Messiah at the Mall {A flash mob performance of Handel’s Messiah!}

Shoppers at the mall in the city where I live got more than they bargained for last Sunday — a philharmonic flash mob! Members of the Philharmonic Choir surprised shoppers with a sudden performance of the famous oratorio from Handel’s “Messiah.” I just love how all the of mall’s typical Christmas buzz just stops in it’s tracks for the 5 minute breath-taking performance.… Keep on reading —>

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My Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree!

DIY Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree Decorations

It seems like I’ve been talking on and on around here lately about my Dr. Seuss Christmas tree decorations…so much so, that I think it deserves to be capitalized: so, from here on in, it shall be The Dr. Seuss Tree.  Well, The Dr. Seuss Tree is finally finished, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I was originally inspired last year by Donna’s Whoville tree over at Funky Junk. … Keep on reading —>

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Our Red & Turquoise “Joyeux Noel” Tree: A Closer Look

I showed you our red and turquoise Christmas tree in my Christmas house tour the other day. (To take that tour, here’s the link: Our Holiday Open House)

But since I’m joining in on a few Christmas tree parties in Blogland today, I thought I’d give you a closer look!

This year’s Christmas tree is really different than what I normally do. … Keep on reading —>

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Front Door Decor: My 2011 Christmas wreath & using what you have!

I included a picture of this year’s Christmas wreath in yesterday’s big honkin’ house tour post.

But, most of us like things a bit more bite-sized, so I thought I’d talk a little about it here.

This year’s wreath is really an example of using what you have on hand. My favorite part of seasonal decorating is mixing up all the things I own in completely different ways.… Keep on reading —>

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Red & Turquoise Christmas Decor: My 2011 House Tour!

Welcome to my 2011 holiday house tour, featured on Hooked on Houses’, “20 Very Merry Room Tours Decked Out for Christmas“!

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So…is your home all ready for Christmas yet?

I wish I could say mine was, but it’s still a work-in-progress. My trip to New York set me back a little time-wise, and now I’m playing catch up.  Some rooms are complete, others are half-done, and still others are holding  all the boxes and bags filled with the random things which haven’t found a spot yet (or ever).… Keep on reading —>

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Betsey Johnson’s “Eloise” Christmas Tree (at The Plaza, NYC)

My post title makes me sound so fancy, doesn’t it?!?  I should mention Betsey Johnson and The Plaza every day!

Well, unfortunately, I’m not hanging out with Betsey or living at The Plaza; but I did get a chance to see her signature Eloise Tree last weekend in The Lobby of the famed hotel. 

And, of all the spectacular things we saw on our trip to NYC, I think it was one of my favorites.… Keep on reading —>

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Magical NYC at Christmas-time (Pics!)

NYC at Christmas; there’s nothing quite like it!

I’ve been to New York City a couple of times, and once before at this time of year, but this time was a little more special.  That’s because I shared the experience with my 7 year-old daughter and 10-year old niece, along with my sister and some other girlfriends and their girlies.  This time, we traded our Cosmos for Shirley Temples, lol.… Keep on reading —>

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Christmas-time in NYC!

I’m signing off for a few days for a little trip to somewhere called, oh, NYC…

with my little starlet  and some other moms and daughters for some pre-Christmas fun like American Girl, The Rockettes, Broadway…and of course, some shopping!

So excited!  See you in a few days!


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How to Decorate a Christmas Mantel / Mantle (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

One question I get asked a lot this time of year is how I decorated my Christmas mantel.  When I tell them that it’s actually really easy, it seems they don’t always believe me! But, truly, it’s not really all that hard to create a traditional  look with layers of full greenery and ribbon, if you follow a few tricks.… Keep on reading —>

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