Hello again…

So, it has been awhile.  Since I last wrote a lot has changed in two years – mainly, I married my best friend, Joe, we got a dog, Jude – so now we are a happy family of four.  Willow and Jude are learning to get along.


A long time has passed, but I have thought about coming back here often.  Finally I decided I am back and this time with a new twist.  You see, I have all of these thoughts streaming through my mind that I need to get out somewhere.  I also think that maybe my thoughts would be of interest and strike up some thoughts of your own, so why not type them out here.  Sometimes the topics will be light and fun, but more often than not they may be topics that stir something inside you.  Please do share, but be respectful.  I truly believe everyone has been given the gift to have a mind of their own and should use that to better the world; everyone has the freedom to believe what he or she desires, but I ask that you are respectful of beliefs that are different.  Just because something is different does not mean it is wrong.

So, to a new beginning.  It should get interesting with all the big things that have been happening in history as of late.  One even occurred tonight with the vote failing in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood.  1 in 5 women benefit from the services offered at PP.  It is not all about abortions.  It is about providing services to women to better care for their bodies.  It is about providing care when everyone else is quick to provide judgement.  It is also there to provide women a safe place to terminate a pregnancy without judgement because each woman is respected for making her own decision.  I have a lot more on this, but I will save that for next time, as this is supposed to be the welcome back post!  Until next time – what challenges you to truly love others?

Faux Fur in Decor…

Hello, all! It’s Mari here from Arcadian Home blog, a fabulous place to find lots of interior design inspirations, including glitzy, colorful wall art and all sorts of lovely lighting fixtures. I’m so excited to be visiting B with a guest post about faux fur in decor.

Faux or real fur? Which would you choose? Today, I’ve brought along eight images to illustrate a few of the many ways rooms can be warmed up (and glammed up) with this fashionable décor detail. Please enjoy!


A large faux fur rug is at once beautiful and cozy underfoot. Several decorative pillows also add appealing furry texture to the sofa.


A white fur throw brings cozy to an arm chair in this stylish little library. Contributing to the glam feel is shiny round metal table topped with a pure white Modern Pendant Light.


Large faux fur throws for the bed seem to be a must have right now. This luxurious look is perfect for a chic space with tufted white headboard. The design merges rustic, contemporary and a bit of global style to create a gorgeous bedroom retreat.


A more classic neutral space with a few contemporary touches is warmed up by a casually draped faux fur throw with a luxuriously soft lining and trim.


In this eclectic bedroom, a huge faux fur throw works wonderfully with the Moroccan rug, Modern Pendant Lights  and a creamy Barcelona chair.


This glamorous living room with glitzy fabrics and sleek acrylic coffee table shows off an appealing white faux fur on the sofa.


We’re seeing the lovely look of acrylic chairs paired with lush white faux fur showing up all over the blogosphere. Here a curvy chair and wispy textured fur are quite stunning with a vintage vanity turned desk.


This rustic bedroom goes eclectic with a French settee, upholstered headboard, massive table lamp and faux fur on the bed and on the floor. A black fabric binding nicely ties the rug to the other black elements in the space.

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What do you think of these faux fur inspirations? Leave us your thoughts below and be sure to visit us for more Home Decor  and lighting inspirations!

Show Stopper…


Today’s post is brought to you by Josie of Peonies and American Honey…


With the arrival of autumn women everywhere have flocked the streets with their over the knee boots. This is a trend that I both love and dread. The boots, when worn appropriately look stunning and can actually elongate your legs. However, when worn incorrectly you quickly begin to resemble a modern day version of Vivian Ward. I personally love the way Miranda Kerr styled hers with a long black coat and a simple short dress. These boots are show stoppers so I prefer to pair them with a simple and clean outfit and let them be the star of my look.









How do you feel about the over the knee boot?  Will you be a show stopper this fall in this look?