Holiday Home Tour Part 2 (Our Kitchen and Breakfast Nook)

It’s time for part two of our holiday home tour. If you missed part one where we revealed our holiday living room, you can catch it here. In part two, we are taking you into our kitchen and breakfast nook where a lot of the Christmas magic happens. For our Christmas shoot in the kitchen, we decided to really show you a better picture of how we actually use this space this season. Amber and I feel that the whole notion of design and decor around the holiday season remains centered on how it’s used. Think about all those age-old

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Gift Guide: Practical Gifts

A delicate keyring with a bit of color for a bit of key wrangling. Adam has one and loves it. $16   An overnighter with a pouch for everything. If you’re wanting to make it extra special, add some tickets to a destination to put it to use. $175   Hammer screwdriver combination tool for small jobs and/or small spaces. The simple design makes a normally unsightly object a little more beautiful to leave on display. $28   The most beautiful jewelry case to stay organized at home or while traveling. $115 A sturdy, reusable coffee flask or water bottle to

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Happy Friday!

I didn’t think I could love this song any more, and then they added Beyoncé.   Loving the warmth in this bright and airy kitchen. Achieving lightness without coldness is not always easy.   Still have some Christmas shopping to do? Check out our kitchen lovers and all things cozy gift guides if you need some inspiration.   We’re decorating cookies this weekend, and my execution in the decorating department usually leaves a bit to be desired. While they’re not bad, I’m determined to step up my game, using this as inspiration.   Also, a video on how to decorate cookies

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Holiday Home Tour Part 1 (Our Living Room)

It’s that time of year again! While many associate this season with hectic schedules and a sense of hurriedness, I associate it with warmth and calm evenings spent at home. As an introvert, I love time at home and use the extra hours of darkness this time of year as an excuse (a very valid one) for spending just a bit more time at home watching movies with family and friends. If you are going to spend that much time at home, then you might as well go all out and really deck the halls right? At least that is

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Gift Guide: All Things Cozy

A super-soft and warm throw blanket. Made of a wool and cashmere blend, this is sure to not disappoint. $148   Peppermint lip conditioner. Give the gift of un-chapped lips. I also love the calendula scent. $20   A versatile scarf to wear throughout the season (wool blend or cashmere). A great gift for that chronically cold friend. $40, $88   A lovely hand-poured candle. The amber glass adds an extra layer of coziness. $35   Coconut and oat milk bath. Adam got me this last year, and it saved my skin. Originally formulated for babies, this stuff is super gentle. $22

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Happy Friday!

We are definitely getting in the Christmas spirit over here, and looking at images like this are surely helping.   We are seeing some really beautiful trees popping up on social media recently, but this particular tree takes the cake for me. I love how maximal it is, using every inch of tree with this beautiful collection of ornaments.   Does anyone else remember the cover of House Beautiful’s December issue last year? I still think about this image when decking the halls.   In case you missed out tablescape for Thanksgiving, you can check it out here.   This

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Gift Guide: For Those Who Love Being in the Kitchen

Goldtouch Bakeware from Williams Sonoma. This stuff is magic. It never sticks and bakes things so golden and evenly. You could get the whole 6-piece set or a single item.   Chef’s Towel Set from Snowe Home. A kitchen towel that doubles as a half apron. Comes in tan, grey, navy, black or red.   Acacia 3-Piece Serving Set. To beautifully display and serve salad and to make keeping those New Year’s resolutions a little easier and more beautiful for your loved ones.   Linen Table Cloth. Because winter is the time for cozy dinner parties and because this has

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Happy Friday!

We love these thoughts on thanks and gathering. What a great reminder going into a hectic time of year!   We are still obsessed with this Voice contestant and wait (un)patiently for her to sing again every week.   If anyone is going to get you in the holiday spirit, it is going to be Alaina from The Everygirl.   Do you plan to support #smallbusinesssaturday like we do? If so, Urb Apothecary is a great place to start. We are their self-proclaimed, biggest fans of their muscle stick.   We have been eyeing the Schumacher wallpaper used in this

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Our Thanksgiving Menu and Some Tablescape Inspiration

For the past few years we’ve hosted Thanksgiving here in Knoxville. The first few years we were crammed in our studio apartment around a desk and card table turned dining table (above). Last year was our first year to host in our house, but we didn’t yet have a dining table. So, a card table it was again. This year, we’re excited to put our Vermont Farm Table to use for the holiday. In case any of you are hosting or need ideas on dishes to bring elsewhere, we’re sharing our favorite menu items from the past years and some

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Happy Friday!

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on! Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays, and I’m pumped! That also means we’re one step closer to decorating for Christmas for which I am equally pumped!   Speaking of Thanksgiving, we just ordered these napkins in café-creme and are thinking of using them for a less traditional Thanksgiving color palette.   We also ordered flowers from here for the first time, and I can’t wait to get them in the mail on Wednesday.   We’re big fans of Stella Maria Baer and have a print of her Apocalypse Moon painting. This recent mural of

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