Emerald Green

Emerald Green with Envy? {Pantone’s Color of the Year 2013}

Last year it was Tangerine Tango. The year before, it was Honeysuckle.  Before that, it was my personal favorite, Turquoise.  So, by now, maybe you’ve heard that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013 is Emerald Green?… Keep on reading --->

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A Year of Door Decor

A Year of DIY Wreaths / Door Decor {How to make a wreath for any season}

Just like I love decorating my mantel for every season, I’m also obsessed with decorating my front door!  One of the reasons I like coming up with mantel decorating ideas and DIY wreath ideas so much is because it allows me to indulge in decorating without taking on a big project like a room makeover. … Keep on reading --->

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Decorating Blog Year in Review 2012

A Year of DIY Decorating Projects: A Look Back at 2012!

One of the fun things about having a diy decorating blog is that it holds you to task on projects that might otherwise get half-finished (or not done at all). Rhoda, at Southern Hospitality holds a link-up every year at this time to look back at bloggers’ favorite DIY decorating projects of the year.… Keep on reading --->

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A Year of Mantels 2012

A Year of Mantel Decorating Ideas! {aka: Revealing my Inner-Mantel Freak}

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day yesterday! Last year at about this time, I looked back at my full year of fireplace mantel decorating ideas (for 2011), season by season.… Keep on reading --->

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Blinged Out, Girly-Girl Monogram {Easy Craft or Gift Idea for Girls}

In my holiday home tour the other day, I shared a picture of our 8-year old daughter’s Christmas tree. This year she made a colorful, blinged-out monogram for the top.  (Last year, she had a ballerina tree and we topped it with a ballerina teddy bear – times, they are a changin’.)

DIY Monogram tree topper

If you are looking for a fun and easy craft to do with your daughter(s) over the coming days, either as a tree topper or perhaps as friend gifts, this is a sweet idea.… Keep on reading --->

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Owl decor

Owl-tastic Christmas Decorations (Collecting Owls for the Christmas Tree)

This year our Christmas tree has a definite woodland feel to it.  I didn’t plan it that way, even though woodland-themed Christmas trees seem to be on trend this year.

Woodland Christmas tree

There’s a few acorns here and there, but I think the woodsy feel comes from all the owls. … Keep on reading --->

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This morning we awoke to the first real snowfall this year.  It’s the ‘perfect snow’ – a Winter Wonderland-Marshmallow World kind of snow, that’s perfect for making snowmen.  The kids on our cul de sac are all out in their snowsuits with rosy cheeks and magic carpets. … Keep on reading --->

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Holiday Home Tour 2012

Christmas Holiday Home Tour 2012

OK, so I *think* I’m done with the Christmas decorating.  When it comes to seasonal decorating, I have a slight problem, in case you haven’t noticed by now.   I have to make a full stop; otherwise, I could keep going until the 25th!… Keep on reading --->

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Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree

Our Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree! (2012)

If you read my blog last Christmas, you might remember that I created a full-on Dr. Seuss-themed Christmas tree for our basement family room!  Well, it’s up again (yay!), and we’re still just as excited about it.… Keep on reading --->

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Free Printable for Christmas

Free Christmas Printable: “I will honor / honour Christmas in my heart” (Scrooge)

Today, I wanted to share a free Christmas printable with you!

Our 8-year old daughter recently performed in a local, main stage production of Scrooge. As a tribute to that wonderful experience, I wanted to somehow incorporate a little bit of Scrooge in our Christmas decorating this year.… Keep on reading --->

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