16 December 2014

Get It Done: Circuit Workout

The truth...I haven't been into running at all lately. At. All. Forget running outside. It's dark out before I go to work and dark when I get home. Add to that freezing temps, mountains of snow and slick road conditions, and running outside isn't an option. And let me tell you, it's been a real struggle to get through even three miles a few times a week these days. Maybe it's the weather and being stuck inside. Maybe it's the love/hate relationship I have with running, and I'm just in an off-cycle now.

04 December 2014

Holiday House Tour

I must admit that one of my favorite times for reading blogs is during the holiday season. So many bloggers go all out with decorating and share spreads of their beautifully decorated homes. Every day I find new inspiration for our house-- if only I had more free time, it would be a true winter wonderland over here. The Sailor is probably relieved that there's not more time for decorating though since he's not big on  Christmas "clutter", but I love the festive feel and almost wish we could keep the decorations up year round.

In honor of the season, here are some of my favorites from Jennifer Rizzo's annual Holiday House Walk followed by a glimpse into what our home looks like this season. So grab a cup of cocoa and enjoy!

Dear Lillie

This room floors me! It's the perfect combination of rustic and modern with the wooden ceiling beams, hardwood floors and gray walls with white trim, Click on over to Jennifer Holmes' brilliant Dear Lillie blog to see the flow of this open space. I love her use of paperwhites and amaryllis throughout and hope I can find some to replace our poinsettias. 

25 November 2014

Give Back with Gaia

Just popping in for a quick update. I've had computer problems galore, so posts have been few and far between lately. I couldn't miss the chance to tell you about an inspiring company/cause that I recently found though. 

14 November 2014

Gift Guides and Friday Finds

Whoa- the stores have holiday decor and the holiday gift guide posts are already circulating the blogosphere! How many shopping days are left??? Usually by this time of the year, I have not only started my shopping but have made pretty good progress. Buuut not this year! Anyway, some of the lifestyle bloggers that I follow, including Nicole's Guide to Style, View from My Heels, Waiting on Martha, and A Pumpkin and a Princess have some ideas to get your Christmas lists started.

07 November 2014

A few days in Portland, Maine

I am so far behind on updating you guys about recent travels! Way back in September, I was in Portland, Maine for a few days... It was my first time visiting the state, and I loved it just as much as everyone promised!

29 October 2014

Spooky Halloween Decor

It's no secret that the Sailor isn't a big fan of tchotchke, as noted here. So decorating for the holidays (other than Christmas) is pretty limited in our house.  I did add a few items to our Halloween clutter this year though.