Happy Holidays | Christmas

christmas entry table

christmas entry table

  There's nothing like a festive entry table to welcome holiday guests. My entry table is full of sparkling merriment!   I filled glass vases with ornaments I already had. I think Christmas needs more disco balls. They're so sparkly and fun!       I made a giant snow globe for the display. You can see all the fun details for the snow globes here.     You've … [Read more...]

dollar store garland wreath

tinsel garland wreath

  I really love a sparkling holiday wreath. And I really really love when I can make one for less than $15.00! So I was at the dollar store (The Dollar Tree to be exact) and I spotted this fantastic silver tinsel garland. Almost immediately I thought it'd make a great wreath. I wasn't wrong.   All you need for this project is a straw wreath form, tinsel garland and a stapler. My wreath form is an 18 inch and it … [Read more...]

diy christmas star

christmas star

  Happy December!!!!! The holidays are officially here! I love the Christmas season! And I love love love decorating my home with twinkle lights and holiday merriment! I made this wooden star for my mantel aaaand I'm pretty much in love with it. It's such a great statement piece, yet simple and lovely.     This project is so simple to make. Start with 5 wooden blanks. Wooden blanks are like dowels but … [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 of sea salt is pure heaven. In regards to the gold, I used a metallic satin gold in my fall decorating and sorta fell in love with it.  So that's my … [Read more...]

tis the season: for christmas printables

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  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 Christmas printables you can download and enjoy. And I'd like to say that I have almost every single one of these in my home. I appreciate the time it takes … [Read more...]

white…branch…tree…thingy

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    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 splendid next to my advent calendar.     I started by finding a branch from my yard, painting it white and sticking it in this white pot. … [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 snow.           I've been wanting to make snow globes, but didn't like the idea of having a liquid in the jars. Then I saw these … [Read more...]

i’ll have a gray christmas…

i'll have a gray christmas...

    It was in October when I became obsessed with the idea of a gray Christmas tree. I decided pretty quickly that I'd be painting a tree rather than buying one. There really aren't gray trees for sale. I found lots of silver ones, but no gray. Also, I already had everything I needed for the painting. Yep, this project cost me nothing! When I told Curt of my tree painting plans he thought I was a little nutzo. In fact, he … [Read more...]

tis the season: jack skellington ornaments

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    Hello there friends. How are your holiday funtivities coming along? Have you been busy decorating your home and making Christmas treats? As I may have mentioned once or twice I love Jack Skellington. So I decided to make some Jack ornaments this year. How great is that?!   I have used these Jack faces for a few projects before. I used them for my Jack coasters and for my Jack clock. You can download a … [Read more...]