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. They ride down a street filled with white Christmas lights

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 W. Griswold (aka Christmas Vacation)…We’re having a fun old-fashioned family

2012 Blog Year in Review

2012 blog year in review

Take a Look Back…My House 2012 Blog Year in Review    Shouldn’t we end every year with a quick year in review? Shouldn’t we look back and see what we’ve done…what we’ve accomplished…what we didn’t? Yes! So today, I’m sharing my 2012 Blog Year in Review! Really….it’s more of a 1/2 year in review! I began my new blogging adventure in July of this year but

Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #20

party features

Merry Christmas!   On this Christmas Day, I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Time for party features! Here are a few of my favorites from last week’s party… The Concrete Cottage really knows how to do a chalkboard! I love this chalkboard tree! It is absolutely too cute and too creative for words! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The

Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #19

party features

Party Features and Party Time   This week’s party features are great! There were so many great link ups…it was hard to pick! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I’m loving this amazing Faux Chalkboard Art from Melissa at The Happier Homemaker! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you remember making those great paper garlands as a child? I’m loving these gorgeous garlands from Kim at Made in a Day. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Typical English

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 that have taken place here at House on the Way…

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 garland. You can find a string of garland at Hobby

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 of some leftover garland. The “O” was easy…it’s just a

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 top. I added some extra greenery, red berries and a

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 into the middle of the rolled burlap. I basically created