Sunday, November 27

Our Thanksgiving Tablescape

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How was your Thanksgiving? We enjoyed delicious food & quality time with our wonderful family. But my favorite part of hosting is preparing the Thanksgiving table. You know how I love unconventional color schemes for holidays & I was excited to jump "neutral train". So I left the conventional orange & rust behind & decorated with white & green instead. 
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Wednesday, November 9

Thanksgiving Decor

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It's our favorite time of the year! Thanksgiving has always been a special holiday here at the Lunt home, & we don't let Christmas crowd it out. 
While decorating for Thanksgiving, I wanted to do something different. So this fall I decided to use neutrals. A great way to make neutrals work is to make sure there are lots of textures included. Birch, pine cones, wood, burlap - they all blend well together.
This scripture {Alma 34:38} is a perfect sentiment for Thanksgiving & I love to pull it out every year. 

After I put this together I found this pretty lamp & added it.
Trays are a nice way to contain a grouping of accessories. New throw pillows are another way to fluff up your home for the holidays. I opted for some with ivory knit with faux fur trim - which will take us through Christmas & the winter months as well. 
When we were visiting our family land this summer, I collected these aspen branches. I like them mixed with the cotton twigs. I'm super sentimental about cotton because my mother picked it when she was a child. It helped her family survive the great depression.
Later, I'll share our Thanksgiving table with you.

Monday, October 31

5 Great Little Christmas Reads

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I know it's early for talk about Christmas, but it's my turn to come up with a book club pick for December. As I've been researching books, it's gotten me thinking about some of my favorite short Christmas books we've read in the past. Here's a short list in case you might be looking for something fun to read this holiday season. So grab a cup of hot cocoa, here we go! {Click the blue bar below to read more.}

Sunday, October 30

Happy Halloween from Wheadon House

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It's Halloween! I'm trying to figure out why I enjoy this quirky holiday so much. I think it's because I love make believe. And because Halloween is the one day of the year when you get to be someone else. {Click the blue bar below for more . . . }

Thursday, October 27

A Yummy Fish Recipe from Martha's Vineyard

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Recently, I've been sharing the details of our vacation to Martha's Vineyard. You can find the post about the island here & the post about boating & fishing here. I promised to share our friend Cari's yummy recipe for cooking fish this time. We caught all Bluefish in the Atlantic waters near MV. 
And our friend, Cari, has lots of experience cooking them. Here's how she does it . . . {click on the blue bar below to read more}

Wednesday, October 26

Fishing and Boating in Martha's Vineyard

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- a patriotic sailboat we spotted off the island -
In my last post, I talked about our memorable vacation to Martha's Vineyard. I left out the part about boating & fishing because this element of our trip merits it's own post. I mean, really, check out our friend's boat . . . {and click on the blue arrow below to read/see more!}

Tuesday, October 18

Our Martha's Vineyard Vacation

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Having grown up on the east coast, I've heard of Martha's Vineyard my whole life. It always sounded like such a fun place to vacation. So when we were invited to visit we were thrilled! Many, many thanks to our dear friends Cari & Bruno for a marvelous time! {Click the blue bar below to see more . . .}

Thursday, September 29

My 30-Day Slim Down Challenge Results

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Have you ever noticed that it's a small world? Mindy Buxton used to live down the street from me when she was a kid & she babysat my children. Fast forward a few years . . . now she's teaching me how to eat & exercise smarter. NOTE: Even though her program is all about healthy eating, it's do-able & not crazy restrictive like some diets I've heard about!
To be honest, my biggest goal is to have a healthy body. I want to have less fat & be strong. That's what I have loved about Mindy's program. It's all about healthy eating and honoring your body. PS - at the end of the post I'm sharing my pounds & inches lost! {Click the blue bar below to read more!}

Sunday, September 18

Displaying Running Medals

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Meet my beautiful friend & client Andrea. She even looks good when she is running! She is very fit & she runs in a lot of races.
When I first saw Andrea's home office, I was taken with all her colorful medals. The only problem? They were clanging around on the knobs of her office doors. I knew we could do better to preserve & display her beautiful medals. We took them to the framer & we were really pleased with the way the project turned out. BUT each frame was about $350. The original post here at Honey I'm Home gets A LOT of attention, so I thought I'd come up with a less expensive framing option to present on the TV show Studio 5.{Click the blue bar below to read more.}

Thursday, September 15

Refinishing A Coffee Table

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When we moved, it was time for some new furniture in the family room. We purchased a sofa & love seat, but that's where funding ran out! So I decided to refurbish our "old faithful" coffee table. I've painted quite a few pieces of wood furniture, but refinishing is torture a lot more work. {Click here to see my refinished bathroom cabinet}. 
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