Home Decorating Planner Organization

Shopping for Home Decor? Wondering if that table or painting will fit in the space you have envisioned it for? Worry no more! This Home Decorating Planner will help keep you organized. | SimplyFreshVintage.com

How many times have you been to the store and stumbled across the perfect side table … you know, the exact shade of aqua with antiqued wax to give it that perfect shabby feel, the adorable little drawer knobs that would perfectly match the lamp, the cute shelf, eight inches from the floor, you can already envision the cute vignettes you’ll design there …  There’s only one problem.  You aren’t sure if it will fit in the space you are planning to put {Read More}

Eucharisteo … A Year of Thanksgiving … One Word

Eucharisteo ... Grace.Thanksgiving.Joy ... One Word for 2015 | SimplyFreshVintage.com

One Word. One Word small, insignificant, powerful … One Word to focus on, think about, reflect upon … One Word … One Year. 2011 … Change 2012 … New 2013 … Focus 2014 … Anything 2015 … Eucharisteo This will be my fifth year choosing one word. But this year I’m doing it a little bit differently. I’m inviting my family to join me. This year’s word is our family word. Several years ago, five to be exact, I was {Read More}

Capturing Life, Laughter & Love

Join the 2015 Instagram Challenge ... Capturing Life, Laughter & Love | SimplyFreshVintage.com

Life Laughter Love … three simple things that we all want to capture a moment of each and every day. Yet sometimes, most times if we’re honest, we’re so busy doing everything else that we completely miss those moments. I’m not one to make new year resolutions because I know that by January 10th they’ll be long forgotten, but I do take the last couple of weeks of the year to spend time looking at the past year and reflect {Read More}

Home For the Holidays

Christmas is the perfect time to bring some Joy, Peace, Hope & Love in your home. I especially love adding holiday touches to our master bedroom and bathroom. It's like visiting a bed and breakfast during the holidays! | SimplyFreshVintage.com

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Can somebody stop the clock! Just pause it for a few days, pretty please? I’ve been in full-blown Christmas decorating mode for over a week, minus a few days to host the stomach bug. The week before Thanksgiving I thought everyone in blog-land was crazy for starting their Christmas decorating so soon. Ha! Joke’s on me! The only person in my house that ambitious is our 14-year-old son who has nominated himself as the family COE {Read More}

Welcome Home to Sunnyside Manor

Welcome to "Home for the Holidays" ... Won't you sit with me on the porch for a bit and share your favorite holiday memories? | SimplyFreshVintage.com

  Welcome Home to Sunnyside Manor! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by for a visit. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to sit with me on the porch. I’d love to hear a few of your favorite Christmas memories. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved snowmen. Several years ago my daughter found these two jolly souls and knew that I would want them. They are somewhat of a sojourning couple … you’ll find them moved from place {Read More}

Partridge In A Pear Tree – An Easy Bird Feeder

Partridge In A Pear Tree ... a woodland bird feeder | SimplyFreshVintage.com

It seems that in the winter months we see more birds than we do any other season of the year. Maybe it’s because when all of the leaves drop in the Fall, the birds lose many of their homes. To make it more of a challenge for the birds, it gets cold here, which I’m sure reduces the available food supply. I don’t often worry about the food the birds eat. I know they’re pretty industrious little creatures and are able {Read More}

Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

Christmas Cookie Exchange |SimplyFreshVintage.com

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is attend Christmas Cookie Exchange parties. Earlier this week I joined 13 bloggers for a virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. It was so much fun to see their favorite cookies recipes. It’s no fun to party all alone, so we are opening up our doors and you are invited to come to the party too! All you need to do is bring your favorite cookie recipes and link them up! I’ll {Read More}

Holiday Gift Guide for the Blogger

Do you have a friend or family member that is a blogger or wants to be a blogger? This Blogger Gift Guide will get you started in the right direction. | SimplyFreshVintage.com

  Are you a new blogger? Have you been thinking about blogging, but don’t know where to start? Have you been blogging for a short time and are ready to up your game? Do you know a blogger or someone that is looking into a blogging career and you want to get them a gift that keeps on giving? One of my personal passions is helping and teaching others, especially those that share the same interests as me. Over the {Read More}

Joy Noel Tablerunner

Kick off your holiday decorating and gift giving with this beautiful holiday tablerunner. | SimplyFreshVintage.com

I LOVE to go to parties … especially holiday parties. The ones that are the most fun are always the “Secret Santa” parties. Well this year, I was invited to a Secret Santa party … blogger style! The recipient of my gift is Meegan from What Meegan Makes. I took some time to get to know Meegan and her taste in holiday decor. I quickly learned that she incorporates a lot of cream, aqua and red in her holiday decorating. She loves {Read More}

Mint Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies | SimplyFreshVintage.com

One of the things I most look forward to during the holidays is baking! Whether it be cookies, pies, cakes, dinner … the oven is usually on at least once a day from Thanksgiving week into the new year. I have a whole list of cookies that we make during the holidays. Some are made every single year without fail … others take turns and skip a year or two here and there. I especially like to have fresh-from-the-oven baked {Read More}