holiday decor

Easy Elegant Holiday Decor Ideas

I have been on the hunt for easy elegant holiday decor ideas.  We are less than a week from Christmas and my holiday decorating is STILL not finished!  When I get behind, I choose to forego the more involved decorating that I usually love and find simple yet elegant decorating inspiration instead.  I have landed …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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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