Christmas at our home


Welcome to our home at Christmastime… I am not going to call this a home tour because honestly it is just a few rooms and if you have seen some “Christmas home tours” this month, and are expecting that in this post, it’s just not going to happen.  But this is OUR home at Christmas […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rustic JOY Christmas Sign (Behr Holiday Hues)


I am so excited to join with the Behr DIY Expert team and fellow bloggers to bring you Behr Holiday Hues!  We are sharing 12 festive projects for a colorful holiday season and giving away something fun to TWO of our readers.   I created a rustic planked wood JOY sign for my front porch with […]