Rewind & Fast Forward 12/8/2012

Good morning!

We are just going to get down to business today. We all have a lot to do. 

Decorating.  Shopping.  Baking.  Parties.

It is all happening!

So let’s do a quick review of what happened at Turnstyle Vogue this past week!


I welcomed the new month with a December poem by Helen Moore. Every year at just this time, in cold and dark December…


The first thing I did when decorating my home is my mantel.  Here is a peek at it in case in you missed it. I made it all about one word:  BELIEVE

Christmas Mantel 2012 by Turnstyle Vogue (8)

Can you see what color scheme I chose for my great room this year?



If you use lights in your home as part of your Christmas décor, then I have a tip for you to make those lights illuminate to their fullest potential.

You spend a lot of time decorating so don’t forget the details to make it all shine!




My DIY chain link garland was super easy and adds a punch to a tree.  You can make it rustic and natural, or paint it any color you choose. 

Chain link Garland DIY By Turnstyle Vogue (10)



I bragged about having a daughterwho will come home and make these Christmas cupcakes “just because.” 

She has asked that I leave her my Kitchen-Aid in my will.    Nice.

Gotta love her.

Christmas Cupcakes


I also brought out my cinnamon ornament recipe again.  I have been making these for 25 years and I never get tired of them.

The kids loved to make them when they were little.  Messy hands…but big smiles.


DIY Cinnamon Ornaments By Turnstyle Vogue



We all know how presentation is everything, so don’t forget to “wrap” those gift cards.  Here is a quick tutorial on how to create these super simple gift card holders

Nothing fancy, almost disposable.

But cute nonetheless – and another project for the kids!

Simple No-Sew Gift Card Holders By Turnstyle Vogue (12)


I hope you enjoyed what you saw last week!


Starting tomorrow, we are talking tree, buttons,  starlight, a little caprese and a copycat


Be inspired,


BLOG NOTE:  Through the holiday season, Turnstyle Vogue will be posting each day.  Yep – 7 days a week of holiday DIY, tips, thoughts and some furniture thrown in here and there.  Please be sure to stop by and say hi – or share your own!

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  1. Just wanted to say HI. I found your blog a few days ago on Technorati and have been reading it over the past few days.