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

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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 […]