Holidays

Chalkboard Lettering Tips and Tricks

I feel so inspired this time of year as I begin pulling out my most festive decor in preparation for the hustle and bustle of the holidays. The house begins to take on an entirely different persona. It feels warmer, cozier and more magical! Aside from my regular decorating, an easy and inexpensive update I …

Fabulous New Year’s Day Brunch Ideas

New Year’s Day is a day to rest, whether after a night of partying or just a busy holiday season, but it’s also a day to celebrate. Here are some fabulous New Year’s Day brunch ideas to ring in the new year! One of my favorite brunch dishes is this cinnamon monkey bread. It’s so easy …

Easiest DIY Ever: Book Tree

This year I wanted something a little different and fun for my Christmas mantel, and — of course — I planned to DIY that special something.  Until I came down with the flu.  And I watched days tick off my calendar with no mantel decoration, no gift-wrapping, no anything to move along my holiday preparation.  …

Last-minute Holiday Decorating on a Dime

Are you a little (or a lot) behind on your holiday decorating this year?  No funds left for the festive frill?  We feel you!  We’re often so consumed with Thanksgiving travel plans, holiday baking marathons and checking our shopping lists (twice… naturally), that all of a sudden it’s Christmas Eve and not a decoration is …

Great Hostess Gifts Under $15

With the holidays come a variety of parties to attend, and one of the toughest tasks is finding great hostess gifts that don’t feel cheap or impractical. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some of the best hostess gifts you can bring this holiday season that won’t break the bank. If …

Twists on Holiday Traditions

Tired of the same old holiday decorations? Bored with your usual Christmas dinner? Want to try something new? Today, I’m sharing some cool twists on holiday traditions! Let’s start with the Christmas tree. I love this wrapping paper roll tree from A Little Tipsy: How about a vintage ladder for a tree? Kelly at Eclectically Vintage made this one, …

Cozy Spaces to Keep You Warm

Is it getting colder where you live? Here in the South, it’s been unseasonably warm, but cold weather is on its way! Here are some ways to create cozy spaces to keep you warm when Old Man Winter comes calling. When the temperature drops, I want to pile on blankets and quilts – whether in …

7 DIY Gifts Your Kids Can Make This Holiday Season

We all love our children but let’s just say it — people only need so much macaroni art. Your kids are generous, creative beings and who can blame them for wanting to share that with the world? Here are seven projects you can use to channel that creative energy (and free labor) into gifts anyone …

Ten Holiday Housekeeping Hacks

A messy home, impromptu guests and a daunting to do list of chores can kill the holiday spirit faster than a sold out sign on Black Friday.  Keep your sanity and housework in check this holiday season with our list of ten smart solution housekeeping hacks.  Swap your cleaning gloves for a pair of mittens …

12 Easy Holiday Baking Ideas

They’re here!  The holidays, that is… are you ready?  I always try to have a few treats baked up for drop-in visitors, hostess gifts, or to simply feed my crowd.  But let’s face it:  time is precious these days and I’m not one to spend an entire day in the kitchen.  Today I’m sharing 12 easy …

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