Random thoughts on a chilly, cold, sunshiny winter morning:

1. Are you a cold-weather person or a hot-weather person? I always think I’m a cold-weather person until the cold actually shows up.

Right now I’d love to be at the beach.

2. Are you watching the football playoffs? The Cowboys are playing the 49ers this Sunday.

Let’s GO.

3. Have you seen the new trend on Instagram of applying foundation with a large brush? I tried it and it WORKS.

The foundation almost looks airbrushed.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We discussed:

5. I’m heading to Florida in a couple of weeks for a branding conference. I can’t wait to talk at a round table and stick my toes in the sand.

And now.

Without further fanfare or a ticker-tape parade, here are the things I found for all of us this week.


Let’s GO.

Sometimes you can update a room with a few tweaks.

This room is so cozy.

See all the tips here.

Remember all the ways to decorate with pinecones?

What if they were bleached? The ways would all multiply.

Here’s how to bleach pinecones.

You know how much I love a vintage find.

This one was so sweet.

See the find and how it’s styled here.

I’ve been trying to be more mindful this year.

Present. In the moment. Finding joy in the right now.

These tips on the art of slow living were so beautiful to me.


And in random news:

This house tour is so pretty (look at the piping on the couch)

This white bean and kale soup

The top 12 books of 2022

This floral design studio

These butler pantries

Three tips to get things done

This post office turned into a home

These infused water recipes

Do you make these shopping mistakes?

This idea to turn old sweaters into a wreath

This pantry is so pretty

This veggie pizza dip

DIY room molding

And this

These brownies made me hungry

And one more for the road

Here’s another idea for a wreath from old sweaters.

You can felt them and make leaves.

See how to felt wool and the DIY for this felted sweater wreath here.

I’ve been working out (I have a personal trainer now who is helping me so much).

Here are some of my favorite workout outfits.

You can see them all here.

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Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Jennifer Howard Jennifer Howard

    Winter is my least favorite season up here but I have to admit we had the prettiest snow storm yesterday and it looks like a storybook outside!! I just need to put on a cute hat and scarf and do one of those influencer pictures where they throw the snow in the air😂!!!

  2. Image for Nancy Bergan Nancy Bergan

    Got to hand it to you, the 5 mistakes is the best advice I’ve read on Instagram in a very long time. I love color, but always feel out of style. Thanks for all the other tips too, especially greenery. I’m afraid of messy plants or plastic fakes. It does bring a room to life with just one plant.

  3. Image for Tonya McMillon Tonya McMillon

    Good Saturday Morning. I would like to know if your husband built your tall shoe storage in your bedroom closet or was it purchased. If purchased, can you tell me where. Thanks and I enjoy your blog.

  4. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    That house tour reminded me of your house in many aspects. It was very pretty. Pink clothing. Be still my heart. And yes, Winter sucks, I never love it but living in Ohio 66 years I've learned to tolerate it. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I've also learned to slow down and enjoy each day given to me. And spring will be popping before we know it, and I will be scatching my head saying..winter was so fast this year. Thats what happens as you get older. Time just flies. I wish for you, a slow easy going Saturday to enjoy.

  5. Image for Calypso in the Country Calypso in the Country

    Here in New Jersey, I get sick of winter pretty fast...but since my family skis, I've learned to embrace it. Having said that, summer is truly my favorite! Great list of finds this week. Enjoy your weekend! Shelley

  6. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Great links this week~ and always love what you are doing and what's grabbing your attention!!! What is your favorite exercise with your trainer?

  7. Image for Donna Donna

    Living in Florida for almost three years has turned me into a warm-weather girl! If it's 60 degrees outside, I'm wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, and freezing it is so crazy! Thank you for sharing my winter sweater wreath, I appreciate you so much! Have a wonderful week! Blessings, Donna

  8. Image for Barbara Barbara

    Hope you have a wonderful time in Florida! I live in Clearwater and except for a few cold days the temperatures gave been great. Enjoy the sand, great exfoliation for the feet too😀. Don't forget the sunscreen !!♥️

  9. Image for Carol Marley Carol Marley

    I really enjoy your blog! Will you elaborate on the use of a large brush for applying make-up? I missed that hint. Thank you!

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