Holiday Countdown Planner {Week One}

Holiday Countdown Planner Printable Week One

Those of you who have been reading for a while now know that I do a Holiday Countdown starting two months before Christmas. Well, today is October 25th, so I'm officially kicking off the countdown for 2013. Some of you may think I'm crazy for thinking about Christmas before Halloween is even over, but it wasn't until I started planning this early that I truly started to enjoy and embrace the holiday season. If you've ever felt frazzled, under … [Read more...]

One Room Challenge Office Makeover {Week Four}

DIY White and Gold Pinboard- Satori Design for Living

It's already week four of Calling it Home's One Room Challenge, also known as my quest to make my home office better organized, more functional, and, of course, prettier! Although I had more time to work on projects this week with Thanksgiving behind us, I was only able to get a couple completely finished. Others are in progress, but I'm confident I will be able to wrap them up by the last week of the challenge. If you're just catching up, you … [Read more...]

Dressing Your Home for Fall at Living Savvy

Dressing Your Home for Fall- Series on Living Savvy

Although it's still fall, last week had a certain chill in the air that felt more like winter, and I really wasn't ready for it! The colors of the landscape are beautiful this time of year, but I find myself wanting to stay inside sipping pumpkin spice lattes beside the fireplace cozied up with a good book- you? Shorter days and colder weather may be downsides to the season, but I always look forward to decorating this time of … [Read more...]

One Room Challenge Office Makeover {Week Three}

Amanda Teal Home Office Desk Du Jour

I'm a bit late getting my office makeover post up this week for the One Room Challenge, but preparing to host Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend seemed to take precedence. As mentioned on week one, my goal wasn't to totally transform my office, but to tackle those smaller projects that seemed to be taunting me on a daily basis. With that being said, I think I'm still on track.     After tackling my desk drawers last week, I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Chips & Pecans

Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Chips and Pecans

It was Thanksgiving in Canada this past weekend, meaning that most of my free time was spent preparing to host dinner for our extended family members who live nearby. Needless to say, I didn't get as much accomplished on my office makeover as I would've liked, so I'm pushing that update a little later in the week. Instead, I thought I'd share a recipe for a decadent pumpkin cake that's super moist and perfect for fall … [Read more...]

DIY Ombre Glitter Pumpkin {Guest Post}

Easy Ombre Glitter Pumpkin DIY Project- Life Over Easy

I've always enjoyed doing crafts for as long as I can remember, but to be perfectly honest, the only time I've gotten around to it for the past several years is during the Christmas season. I think as my son got older and lost interest in doing those sorts of things (and glue guns and paint brushes were never my husband's thing), how I spent my free time over the years gradually changed. However, since my son left for college in September and my … [Read more...]

One Room Challenge Office Makeover {Week Two}

Office Desk Top Drawer- Before

Wow, did this week ever fly by! As mentioned last week, I accepted Calling it Home's challenge to transform my home office over the timeframe of six weeks. This week I focused on sourcing a few items (you'll see these in the coming weeks), as well as organizing my desk drawers. Considering the easiness of this project, I wish I had done it months ago. Let's just say I'm a little giddy over it!   I'm embarrassed to show you how … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Desk? {Part Two}


Welcome to Part Two of the Designer Challenge- desk edition! I’m happy to welcome Tazim of Love Snap Make, an inspirational blog where you can expect to find furniture and accessory DIY projects, strange and interesting IKEA products, furniture and interior design store tours, tips and ideas for achieving your design style, and more. I can’t wait for you to see what she came up with! (If you missed Part One, you can find out what the desk options … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Desk? {Part One}

Dorothy Draper Pink Desk- OKL

I’m excited to bring you another installment of this fun and popular series. This time I presented three desk options and asked each designer to select her favorite and tell us what she’d do with it. First up, I’m happy to introduce Annie from Annie Vincent Interiors. Annie and I connected through a designer group a few months back, and I immediately took notice of her beautiful design boards. With a talented eye for design and color, I couldn't w … [Read more...]