Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Christmas Outdoor Decorations 3

~Decorate the Great Outdoors~   When it comes to decorating outdoors for Christmas, it can sometimes seem to be a daunting task. One of the main reasons is that we do not always have the right “tools” to get it right. The wreaths fall from the windows and the lights hang in disarray. But never […]

Great Gift Wrap Ideas

Great gift wrap ideas

~Let’s Get Creative~   With the Holiday shopping almost complete, my thoughts are turning to gift wrap. I went on the search for some great gift wrap ideas and of course, my first stop was Pinterest. I found some fun and unique ways to create some amazing presentations! I knew I wanted to keep the […]

Santa Claus Command Center

Santa Claus Command Center

~Dear Santa…~   It’s that crazy time of year when we’re all running around, decorating, baking cookies and…shopping. We all want to see the smile on our loved ones faces when they open that special gift…especially the faces of our little ones! For me, this holiday season has been very hectic. I feel like I […]

DIY Set of Cone Christmas Trees

cone christmas trees

~Christmas Craft~   Do you know how excited I was when I found some great cardboard cones at Michaels? They were a great price and ideas started swirling in my mind about the wonderful Christmas creations I could make. Then…everyone in blogland was making wonderful Christmas creations with these same cones! There were cones with […]

Peanut Butter S’mores ~ Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookie recipes

 ~Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange~   If you’ll be participating in a Holiday Cookie Exchange, then you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m sharing a great cookie recipe as part of  a Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange Party. It’s 30 bloggers sharing 30 Christmas cookie recipes! I’ll be sharing some Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies. My son […]

Jingle Bell Garland

jingle bell garland

~Let’s Take a Sleigh Ride~   What’s your favorite Christmas carol? Mine is Sleigh Ride. Every time I hear it, I think of riding in horse-drawn sleigh…like in The Santa Clause 2. Do you remember the scene? Scott a.k.a. Santa picks up Principal Newman and takes her to the faculty Christmas party in a horse-drawn sleigh. […]

DIY Christmas 3D Subway Art

christmas 3d subway art

~Christmas Craft Showcase~   Have you made a purchase, not knowing what you’re actually going to do with the product? I have to confess that I do that sometimes. I see something cute and a few ideas run around in my head but honestly I don’t have a definite idea of what I want to […]

Christmas Home Tour 2013

Christmas home tour 2013

~The 12 Days of Christmas Tour~   I’d like to invite you to join me as I share my Christmas Home Tour with you today, as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Tour! It’s a great Christmas Tour involving 30 bloggers! We’re sharing our decorations, ideas, projects and more. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Isn’t this a fabulous […]

Burlap Christmas Tree Skirt with Ribbon Trim

Burlap tree skirt

~Dressing Up the Tree~   I have a confession to make… Usually, my Christmas tree is naked below the waist! Yes…I normally go skirt less when it comes to my Christmas tree. My solution is to put the presents under the tree and camouflage that there’s no tree skirt. It’s never really been a problem, […]

Handmade Gift ~ Decoupaged Boxes

Decoupaged Star Boxes

~A Crafted Gift~   Christmas is approaching and thoughts are turning to decorations and gifts. In fact, I bet a lot of you are taking advantage of those Black Friday deals right now! But why spend money on an impersonal gift when you can create something yourself. Think about how much it means to someone […]

Loving My Christmas Mantel

Christmas Mantel

~New Holiday Decor~   I’m so excited about Christmas and especially the new direction my Christmas decorations are taking this year. Last year, my decor theme was “Santa’s Belt.” It was a lot of glitter and sparkle and a little Ho-Ho-Ho. This year, I wanted to do something more traditional. In the words of Clark […]

New Christmas Advent Calendar

Christmas Advent Calendar

~The Countdown Begins~   Actually, the countdown doesn’t begin until December 1st, but we have to be ready. Last year I created an advent calendar that matched my “Santa’s Belt” holiday decor. This year, my Christmas decorations are heading in a different direction, so a new Christmas advent calendar was needed. While I was at […]

Christmas Fabric Art from a Dishtowel

blog year in review

I know…it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but I can’t help it…I’m in the Christmas spirit and I’m so excited to share my first Christmas project of the season. It’s my Christmas fabric art and I’ve got to say that I love it! It all started with a dishtowel… I was actually organizing a drawer when […]

