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Happy Sunday everyone.

I hope that you have been enjoying a long weekend with family or doing what you love- relaxing or maybe shopping. 


Thanksgiving 2018 has come and gone and we are zooming towards Christmas.  Thanksgiving was a wonderful day with family with our big kids home and lots of laughter in the house this year. We celebrated a bit early because of work schedules but the day on the calendar didn't matter- we were so grateful to be able to all be together. With big kids that live in different areas and states- there are just a few times a year now when everyone is together and it makes my heart feel so full. There is so much we are grateful for and I found myself pausing several times in the busy of the day and reflecting a bit. 
I also found myself thinking of so many people we know and others who are struggling this year. I hoped that they found a friend or got a hug and a smile and had more than a little spot of brightness in their day.  

Ch-ch-ch- changes

You know.... things are a-changing over here. 
Not crazy changes. Not everything is going to look different changes. 
But... changes even so.  
Sometimes you design a room, a style, a house, etc. exactly the way you love it.
 And you love it and love it and love it for years. Without changing much. 
And then one day- you just feel those winds blowing in. 
And I have been feeling like one of those super models with my hair blowing
 in those winds for a bit now. And I guarantee I look more like a dog putting my head out the car window than a super model haha 
 but yes, those winds have ruffled me a bit. 

SO, I am working on some new designs in the house and cottage that involve a few changes. Not those rooms that I am fully in love with that more recently changed- don't worry. 
(the bathroom above is not changing)
But I am EXCITED about some updates - especially in the cottage where we have kind of placed some stuff on the back burner for a bit.
And I am taking advantage of a couple of the sales going on this weekend and placing a couple of orders this week.


Speaking of sales- here are some of the spots I am shopping this weekend (not affiliate links)

Eloquence- 20-50% Off Reproduction Designs  & 20% vintage & FREE shipping in the USA. 
Seriously- you know and love Eloquence like I do- and this sale is incredible. My bed, guest bed, sofas and kitchen island and bathroom vanity are all from Eloquence. Plus some of those vintage pieces I love. This sale is a good one folks- if you have your eye on something- you do not want to miss it. 

Lamps Plus- up to 70% off

I will be back with some favorite gift picks tomorrow.


Free TOTE with book purchase

Yes indeed- get a FREE book bag tote of your choice with any signed copy book purchase in my store. These book totes are perfect for gifting and the signed copies come wrapped in brown paper  & tied with jute so all you have to do is place the book inside the tote and gift it. 

And my publisher is having a crazy good sale-my book is just $17.50!  50% off books through tomorrow. Shop HERE 

Of course you can also find my book at Amazon, Target, B &N and other places where books are sold. 

Book Signing next weekend

Excited to be heading to Roseville, California next weekend for a fun event in my friend Sandy's shop. Come say hello on Saturday December 1st, make a fun flower centerpiece and pick up a book. I will be signing and playing with flowers (and shopping) from 1-4 on Saturday afternoon. 
Here are all the details: 

Very excited about our first December event. Our very own author/blogger/friend Courtney Allison will be stopping in as part of her book tour to do a book signing at Tumbleweed and Company. She has been traveling across the United States between blogging on French Country Cottage to promote her popular design book French Country Cottage. 
Meet her Saturday December 1st between 1 and 4pm to sign your book and create a floral arrangement for the holidays with her as she inspires in her books and blog.

515-A Vernon Street 
Roseville, CA 95678 
Just 1/2 a block from the 5 story parking garage.

Vote to win $15K 

Don't forget to vote for your favorite sofa and room design for a chance to win $15 in product from La-Z-Boy- you have a couple weeks left to vote and you can vote for another chance! Vote your favorite- and if that happens to be my room- I thank you!

I will be sharing a bit more behind the scenes shortly- and you can VOTE HERE

Coming your way- 

A favorite holiday blog tradition- the Holiday Housewalk. Sharing a tour through the house this week.

Christmas bedroom Decor ideas (and a change in here I can hardly wait to share!) 

Holiday movies and a styling inspired by them

Vintage rugs and THE BEST source I have found 

Decorating with fruit for Christmas

Shopping ideas for gifts, and makeover elements that I am searching for
And much. more. 

Happy weekend everyone.

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