Holidays

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Fare

Thanksgiving is by far, one of my favorite holidays! It is a time to truly reflect on all of the blessings in our lives and to be grateful for what we have been given. It is also an excuse to spend all day with family members that you don’t see often enough, eat more food …

Avoid the Headache When Hosting Guests For The Holidays

The holidays are coming, and with them a flood of friends and family visiting from all over the country. Preparing your mind and your home for all of that activity and stress can be overwhelming, so here are some quick tips to keep you sane while hosting guests this season.   Don’t get overwhelmed with …

DIY Fall Centerpieces and Table Decor

Halloween is behind us and now it’s time to focus on Thanksgiving. We all want to set a beautiful table for our family and friends at Thanksgiving, but without spending a lot of money on the centerpiece or table decor. Good news! You don’t need to hire or be a florist or spend a ton of …

Dinner Table Crafts to Keep ‘Em Busy

The holidays are fast approaching so it’s a good idea to get a plan in place!  If you have children and family members on your guest list,  the kitchen can become crowded and hectic.  Why not consider some simple dinner table crafts and activities to keep them occupied while you ready the feast?  Today I’m …

Champagne Drinks for Ringing in the New Year

2014 is almost in the books and it’s time to celebrate a new year!  We always enjoy popping the cork on our favorite bottle of champagne to ring in the new year, but I thought it would be fun this year to try out a new champagne drink on our fellow revelers.  When I was …

Party Ideas to Kick Off the New Year

The fireworks, the countdown and the excitement of a “fresh start” have always made New Year’s Eve one of my favorite holidays.  Already, 2015 brings with it so many reasons to celebrate! It’s a great time to reflect on accomplishments and special moments from the past 12 months and also offers a new beginning for …

DIY Burlap Wreath

Take one look at the blogosphere lately and one thing is for sure… burlap is having a moment!  The fiber, which is derived from the jute plant, is traditionally known for its strength and durability.  Historically, common uses for burlap included sandbags, concrete sacks and even at one point, protective clothing for German soldiers, hence …

New Christmas Traditions

This is our first Christmas in the new-to-us house, so we’re thinking about new Christmas traditions here. For one thing, now we have a formal living room and family room to decorate. So, while the tree is in the family room, I got to add some personal favorite Christmas touches to our living room. Something new I’ve …

Keys to Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

Last minute shoppers and tree hunters, never fear—there is still time to find the perfect tree to light up your home this Christmas! If you have chosen to go all natural this year instead of purchasing a pre-lit artificial tree, there are some important things you should consider when taking your pick at the farm. …

Décor Ideas to Dazzle Your Guests this Christmas

Soft white twinkle lights, homemade wreaths, ornaments and festive doorway garland are just a few of my family’s favorite Christmas décor necessities. They always make our home feel especially cozy before guests arrive to celebrate the season with us. As the mother of a very busy five-year-old who loves acting as a “big helper,” decorating …

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