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Hey there! I know you may be thinking oh sheesh.. it’;s cold and dreary outside. Somehow the magic of snow and -10 wind chill leaves exactly at Christmas night, right? Well—; I have something to celebrate with you this morning! My little blog is turning one this month AND it’;s my birthday week. How are we going to celebrate? I havean awesome giveaway at the end of this post!

Over the past two months I discussed how I was being pickier putting out my holiday decor. I went shopping through my own totes and only chose items that I really liked. As I’;ve said before, Jordan &; I got into a really bad habit where we’;d find something on sale and say “;We need this!”; Total style no-no. But we didn’;t know any better, because we love a great deal. ??

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As I am becoming more particular in my thirties (gasp!)unique gifts for grandpa, I know that I can’;t be alone. And this busy mom knows when to look for help. This year I am determined to make it a goal where I only decorate my house with pieces that fit the bigger picture, not the items that are on sale. To help me with this, the ever lovely Chelsea Coulston from Making Home Base, loaned me a copy of her eBook, ‘;Don’;t Wait, Decorate!‘;

Not only is Chelsea a sweet mom &; military wife, she has a talent for encouraging others on how to find their style and decorate their homes –;right now. If you’;re like me, it’;s always maybe next year, or after the next relocation (guilty!). Chelsea has a freesample chapter that you can instantly download if you’;re needing encouraging guidance (like me!).

With my goal to find a cohesive style this year Chelsea’;s guidance, I’;m already on my way! Chelsea includes several worksheets to ensure you’;re feeling confident and knowledgeable while reading her eBook. You can see my own worksheets at the top of the post–; I’;d like to consider my style as Cozy French Transitional. It’;s warm and inviting. <;<;<;<; ??

Expect to see small but significant changes coming to our home style this year.

Now knowing that I am looking for blue, green, and antique whiteitems to accompany all the transitional wood pieces that I love, I immediately turned to Farmhouse Refined. Have you seen Susan’;s feed on Instagram? It’;s drool-worthy. Farmhouse Refined has the perfect farmhouse style and even sells the Rae Dunn pottery that is taking over Pinterest these days.

Open to U.S. residents over the age of 18.

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Our backyard is like a wildlife refuge right now. We have so many birds and squirrels, there is constant movement and activity. I’m curious how they’ll enjoy this Homemade Bird Suet Recipe.

Any Cyber Monday shoppers out there?? In case you need some supplies to create some of your Christmas gifts (or stock up), Pick Your Plum (a great deal-a-day site) has 9 different deals going on today……instead of just one.? So in case you need some dry erase vinyl sheets, some wood scrabble tiles, some jewelry blanks, and several more…….go on over and check out all the deals going on today.?

It’s time to lighten your layers, organize casual entertaining, plan a daytrip to the beach or a seaside-holiday getaway… and at Garnet Hill, we like to begin by infusing the home and bed with airy fabrics, natural textures, bright colors, and original playful designs.