It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping. In fact, I tend to shop all year long and just squirrel gifts away in my Gift Closet. However, there is nothing quite as special as a handmade gift, and a few friends of mine have put together a great collection of handmade gifts for adults […]
The best and easiest way to organize and store Christmas decorations? Organize them by color.
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 […]
I love, love, LOVE this time of year! I love the excitement and the anticipation of the season. One of the things I look forward to the most is Christmas Eve, which we host at our home. During the hustle and bustle of the season it is easy to get overwhelmed and stressed when entertaining, […]
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 […]