family traditions that my parents established long since. Now, it’s our…

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Fun Reading 12.1

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Unbelievable! It’s the first of December already! In Greece, every first of a month we wish everyone “Καλό Μήνα” or a “Good Month!” I hope most of you are in…

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A medium size art piece of a pink flower painting resting upon a white chest against a white wall with two vases next to it on the right and a plant on the left

Hanging Artwork :: The Ultimate Guide

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Well hello there! I have a little fix for you today that might come handy to you; a little unsolicited advice to help you shape up your homes… There are…

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Detail image of a Thanksgiving place setting with a small white pumpkin on a white china plate

Fun Reading 11.24

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It’s Thanksgiving for so many of you in the U.S. and so I wish you all a glorious time. Judging from some of the photos posted on your Facebook pages…

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2018’s Design Trends in Home Decor

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It’s been almost a year since I began blogging on a regular basis. I know that because it was around this time of year, too, that I posted my list…

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A white mug against a black background with whipped cream and chocolate syrup falling on top of it

Fun Reading 11.17

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Hi everyone! It’s Friday and guess what… I have rounded up some new links for fun reading. It’s been a long week with quite a lot of rain here in…

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A set of porcelain dinnerware with indigo blue trim and a discrete design in the center

Hand Painted Porcelain Dinnerware :: The Ultimate Holiday Maker

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The holidays are coming! Soon enough there will be Christmas trees and decor just about everywhere and along with it, an ongoing holiday buzz about brunches, dinner feasts and parties…

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