Cheers to a festive weekend! It’s family night and we’re curling up with furry blankets to watch Star Wars The Force Awakens before watching the new one tomorrow. What are you up to? β˜ƒοΈ

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Who is all set for Christmas? (my hand is not raised LOL!) If you are in need of a a cozy escape this weekend, come enjoy this festive post on plaid, tartan and buffalo check!

I love this bedroom via Country Living!

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My favorite festive winter cider sangria recipe... (pin this post to make for your holiday gatherings!) >>

NEW POST! The Tale of the Chalkboard >>

Still working on your Christmas lists? πŸ˜… Check out my favorite gifts for the home! >>

And gifts for everyone >>

Two more weeks πŸŽ„. One thing that helps me when time is running short is to make a bucket list of the Christmas memories I want to make this year and traditions that matter most to our family. You don’t have to do everything, just focus on what counts.

Stand on the counter >>

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This just in--30% off and free fast shipping on my favorite versatile velvet stockings! >>

NEW POST! We did a quick makeover in my teen son's room just in time for the holidays! Come check it out today on the blog >>


Inspiration for a Simple Whimsical Christmas >>

Photo: The Yvestown Blog

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags and Gift Wrap - The Inspired Room

NEW POST! There are only TWO WEEKS until Christmas, friends! Oh my! I've rounded up lots of Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags and Gift Wrap for you, come see and download your faves! >>


Show of hands...who has their Christmas shopping totally done? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Who hasn't done ANY Christmas shopping? Ha! 😳

If you need help with ideas, come check out my gift guides! We scoured the web to find a little something for everyone! >>

Lily savors the simple things in life. She loves being on the porch so she can enjoy every bit of sunshine and feel the fresh breezes through her fur. 🐢

Sources: Star doormat, white wreath and metal luminaries are from Birch Lane

The garland is fresh and other items are in my shop here >>

How adorable are these gingerbread cookies? 😍 I was given these as a thoughtful gift last year. Right now they are 30% off online with free shipping! >>

(PS...they were as delicious as they are cute!)

The Ultimate Guide: FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags - The Inspired Room

Are you gift wrapping this weekend? I've got the ultimate round up of so many adorable and FREE printable gift tags for you on the blog, including these sweet watercolor gift tags by The Postman's Knock <3 Come see! >>

I really β™₯️ this six page feature on my kitchen in this small space magazine from Better Homes & Gardens!! It was such a fun shoot and the styling was πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

And congrats to Shades of Blue Interiors on the cover and Jones Design Company also featured!

Kitchen details >

Winter Charm DIY Snow Globe

Making winter snow globes with your family is a perfect way to spend a cozy evening at home. β˜ƒοΈ Create a home where simple joys make lifelong memories. ❄️

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It's such a busy season, so for sanity saving we use Blue Apron for meal delivery! It's a simple way to make a really delicious family meal at home without all the prep and planning. We feel like we're eating at a gourmet restaurant!

Want to try it? The first 25 readers to sign up will get 3 meals free on their first Blue Apron order! You can cancel anytime.

Get in on the free meals deal and see my NEW POST here >

Are you mad for plaid Christmas? (and buffalo check and tartan, too!)

New Post >

πŸ“·: Traditional Home

Like the little twinkly lights strung around a home at Christmas time, it’s the love glowing on the inside that creates a truly magical place to live.

Read more in my blog post, Fairytales and Snow Days >>

I think gifts should be thoughtful, even if you are in a hurry to find them. Today on the blog I've got simple tips for giving personal gifts!


Did you catch my new post last night? Life Lately:
Behind the Scenes of Our Wild and Crazy Home >>

NEW POST! Life Lately (Behind the Scenes of our Wild & Crazy Home) >>

It’s not the biggest or the fanciest home out there but there’s no place I’d rather be. β™₯️ #thewhitebrickcottage

How did it get to be December already? 🌲

We found the cutest gifts for pets and pet lovers--including this doormat! 😍

Source >>

Gift Guide for Pets and Pet Lovers >>

NEW POST! 9 Creative Ideas for Extra Festive Christmas Stockings >>

Photo: Terrain

Who has already decorated for Christmas? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ I want to see what you've done so far, show us a photo in the comments! πŸ“· It really doesn't have to be complicated to make your home feel extra special this time of year. πŸŽ„Come get inspired with simple but fun ideas how to jazz up Christmas Stockings, today on the blog!


PHOTO: Studio McGee

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ...🌲

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Isn't this the most adorable thing you've ever seen? It's a butter warmer! I don't use a microwave so I think I should have this on my Christmas list :) >>

See more ideas in my gift guides >>

Pick up a couple of inexpensive boxwood wreaths and create a magical Christmas chandelier this weekend! Tutorial and details here >>

Did you see my new little shelf in my kitchen? It's actually a log holder, but when I saw it my mind wandered to some other possibilities. I made it a little display space for Christmas and I LOVE how it turned out! Come on over to the blog! >>

Looking for some new Christmas stockings or other holiday decor? Shop my faves! >>

Christmas is a time to enjoy festivity and merriment throughout the house. πŸŽ„Who’s with me? πŸ˜‚ Come to the blog today to see how I repurposed the Magnolia Hearth & Hand log holder from Target to bring extra Christmas cheer to my kitchen! NEW POST >>

Making things snuggly for guests. πŸ€” I was going to say making things cozy but I feel like I’ve overused that and it’s time for a more creative word. πŸ˜‚ πŸŽ„

Christmas Stockings: Balsam Hill

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These embroidered shoes are definitely on my Christmas Wish List! Why so cute? <3 >>

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A basket of mittens, warm scarves on hooks and a vintage sled among the greenery brought a perfect winter touch to our entry a few years ago!

Take the two part Christmas tour >

Chilly days + cozy spots. <3

Jack the Goldendoodle {The Official Inspired Dog}

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How to Hang Garland, Wreaths, and Stockings Without Nails >>

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating >>

For weeks I’ve been in πŸ¦ƒ and hostessing mode. But starting today... I’m getting my festive onπŸŒ²πŸŽ„β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ€ΆπŸ»πŸŒ§πŸŽ„πŸŒ²... and my first phase of holiday decor is on the blog!


NEW POST! Come see my first phase of Christmas decor on the blog! >>

5 Take Away Tips: A Modest Cozy and Colorful House >>

Photo: House Beautiful

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These monogram ornaments would be a perfect gift for anyone, don't you think? They would be beautiful hanging on stockings to mark them by initial, too <3 They're 30% off through today only (along with the entire store)! >>

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Making mulled cranberry apple cider is one of our family’s coziest fall and winter evening traditions! <3


Ooo, my striped pom-pom tassel curtains are 30% off today!!! In fact, the whole STORE is 30% off! Check them out here >>

The light in this photo is 20% off with free shipping, too! >>

I have a fantastic deal today on the best essential oil starter kit out there. This kit has been absolutely life-changing for our family, we LOVE it! Come check it out on the blog today and get in on my FREE Christmas Bundle this weekend only!


So many of the items in my gift guides are at amazing discounts right now for Black Friday! Like these pretty mugs? 30% off!!! >>

Check out my gift guides with beautiful gifts for everyone! >>

Free Thanksgiving Printables - The Inspired Room

Add some special touches to your table today with these beautiful free Thanksgiving printables! Have a wonderful day, friends! >>