Five Christmas stockings made from a variety of cream and gold patterned fabrics with red trim and button accents hang on a fireplace mantel. The mantle is decorated for Christmas with natural garland, pears, and vintage brass candlesticks.

What You Need to Know About Christmas Stockings

Are you looking for unique, high quality Christmas stockings? South House Designs hand made stockings are a beautiful option! I was gifted a set of stockings from South House Designs to review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Some of my favorite Christmas memories revolve around stockings! Growing up, my family’s tradition […] Read more…

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Simply Stated

Hello on a beautiful November day! Friends, your response to our new post last week was amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who helped us choose our new weekly post’s name. It was a pretty overwhelming victory (72%) for Simply Stated. Speaking of voting, we just want to take a brief moment to acknowledge […] Read more…

Bowl filled with shredded salsa chicken, quinoa, black beans, roasted corn, diced mango, and diced avocado garnished with a wedge of lime and fresh cilantro

The Best Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Salad Bowls

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is an easy meal perfect for families. Each person customizes their bowl with their favorite toppings. When my kids were young, our favorite family meals were the kinds served “bar style.” No. That doesn’t mean bar food! Although they did love chicken tenders and fries. I mean, who doesn’t? I’m talking […] Read more…

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How to Create an Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape

Learn how to create an easy Thanksgiving tablescape with natural elements of wood and greenery for a modern farmhouse style. Our plans for the upcoming holidays may look a bit different this year during a pandemic but that doesn’t mean we can’t create an easy & beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape. We only use our dining room […] Read more…

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The Secret to a Cozy and Practical Fall Home

Take a stroll through this cozy and practical fall home tour. Filled with lots of simple ideas for your autumn home. Although summer is my favorite season fall is a close runner up! Fall comes a bit later here in North Carolina so we look forward to the warm days and cooler nights. And when […] Read more…

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