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Go check out this month's giveaway for one of these three bracelets! 
Giveaway details are on the Shine blog:


I've always liked interior design but not until the past year did I really try and make my home more personal.  I fed my interior design need by watching shows like, Trading Spaces and browsing through magazines or Crate & Barrel's website. Now that I live in a house I really like I'm beginning to embrace design in my own space.  One thing that I have learned is no matter where you live, your budget or whatever, decorating your living space to your own taste is a total must!

I decorated with pumpkins and silver touches to contrast against my dark wood furniture this autumn.

 Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I couldn't resist putting out some Xmas decorations. I like to wait until after Turkey Day to put out anything Xmas related, including lights. I think it totally takes away from the Thanksgiving holiday, but that's just my opinion.

I love my white snowflake candle holders, scored from Target, next to my bubble mercury glass tea light holders. However, my mantle is a big issue!  I live in a craftsman style house and the windows are bordered by white painted wood. Should I paint the mantle white to make it more cohesive? or dark brown to match the bigger furniture pieces? Perhaps more photos would help? What do you guys think?



The weather has changed (for now) in So Cal. and it's finally overcast and hinting at rain, weather that I love! I love to wear sweaters and scarves, boots and leggings and yesterday I got to do just that!! I also treated myself to my favorite peppermint mocha in honor of cozy, snugly weather : )

The weekend is here! For me that means preping on Saturday for my best friends vow renewal/wedding on Sunday where I'm the maid-of-honor. It will be a fun and busy weekend, what are your plans?

Loving my new Tarte palette (sorry about the image rotation lol)

Cheers to all things peppermint!

Have a wonderful weekend!