Wanting a Forever Home

Wanting a Home (Today I digress from my usual content and share from my heart)

Lately, I’ve been “wanting” sooo much, I had to put down my thoughts.

This “wanting” is deep deep down. It is a wanting for a home. A forever home. A place I can feel at peace. A place that is me. It’s beautiful. It’s a place in the country. To be honest, it’s partly a real home. For Sale. In the Country. I want it something awful.

everson country home

Recently, we were conflicted about our current rental home situation and were looking for a more suitable place that filled all our needs. We wanted to buy a home. A home that belonged to us. A place where we were the boss. A place away from it all… (more…)

Craft Area Sneak Peak


I’ve been working on my Craft Area/Work Station; sprucing it up; making it come alive! This sneak peak will have to do for now.

and here is a sneak peak of out Master Bedroom:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I had painted our bedroom furniture this past summer and haven’t shown it off yet! I used some recycled paint and repurposed it into chalk paint. Hopefully will show more in an official photoshoot soon!

Last of the Garden before the Frost

garden pathSo, believe it or not, we have not had a frost yet and these are the last of the flowers in the community garden not far from where I live.


Isn’t this squash pretty? Bye For Now!

Inspiration Thanksgiving Table

Welcome to my humble home! Hoek Photography captures our Dining Room “Thanksgiving Style.”

HOEKPhotography; Melanie Beilner Stylist

I wanted to inspire you all to bring nature in for decorating your table. I love mixing in nature with homemade and repurposed finds. Gold is back in folks!

Thanksgiving Name Cards

The plates are from TJ Maxx and the gold silverware was a wedding gift 17 years ago. Name cards are from grocery sacks. Vintage napkins are from Value Village.


From Nature, I brought in mushrooms, acorns, plums, orange berries and leaves to adorn my table…Inspiration Thanksgiving!

Melanie Beilner Stylist

That orange round fruit is called persimmons! Kind of tastes like an apple. Going to make them into a pie soon! Bread is from Costco.


The mismatched table and chairs are all from Garage Sales. The water glasses we got “free” from a free pile behind a local restaurant. Yes! we did!


Above, the platter is from TJ Maxx.

Costco whole grain bread

Thanksgiving Hutch

I just love decorating my hutch for each season or holiday. That green Turkey platter was scored at a yard sale in the summer for $1! Cutting Board was found in the same free pile behind the restaurant (my son helped stain it). I made the fabric pumpkin.

Thanksgiving Hutch

Love how Lyndsey, of Hoek Photography, captured all these little details. Many of my props for shoots go up for sale at Penny Lane Antique Mall in B’ham, WA in my booth. Check it out if your in the area; it’s a great store with lots to see and good prices!

Dried Hydrangeas


Styling a shoot is a ton of work but so nice to see such pretty photos.

Melanie Beilner Stylist

and lastly, me editing the scene trying to operate under, “Less Is More.” Thanks for hopefully being inspired to bring nature in to your table decor this Thanksgiving!

Sunrise Coffee Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of Sunrise Coffee, go HERE!

mmmm coffee

LanaJenae Photography

Aren’t they just adorable?

Coffee for Two

Sunrise in the Woods

leaf heart

We love Woods Coffee!!

Woods Coffee


I just felt like there wasn’t much to say; the images say it all! Sources all stated in Part 1. Thanks for enjoying this Styled Shoot by Melanie Beilner and Photography by LanaJenae.

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