Showing posts with label living room. Show all posts
Showing posts with label living room. Show all posts

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Cozy Winter House {my secret to beating the winter blues}


Well y'all, it's no secret around here that I've fought depression for more years than I'd like to remember. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, until last year that is. Winters were the worst, absolute nightmares. By March, I'd be hiding in bed under the blankets in tears, not kidding a bit, it was awful. But last winter was different for the first time ever and I'm going to share with you why.



         

Planning. I gave my problem tons of thought and as crazy as it sounds I started a board on Pinterest all about winter. I perused hundreds of images, I'm a very visual person don't ya know, so I went over tons of pics and pinned every one that was soothing and comforting. I pinned every one that made me feel all warm and cozy. When Christmas was over and all cleared away, I put my winter plan into action. Rather than dreading the season, I was thrilled, practically giddy.




I let as much light into the house as possible, and even removed some curtains completely. I bought tons of jar candles {really cheap at Target and Walmart}. I made sure that I had lots of blankets and throws in the living room, I did anything and everything that evoked cozy thoughts. 


Luckily, we have a cast iron stove and having a fire everyday was a big help with getting my cozy vibe on. This winter, I added a cowhide rug to the living room which amped up the cozy big time. I've wanted one for years but it just wasn't a good time to purchase it for one reason or another, until now. I'm so in love! I know the hide trend is probably on it's way out the door, but, I'm always a little late to the party and that's okay with me. You? Well then, we're all good! I also bought a little string of dangling star lights and hung them over our kitchen window {saw that on Pinterest too!}. They may be cheesy, but they make me smile and smiling is great!





As crazy as it sounds, all this planning stuff worked out for me last winter so, this year when Christmas was all cleared, I began my new winter time routine. Tons of cozy. If you'd like to get your cozy on this winter and would like a little inspiration, check out my Pinterest board that started it all......



Thanks for touring my cozy winter house today! If you're wondering why no pics of the kid's rooms, they are both in the works.... still. More to come on that, e-v-e-n-t-u-a-l-l-y, slow change around here y'all, slow change! Until next time sweet friends......

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Around The House {summer edition}


It's been quite a while since I've posted any house photos. I haven't tackled many projects lately, and our home has felt very comfortable and cozy, not all that pinterest-y. But, you know what, it's that comfortable and cozy that makes our home, our home, so welcome.........




Our homes don't have to be ever-changing or spectacular. Our homes should be a reflection of the love shared by the folks that live within it's walls. 





Don't judge, I have a slight chair addiction. My kids think I'm nuts! It's a gathering room I say, the more chairs the merrier!





Most importantly, your home should be a reflection of you,  your own individual personality. A living room filled to the brim with seating, yes please. Quilts and blankies all around for cuddling, most definitely. 




My home is just like me, a little quirky and a whole bunch of wonky! It makes me smile. Pictures next week of the change-up in the girls' room, a little sultry and a lot vintage. Thanks for dropping by friends!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

February Living Room

Well y'all, we're heading into the end of winter, March in just a few days, can you believe it? I realized that I hadn't shared many house posts since Christmas and y'all hadn't even seen the brown slipcover on the sofa. 



I totally adore my white slipcover, but for winter I wanted more of a cozy feel, so I went with the brown cover and used lots of textured pillows and fur. I've honestly loved it and we have done lots of cuddling here in front of the fireplace on those cold dreary days. 



I'm sure I'll go back to the white cover when it warms up a bit, but for now, cozy it is. 



Our little computer area had a bit of a change up too. I began implementing more corals and turquoises as accent colors, so the previous red chairs were put away for the time being.


Are y'all still embracing winter at your house too? 

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