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A Holiday Table


I am so excited for Christmas and one of the things I am most excited about is my holiday tablescape. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to decorate your dining room for Christmas use my favorite trick, put ornaments in glass containers. Heck, I even put ornaments in wine glasses! Continue reading →

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A short thanks

Obviously Thanksgiving is a time to think about what we are thankful for and for the past week I have been doing that and one of the things I am most thankful for is this blog.

This blog, for those who don’t know, originally was started as a hobby for me when I lost my job last March. The blog had a different name (Suburban Settlers) and was hosted by WordPress because I was scared about spending money to pay for hosting and a domain. Less than a month after losing my job I found a new one and started working but I still kept up my blog. I really enjoyed it and I did my best to still make time for it. A co-worker encouraged me to get a domain name and hosting and have a real site. He knew I loved writing about decorating and entertaining and told me I should do what I love. His words stuck with me and a short while later The Joy of Decorating was born. Continue reading →

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The joy of fall decorating


Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it. The colors of the changing leaves, the cozy feeling of wearing boots and scarfs and of course the tantalizing flavors of all things pumpkin.  Continue reading →

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Weekend wrap-up


Another weekend gone by and I barely feel like I had any time off. I am seriously looking forward to next weekend because for once I have NO plans. So what kept me so busy?  So many things.  Continue reading →

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The joy of home libraries


I know I have mentioned built-ins and bookcases before but after looking at this month’s Elle Decor I am totally in love with the idea of a home library.

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