Archives for 2012

Christmas projects + December recap

I have enjoyed doing monthly recap posts the last few months so thought it would be good to recap just December and give everyone a post to reference to view all of the Christmas projects/posts of this year. I had a lot of fun doing a totally new color scheme/theme for Christmas this year with […]

A year of seasonal mantels in 2012

When I was working on my Top projects of 2012 post, I didn’t feature any of my mantels. I thought it would be fun to put all my mantels of 2012 in one post and sort of do a “tour of mantels throughout the year.”  I LOVE decorating my mantel and I LOVE looking at […]

Top projects of 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a good Christmas.  A quiet, simple Christmas with my husband’s family on Christmas Eve and then Christmas with my family (three kids age 5 and under) which was a little bit more crazy.  And as for presents we got – well, there may have been […]

Merry Christmas… from our home to yours

From our home to yours…   I won’t be posting as much as normal over the next two weeks, but will be back to start recapping the year on Thursday.  Have a wonderful Christmas!

Our Christmas front porch (with hanging candle lanterns)

Today I am going to share our front porch decorated for Christmas.  It is nothing elaborate and I wish I could do more or do it differently but it is more than I have done before and I love the little touches that I added this year.    Here it is in the daytime – but […]

DIY Burlap + Lace Christmas Tree Skirt

I am back today to show you how I made my tree skirt that I showed you in my Christmas tree post last week.  I am loving this tree skirt…. BUT, I am not sure that I will be making a ruffled one again.    It was not hard, but it was time consuming.  During […]

A Homemade Christmas linky party!

Today is the day!  If you have been following along the last few weeks I have been participating in a 3 week long series with 3 other bloggers – Christa from Brown Sugar Toast, Laine from It’s Just Laine, and Heather from Thrifty Stories.  We have posted all kinds of homemade projects from decorations, to […]

“O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree…”

So excited to share our Christmas tree this year with you just in time to link up at with Sarah at Thrifty Décor Chick for her her annual Christmas tree linky party. This year’s theme was to do everything in the living room, the mantel and tree, in all neutrals – cream, brown, silver, gold, […]

Get Cozy, Give Back with Better Homes and Gardens

I recently got a chance to team up Better Homes and Gardens in their “Get Cozy, Give Back” campaign with a photo contest for charity.  Here’s how it works.  Pick up your favorite Better Homes and Gardens throw at Wal-mart and take a picture snuggling with your new blanket and submit it on their facebook […]

Placemat pillow tutorial + my favorite Christmas vignette

Rhoda is having a Christmas vignette linky party over at Southern Hospitality and it just turns out this little area on my hearth is my favorite vignette this year.  What’s a vignette you ask?  Dictionary.com says it is “any small, pleasing picture or view.”  I just love this little area – the bench, the pillows, […]