Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

Merry Christmas from My Family To Yours

A thought that keeps coming to me time and time again: Be recklessly grateful. From the big and obvious to the smallest of things that you feel almost silly for thinking of. Being recklessly grateful brings about miracles. I have to believe that because I have seen them for myself in times that being grateful […]

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Sharing how I make my Christmas tree smell real. Just because you use a faux tree doesn't mean you can't get that amazing tree smell - without the synthetic fragrances. Catch the how to over on the blog!

How I Make My Artificial Christmas Tree Smell Real

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Don’t get me wrong. I love my faux tree, but I also love that scent that only fresh tress and garland can bring. But it doesn’t mean that we can’t re-create it for ourselves! I wanted to share with you how I make my artificial Christmas tree smell real. You can easily find room sprays […]

Our first Dickens of a Christmas on Franklin's Main Street. And we just couldn't wipe the smiles off of our faces. From the people to the music, it was the most amazing Christmas ambiance. Get a look into all the festivities over on Haus of Layne! #AmericasFavoriteMainStreet #ThingsToDoInNashville #ThingsToDoInNashvilleInDecember #ThingsToDoInNashvilleWIthKids #FranklinTennessee #FranklinTN #HistoricFranklinTN #FranklinTennesseeMainStreet #DickensOfAChristmasFranklinTN #ChristmasInTennessee #ChristmasInNashville #NashvilleBlogger #ThingsToDoInFranklinTN #ThingsToDoInFranklinTennessee

Dickens of a Christmas on Franklin’s Main Street

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While none of us can wipe the smiles from our faces with how quaint our new town is, it is an ongoing joke with Jarett and the kids that I am their very own Lorelai Gilmore now. And that we, in fact, moved to our very own Stars Hollow. Okay, so I may squeal with […]

A fun and darling pinecone christmas tree craft to have the kids join in on! I absolutely love handmade items and little details around the house this time of year - completely invites the magic and spirit of Christmas into our home! Catch the step-by-step walk through and supply list over on Haus of Layne! #ChristmasCraft #PineconeChristmasTreeCraft #ChristmasCraftsForKids #DIYChristmasCraft #ChristmasCraftIdeas #EasyChristmasCrafts #HolidayCraftIdeas #PineconeCraftIdeasForKids

Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft

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‘Tis the season and my number one thing I love is handmade crafts and things to decorate the house with. I feel like it brings so much of the spirit and magic of Christmas into our home and makes things beautifully cozy. The kids and I loved doing this pinecone Christmas tree craft the other […]

12 Days of Giveaways with Haus of Layne! Kick off the holiday season and come join the party over on Instagram!

Twelve Days of Giveaways with Haus of Layne

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Twelve Days of Giveaways with Haus of Layne kicks off today and the party is already hopping! We have teamed up with some of my absolute favorite brands and companies to bring you twelve straight days of fun, discounts and giveaways. Be sure and make your way over to join me on Instagram where it […]

Gift Guide for the Kids with Haus of Layne. Our top ideas for all the ages! Catch the ideas now! #GiftGuide2018 #GiftGuides2018 #GiftGuideForTheKids #GiftGuideForKids #GiftIdeasForKids #GiftIdeasForKids

Gift Guide for the Kids: Our top picks for all the ages

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Today I am so thrilled to get to share with you our gift guide for the kids – our very favorite gift ideas for you to thrill them with this holiday season! We have you covered from the brand new baby in the family all the way to the teenagers. Keep scrolling to catch everything […]

Gift Guide for Him with Haus of Layne. Our top 20 ideas for the realistic budget ranging from $250 down to $15. Catch the ideas now! #GiftGuide2018 #GiftGuides2018 #GiftGuideForHim #GiftGuideForDad #GiftIdeasForMen #GiftIdeasForDad

Gift Guide for Him: Our Top Twenty Picks for Dad

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Next up in our holiday gift guide series is the gift guide for him – our top twenty picks for Dad! There are some great ideas to spoil the man of the house this year and all of the direct links to get your shopping done can be found towards the bottom of this post. […]

Gift Guide for Her with Haus of Layne. Our top 20 ideas for the realistic budget ranging from $250 down to $15. Catch the ideas now! #GiftGuide2018 #GiftGuides2018 #GiftGuideForHer #GiftGuideForMom #GiftIdeasForWomen #GiftIdeasForMom

Gift Guide for Her: Our Top Twenty Picks for Mom

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Kicking off the first of our 2018 gift guide series today! Below you will find our complete gift guide for her – our top twenty picks for Mom and I think you are going to love them! My goal with these gift guides is to give you some unique ideas, but also realistic ones that […]

Home for the holidays at Haus of Layne! From seasonal recipes to gift guides to our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway and even the launch of our Haus of Layne shop filled with a small collection of greeting cards and art prints - all the festivities are coming so make sure to subscribe and be a part of it all! #Holidays #HolidayRecipes #HolidayDecorIdeas #HolidayGiftGuide #KingOfChristmas #HomeForTheHolidays

Home for the Holidays and the 2018 Collection

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It’s finally here!!! The holidays have arrived at Haus of Layne and I am so excited to share with you all of the fun features we have put together for you this year as well as announce the launch of our humble little shop that has been filled with a small collection of holiday greeting […]

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for The Kids with Haus of Layne. Wonderful gift ideas for the fashionista, the athlete, the home body, the tech lover and even the jewelry lover. #Holidays #GiftGuide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

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So far I have shared gift guides this year for Him and Her. Today I am finally getting around to sharing with you the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids. Now, I want this guide to be helpful, but I also wanted to know what I was talking about and offer helpful and friendly advice […]

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Him with Haus of Layne. Wonderful, unique and budget friendly gift ideas #Holidays #GiftGuide #Style

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

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Yesterday, I shared this year’s gift guide for her and today is all about the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Him. I gathered gift ideas that I have my eye on as well as things that my husband already has and loves. These ideas are more of the budget friendly variety, but unique and awesome […]

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Her with Haus of Layne. Wonderful gift ideas for the fashionista, the athlete, the home body, the tech lover and even the jewelry lover. #Holidays #GiftGuide #Style

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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So excited to share with you guys the items I have had my eye on for both gift giving as well as for my own wish list! I love this time of year and I love trying to find unique things for loved ones and gifts that really fit their personality. Kicking things off with […]

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