I wanted one more little Christmas tree for our buffet table. Just a little one… I also wanted to get rid of some of my scrap paper stash. This is the easiest thing in the world to do. If you can cut pieces of paper into squares, then you can do this craft. Here’s what […]
Epsom salt… Isn’t that what people soak sore feet in? I wouldn’t know. I only use it for crafts and decorating. Epsom salt is a fabulous, frosty looking salt crystal. You can pick it up at any drug store or grocery store in the health/pharmacy section. I use it a lot during the winter. It looks […]
Sprucing… get it? (Sorry.) Yesterday I shared how much I love the Christmas tree clippings that you can get at your local tree lot, and showed you the little “planters” I made using the cuttings. Using the same cuttings, it’s very easy to take a cheap, cheesy plastic garland and make it look spectacular. This […]
I have mentioned how much I love me some sticks, but I also love Christmas Tree lots and their bounty of free evergreen clippings! Even if your family has an artificial tree, you can still cruise by the lot and ask for some of the extra Christmas tree clippings. Your local lot is busy selling […]
This cute Christmas topiary made from yarn is easy to do and fun to make. Several of them together make a cute centerpiece. Seriously, if this takes you longer than 5 minutes to put together I would be very surprised.
Happy Friday! I am waking up in the rainy and gorgeous Portland, Oregon area today! While I’m off visiting friends, I wanted to share a Quickie-Make-Over with you. I hope it isn’t blasphemous to refer to any nativity as a crappy nativity, but that’s kind of what this one from the Dollar Store started out […]
If you’re like me, you love photos of your friends and family around you. If you’re like my husband, you complain that you can’t move around the house for fear of knocking over row after row of framed photos like so many dominoes. Compromise! Practicality wins out, except during the month of December. I bring […]
Yesterday I did a wrap up of our Thanksgiving dinner and decor, but I wanted to share how I put together the hanging centerpiece before I move on to all things Christmas. There are no rules here. I mixed yard clippings with rhinestones and mercury glass with mason jars… it all worked together. I explained […]
Even though stores are ready for Christmas in July, I can’t bring myself to put up a single decoration before December 1st. This easy centerpiece helps me transition from fall to winter.
Recently, I have been getting comments from people who have expressed surprise when they learned my age (45) or met Devin, my oldest son (20), saying that they thought I was much younger. (Really!? Tell me more!) While lifestyle and genetics certainly play a role, I want to share a couple of my “beauty tips” […]