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 Button

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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Christmas vignette

Cabinet-Top Christmas Display (Vignette): Floating Bulbs in Foliage

Hello again!  I just remembered that Rhoda (from Southern Hospitality) is having a ‘Christmas vignette’ link-up today, so I thought I’d pop back and show you how I styled up a little cabinet in our living room for Christmas. … Keep on reading --->

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blue Christmas tree decor

Our Newly, ‘Bleu-tral’ Christmas Tree (Neutral + Blue)

The other day, I showed you our Newly, Neutral Christmas Tree, decorated mostly with champagne, white and chocolate brown decorations.

Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas 2012

If you caught that post, you might remember that this is the first year I’ve decorated a completely neutral tree.… Keep on reading --->

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How to put ribbon on a tree

How to Add Ribbon to a Christmas Tree

How to add ribbon to a Christmas tree is a question that I get asked a lot. So today, I thought I’d show you how I added the ribbon to my own Christmas tree this year.  … Keep on reading --->

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