I have mentioned our annual Christmas party a few times. Our party is a big event, and it has grown in every aspect over the last thirty years. We invite all of our friends and family (and their children if they are friends with our children) and I cook all of the food. For about 250 people. And no, I am not a caterer.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are at it again. Yesterday Target Stores officially opened their new Hearth & Hand Magnolia “store within a store”. I won’t mention who, but someone I know has been peeking inside the plastic surrounding the “store” they have been building at our local target store. I have been really excited to see the final “store within the store” so today I was at Target shortly after it opened.
Ok. If you look at these photos I know that my master bedroom and bath don’t really look that much like fall. But can I just say, I love them!
I am finally making progress on the living room. It’s by far the darkest room in our house and only gets used for family events and holidays. I am hoping I can change that. It just might need a new, lighter coat of paint.
As you can see from the photo below, our old rug that was in our family room just doesn’t fit the decor. With a light colored slip-covered sectional and chair, I would like to find a rug that is more neutral. I am thinking a natural fiber rug I. The beige or gray tones.
It’s not new news that Hurricane Harvey is continuing in its force and destruction. To be honest, being in Taipei, there wasn’t a lot of news or talk about the devastation, so when I got home the other night, I was in shock. While it’s easy to feel hopeless when you’re not there to physically help, there’s still a lot you can do. And while a small donation might not feel like much, it definitely has an impact. The only good that comes from these crazy events is they bring us together. So let’s all join together and do everything we can to help the people of Texas and Louisiana.
Here are five ways you can help
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- In times of trouble, we often forget babies and senior citizens need diapers to survive. Often times other relief organizations forgo diapers as they take up a ton of space on the trucks… but they are needed!
- It’s no surprise that food donations will be needed after Harvey. With the Houston Food Bank, you can support via donation or time.
- If you’re an animal lover, you’ve probably seen the photos of the animals during this time. Many are left behind and eventually taken to shelters. SPCA transports these animals to safe places. You can donate or if you are local to the Houston area, foster a displaced animal until it is reunited with its owner.
- If you have a spare room, you can host someone by listing your home on Airbnb for free, with no service fees to anyone.