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10 Soups to Add to Your Cold Weather Line-up

I am a soup girl through and through. From chowdah, as they say in Boston, to stew and simple classics, these one pot meals are in constant rotation at home. So to ring in the season of soup, we’ve rounded up some tasty, heart recipes to get you through the cold winter months with a full belly and a happy heart.

Soup, Stew and Chili Oh My
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DIY Foraged Garland

Winter is quickly approaching but the upside is holidays spent round the fire are too and what better way to bring the outdoors in then with foraged evergreen decor to spruce things up? This month we’re bringing you a rustic fireplace mantle display that is super easy to construct, requires minimal supplies, and can be done with just about any thing you can find in your backyard.

Evergreens are an easy-to-find and hardy option for indoor floral arrangements and can last quite a while without being submerged in water. The evergreens served as our base structure to build upon on the mantle. We then weaved the other elements throughout the evergreens to lock everything into place. Using pillar candles or other props can help to secure your arrangement. To keep this arrangement fresh, spritz with water on a daily basis. xoxo The Petal Girls

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Tween Girl Bedroom by Darling Darleen

Bright and fun is the name of the game in designing a tween room. You want the elements of childhood to be apparent, while feeling like the room is still functional for a young adult. And even though we are way past our tween years, we would jump at the chance to have a sleepover in this orange and pink beauty designed by Darling Darleen. For more, take a peek at all the photos by Dana Tolbert.

From Darling Darleen … With not a lot of blog features on transforming the nursery to the big girl bedroom, this room is a sophisticated yet playful space that many will love. Coordinating Serena and Lily wallpapers, a glamorous chandelier, bold abstract art prints, and functional DIY tips, 10-year-old Stella sleeps, studies and hangs out in style. Photographed by Dana Tolbert Photography, every detail is captured.

The tween room shows how to be functional while keeping it fun and youthful. Stella needed a desk for homework, so a glossy white Parsons desk was the right size and fit the style of the room. The ghost chair keeps it modern, and her personal artwork ties in the room’s palette. Kids tend to have a lot of stuff and books, especially if they are readers, so a stylish bookcase was needed and keeps the room from becoming cluttered. The white dresser is adorned with a sunburst mirror and a place for Stella to stash her jewelry and little knick knacks in Emily + Merritt containers. We added many personal touches and DIYs tabletop decor. Room design was definitely a success, since all she wants to do is hang out in her bedroom!

Photography: Dana Tolbert Photography | Design: Darling Darleen | Andy Warhol Sunset Print: One Kings Lane | Berry Fleur Chinoise Pillows And Greek Key Pillow: Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Coral Lamu And Jaipur Wallpape: Serena And Lily | Coral Rug: Genevieve Gorder Rugs | Coral X-bench Chairs: Target | Flower Pillow, Mirror Side Table, Gold Lamp, Pink Flower Vase: Target | Ghost Chair: Amazon | Glass Drop Chandelier: Pottery Barn | Gold Deer Head: ZGallerie | Gold Prints And Pink Pencils: B Is For Bonnie | Laura Painting Print: Michelle Armas | Monarch Bed: The Land Of Nod | Owl Pillow, Owl Lamp And Bookends: Happy Chic By Jonathan Adler | Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Gentle Butterfly | Parsons Desk Table: Overstock | Pink Morocaan Pouf: One Kings Lane | Princess For Hire Series: Lindsey Leavitt | Reflections Bookcase: Home Decorators Collection | Starburst Sheet Set And Strawberry Cabin Quilt: Serena And Lily | Unicorn Ring Holder And Jewelry Box: Emily + Merrit | White Sunburst Mirror: One Kings Lane