glitter blast board

glitter blast board

  Yesterday I shared my Santa art project. And what you may not have noticed, because you were distracted by the awesome-ness of Santa, is the glitter board.    When I was thinking about this Christmas vignette I knew I wanted it to sparkle and be a little bit glam. My … [Read more...]

’tis the season: santa art

metallic santa art

    Let's be honest. Some projects are more fun to do than others. And some projects are just so wonderfully enjoyable it's almost sad when they're finished. This was just such a project. *Gasp*  I know, right!   A few years ago, Pottery Barn was selling this … [Read more...]

happy thanksgiving!

alison & meg

  Happy Thanksgiving from Alison & Meg!       … [Read more...]

striped metallic centerpiece

striped metallic centerpiece

  How about an easy, last-minute Thanksgiving centerpiece?   Here's what you need.   I started by drawing an outline of the 1 x 6 onto a piece of fabric.   Then I marked out lines for the tape. I used a friction pen so once I had the tape on I did … [Read more...]

music monday: joy

Steven Curtis Chapman-Joy

  Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was spent with family, some Christmas projects and the latest Bond movie. In other words, I had a fantastic weekend! I've got some more Christmas tunes for you today. I'm love, love, loving Steven Curtis Chapman's latest … [Read more...]

’tis the season: posts of christmas past

ornament wreath

      Do any of you get super excited when you pull out Christmas decorations that you kind of "forgot" about? Do you feel like they're old friends greeting you with a big warm hug? Well, that's how I feel about my Christmas decorations. Weird? Perhaps, but it's how … [Read more...]

in the kitchen: thanksgiving appetizers

apple, brie & honey bruschetta

One of my Thanksgiving traditions is to try a new recipe every year. It usually ends up being an appetizer. I love, love, love appetizers! I could have a whole meal of just appetizers. As I combed through dozens of recipes I narrowed it down to these eight. I want to try every single one of these, … [Read more...]

’tis the season

muppet ornaments

      Welcome to my new holiday segment featuring projects, ideas, decorating and recipes for the upcoming season! I thought I'd kick off this holiday merriment with these diy superhero ornaments I made last year. These are, by far, my most popular blog post. And … [Read more...]

music monday: holiday listening

vintage christmas

  It's that time of year again! The Christmas music emerges and greets us like an old friend! I love Christmas music. And I believe you can never have too much of it. Here are three albums that I can't seem to get enough of. Each of these is pure holiday perfection! Go ahead. Have a … [Read more...]

mod podge = happiness

mod podge typewriter case

  Sorry I've been a little absent lately. I've been busy working on some Christmas projects. Christmas! Projects! Ok, ok, on with the post.... Mod Podge. Amazing stuff. This is one of those project supplies that I ALWAYS have on hand. The uses for this incredible stuff are endless. … [Read more...]