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Catherine is a CPA-turned-creative entrepreneur. She is the founder of Beginning in the Middle. an interior designer, photographer, writer, and business schemer.  She loves being cozy at home, miniature everything, and has a not-so-secret dream of living on an island one day.
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Roundup: Holiday Favorites from the Hearth & Hand Collection at Target


Happy Monday!

Last week, we received a package from the team behind the Hearth & Hand line at Target, and it was the sweetest surprise.  We haven’t done any holiday shopping or decor planning yet (even though it’s everywhere!!), so it got us excited to get started.  I LOVE the classic b&w, red and green palette of the H&H holiday collection this year — it feels like most of the pieces will be in style for years to come.  I also love that some of these pieces feel more like winter decor than holiday decor, which is nice because we tend to leave some of our decorations up into January every year.

Below we’re rounding up 16 of our favorites from the collection.  This isn’t sponsored — we just love this line & want to share it with you in case it helps with your holiday shopping & decor.  Some of these items tend to sell out, so even if you don’t plan to decorate until after Thanksgiving, it doesn’t hurt to grab something you love when you see it!


1 – Wooden Dollhouse with Furniture

2 – Card Deck with Leather Case

3 – Ornament Set of 8 – Black/White Stars

4 – Black & White Plaid Stocking with Green Tassel

5 – Holiday Stoneware Mug Set of 4

6 – Black & Red Plaid Stocking with Red Pompom

7 – Advent Calendar

8 – 14″ Red Berry Pine Wreath

9 – Letters to Santa Mailbox

10 – Pine Stem

11 – Black & White Plaid Stocking with Red Pompom

12 – Stoneware Appetizer Plates

13 – Plaid Tassel Pillow

14 – Foldable Luggage Rack

15 – 36″ Red Berry Pine Wreath

16 – “Hello” Mug Set of 2

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Catherine & Bryan Williamson moved from NYC to Columbus, OH in 2013.  Beginning in the Middle is a journal of the couple's design and renovation projects, real estate investment and Airbnb hosting journey, travel, and other life happenings.



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I grew up in New Jersey and always had a dream of living in New York.  There was something about the energy of the city that drew me inOur journey started unexpectedly in 2012, when we decided to make a big move from New York to Columbus. The glamour of climbing the corporate ladder was wearing off, and we knew that renting an expensive small apartment and dealing with crowded subways everyday was not going to work forever. We wanted to start creating something for ourselves, and although we didn’t know exactly what that something was, we knew NYC wasn’t the place for it.

We decided on Columbus because Bryan grew up here, and we were intrigued by all of the development going on in the downtown area at the time. We drove through many of the neighborhoods and admired the boarded up old houses, most of which were built in the early 1900s, and started dreaming about the things we could do here.

I'm Catherine, and I'm the founder of Beginning in the Middle.

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