Best of November

By Kate Riley December 3, 2012

Hello hello it’s the last month of the year!  Hard to believe, isn’t it?  Time for the monthly roundup of greatest hits from the previous, here are the top ten not to miss posts from November!

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I painted my old console table a shade of gray; 2.  we posed for the annual family picture; 3.  we gave our IKEA wood countertops an ogee edge then stained and installed them in the bathroom and 4.  I set a silver and gold tablescape that lasts from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. 

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5.  to bring color and fun to the kids’ space, we decorated a candy themed tree and I made them a scalloped felt tree skirt;   6.  I painted a favorite herringbone pattern for a pillow;   7.   a pretty table setting at Mom’s place for Thanksgiving;   8.  DIY sleigh bells ring, are ya listening?  9.  new ring top window panels hang in my daughter’s room,  10.  roasted garlic mashed potatoes with crème fraîche, oh my. 

Our holiday mantel is next… warning, it’s kinda sparkly.  :)




  1. I love the gray console, the herringbone print pillow, and your family photos turned out picture perfect, so bright and crisp! Y’all found a very talented photographer! :)

  2. Kate,
    Everything you touch is marvelous! I love seeing your family. Stalkerish sounding I know but your blog is so approachable you feel like a friend.

  3. I see a lot of posts I need to catch up! Between Thanksgiving, Christmas decorating, and a 7th birthday, I haven’t had a chance to sit and read my favorite bloggers. You’ve been busy! :)

  4. Such wonderful inspiration! Do you mind telling us what you eat for breakfast? Whatever it is I’ll take some. It must be something pretty powerful ;)

  5. Hi, I love your console…it is so chic. The sleigh bells are super cute too. A long with everything else, you are so inspiring. Beautiful family pics.:)

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