Festive Family Room Reveal 2018

Hello Friends! Are you ready for Christmas? This year I have been slow to pull out Christmas decorations but the family room is finally ready for this wonderful season. Want to see? There’s a lot going on in here but honestly, this room can handle it. Sometimes it feels so open, big and white. I…

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A Creative Holiday House Tour from Washington

Good morning!  I have a special treat for you today. One of my favorite bloggers is here to share her lovely home decked out for the holidays. It’s always fun to peek in on somebody else’s house, don’t you think? Do you know Christine from little Brags blog? She has been a loyal reader here…

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Staircase Frame Collage & a WINNER

HAPPY FRIDAY! I have a winner of the beautiful garland that was featured HERE earlier this week. Drum roll please…. the winner is Jennifer Schmitz Congratulations to Jennifer! Jennifer is actually a blogger too. Lucky you!  Thank you all for reading my blog and leaving a message. I wish all 60 of you that entered could…

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas & a Giveaway

Aaaaawh! I am so ready to cheer up this house in twinkle lights, pine and get on with making some memories! This year I have a railing in the foyer to decorate. Yippee! It’s so fun to be able to use some of my old stuff in new ways. I love natural garlands, trees and…

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Make a Branch Star

One afternoon this winter I brought home some small branches from my walk with Mazi… This is my two year old Morkie (Maltese/Yorkshire Terrier) her name is Mazi (pronounced like Daisy with an “M”). This is a picture of the rustic star hanging in my office area “Where I Create“. I laid out small sticks…

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Merry Christmas Card Display

This year I was able to get a family Christmas card together and sent out to all our family and friends. I am always so touched by the Christmas cards we receive. I enjoy seeing updated photos of our friends. We know special people from all over and I want a little piece of them…

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My Christmas Village

My sweet mom painted a whole Christmas village for each one of my brothers and sisters and I. Each year on Thanksgiving she would present each of us with one hand painted house, school, church or antique shop to add to our collection. I have fifteen! Each new structure had something to do with what…

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Winter Wonderland Home Tour 2014

Friday December 12th Sew a Fine Seam Domesticability Kreative Creationz Sisters, What! Saturday December 13th Create and Babble Down to Earth Style Shelstring Sunday December 14th Uniquely Grace Beautiful Living Frug Elegance Monday December 15th Niki Knows Lauri’s Extras I Am a Homemaker

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Little Tree on the Porch

Do you love little candles on a Christmas tree? I think the idea is so super sweet but, of course, who could keep them lit up?  Last year I bought some at a quaint little Christmas shop. The silver bases clip to the tree branches and the white candles fit into them perfectly. I couldn’t…

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Special Delivery!

I love pulling up to the house and seeing a package waiting for me on the porch.  This time of year is especially fun because most of the boxes hold a sweet Christmas surprise,  That is what gave me the inspiration to make these decorative, rustic gift boxes. There are so many ways to make…

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Christmas Mantel 2014

Here are the most recent pictures of our fireplace mantel…. Deer head on the lower part of the mantel. Paper whites. An old window layered with galvanized tin roofing & mirror with natural and recycled accents. Brewery growler, owl and pine cones. Wine bottles wrapped in burlap and topped with candles. Old wood, pine cones…

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Make Wooden Christmas Gift Box Decor

Don’t you love the look of Christmas presents under the tree? It’s so exciting to wonder what is in each special package. Last year I made some wooden gifts for our front porch and the twinkle lights inside were a festive and fun welcome. This year I used wood lattice from the home improvement store…

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NATURE…accents an industrial style bedroom

Our bedroom is ready for a little Christmas cheer! Don’t be shy….come on in! I want to share some new accents in our Industrial-Shab Master Bedroom. I love nature and all the beauty it surrounds us with every day, every season. Looking for ways to bring nature indoors is one of my favorite ways to…

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Christmas Porch 2013

Here are some pictures of our front porch. I like having a glass front door for function but the glare is horrible for picture taking. So you get to see my neighbors house across the street instead of my boxwood wreath on the door. It’s pretty simply decorated – compared to last year. But I…

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