Happy Friday! It’s been a long week! Today I’m sharing a cozy sweater I’ve been wearing at least once a week lately as well as my favorite puffer vest. Which doesn’t actually zip anymore, but it’s still warm and helps me feel put together. 🙂 Read More →
How much of Thanksgiving Dinner are you responsible for this year? All of it? None of it? If you’re like most people, you’re probably somewhere in between. Mathew and I hosted 14 people for Thanksgiving one year. Our kitchen is tiny. We (ahem- Mathew) insisted on making everything for dinner. Never again!
Haha, we did ask guests to bring an appetizer for beforehand or a dessert to share afterward, but we really did make everything from the turkey down to every side dish. And there were a lot! We had to borrow our neighbor’s oven to get everything on the table for dinner. It was fun and the food was delicious and we were beaming with pride.
We’re fortunate to live close enough to both our families that usually we can just show up with a dish to pass and a dessert to share.
No matter where you fall, you may already have Thanksgiving on the brain. I thought I’d dive into Pinterest and search high and low through some of my favorite food blogger content to pull some of the best Thanksgiving food inspiration out there. I’ve pulled a bunch of ideas for dishes to pass and also some great dessert recipes as well. Read More →
If you’ve been reading here for a little while, you probably know I love organizing. I’ve always been a very organized person and I read Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up earlier this year and took my wardrobe and my home to the next level of organization. And I can tell you how thankful I am for having organized every inch of our home after our basement recently flooded.
Yes, that’s right. Monday morning we woke up to no hot water and a water heater that had burst and flooded our basement with over 200 gallons of water. Thankfully, I knew what we had in storage that needed to be found, moved and dried out. Also, we use plastic totes and shelves for storage in our basement, so damage to personal items was very minimal. I know if I hadn’t spent time organizing the basement earlier this year, and gone through a second round of purging and donating to Goodwill this summer, it would have been an even more stressful situation.
So, whether you’ve always been an organized person or you still need to jump on the bandwagon, there are serious benefits to knowing your home’s inventory and organizing and protecting your personal possessions.
Today I’m excited to be sharing a book I read recently by Jane Stroller called Organizing For Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases.Read More →
It’s Friday! And we’re nearing the end of October- can you believe it’s the last weekend of the month and that Halloween is next week? I bought this red-orange maternity sweater a few weeks ago and pairing it with black denim made it feel a little Halloween-like. Since the holiday is coming up, I thought we could talk about Halloween traditions. Do you have any? Read More →
Fall is in full swing and the weather, though it’s been rainy this week, is getting on board too. Finally, it’s not 75 degrees! Today I’m sharing some ideas of different things you can do to fully embrace the fall season.
Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons. My birthday and anniversary are this time of year, I really love all things fall baking, layering with scarves and jackets is one of my favorite things, and we live in one of the most beautiful areas to experience fall.
So far, we’ve enjoyed some fall baking, we’ve picked pumpkins, and decorated our front porch. This week we’re going to see the musical Wicked which is touring in our city, and Mathew has mentioned he’d like to watch It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown so we’ll probably do that this week too. We’ve got plans to carve pumpkins this weekend and also shop for Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters next week.
Before we know it it will be Thanksgiving! Crazy! But, let’s not rush. There are still so many weeks of fall left to enjoy. Here are some ideas for fun fall activities. Read More →
Hi! I'm Britney. Welcome to Starry Eyed Blonde, a West Michigan-based lifestyle blog. I’m on a mission to inspire style for work and play, tips for keeping things organized, and share ideas for living life well.