Fun Christmas Place Cards

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

Have I got a super fun place card holder idea for your Christmas table today! Every year I host my family for Christmas Eve Dinner, and I always try to come up with a fun way to mark each person's place at the table. This idea is what I did last year, but of course I couldn't blog about it because I like my family to be surprised when they see what I've come up with! Are you ready? Drumroll...I made us all Santa's little helpers! How fun is that? Just look at my Hubby in his cute … [Read more...]

Holiday Dining Table Centerpiece

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Who still needs a Holiday Centerpiece to wow their guests this year?  And how did it get to be the middle of December so darn fast anyway? Christmas is fast approaching and if you are like me most years, I am pulling my Holiday table together at the last minute! I shared my Christmas home tour earlier in the week which included my dining room. My favorite thing in that space is by far my centerpiece for the table, and today I'm sharing how easily it came together in case you are a last minute … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour 2014

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

  Welcome my sweet friends! Last week I shared my Christmas Courtyard decked for the Holidays, and today I am back to share the inside of my home as part of the Home for the Holidays Christmas home tour! Here is my entryway that I already shared... Come on in... As you enter, you face our stairwell.  I found this metal wall art  this summer at a yard sale for $5. I painted it in the Spring, and it's perfect to display wreaths for the seasons... Just to … [Read more...]

How to Make a {Faux} Fresh Greenery Arrangement

{Faux} Fresh Greenery Arrangement- Perfect to greet Holiday guests!

Are you finished decorating for the Holidays yet? I still have much to do, but one area I can cross off my list is my front courtyard.  I shared it earlier this week and in case you missed it, here's a peek: I'd love for you to take a closer look here and you'll also find out why this space is so dear to me. I wanted to liven up my courtyard a bit, and one of the best ways to do that for the Holidays is by adding fresh greenery.  I usually keep the pieces that are sawed off the end of … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments

Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments

Hello lovely people! Today I'm hanging out at the NY Family Melrose Blog sharing a fun ornament idea. For our Halloween display I purchased a case of mason jars to put tea lights in, and knew I'd eventually come up with a use for all the leftover lids...how about snowman ornaments? Visit Jenny at the NY Melrose Blog to see the full tutorial! I'll be back to tomorrow with a great idea to make your home more inviting for the holidays! Have a great day! XO,   If you like what you see, … [Read more...]

A New Christmas Wreath and Mantel

Super Simple Christmas Wreath and Mantel

Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas Holiday Tour! Today is day one of a themed tour where each participant selected a Twelve Days of Christmas theme to decorate around. Sounds fun, right?  My theme was Two Turtle Doves, so I think I had it pretty easy! Not sure about Eight Maids a Milking, but I know my friends can pull it off. Here is my take on Two Turtle Doves with a new Christmas Wreath: Those are turtle doves umkay? (Wink) A wreath was the first thing that came to mind when I … [Read more...]

DIY Mitten Ornament {no knitting required} +Over 30 More!

DIY Mitten Ornaments...no knitting required!

Do you make Christmas ornaments as gifts? Is it something you do every year for your special friends and family? My older sister and her daughters make a new ornament each year for us. They started when her girls were young. Now they are 17 and 22,  and we still get them, and I truly look forward to seeing what they create each year. My amazing friend, Christa, receives several handmade ornaments from her MIL that she makes to giveaway, and I look forward to being the lucky recipient of one … [Read more...]

DIY Sweater Stockings {Anthropologie-Inspired}

Sweater Stockings

Hello there beautiful people! I am really excited about today's post! This is part of the "Rock Your Knock-off Holiday Edition" Tour where some of my favorite blogging friends and I find high-end (and very over-priced) items, and make them for a fraction of the cost. Here is one of my favorite knock-offs from our very first tour: Such an easy way to dress up a cheap plastic garbage can. For our Holiday version, I chose this Spice Market Stocking from Anthropologie: This very … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Decor (For less than $2!)

Easy and Inexpensive DIY Valentine's Day Decor

Hi there and welcome! Today I'm sharing how I added a little Valentine's flair to my mantle for less than $2! I don't normally go all out decorating for Valentine's Day. I usually store up all my Holiday decorating mojo for Halloween and what's left, goes to Christmas! But this year, I was in the mood to create a little something for my mantle: A quilled paper heart! Have you ever tried paper quilling?  Much like painting to me, it's very relaxing. I quilled a skull for my Halloween … [Read more...]

A New use for Old Christmas Cards

Recycled Christmas Card Star

Are you like me? Do you hold on to every last Christmas card? They are so pretty, I just can't throw them away! I usually cut the fronts of the pretty ones off and recycle them as gift tags, but this year I chose a few to recycle another way. I made a fun little addition to my mantel... I started with a scrap piece of  bead board... ...which I cut into a star shape. As you can see, it took me a few tries to get a shape that didn't look like my three year old drew it  I was happy … [Read more...]

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