A Christmas Chalkboard + December Daily

I love being intentional at Christmas with an advent calendar... | Christmas Chalkboard and December Daily | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Hi friends! I'm excited to share the beginning of my Christmas decor this year. While I normally like to be all ready for Christmas before Thanksgiving, it's just not happened this year. I'm blaming it on the cabinets and the rain. I'm supposed to be sharing my home tour this morning, but I have been rushing around trying to get these kitchen cabinets painted, spending time with family for Thanksgiving and getting the house decorated for my home tour. (Do you see those little baby … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving! + Silhouette Black Friday Sale!

Gorgeous! This pretty, colorful fall or Thanksgiving tablescape is just beautiful with pops of turquoise, orange and red! And those beautiful goblets are my fave!

Hello friends! I'm writing today from a place of gratitude as I celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. It's one of my favorite days of the year. We have so much to be thankful for ... our home each other our freedom our health our faith in Jesus and so much more! And if you're not in the US, then I hope you have a fabulous November 26th. :) It's not too late to print out my Thanksgiving dinner conversation starters if you're looking for a way to get people sharing … [Read more...]

Christmas Decor Ideas

christmas decor ideas

Welcome to Work it Wednesday No. 125! Hey y'all! If you're in the States, I hope you have a wonderful, fabulous, amazing Thanksgiving day tomorrow. It's one of my favorite days of the whole year. If you haven't printed out my conversation starters yet, you can do that now. Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Starters {printable} And if you've had a Silhouette Cameo (or other machine) on your Christmas list, you'll want to check back here tomorrow. I'll have all the details of their Black … [Read more...]

My Favorite Gifts to Give (… or get, wink!)

Looking for a gift for your sister or your best friend? Look no further. These would all be welcome presents under the tree! | Favorite Gifts to Give (and Get!) at TheTurquoiseHome.com

I've been organizing my Christmas gift list for my friends and family this week in preparation for Black  Friday, Cyber Monday and all of the sale days in between. I'm especially on the hunt for a cheaper price for a Barbie Dream House, so if you see one, send me a line! But I've also been thinking about what I'd like this Christmas. For real, I'd like new counter tops, but that's a high ticket item for a Christmas present. So, I scaled it down a bit. :) A few of these things I already have … [Read more...]

Red, White & Burlap Christmas Home Tour {a Recollection}

Red, White & Burlap Simple Christmas Home Tour | TheTurquoiseHome.com

I'm one of those "terrible people" who decorates for Christmas long before any turkey has been sliced or we've gone around the table and expressed our thanks. We'll just call that November holiday Merry Thanksmas. BUT! This year, it's a little different. I've been dying to paint my kitchen cabinets white since the first time I laid eyes on my kitchen. There's just always been another project to do, or I had to host something in my home, or it just wasn't convenient. Y'all. Here's a … [Read more...]

8 Festive Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Treat your family to a gorgeous Thanksgiving table! Get some ideas with these 8 festive Thanksgiving tables capes. | Roundup via Work it Wednesday

Welcome to Work it Wednesday No. 124! It's a short and sweet week because I've lost my marbles and am in the middle of painting the kitchen cabinets!! And I really need to be decorating for Christmas. Last year I had a baby at Christmas and this year I'm painting cabinets the week before Thanksgiving. I can't just do normal things.  This week you guys had some amazing projects! And since it's the week of Thanksgiving, we all have the table on the brain. The food, the decor, the family and … [Read more...]

The Quintessential Holiday Gift Guide for Parents

Struggling with what to buy your parents? Here's a quick helpful list! The Quintessential Holiday Gift Guide for Parents | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Umm, ok. So, I don't know about you, but if I had to make a list of the people who stump me the most every year when it comes to buying gift, my parents and mother-in-law would be at the top of the list. (And Mom, Dad or Christy, if you're reading this, then stop reading now. Or at least act surprised when you open some of these gifts this year. :) Or maybe I'm tricking you altogether and have something entirely different in mind. Haha! You'll find out soon enough, I suppose!) So, what do … [Read more...]

Handmade Rosemary + Mint Soap

This homemade rosemary and mint soap is so easy to make! Only 3 ingredients and 10 minutes, smells amazing and would make excellent teacher or neighbor gifts! | Recipe at TheTurquoiseHome.com

In the past year and a half, I've started replacing some of my home products with homemade, more natural ones. And I've loved it! I now only use my homemade foaming hand soap, lip balm, sugar scrub and bath salts. Now, I'm branching out into bar soaps and will soon try some shower gel! My first try at homemade soap went really well. It's SO super simple, you'll see. Only 3 ingredients! How can you mess that up? Well, you kind of can, but I'll give you a tip or two that I learned. I can't … [Read more...]

14 Flavorful Fall Recipes


Welcome to Work it Wednesday No. 122! Y'all! Let me just say that it's a miracle that my sanity it still in tact. Last week my 4-year-old was out of school with a little cold. Then later in the week my baby came down with hand, foot and mouth disease. (It's AWFUL!) And y'all!! I've had it before as well as Miss A, so I thought we would be immune. But nope! Miss A got it again. Thankfully hers is a mild case and I've avoided it, but gracious, if we don't start getting out of this house I … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Starters {printable}

What a fabulous way to create meaningful conversations around the Thanksgiving table! We'll be starting this tradition this year!!

This is such a simple thing to add to your Thanksgiving dinner, but I think it will be one of the most meaningful. I will be using these conversation starters with my family for the first time this year and I hope it will be a great way to get some good conversations going. Maybe we'll even make it a new tradition! I typed up 8 seemingly not-too-deep questions or statements to inspire quality conversation surrounding this season of gratitude. I did throw in a "what do you want for … [Read more...]

Turquoise Thanksgiving Tablescape

Gorgeous! This pretty, colorful fall or Thanksgiving tablescape is just beautiful with pops of turquoise, orange and red! And those beautiful goblets are my fave!

Hi friends! I'm so excited to share with you my Thanksgiving tablescape today, full of pretty turquoise and other fun colors. I hope you'll see how easy it is to decorate a nice table for your family gathering. I also have a fun printable to share that will keep the conversation going during the course of your meal! And hopefully you'll get to know your dinner guests better through the process. It may just be your new favorite tradition to add to your Thanksgiving day! I've never put … [Read more...]

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects

Welcome to Work it Wednesday No. 122! I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week! Just like my project I posted yesterday, fun and creative projects is where it's at! I love them! Check out these super fabulous DIY projects that will inspire you to tackle the next thing on your list. Please remember to pin from the original source! Coastal Burlap Footstool at H2O Bungalow Window Frame Magnet Board Chalkboard at Clockwork Interiors DIY Headboard Sconces at … [Read more...]