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...]

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 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...]

DIY: Dried Clementine And Cinnamon Garland


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...]

DIY: Curled Ribbon Christmas Trees


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!


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...]

Last Minute Thanksgiving Table Decor


Are you a last minute type of person?  Do you like to be spontaneous and shoot from the hip rather than prepare and take aim?  Does it occasionally drive you crazy that you don’t have all the T’s crossed and I’s dotted weeks in advance?  Or even days in advance?  Do you now find yourself wondering how you can dress up your table … [Read more...]

Frosted Glass Glitter Pumpkins


So did you hold your breath?  I hope not.  I told you on Tuesday that Thursday might arrive with some more sparkle.  This is a throwback to my Frosted Glass Glitter Pumpkins I showed you last season.  This will probably be the last of the German Glass Glitter so soak it all in.  You will miss it once it is gone.  Really. You … [Read more...]

Getting My Sugar Cone & Ice Skate Swag On


The nature of this business requires talking about Christmas before Thanksgiving – or even Halloween – has passed by.  I can’t live in the moment or I’d be eight weeks behind, and we can’t have that, can we?  While I don’t let Christmas into my personal life until the turkey has been consumed and all thanks has been given, it is … [Read more...]

DIY: German Glass Glitter Frosted Branches


Hmmm…  Did you just roll your eyes when you saw the title to this post?  Whaaaaaa?  Another German Glass Glitter post?  Heck yeah.  I only get this stuff out once a year and while it is out, I’m going to milk it for all its worth.  So yes - these are my German Glass Glitter Frosted Branches. Not only that, I am SO not a … [Read more...]

DIY: Plaid Patchwork Reindeer


Okay.  So I have a confession.  I LOVE plaid.  Cool plaid.  Hip plaid.  Any plaid.  So much so, that I’m taking my love of plaid into today’s DIY:  My Plaid Patchwork Reindeer. Plaid, with a little bit of twinkle. Traditional Christmas with a twinkle twist.  Perhaps I like plaid because it is similar to comfort … [Read more...]