It is the first Monday of the first week of December, and that sounds like the PERFECT day to kick off the TWELVE Days of Blogmas this year on Refining Cotten! Twelve days filled with gift guides, family recipes, holiday activities, decorating ideas, and all of the holiday spirit you can stand! I hope you're excited … Continue reading 12 Days of Blogmas: Family Traditions
If you're just catching up, our house was built in the early 1980's. This means smaller rooms, some with no lighting, and some with awkward shapes. I'm exercising my interior design muscles big time with this one to make everything flow! For example, our dining room used to be a formal living room... with no … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall.
One of the highlights of my December has become hosting my best friends and their kids for a sugar cookie extravaganza! Before the main event of decorating cookies, the kids destroy the playroom while we drink coffee and munch in the kitchen... This year even included a Jingle Bells sing-a-long at the piano! It is … Continue reading Christmas Sugar Cookie Brunch
I think one of the reasons I love Christmas is that the entire month is a party. Ya girl loves a party. Ya girl also loves getting dressed up for a party (or for a Tuesday, but that's neither here nor there). Ready to see some THRIFTED outfit and party looks that will get you through … Continue reading FIVE Looks For Any & Every Holiday Event
Welcome (back!) to the third and final part of the Amazon Stocking Stuffer series! I have absolutely LOVED the feedback from you guys, and I'm so happy that you are finding things for your loved ones. It makes my day when I get messages saying this has been helpful. If you are just tuning in, … Continue reading My Favorite (Amazon) Things: 40 Stocking Stuffers for The Kids
Welcome to Part 2 of the stocking stuffing series! If you hate the hunt for the right stocking gifts, look no further because I have taken the stress of shopping right off your plate. I have combed Amazon to bring you guys a huge list of stocking stuffers for HER, for HIM, and for THE … Continue reading My Favorite (Amazon) Things: 40 Stocking Stuffers for Him
It's barely December, and I am already Christmas-ing right along! This is my FAVORITE time of year, and I have a lot of fun things planned for the blog this month. Stick around and you're sure to be in the Christmas spirit in no time flat! One of my favorite parts about Christmas morning is … Continue reading My Favorite (Amazon) Things: 40 Stocking Stuffers for Her
*Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and feedback on my previous post. I meant every word of it, and still do... It's always funny to me how 24 hours changes things. Yesterday, I felt like Socrates penning his dissertation. Today (I have my kids back from their grandparents' house and) I feel like Dale Jr. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu Inspiration
That's probably not something you'll hear from anyone who puts any kind of time and energy into their blog, and you're maybe a little confused. You can't know how many times over the past few months I have tried to write this post and then deleted it. I'm getting super tired of doing that, so … Continue reading You Might Need to Stop Reading My Blog.
Hellooooo! It has been a busy few weeks since my last post! I hope you enjoyed the home progress pictures I posted here; of course we are still working away. Most recently we finished the landscaping outside, so now we are just waiting for our blooms to blossom and our veggies to sprout! We did … Continue reading Easter Weekend!