Deck the Halls Party Features

Christmas Decor

Deck the Halls with Christmas Decor   Christmas is right around the corner and today I’m sharing some great Christmas decor features from my Deck the Halls Party Series. For the past three weeks, we’ve been celebrating the season by sharing our Christmas trees, our table decor and our door decor! The beautiful Christmas decor […]

Christmas in New York

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

There’s No Place Like New York at Christmas!   One of my favorite places to visit is New York and my favorite time to visit is Christmas! I love Christmas in New York! The lights are bright, the air is crisp and the spirit is high! Rockefeller Center The tree at Rockefeller Center is so […]

Christmas Home Tour ~ 2012

Christmas Decorations

House on the Way Christmas Home Tour 2012   Christmas is only 8 days away! Can you believe it? My shopping is not done, but my Christmas decorations are all set! It seems like the preparation for this Holiday Season has moved so fast! I decided to do a little round-up of the Christmas preparations […]

Old Fashion Christmas Bulb Ornament

Christmas Ornament craft

Old Fashion Christmas Bulb Ornaments   Last week I had the honor to guest post at Havoc-to-Heaven! It was an honor to be able to share a Christmas craft with Missi’s readers and today I wanted to share it with mine! It’s a quick, easy Christmas craft…Old Fashion Christmas Bulb Ornaments. You remember those great […]

Christmas Chandelier

Christmas Chandelier

Simple Christmas Chandelier Decor   While decorating your home for the Holidays, don’t forget your chandeliers! We love to decorate our mantels, create gorgeous vignettes and beautiful trees, but sometimes we forget those unexpected places to decorate….like our chandeliers! Every year I love to wrap the arms of my dining room chandelier with basic wired […]

Christmas Kitchen

Christmas Kitchen

Joy in My Christmas Kitchen   Today I’m sharing my kitchen that I decked out with some Christmas decorations, making it my new Christmas Kitchen! I love my Christmas kitchen. In fact, you cold say I find “joy” in it…. I love the boxwood letters seen everywhere, but I decided to make my own out […]

Christmas Front Door Decor

Christmas Front Door Decor

Christmas Wreath and Front Porch Decor   Today I’m sharing my Christmas Front Porch Decor. It consists of my wreath, garland and a lit topiary on each side of the door. The wreath on my front door has a large red ribbon with a bow made from my favorite black and red check layered on […]

Deck the Halls Christmas Party Featuring Table Decor

Christmas table decorations

We’re Decking the Halls at My House Christmas Table Decor It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s time for setting out beautiful centerpieces, Poinsettias and creating gorgeous vignettes! It’s December 8th and today I want to see your Christmas Table Decor!   <img src=”http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh504/Leslie_Stewart/LgDecktheHalls2.jpg” alt=”House on the Way” style=”border:none;” /> A few days […]

Christmas Tree Whimsy

Whimsical Christmas Tree feature

Christmas Tree Features   My Deck the Halls party featuring Christmas trees began last Saturday and is running until December 21st. I wanted to highlight a couple of the trees shared last week. These trees are whimsical, beautiful and inspiring! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sara from She Cooks She Crafts She Runs linked up her Whimsical Christmas Tree. […]

Burlap Gift Box Christmas Decoration

Christmas Burlap Decoration

The Gift of Burlap   Beautifully wrapped gift boxes are one of the best sights of the Christmas season and my burlap gift box is one of the most beautiful wrapped boxes in my house! It was fun to make but a little time-consuming… I folded and rolled small burlap circles. I inserted straight pins […]

Christmas Ribbon Ornament Craft

Christmas Ribbon ornament

Wrap a Ribbon Ornament   I am so excited to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids series! Christmas crafts are a tradition and every family loves to get together and create beautiful decorations.  Today I’m going to show you a quick and easy ornament craft. Supplies: styrofoam balls or squares, ribbon, pins, scissors […]

Christmas Mantel

Christmas mantel

Ho Ho Ho   Santa carries some weight around here… I was always the child that wanted to believe. If I were in the movie Polar Express, I would be the only adult that could hear the bell! That’s one reason I love my Santa’s Belt theme Christmas decorations… …that and I just think it’s too […]