Happy 2015,my lovelies! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season. I took an extended break from blogging for a month or so to relax with my sweet family. Now that all the Christmas decorations are finally down – and all the peppermint chocolate’s been eaten (booo) – it’s time to get back to real life! I stole some… Read More
This Christmas season, I’ve been inspired by all things mini in mason jars. If you frequent Pinterest or Instagram, then you’ve certainly seen your share of mason jar snow globes. I’m obsessed with them! I’ll show you a few that I created in another post. Tonight, I wanted to share these cute DIY personalized Christmas ornaments that I created using… Read More
Over the past week, I’ve been in my Christmas decorating ‘Happy Place’. Yep, it’s the time of year when our home has the distinct scent of a hot glue gun and a Balsam & Cedar candle mixed with Starbucks holiday blend. And, if you need me, you can usually find me sitting on the floor, happily sifting through bins of baubles,… Read More
Miss G’s bedroom has been due for a makeover for awhile now. While I have trouble admitting it, she now falls into the ‘tween’ category. It seems like yesterday that her room was painted an eye-popping shade of lime green…but that was actually 6 years ago! It’s crazy that she was just an itty bitty 4 year old when we put… Read More
Greetings friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and are enjoying lots of time with family and friends. I’ve been away from the blog for a couple of weeks to focus on the merriment! But as New Year’s Eve draws nearer, I thought I’d continue with my annual tradition of posting a look back at my year in mantel decorating ideas. You can find my 2012 Year of Mantels here and 2011 Year of Mantels here.
If you’ve been following along here for awhile, you might know already that my fireplace mantel is a bit of a decorating muse for me! I find that mantel decorating for seasons and special holidays helps keep things feeling festive around here, especially during the less festive times of year. Looking back at 2013, I changed my mantel decorating a lot less frequently than in other years. That’s because the room our fireplace is in was disorganized for several months as we changed the room from a living room to a TV room. But I did manage to add some festive spirit to the mantel for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Fall, Halloween and Christmas… READ MORE HERE!
Yesterday, I was over on the Etsy.com blog, sharing a tutorial for an easy, diy hostess gift. As a huge Etsy fan myself, I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of their Etsy International DIY Advent Calendar Project! From December 1st to the 25th, Etsy is sharing festive new DIY projects on their International Blogs (UK, France, Germany and Australia). Contributed by guest bloggers from around the world as part of their DIY Advent Calendar series, each day a different project will be featured.
I was excited to use the opportunity to create a project that I’ve had in my head for awhile, a magnetic lampshade flower, as it would make an easy diy hostess gift during the holidays. Giving a handmade hostess gift is such a nice gesture during the holiday season. Many of us, however, are intimated by the idea of making something to give others. If that sounds like you, don’t worry. I promise that you will be able to make this!