Red and festive Christmas mantel with DIY lit canvas

One of my favorite places to decorate (and share with you!) is my mantel!  And I just love my Christmas mantel this year. I usually sort of already have a mapped out plan in my head of what I want to do way ahead of time but this year I really had no clue except […]

Delight your senses (31 days to Love the Home You Have)

This post is part of a 31 day series – 31 days to Love the Home You Have.  I am blogging through the 31 day challenge in the back of the book “Love the Home You Have” by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room.  You can read all the posts in the series so far […]

$2.00 yard sale candlesticks makeover

Remember those candlesticks I picked up a few weeks back at a yard sale for $2.00?  I finally got them painted and redone.  This is what I was starting with… wood multi-colored candlesticks First I spray painted them with Rustoleum gloss white spray paint. But I was wanting them to have more of a weathered/antiqued […]

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

I have been teasing you for a few days with pictures of my winter mantel…  But no longer… today I am revealing it all! The vision for my winter mantel started back before Christmas when I saw Donna at Funky Junk Interior’s Christmas mantel with illuminated old windows.  I knew right away that I wanted […]

31 Days of Fall Inspiration: Decorating with candles

This post is part of a series – “31 days of Fall Inspiration”  You can read all the posts in this series here.  And to make sure you don’t miss anything you can sign up to have every post sent to your emailor follow me on facebook. So excited to talk about one of my […]

75¢ Yard sale candlesticks get a paint makeover

Remember these candlesticks I got at a yard sale? I paid 25¢ and 50¢ for them – can’t beat 75¢ for a set of candlesticks. So here they are – before. They were pretty nasty.  Covered in wax and dirt. So I cleaned them up.  Then sprayed them with a quick coat of white primer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yankee Candle: Buy 2, get 2 FREE large candles

So you know I love candles!  And apparently some of you do too, from your comments.  Yankee Candle was one of the most loved candles that people mentioned. Here is a coupon to help you snag some for cheap! Here’s a great coupon for you to start your Christmas shopping started – Buy 2 large […]