Moving on to Christmas

I don’t know about you but sometimes I am so glad to have one holiday over with so that we can move on to the next. I feel guilty for admitting that because the most special day of the year for our family comes right around Thanksgiving so I feel a little pressure to make…

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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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Old Tray ~ New Chalkboard

Once in a while I like to stop by our Goodwill store. It’s always so busy in there. Yesterday I found this old tray. I drilled two holes into the top to thread rope through. Sprayed it with chalkboard spray paint.  Once the paint was dry I attached the rope from the backside so that…

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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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Sweet & Sticky Chex-Graham Mix

If you are wondering what food or snack to take to your holiday parties this week…..THIS IS IT! I haven’t met ANYBODY who doesn’t {love} this stuff!!! It doesn’t take long to make and it will feed a big group of people or would be enough for two parties. (Best if it’s made the day…

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Down to Earth Holiday Home 2013

Welcome! There is not much room for words in this post because I’m filling it with photos of my home all decked out for the holidays.    I can over decorate sometimes but if you are looking for that…this will not be your favorite Christmas home but I did make most of our decor this…

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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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