Holiday Decorating, Interiors

Life Turbulence around the Holidays and a Book Review Podcast

How is your end of the year going?  I only ask because, for me, this December is rocky and frankly, unpleasant.   It's rocky because the stress is peppered with good things for me career-wise.  I feel like I'm experiencing a lot of turbulence with some extended stretches of smooth flying.  Let me tell you, the… Continue reading Life Turbulence around the Holidays and a Book Review Podcast

Holiday Decorating, Interiors

The Lazy Woman’s Guide to Holiday Decorating

Hi dear reader!  I will be appearing in another House Hunters Renovation episode coming up this Saturday!  What great news!  I didn't get enough of her the first time around.  Now I get to watch her wave her hands around in the air again while she describes to stunned homeowners what she plans on doing… Continue reading The Lazy Woman’s Guide to Holiday Decorating

Holiday Decorating, Styling

Fall Decorating: Keep it Simple and Go Easy on the Hay Bales

Have you been up to check out the Aspens yet this year?  We went to Kenosha Pass last weekend and the leaves weren't quite ripe there yet.  I think the mountains are getting some "weather" this weekend and I imagine that the leaves will all be knocked off soon.  Fall at 9,000 feet plus is… Continue reading Fall Decorating: Keep it Simple and Go Easy on the Hay Bales

Holiday Decorating

Cut Your Own Colorado Christmas Tree: Squirrels Not Included

If you are looking for something fun to do with your family and you celebrate Christmas - consider a day trip to cut your own tree in one of Colorado's beautiful National Forests.  This year's Christmas Tree cutting dates for the Rocky Mountain Region are December 3rd-December 11th.  My family and I did this last year and… Continue reading Cut Your Own Colorado Christmas Tree: Squirrels Not Included

Holiday Decorating

A Colorado Christmas Tree with inspiration from Scandinavia

Every Christmas in Colorado, the National Forest Service sells about 30,000 tree cutting permits for people to venture out into the wilderness, Christmas Vacation style, and cut their own tree. This year they opened the permit sale the day after Thanksgiving and sold out quite quickly in the areas closest to Denver.  We purchased our permits ($10.00 per… Continue reading A Colorado Christmas Tree with inspiration from Scandinavia

Holiday Decorating

Pumpkin Vases

In addition to making fantastic candle holders, Pumpkins make an ideal vessel for flowers - just carve out enough space to place a vase inside of them (it could even be an old pickle jar or something equally not fancy) and start arranging! Time consuming pumpkin topiary's, but worth it! This one's more of a… Continue reading Pumpkin Vases