Twirl & Take a Bow Party-Merry Christmas!


~Christmas Eve Party~  Can you believe that tomorrow is Christmas?! Where has the year gone?! I want to take a moment and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! You all have been such wonderful readers and supporters of House on the Way. I’ve enjoyed having each and every one of you […]


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 […]


Saturday Shopping Pick – World Globe

World Globe

~Around the World~   Today’s Saturday Shopping Pick…   This World Globe makes a grand statement with its metallic silver and stunning black. The globe itself is 12″ in diameter and stands on a chrome metal base. Shop for it at ZGallerie. $79.95 Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You are always Welcome at […]


Last Minute Gift Ideas

West Elm Shadow Boxes

~Finish Your Shopping List~   If you’re anything like me, you probably have a few last-minute gifts that need to be bought, wrapped and shipped. With some express shipping, you still have time to jump online and find the perfect gift to finish your shopping list. Here are a few of my favorite gifts for […]


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 […]


Twirl & Take a Bow Party – #71


~Holiday Parties~ As the holidays are approaching, faster and faster, I know we’re all getting ready for those special holiday parties. But today, it’s time for a different time of holiday party. Today’s party is all about sharing your brilliant ideas, DIYs, recipes and other projects. It’s also the perfect time to take a peek […]


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 […]


Saturday Shopping Pick – Poinsettia Pillow

poinsettia pillow

~Decorative Throw Pillow~   Today’s Saturday Shopping Pick…   This poinsettia pillow is the perfect way to add a touch of the Holidays to your home with simple style. The appliqué is finished with hand-sewn beads at the center of the poinsettia. Shop for it at Home Decorators. $32.00 Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner […]


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. […]


Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ Deer Me!

deer head

~Linky Party Time!~   You may have guessed from the title….we have a bit of a theme going on with this week’s top picks! This week’s “deer” themed top picks were chosen by one of my fabulous co-hosts, Trina from A Few Miner Adjustments. I guess great minds think alike, because I have a little […]


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 […]


Saturday Shopping Pick – Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath

~Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath~   Today’s Saturday Shopping Pick…     Do you want a gorgeous Christmas Wreath without the mess that comes with a real fir wreath? This Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath is an amazing replica. It gives you a beautiful look for Christmas that you can use year after year. They come in […]


Decorative Box in Chalky Finish Paint

chalky finish paint box

~An Old Box Gets a New Look~   Recently, I had the pleasure of receiving some of DecoArt’s new Americana Chalky Finish Paint in a variety of colors and of course, I got to work transforming whatever I could get my hands on! One of my first projects was this decorative box. I decided to […]


Birthday Banner from Banner Envy

birthday banner

~Celebrate in Style~   When you throw a party, do you ever use a banner? Do you surprise your guest of honor with their own shout-out? Using a personalized banner at a special event is one of the best ways to express the importance of the day. Last week was my son’s birthday and I surprised […]


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 […]


Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #69

party top picks

~Happy December!~   Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you’re getting ready for Christmas. If so, that’s perfect because it’s my turn to share this week’s Top Picks and I decided to help you get in the mood with some amazing ideas for the season! I’m so excited to be choosing […]


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, […]


Get Ready for the 12 Days of Christmas Tour

Christmas Tour

~12 Days of Christmas~   Can you believe it’s December 1st?! It’s here and we’re getting ready with the 12 Days of Christmas Tour. It’s a fabulous group of 30 bloggers that will be celebrating the Christmas season with you by sharing their homes, crafts, ideas and more! I’ll be sharing my Christmas home on […]


Saturday Shopping Pick – Pillar Candles

pillar candles

~Perfect Holiday Pillar Candles~   Today’s Saturday Shopping Pick…   These sparkle cable knit pillar candles are perfect for the winter months. I love the cable knit design. They are handcrafted with tiny beads and dusted with glitter to give them a glowing effect. Shop for them at Pottery Barn. $16.50-29.50 Enter your email address:Delivered […]


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 […]


Have a Happy Thanksgiving


On this Thanksgiving Day, may you be thankful and happy…   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After the turkey is gone and you begin to celebrate the Christmas season, be sure to stop by next week as I take part in the 12 Days of Christmas Tour with some amazing bloggers! I’ll be sharing my Christmas tour on Wednesday, […]


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 […]


Twirl & Take a Bow Party & Christmas Features


~Happy Thanksgiving & Some Christmas Features~   What a week! This is such a special time of year and I’m so excited to be spending Thanksgiving with my wonderful family. My kids are home from college and I’m hosting this year’s meal. I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and in the meantime, […]