Have you ever wished you could spend the holidays nestled away in the mountains?…

Well, here is your chance! This beautiful mountain home is all decked out for the holidays and is waiting for you to come in and make yourself comfortable.

From the impressive iron forged hardwood doors, to the stone adorned fireplace, to the festive bedrooms, this mountain home is ready for you to come in and enjoy!

indulge in the dining room:

Let’s start our tour in the foyer where we are greeted with soaring ceilings,

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Welcome to this special edition Guest Post Edition of Mommy Takes 5 and I am so excited to share some great tips on not only surviving, but thriving during the Holidays with a Toddler!

A quick introduction:

My name is Cassie Kitzmiller and I am a momma of 3 boys (7, 2, and 5 months). I love all things Christmas, decorating my home seasonally, and attempting to keep my sanity with 3 young boys bouncing off the walls!

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The Simple and Cozy Christmas Cottage

BY Cassie Let me know what you think. Leave a comment below!

Cottage Style is categorized by a certain, simple charm and this home certainly delivers!

Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be complicated and overdone in order to be festive. Take this beautiful cottage nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee as an example. Realistic faux greenery, accents of Christmas red, and natural wood touches are all it takes to transform this home into a Magical Christmas Cottage!

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A Traditionally Elegant Christmas Home Tour:

October 28, 2017 BY Cassie Let me know what you think. Leave a comment below!

Sparkle, Gilding and Magnolia….

Some homes make my job as a Holiday Designer easy due to the existing beauty of the home. This is one of those homes! Nestled into a quiet neighborhood in the hills of Tennessee, this home comes alive at Christmas with simple and elegant brushes of sparkle,

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to Clean or not to clean, that is the question…

By Cassie What do you think? Leave a Comment Below.

Some days it feels like I am the only woman in my circle that doesn’t truly enjoy cleaning. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a clean house, I just don’t jump up in the morning excited to mop the floors.  So what is a girl to do? Well, since I have a home full of 3 rambunctious boys,

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De parvis, grandis acervus erit. “From small things, there will grow a mighty heap.”

October 26, 2017 BY Cassie Let me know what you think! Leave a comment below:

I’m not sure when the term Homesteading came into vogue…

But when my grandparents were growing up, living off the land and providing for your family with the bare essentials wasn’t called “Homesteading” but merely survival. With 11 hungry siblings beneath her and a family to feed on a coal miners wages,

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“A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.” ~William Arthur Ward

October 25, 2017 BY Cassie Let me know what you think! Leave a comment below.

I am definitely a sunshine girl at heart…

But when I awoke yesterday morning to a heavy, constant rain, my heart, strangely, rejoiced. As I stumbled out into my dark house and turned on the coffee pot, I felt a childlike kind of joy settle over me as I saw the water pouring down outside my kitchen window.

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Dreading the chore of getting your home ready for winter? Here are some ideas for making it fun!

October 23, 2017 BY Cassie  Let me know what you think! Leave a comment in the box below.

~Not What I Had in Mind for Fall Fun~

Winter is well on its way and we would be the wiser for making sure our homes are prepared for the colder days to come,

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Cooler weather means the perfect opportunity to snuggle up with a mug of warm, yummy goodness and I’ve got some drinks you’ve got to try!

October 18, 2017 BY Cassie Let me know what you think. Leave a comment below!

Hot Drinks for a Cold Day:

Hot water is my Love Language. I mean, is that a thing? If you want to tell me you care, bring me some form of hot water.

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Looking for some simple ideas to update your bedroom? Look no further!

October 15, 2017 BY Cassie Let me know what you think in the comments below.

As a designer, bedrooms are one of my favorite rooms to design…

The combination of elements, colors, an textures are beautifully balanced in a well designed bedroom. There is also something vulnerable about designing a bedroom for a client as they are “personal”

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