Fall has arrived, and there’s no better way to embrace the cozy vibes than with the perfect seasonal scent. This year, we’ve gone all out on a quest for the best fall candles of 2023. We first ordered a bunch of highly-rated fall candles, but after testing them all, only 17 were worth mentioning. As […]

To me, Fall starts once the kids are in school, no matter the weather. I get too excited to wait, and I like to enjoy my favorite season for as long as I can. So once September hits, I start transitioning my decor to fall (see the fall bonus room, fall kitchen, and faux fall […]

I’m not one to be afraid of hanging things on my walls, but I know that’s a real fear of homeowners! Hanging decor, in my mind, is far from permanent and is typically one of the easier decisions to make when it comes to home renovation. But I’m not a perfectionist! I’m known for eyeballing […]

We recently hung a new chandelier from our Shades of Light collection over our dining room table, and it felt like Christmas day around here! Collaborating with Shades of Light and then using the pieces in our own home is so surreal, and it’s just as exciting getting tagged in images with your new CLJxSOL […]

Now that we narrowed the opening into the study, we had enough wall space to hang a full-length mirror in the entry! It took four people to secure it safely, and we had to be extremely cautious about not disturbing the pocket door within the wall. Alas, we placed it perfectly, and now I’m questioning […]


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