Laura Eliese

Musings on Life & Designs


Christmas Tree Urns

I love the idea of placing a Christmas tree in an urn rather than a traditional stand. These images from Houe Beautiful are especially appealing to me: This tree appears to be in a large terracotta pot that has been … Continue reading

Laura Avirett

Touches of Christmas

I’ve finally started decorating for Christmas! This year, I am simplifying my decor… emphasis on simple. Here are few glimpses of Christmas around my house… I’m linking up to: Between Naps on the Porch, Southern Hospitality, Making the World Cuter, … Continue reading


Natural Remedies for Cold/Flu Season

Tis the season! Along with the joys of the holidays often comes cold and flu season! The changing weather and cold air, not to mention the stress we often experience this time of year can do a number on our bodies. … Continue reading


Black Friday Shopping Tips

Woohoo! I love Black Friday! The thrill of catching amazing deals at insanely early hours of the morning and racing against traffic, trying to get in the shortest line possible (which always seem to be the slowest without fail), all … Continue reading


Happy Thanksgiving!

{Southern Living} Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a restful day and were surrounded by loved ones! We had a nice day with my husband’s side of the family. We enjoyed turkey and ham plus all the fixin’s! I brought … Continue reading


Stockings for the Pups!

Two years ago, I ordered these stockings from Ballad for Ish and I. I love them! I ordered the red one for myself and the green one for Ish, and personalized them with our names. Now that we have 3 … Continue reading


Weekend Recap

We had a fun but busy weekend, full of friends and fun! I just find it hard to believe that Halloween is behind us and now begins the holiday season! Friday night, we went to visit my mother in law … Continue reading


Happy Birthday to my Hubby!!

Happy 27th Birthday to the love of life and bff!! You are so cute & handsome. You make my life more FUN! You are insanely creative and I’m so glad I get to be your partner in crime forever! I … Continue reading

Weekend Recap

It’s been a beautiful fall Monday here in Texas! The weather here is still quite warm, but today there was a bit of a gusty wind that made everything seem more autumnal. As I was driving home, it hit me … Continue reading

Go Rangers!!

Go Rangers!!

Admittedly, I’m not a huge sports fan, however, I must take a minute to brag on our very own Texas Rangers!!! They beat out the New York Yankees in the playoffs and last night, secured their place in the World … Continue reading

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