A Holly Tree & My Sprint To The Finish Line

Why do holly trees have to be so beautiful yet be so difficult to work with when creating Christmas scenery?  I love the shape, color and … [Continue Reading]

Christmas Eve At Suttle Lake

A Christmas Tree Forest In My Home For 2014

The hunt for the perfect Christmas tree is nearly impossible.  Impossible because when you have a big family, and they all have an opinion, … [Continue Reading]

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19 DIY Wall Hooks From My Curated Hometalk Board

Do you ever feel like you spend a lot of time on the computer looking for answers to your home decor and maintenance questions?  Do you take … [Continue Reading]

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My Christmas Mantel 2014

I have an admission to make: I sought out inspiration for my Christmas mantel this year.  As you know, I’m all for natural decor (not a lot … [Continue Reading]

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DIY: Dried Clementine And Cinnamon Garland

Simplicity.  There is nothing better.  The simplicity of enjoying the holiday without feeling overwhelmed.  The simplicity of turning … [Continue Reading]

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A Holly Tree & My Sprint To The Finish Line

Christmas Eve At Suttle Lake

Why do holly trees have to be so beautiful yet be so difficult to work with when creating Christmas scenery?  I love the shape, color and contrast that you get with a holly tree, but the needle sharp fangs on the leaves really need to tone it down a notch. I’m not patient.  I don’t want to wear gloves.  I just want to get it … [Read more...]

A Christmas Tree Forest In My Home For 2014

Christmas Tree Forest For Drama, Flair and Fun at Turnstyle Vogue -

The hunt for the perfect Christmas tree is nearly impossible.  Impossible because when you have a big family, and they all have an opinion, there is rarely common ground and always vibrant “discussions.”  Who knew there could be so much friendly debate over a Christmas tree. “Do we go to the farm or up in the woods?” … [Read more...]

19 DIY Wall Hooks From My Curated Hometalk Board

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Do you ever feel like you spend a lot of time on the computer looking for answers to your home decor and maintenance questions?  Do you take the time to type the keyword phrase in the Google bar and then scroll the search results trying to find the best answer to your question?  If so, then I may have a better option for you:  … [Read more...]

My Christmas Mantel 2014

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I have an admission to make: I sought out inspiration for my Christmas mantel this year.  As you know, I’m all for natural decor (not a lot of doo-dads) and illumination.  Lots of lights and candles – that come from my candle cabinet that is filled with seasonal choices.  However, since I have so many trees that I used on my … [Read more...]

DIY: Dried Clementine And Cinnamon Garland

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Simplicity.  There is nothing better.  The simplicity of enjoying the holiday without feeling overwhelmed.  The simplicity of turning something ordinary into the something beautiful without worrying about the cost. Something that takes you back to your childhood of being in the kitchen with mom, or grandma, and making magic … [Read more...]

The Brass Lanterns

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Do you have a vignette or area in your home that has been unchanged for years – even if everything around it is constantly changing?  Usually, after the holidays, I spend a few weeks getting everything deep-cleaned and organized and making some design/decor changes.   This year however, I started early and changed out the … [Read more...]

Bundling Christmas Ornaments For More Impact

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Some of you have been basking in full Christmas elegance for a while now and some, like me, are just finishing up.  As much as decorating in November would benefit me with regard to my work, I just can’t bring myself to do it before Thanksgiving.  That said, I am now in a race to finish everything up.  I don’t use everything I … [Read more...]

DIY: Curled Ribbon Christmas Trees

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There are a lot of curls around the holidays…in the hair, around the fire, and now, on these – my Curled Ribbon Christmas Trees.  These trees are another super easy decor DIY that can be done in about 30 minutes or so. The best part is that they can be customized to fit any color scheme or pattern that you choose.  You … [Read more...]

20 DIY Christmas Ornaments To Make This Week!

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December has arrived which means the decking of halls and homes has commenced.  If you are looking for ideas for DIY Christmas Ornaments, I have 20 of them to share with you today. These are beautiful and creative and best of all – totally doable.  You. Can. Do. It. Yes. You. Can. Here are some of my favorites… 1)  … [Read more...]

For Each New Morning With Its Light…

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  Thanksgiving For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Photograph by Gary Randall. Permission To Use Granted. May you have a festive, lively, efficacious, satisfying and graceful … [Read more...]