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...]

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...]

Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape

Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape with Peat Pots

Easter is just around the corner, and I thought it would be fun to create a new tablescape for our family gathering. After this long harsh winter, nothing makes me happier than seeing the freshness and vibrancy of green mixed with natural elements of Spring. This year's table is all about embracing simplicity. Putting a tablescape together for Easter can be cheap and cheerful. I always like to mix the old with the new in any decorating … [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...]

Decorating the Christmas Tree {Our House}

Red, white and silver Christmas tree | Satori Design for Living

Well, Christmas is one week from today. My son returns home from college tomorrow, and I'm thrilled to spend some much-needed quality time as a whole family! As promised, today I'm sharing a look at our Christmas tree and how I wrapped up all the gifts.   It's definitely a departure from the light, bright and simple Christmas decorating scheme I tend to go with. But, after Pottery Barn sent me a box of mostly red ornaments, I was … [Read more...]

Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Eight}

Holiday Countdown Planner Printable Week 8

As we all know, Christmas is almost here! Can you believe it's December 13th already? I think we could all use a little more time right now to get our shopping, baking, decorating and everything else done before Christmas (and, perhaps, have some fun in there, too)! Are you feeling good about things right now or is a sense of panic setting in? I say, don't fret. It all seems to come together in the end, doesn't it?   If you joined … [Read more...]

Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Seven}

Holiday Countdown Planner Printable Week 7

We had a major snowstorm this week and, although it looks Christmasy outside, I'm not loving all the shoveling I'm having to do! I was working up the courage to bundle up and head out into the chilly weather the other night (we're talking -27C) when I heard my neighbor using his snowblower on our driveway. I must make some extra cookies and take them over- bless his heart! I think my husband will be in for a shock when he arrives home later this … [Read more...]

Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Six}

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A belated Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends! Can you believe December is just around the corner? It's pretty hard not to notice when the yule log channels show up on TV, outdoor lights pop up more and more with each passing night, and the malls get crazy. I think I'll try to stay away as much as possible and do most of my shopping locally or online (especially since today is Black Friday)! I hope you’re enjoying this year’s Holiday Countdown … [Read more...]

My Version of the Book Page Wreath

My Version of the Book Page Wreath | Satori Design for Living

If you're on Pinterest, a book page wreath isn't anything new to you. I've been wanting to make one of these after admiring them for more than two years.  When Tara from Suburble invited me to participate in a Canadian wreath blog hop (we'll get to that), I knew it was the perfect opportunity to finally cross it off my Pinterest "Must Make" list. I'm ecstatic with how it turned out and I'm so glad another year didn't pass by. To make your … [Read more...]