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“Auld Lang Syne” New Years Printable (Happy New Year!)

Happy New Years Eve, my lovelies!  However you plan to celebrate, I hope it is filled with lots of love, laughter and big, bright dreams for 2014!  I made this little 8×10 New Years Eve chalkboard printable to frame for my mantel, and thought I’d share it with you all too.… Keep on reading —>

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My Year in Mantel Decorating: 2013 {Mantel Decorating Ideas}

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! … Keep on reading —>

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The Etsy.com Blog & Me : DIY Hostess Gift Tutorial {Lampshade Flower}

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!… Keep on reading —>

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Holiday, Hoobie, Whatty? Our Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree (2013)!

If you’ve been following my blog awhile, you may have seen our Dr. Seuss Christmas tree in earlier years. I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas (with Jim Carey) is our favorite Christmas movie of all time.… Keep on reading —>

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Holiday ‘House Tour’: A Gold and White Christmas

Did you catch my post about our gold and white Christmas tree the other day?  I’ve also added some other gold and white Christmas decorating touches around the house. This year’s Christmas decorating is a little more glam than usual!… Keep on reading —>

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Our Gold and White Christmas Tree {Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas}

The idea of a gold and white Christmas tree has been on my mind for awhile now.  I’ve been crushing on gold and white decor this year (see Sold on Gold), and there’s no better time to indulge in gold than at Christmas!… Keep on reading —>

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Red & Turquoise Fundraiser Tree {Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas}

Today, my sister and I were busy with our decorating gig, pretty-ing up a Christmas tree at my daughter’s school for a PTA fundraiser.  This is the second year we’ve created a tree for this event. … Keep on reading —>

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Wrapping Tips for Pretty Gifts {Live, Love, Lux}

Have you ever been given a holiday gift that’s been so beautifully wrapped that you didn’t want to open it? Me too! Remember how special you felt?  As a mom of 3 young kids, I’m a strong believer that gift bags have their place.… Keep on reading —>

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Red & Aqua Cheerful Christmas Table {Canadian Tire}

Back in early October, in the midst of Canadian Thanksgiving and a flurry of Halloween decorating, my dining table looked like this…


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 Yup, along with the turkeys and bats, we also had a Christmas tablescape, with all the trimmings, including a hot chocolate bar with marshmallows and peppermint sticks! … Keep on reading —>

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Oh deer, I think I love you. {Faux Taxidermy – Near & Deer}

When you’ve been a blogger for awhile, you get lots of pitches for product reviews. While this might sound great, only a handful are ones I’d consider writing about.

Awhile back, though, I found an e-mail in my Inbox from a company called Near and Deer, inquiring whether I’d like to try one of their faux deer heads. … Keep on reading —>

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A Million Pageviews & Free Printable Art to Celebrate! {Good Morning & Good Night Chalkboard Prints}

I don’t care a lot about blog ‘stats’ around here; and, it’s certainly not what motivates me to keep blogging.  (I’ve written about this before over here.)  However, I did notice something today which got me a little excited! … Keep on reading —>

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Low & Behold: Sold on Gold! (Gold Decor Trend)

When I decorated my first apartment and then our first home in the late 90s, gold decor was considered – in one word – tacky!  Gold tones from ‘the overdone 80s’ were being replaced with simpler ‘white’ metallics like silver and pewter.… Keep on reading —>

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