deck the halls

deck the halls

  Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la.Tis the season to be jolly,Fa la la la la, la la la la. Don we now our gay apparel,Fa la la, la la la, la la la.Troll the ancient yuletide carol,Fa la la la la, la la la la. Take it … [Read more...]

diy vacation ornaments

manzanita ornament

  I like to collect sand from our vacation spots. That is, if there is sand to be collected. I bring it home in a ziplock bag then display it in a jar on the bookshelves. This year I wanted to turn some of our vacation sand into Christmas tree ornaments. We have a ornament tradition in our … [Read more...]

from the kitchen: sugar cookies

sugar cookies

  My brother doesn't like chocolate. I know, right? And my mom was always making some delicious treat in the kitchen, but not usually a chocolate treat. In fact, I don't think my mom ever made chocolate chip cookies. Ever. But, boy, did we eat a lot of sugar cookies. That was the staple … [Read more...]

metallic reindeer art

metallic reindeer art

  Never say never. Two things I have "never-ed"; dark chocolate and using gold in my home. Well guess what? This year I have redacted both of those nevers. Something changed in my taste buds around summertime and now I absolutely love dark chocolate. The Lindt dark chocolate with a touch … [Read more...]

tis the season: for christmas printables

Peace on Earth

  I love, love, love prints. And that goes doubly for Christmas prints. I love the typography and design element. And I feel like they add so much to a space. With that said, I have been going a little nuts with Christmas printables this season. And I love it! Here are 14 free … [Read more...]



    I had a hard time starting this post mostly because I don't know what to call this... white... branch.... tree.... thingy. Curt suggested that I call it the white tree of Gondor. But I opted to go in a different direction. Well, whatever it is, I love it! And it looks so … [Read more...]

tis the season: christmas porch

front door swag

  How about a lovely Christmas porch? My porch is pretty simple. Mostly pine branches from our yard and a few vintage items.                 Until next time.... … [Read more...]

music monday: have yourself an indie little christmas

paste holiday sampler

  On Saturday I told you about NoiseTrade; a website where you can legally download music for free. They have thousands of albums including some pretty wonderful Christmas stuff. I love all Christmas music, except A Twisted Christmas by Twisted Sister, that stuff ain't right. I love the … [Read more...]

the weekly rave

IKEA holiday collection

    I have spent the last couple weeks falling in love with NoiseTrade. This website is incredible. You can download music for free! It's 100% legal. And 100% awesome! Check it out.   Ok, have you seen the new holiday collection from IKEA?! Holy amazing! It's like … [Read more...]

christmas mantel & snow globes

o christmas tree

    Hello! And happy friday! Any big holiday plans this weekend? I wanted to share my Christmas mantel with you all today and also some easy DIY snow globes.   I love using epsom salt in glass jars to give the look of … [Read more...]