Archives for 2012

Giving back this Christmas (with some help from Cost PlusWorld Market )

I am excited to share this post with you!  I don’t know about you but the Christmas season can get a little crazy.    Amidst all the shopping, baking, decorating, wrapping, and extra parties the real reason for this season can easily get forgotten.  Christmas is a season of giving… a season of reflecting on the […]

DIY Burlap + Lace Stockings

I am back to share another post in our “A Homemade Christmas” series!  I hope you have been enjoying this series as much as I have!  Laine, Christa, and Heather have been inspiring me with some great projects!  You can catch up on all the posts on the series at the end of this post. […]

Neutral + Vintage Christmas mantel

I am excited to share my vintage, homemade, and neutral Christmas mantel with you today. This mantel is so different in many ways than my past Christmas mantels. Here was last year’s mantel – all burgundy and gold.  This year I am trying to leave out as much red/burgundy from my decorations as possible.  Just […]

Homemade Vintage Music Book Page Wreath

I am back with another post in our A Homemade Christmas series!  I hope you have been catching all of the other posts in this series… if not check them out at the bottom of this post.  My mouth is still watering from Heather’s homemade Pecan sticky buns recipe from yesterday.  Yumm! Today I am […]

Christmas Evergreen Wreath tutorial

Today, I thought I would share with you a evergreen wreath.  I actually made this wreath last year, took all the pictures, and then never got around to sharing the full tutorial.  So since it is hanging on my front door again (at least for now, would love to make a white/neutral one this year, […]

DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments

Today is my first day to share in our A Homemade Christmas series.  I been loving it so far.  Make sure you head over and check out Christa’s pinecone cluster and Heather’s poinsettia pillow.  They are both on my list to do now too. I don’t know about you but I LOVE mercury glass.   It […]

DIY Painted Striped Curtains (yes, I painted my curtains!)

If you caught my sneak peek of my Christmas décor in progress over on facebook (you can follow me and see the preview here), you saw that I have some new curtains in my living room!  I am in process of a few changes in the living room so before we jump into Christmas décor […]

A Homemade Christmas (3 week collaborative series starting Monday)

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a good time with family and ate too much, of course.  And woke up today to “the day after Thanksgiving” . . . when it seems the whole world switches into full steam ahead Christmas mode!  I know I do!   I got some Christmas shopping done in […]

3 ways to paint pinecones–help me pick!

In between cleaning house, prepping my Thanksgiving menu, decorating a kids table, and all the other every day things, I am also trying to prepare for Christmas decorating! I plan on making a lot of homemade decorations this year along with using many things from nature too and I don’t want the decorating to drag […]

20+ Thanksgiving Kids Table ideas

Thanksiving is ONE week away – can you believe it??  Next week, I will be busy baking pies and all kinds of things, cleaning, and preparing for a big family meal as I am sure some of you will be doing as well.  I really want to have my table settings and decorations all done […]