Welcome to Part 1 of my holiday home tour. Before we get started with a look around, I am joining Jennifer Rizzo’s link party for the Holiday Housewalk Tour. This is a real treat with over 30 homes to see this year! Last year, within a matter of days following Christmas, I had the holiday look planned for 2017 and it all began with finding the perfect set of ornaments. Not just any ornaments either… I’m talking about a beautiful set of vintage Krebs ornaments in that perfect shade of wintery blue. Dainty, shimmery scrolling floral patterns, a band of… View Post

I’m all about embracing the softer side of autumn, like what you previously saw in the Fall Home Tour. but…. Fall decor on my front porch is a little bit different…. for no other reason than because it has to be. I live just a couple hundred miles from the Arctic Circle, where. weather conditions include early freezes, windstorms, rain, and now in October, a blanket of white is due any day now. Inclement weather isn’t friendly to fresh pumpkins or flowers so it is pointless to try and force it.  Fifteen years ago this discouraged me until I realized that I had… View Post

Happy October Here in Anchorage, just a few hundred miles from the Arctic Circle, the trees are nearly bare of leaves. The air is crisp during the day. The evenings are downright chilly. Each morning, we wake to frost glittering all across the city and the snow steadily creeps and inches its way down the mountains. Any day now, the ground will be covered in billowing clouds of white and the dark of winter will be upon us. For now, we are enjoying the last bit of daylight and basking in the final days of sunshine. Welcome to Our Fall… View Post