Favorite New Stockings

By Kate Riley November 15, 2016

I’m feeling under the weather today, I’m fighting off that first sign of a cold so I’m taking it easy. Zicam + homemade soup + hot tea has worked for me to block the onset of a cold in the past, fingers crossed I can escape this time too. I’d like to focus on something positive, like all the merry making with friends and family that will take place over the next six weeks during the holiday season.

I was browsing around the web checking out all the new holiday decor, looking for stockings that were a bit more unique or charming. (These are my favorites this year). If you’re looking for something new for your mantel or staircase, consider the ten unique and charming stockings below!



tasseled stocking / knit + fur / mistletoe felt / highland plaid / embroidered otomi (multiple colors) / mudcloth / knotted snowflake / hygge knit / pom pom monogram / watercolor botanical

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P.S. I started watching The Crown on Netflix, I’m three episodes in. It’s somewhat filling the void that Downton used to fill, though not quite :) Are you watching too? Opinions so far?


Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley November 11, 2016

Welcome to another weekend, this one couldn’t have come quick enough, it’s been an emotional week! I have some family coming to stay with me this weekend, so I welcome that down time to visit with them. I’m also doing a little holiday decorating to set a festive mood around the house. I’m excited to open up the Christmas closet and bring out a few seasonal items. Favorite links below!


cottage makeover by megan pflug

The One Room Challenge reveals were published this week, all so good!

Also take a peek at the guest participants, so many great makeovers here too.

When can I move into this Nantucket cottage ? It’s perfect!

5 budget friendly marble alternatives.

10 successful women sharing how to hustle.

Agreed: living well starts with really living.

Discovering this Instagram made me laugh.

America the Beautiful.

Heartfelt love and thanks to all of our military Veterans today.

Thank you for your dedication and service to our country.