Summer Entertaining- Outdoor Oasis Party + Giveaway!

Outdoor Oasis Party

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. As soon as the weather turns warm, we spend as much time outside as possible. I like to think of our backyard as an extension of the rest of our house. It's an oasis where we can escape the busyness of life, take time to rejuvenate, and reconnect with … [Read more...]

Easy Garden Themed Hostess Gift with Jar Printable

Easy Garden Themed Hostess Gift

With May Long Weekend  just around the corner, I thought it was a good time to put together a hostess gift for one of the outdoor parties we'll be attending. After feeling cooped up inside for far too long, I'm praying the weather finally allows us to kick back outside and enjoy some much-needed sunshine! Aside from the usual bottle of wine, I find it's always nice to show up at a party with something that makes the hostess feel greatly … [Read more...]

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm + Giveaway!

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm

Thank you to Balsam Hill for sponsoring today’s post in the spirit of Mother's Day. As always, opinions are 100% my own. Until last week, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to pull out my flip flops again. Winter had been hanging on ever so tightly, and the opportunity to do any outdoor spring decorating hadn't presented itself. By this time last year, we had our patio furniture out of storage and I had picked up quite a few plants from our lo … [Read more...]

DIY Roman Shade Using Spoonflower Fabric

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When we first moved into our current house more than 10 years ago, I had lofty ambitions to create custom window treatments for every room. I managed to sew drapery for our living room, kitchen, and dining room, and even sewed a roman shade for our bathroom. Then, the busyness of life got in the way and those plans came to a halt. For years, I've wanted a patterned roman shade in my office, but paying the hefty price for a custom one was … [Read more...]

Saying “Thank You!”

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Although blogging is a labor of love for me, I still consider it my job. Anyone who has managed a blog for any length of time knows it requires careful planning, perseverance, and a high level of commitment to create interesting content week after week. Today, I want to take a moment to thank the people and companies who make it possible for me to keep the Satori blog rolling along! Let's get started... Pushing papers is a collection of … [Read more...]

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti + Microplane Giveaway!

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti Recipe

Thank you to Microplane for sponsoring today’s post and helping me share one of our favorite cookie recipes.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Do you like baking? Now that my son is away at college, I don't do near as much as I used to. A treat for me is eating dates and nuts or a square of dark chocolate. Occasionally, I crave something with a bit of crunch to pair with an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Biscotti is that satisfying in … [Read more...]

Vintage Tiered Cake Stands

Silver Vintage Tiered Cake Stand

Last weekend, I was invited to a sneak peek event at a new home decor shop that specializes in vintage, collectibles and shabby chic. These types of shops tend to be my favorite because you never know what you're going to find, and they're different every time you go back. As some of you already know, I stopped buying anything I don't have a dedicated purpose for a couple years ago (even if it's a great deal). It does take a bit of the fun out of … [Read more...]

Sewing Must-Haves {Fynes Designs}

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I started sewing when I was very young. We're talking pillows and blankets for my barbie beds (which I happened to construct out of shoe boxes), hair scrunchies (they were an 80's thing in case you don't know) and, eventually, I worked up to pillows and curtains for my own bedroom. In our previous homes, I always had my sewing machine set up, ready to make something. When we moved into this house almost 10 years ago, I sewed most of our window … [Read more...]

Green Cleaning Must-Haves {Clean & Scentsible}

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I switched over to green cleaning products quite a while ago for environmental and health reasons. I've always been a bit of a clean freak, and breathing in those toxic fumes years ago to get a sparkling bathroom could not have been a good thing! If only we could go back to the times in our lives when we really didn't know any better (sunscreen comes to mind) and erase their effects! Well, that's just not possible, and all we can do is make … [Read more...]