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Whether it be the longhorn skull I bought this weekend or the home I posted about last week, you can totally tell that I'm in

My foyer is done being painted and I'm in the process of decorating it for the big reveal!  A little secret, I'm actually rushing to

There have been a lot of 'mountain home' discussions this week between Matt and I as we're vacationing here in Colorado.  We actually used to

This project has been a long time coming.  You guys remember when I found this pair of cane chairs in the trash of a neighbor? Right?

I am totally guilty of getting bored with my bedding easily.  I just switched over to all-white bedding this past fall, and LOVED the light

Cool comfort is something that I'm consistently looking for in homes.  A minimal, fresh, creative space that still looks like you could really live in

cabin christmas

We spent the evening trimming our tree last night, although it didn’t take too much time with the decorations I chose to use this year.  Since we were going on vacation and didn’t have too much time with the tree, I didn’t want to go to in great depths with it.  I chose to have a simple, rustic type theme this year with no tree ornaments, and just a few minimal, but festive, touches to bring it all together.

My main switch-up this year was to use big colorful bauble lights on the tree instead of my usually white lights with glittery accents.  I used a plaid blanket to wrap the bulb of our tree and keep things looking like a rustic woodsy cabin.  Very simple accessories like a snow studded wooden star and brass stocking hangers rounded out the simplicity of the look.

rustic cabin christmas decorations

colorful christmas decoration

It’s pretty simple, but I think it makes a statement! 

  BIRCH logs  |  RED wire basket  |  TREE pillow  |  STOCKING with embroidery  |  CHEERS cocktail napkins  |  CONFETTI glassware  |  PLAID blanket  |  VILLAGE

I've had this idea lingering in my head for a while.  Now, don't make fun of me, but I actually got the idea from the

thanksgiving decor

I have a process that I use for fall decorating that helps transition easily from holiday to holiday without completely tearing one down and setting another one up.  There are certain beautiful elements which are really relevant for more than one holiday, and luckily, they overlap right in the middle.

Pumpkins are perfect for both Halloween and Thanksgiving, red berries (and cranberries at that) work really well for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Using these things to your advantage, means that you won’t be spending you weekends hauling plastic tubs full of holiday decor up and down the stairs, and you’ll spend more time enjoying your handiwork.

Holiday Transition Decor

I am not really a knick-knack type person.  I don’t do Santa figurines, or turkey towels for the guest bathroom, so like to keep things simple and register the change in seasons with new colors, textures and pattern.  It works well for me and I think it can work for you two!  Here is how I break it down. 

grandiflora grand launch

 

Guys… it’s here.  The day I’ve been waiting for since early this year.  We’ve finally launched our home + decor product line, Grandiflora.  The Grandiflora Exclusive pieces are all designed by me, produced in factories both near and far, and are, really, the essence of both my and Matt’s work and creative experience in life.

A little more info about us…  Matt’s background is a combined exposure to programming and web development, inventory management, and logistics. He’s calculated, logical, and so so smart.  I always talk about how he’s 10x smarter than me.  He’s ten steps ahead and basically a genius.

Oppositely, I am a little more fluid.  I don’t necessarily know what my next move is, but I’ll figure it out. The key word I’d use to describe myself is ‘resourceful’.  I’ll make something of anything I have on hand.  I share projects that I create when in a time of need.  Materials are always easy to access and simple.

It’s these characteristics from our lives that Matt and I have meshed together to formulate our business. We’ve worked so hard, had many long nights, weekends, months, preparing for this day.  We believe in the power of the brand, the life’s experiences that have led us here, and we are proud to stand behind it.

It wasn’t only our hard work, however, that has led to this day.  Our graphic designer, Erika Brechtel, stunned me with her immediate understanding of the brand.  She is a phenomenal asset to the world of brand styling and I value her insight and ability to read clients.  She’s just so good. Just as amazing, Allie Lehman has been absolutely  invaluable to this brand.  Her photos grace the pages of the site, the lookbook, and this post.  She immediately captured my vision for a natural, comfortable, luxe, and warm brand image.  I remember looking through her lens and knowing she was going to be absolutely necessary for the brand.

I hope you’ll take some time to scour the site.  We’ve built in many cool features (check out the look book), and know you’ll enjoy the experience.

grandiflora grand launch 3

more photos to follow!

I'll be hunkering down for the next 4 days readying Grandiflora for it's launch on Monday.  Get ready!