5 Tips for Easy and Affordable Gift Wrap

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I feel like I’ve been MIA for the last week. Really, I have been. This holiday season has given me a one-two punch. I didn’t even do Christmas cards till yesterday…and I always do a Christmas card! Thank goodness for one-hour photo…

DIY Urchin Christmas Ornament

DIY Urchin Christmas Ornament

Have you ever had a particular image in your mind? Maybe an idea for a look or style that you wanted… Like that perfect Christmas tree covered with gorgeous handmade snowflakes. You guessed it…that was the image I had in my mind when I began planning my holiday decor this year. I could see it…

Christmas Home Tour 2014 – Home for the Holidays

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I’m so excited to be sharing my Christmas Home Tour for 2014 and to be joining a group of other bloggers in the Home for the Holidays blog tour. Throughout the month of December, I’ve been sharing bits and pieces of my Christmas Decor with some tips and tutorials to go along with them. Today, I’m sharing everything…from the front door to the top of the tree.

Christmas Stenciled Placemat

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*Thanks so much to Royal Design Studios for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions on their stencils are 100% mine.  How do you feel about stenciling? It’s one of those things that you either love or hate. I think stenciling can be intimidating at first and it definitely takes practice.

Christmas Chalkboard Made From a Mirror

Christmas Chalkboard

There are trends that everyone just absolutely loves. There are also trends that are classic and look great in a variety of decor. Such as, the chalkboard trend. It’s been around for a while and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere… Why would it? It’s great. Whatever style of home you have, you can make a chalkboard work.

DIY Photo Collage Christmas Wreath

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One of my favorite projects of all time is the set of DIY Photo Collage Letters that I created for my daughter’s graduation party. I wanted to have a photo board at the party, but I wanted something different and special. It was perfect for her party, which lead me to the idea of using the same concept in my Christmas decor.  

Welcome Home Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Welcome Home Outdoor Christmas Decorations

How do you welcome people home for the holidays? Do you hang a wreath on the door or put candles in the windows? Maybe you string lights along the landscaping. Each year I try to create a warm and welcoming outdoor scene for Christmas. I want my friends and family to get a little Christmas spirit before they even walk through the front door.

12 Days of Christmas & 5 Golden Rings

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Today’s a big day. It’s my birthday! Let’s not discuss the number, but relish on the fact that today is my special day. There won’t be balloons or even a cake, but it’s my day…and I’ll take it… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I’m also participating in the 12 Days of Christmas with a group of amazing bloggers.

DIY Basket Christmas Tree Skirt

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Have you ever had a dream? Specifically a dream about having the perfect decorative piece for your home. I’m talking about the one thing that would make the room complete. Or the one simple thing that would be ideal…if you could only find it. I’m referring to the absolute…without a doubt…best tree skirt for my Christmas tree.

How to Make Tassel Christmas Ornaments

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Some of my favorite Christmas ornaments are the ones that are handmade. Hallmark ornaments are gorgeous and the personalized ones from the mall are so cute, but nothing beats the paper tree or the pine cone reindeer that my littles ones made. I hang them lovingly on the tree each year, because they are more precious to me than any others we have.