A Christmas Tree Forest In My Home For 2014

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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...]

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...]

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...]

A Hanging Cookie Display For Your Holiday Table

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It is crunch time in homes across the country.  Mine included.  While we are crunching time, why not crunch some cookies as well?  Before we do though, let’s display them in a fun way for Thanksgiving by creating a hanging cookie display!    Don't laugh at me...     My original intent was to find a … [Read more...]

Last Minute Thanksgiving Table Decor

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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...]

DIY: German Glass Glitter Wine Stems

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As the holidays approach, it is most likely that we will be hosting friends and family on more than one occasion.  Whether it be a quick and casual get-together, or a long weekend of gathering, why not give your hosting skills a signature?  Something that makes you stand out and that they will remember, or perhaps share with … [Read more...]

DIY: Corn Husk And Coffee Filter Flower Tutorial

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Yesterday, I showed you all of the “after” photos of these flowers.  Today, it is time to get to work.  Time for the Corn Husk and Coffee Filter Flower Tutorial.  Step. By. Step. You will need the following items: Corn husks (found in the Hispanic aisle at the grocery store) Brown coffee filters Wooden … [Read more...]

Making Corn Husk Flowers – Holiday Style

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Corn husk flowers.  There is beauty in the simple things. Simple things made by unrelated items that you may find in the places you frequent the most. Your house.  Your garage.   The grocery store. Fall isn’t only about the vibrant colors of maples, aspens and oaks. The neutrals play a big role as … [Read more...]

How To Do A Linen Napkin Turkey Fold

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Good morning!  In the past, I have a showed you a variety of ways to fold your linen napkins for your table settings, and today, we are going to add a turkey fold to the library just in time for Thanksgiving. Cassidy is going to be my hand model so I can use my hand to get the best possible picture. And her hands are … [Read more...]

My Breakfast Nook Makeover Reveal

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Well, it has been a while but I’m finally able to show you my breakfast nook makeover.    To refresh your memory, this wasn’t a big makeover – just some paint and furniture changes. The goal was to lighten things up. Here is an old before picture a couple of years ago at Christmas.  Notice the lights, … [Read more...]