Christmas movies, traditions, and making a memory-filled Christmas (+ a $100 giveaway!)


Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. After blogging about having a stress-free Christmas for 31 days back in October and some disappointments in past years Christmas seasons, I have really made making memories, starting and continuing meaningful traditions, family time, and just ENJOYING […]

Christmas front porch and an easy layered Christmas wreath


I just love Christmas lights and candlelight sparkling and flickering in the night, don’t you?  Let’s take  a peek at my Christmas front porch tonight! I am loving my new Rustic DIY JOY sign (tutorial here) and so glad that now that my shutters and door are black instead of burgundy I can go crazy […]

16 Gorgeous Gray Bedrooms


You know I am in the process of still working on making over furniture and decorating our new gray bedroom.  So I am constantly looking for inspiration and ideas.  Have you heard of Hometalk?   Hometalk is a community of people  – not just bloggers or professionals although many of those are on there, but people […]

Infinity Scarf tutorial (DIY Homemade Gifts for $5 or less)


I am so excited to join 4 other talented bloggers to bring you some DIY Homemade Gift ideas!  These are all simple, inexpensive (think $5 or much less) ideas that could make a perfect gift for someone on your list.  And these are also great ideas to give for a hostess, teacher, neighbor, girlfriend gift […]

DIY Advent Calendar ideas (Christmas countdown)


Can you believe we were just celebrating Thanksgiving last week, doing some crazy shopping on Friday, and when the calendar turned Monday it is already DECEMBER!?   I don’t know about about you but I am ready to start a petition that Thanksgiving be moved to the 2nd Thursday in November.   These years when there […]

Update on Master Bedroom


So who went shopping today?  I put in about 10 hours today and it was so fun.  Black Friday is a tradition for me and I LOVE it!  I have never gotten trampled, pushed, or even seen a fight break out (probably because I don’t usually go right when the stores open), but I get […]