This, That & Happenings

Menu Pumpkin via the merrythought

Hello! First off, I want to say Thank You to those of you who participated in the reader survey and left comments. I loved the conversations we had on that post. It was so kind of you to take the time and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts and results in the near future.

In the meantime, here are a few things of note lately:

This beautiful Menu Pumpkin via Merrythought.
I really want to make this for dinner one night.
Their packaging is spot on. I heard it’s delicious. Must be…it’s always Sold Out.
Recently discovered this blog about restoring a run down house.
Fun home tour with Reese Witherspoon in this 73 Questions video interview. Love!

I’ve got quite a few shoots lined up…styling away the next few months.
It was finally time to buy a new camera. Anxiously waiting it’s arrival any day now.
I planted a small herb garden because buying them in plastic tray packs gets expensive.
Here’s my entryway dressed up for autumn. That’s the extent of my holiday decor so far.
I really hope California decides to have a winter this year. For reals.
Be back soon! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

PS. Between posts you can find me on Instagram (heatherbullard) sharing highlights of daily life.

A Conversation About Blogging & Reader Survey Request

Office desk

Hey there friends. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and sit down with me. I’ve been wanting to have a conversation with you about blogging for quite some time. Some of you may not know this, but I’ve been around for a very long time…in blogging years that is. I’ve watched all the changes with this relatively new platform from my little corner of the web. Some have gone on to great financial success, book deals, tv shows, and all those shiny things in life. It’s been wonderful to see bloggers pursue their passion and be able to support their families doing what they love. How often can most of America say that? It’s truly fantastic! Others have called it quits from lack of “success” and many, many other new bloggers have just begun their own journeys with zeal and excitement. It’s like living in the virtual wild west of the 21st century.

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Styling Work: Kitchen of the Month


This is one of my all time favorite kitchens I’ve styled for Country Living. Their feature shares 7 Ways to Warm up White. I use the term “styled” loosely here, because it’s the kitchen of my friend and colleague, Victoria Pearson and her taste is impeccable. Virtually no props were needed as I was able to use her incredible collection of dishes, pottery and kitchen wares. And before we go further, can we discuss the floor? Imported antique French terracotta tiles….so dreamy!

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Autumn Table & Paint-by-Number Place Cards

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Over the years, I’ve purposely pared down my seasonal decor. I find that I can be just as content and inspired by using natural elements and a few fun or surprising seasonal items scattered in the mix. To me, the end result can be just as special and holiday-like. Plus, there are the added bonuses of saving money on the budget and space in the attic, garage and basement. Today, I thought I’d share with you a few of the ways I incorporate my less is more strategy and ideas with a seasonal autumn table setting.

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Flavored Coffee Syrup Recipes

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First off, let me say these recipes could not be easier. Really. Even if your cooking skills are next to nil, you will have success with these simple and fast syrups. And there’s something so fun about making your own, people think you know fancy tricks in the kitchen.
Which obviously will be our little secret.

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