There’s no place like home for the Holidays, and there’s no quicker way to make your home feel ready for the season than with fragrance. To me, a home can be clean, tidy, and decorated, but the finishing (and sometimes forgotten) touch is how it smells. Isn’t it incredible that certain scents can trigger a […]

As you deck your homes with Christmas decor, don’t forget about filling your vases with winter stems and branches to ring in the season! If you didn’t know, I’m a huge proponent of using seasonal stems throughout your home to swap your decor from season to season easily. I always recommend heading to your own […]

Okay, okay, I know it’s still October, but I’m attempting to get ahead of the Christmas rush. You see, Christmas decor is a hot commodity, and unfortunately, it tends to sell out, so do yourself a favor and get what you need for the upcoming Holiday season. Whether you’re hunting for Christmas trees and garland […]

Sugar Dusted Cranberries | Chris Loves Julia

Ok, I know some of y’all out there think cranberries aren’t worth the time. And while I personally love a good homemade cranberry sauce, I do realize that the gelatinized version that comes from the can isn’t always the most appealing. Copper Pots | Copper Canisters | Pepper Mill | Candle Holders | Taper Candlesticks | Mixing Bowl […]

I think there’s something magical about taking the time to make the presents feel unique and intentional and just as thoughtful on the outside as what they are unwrapping. There were many many years where I didn’t put as much thought into wrapping gifts. I’d grab whatever paper we had and scribble a name with […]


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