Every year I am so bad about putting a Christmas wish list together. I get so excited about buying gifts for loved ones, and I forget to even think about what I want and / or need. It usually takes multiple instances of people saying “Ok Steph… Christmas is a week away. Please tell me what you want” for me to finally come up with a few things that I think might be nice to have.

This year I decided to be on the ball so I’m ready when my mom says “Ok honey, send me your Christmas wish list please!” Now that I am Mom-ing and blogging, I have found it a lot easier to come up with a list of things I could use.

Here are some of the items on my Christmas wish list. These are all things that I either need or want and would love to have. They would also make great gifts for any laid back, hard-working ladies you know. You can shop these items by clicking the photo of the item on the gift guide, or the links below.


A simple yet cozy Christmas master bedroom with bright whites, deep reds, warm wood and festive greenery.

Happy Friday! I hope you have all had a wonderful week. As promised, I am back with the fourth and final portion of my Christmas Home tour today. (You can catch up here with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) I am so excited to share our Christmas master bedroom with you today! This is the first year I have decorated our bedroom for the holidays, and I am definitely hooked! I love the cozy, cheerful, festive feeling it brings to this space that we so love spending time in.


Happy Wednesday! We had the most wonderful trip to Disneyland, but now we are home getting back into our routine and prepping for the Holidays! I am so excited to be back today to share with you my Christmas Tablescape! If you caught my Christmas Home Tour so far (click here for Part 1 and Part 2), you may have seen a little bit of my table already. However, I recently added to it to create the most beautifully simple, romantic, twinkly, Christmas dinner party setting and inspire your Holiday entertaining. This post is part of A Very Merry Tablescape Blog Hop with some very talented friends of mine. I have linked up to each of their posts below. Be sure to head over and check those out after you are done here!

A simple, romantic Christmas tablescape with copper, twinkling candlelight, greenery, and a touch of sparkle.


A Cozy Christmas Home Tour | Part 2

Can you believe it is already December?? I am so excited, because not only is it Christmas,  but it is also both my and my daughter’s birthday month, and we are celebrating by heading to Disney this weekend! She was actually born on my birthday which is so special to me. I definitely enjoy it even more now! Everyone always asks if I hate having my birthday so close to Christmas, and my answer NO. I actually love it! December is such a joyful month, and I have always loved celebrating my birthday in the midst of all of the Christmas festivities.

Anyways, speaking of Christmas… where are you at in your Holiday decorating this year? Are you one of those people who decorates the day after thanksgiving (or even before), or do you slowly make your way through decorating throughout the month? Either way, if you are looking for inspiration or you just like looking at pretty Christmas decor pictures, you have come to the right place! I am back today with Part 2 of my Christmas Home Tour! (more…)

Happy Cyber Monday! I would rather shop online than battle the lines at the mall any day, so Cyber Monday is the day I usually like to try and get a big bulk of my Christmas shopping done. There are some seriously amazing deals out there today, and I have browsed around some of my favorite online retailers and put together a few Holiday Gift Guides for you using some amazing Cyber Monday deals!

I own, am gifting, or would like to own/gift all of these items, so these are my personal favs. Just click on a photo and you will be taken directly to the online retailer where you can purchase the item. And be sure to check below for details on some of the Cyber Monday sales going on at my favorite stores!


Holiday Entertaining / Hostess Gifts:



Well friends, here we are! Thanksgiving is tomorrow and that means that the Holidays are officially here! I feel like the last bite of pumpkin pie at the end of Thanksgiving dinner officially says “Ok all you Christmas fanatics, you are free to prance about singing Christmas carols at the top of your lungs and throwing around magic Christmas cheer sparkle dust”. I mean… what? Who does that? …

Aaaanyways, now that I am blogging I decided to give myself a head start on my Christmas decor so that I could share some inspiration with you as you start preparing to deck your halls. I have teamed up with eight of my favorite blogger friends to bring you a Christmas Home Tour Blog Hop this week. Each of their blogs are linked at the end of this post, so grab your favorite cozy throw and a peppermint mocha, crank some Mariah Carey Christmas radio, and get ready for all of the gorgeous Christmas inspiration we have waiting for you!  (more…)

"grateful thankful blessed" fall print from Jibe Prints

Happy Weekend friends! One of my favorite parts of blogging is making new friends, connecting with other bloggers and companies, and then sharing their amazingness with you! I love shopping small, and when I find small businesses that I love I get so excited to tell you about them. Did you happen to see this darling “Grateful Thankful Blessed” print in my Den Makeover reveal post? It is from a wonderful shop I recently found called Jibe Prints, and I am seriously in love with it!


Elegant Copper & Gold Thanksgiving Tablescape


Can you even believe that Thanksgiving is just two short weeks away? I’m sitting here wondering where on earth this year went, but I am SO excited that the holidays are almost here! They truly are my very favorite time of year. Today I have teamed up with six other talented bloggers to bring you some Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration, along with each of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes! I have linked each of their blogs at the bottom of this post, so make yourself comfortable and get ready for some gorgeous inspiration for your thanksgiving table this year! (more…)

How To Create A Simple Fall Vignette

Happy November! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and before we know it the busiest (but most wonderful!) time of the year will be in full force. Thanksgiving is wonderful, but prepping for it can be a stressful time, especially if you are hosting in your home. I have joined up with 15 talented women on Instagram to bring you a #flashesoffall IG hop to help get you ready for Thanksgiving stress-free. We have put together some helpful ideas and how-tos for everything from tablescapes to floral arrangements to recipes, and everything in between!  (more…)

Den Mini-Makeover Reveal: How to change the look and style of an entire space with just a few key pieces.

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share with you my office space / den mini-makeover. For this room, we kind of had to make-do with what we had when we moved in. (You can find previous details on this space here.) It just wasn’t really in the budget to buy a lot of new things for it at that point. I actually really liked how it came together, and I was super proud of myself for spending very little money on it. Now here we are almost a year later, and we were finally ready to bring my full vision for this space to life. (I have linked up as many product sources or similar sources as possible at the bottom of this post. Be sure to check them out below!)  (more…)