I looooove Christmas time! I start thinking about my color scheme and decor for the coming year on January 2nd… (as I pack up my holiday decor from the current year.) It’s a bit of a sickness, really. This year I am going with frosty silvers and white, like I did in 2010…. ….but I […]
Easy ways to organize your Christmas decor and be ready for next year.
Packing up Christmas always makes me feel a little sad. (Also a little tired, there is a lot to pack up.) I have been asked how it is possible to change my color scheme every year… it’s all about color coding and organization, baby! It’s so simple, it’s kinda stupid. Store the decor by color. […]
Recycle your Christmas cards into gift tags for next year.
Every year we receive beautiful Christmas cards. Every year I save a few special ones, but I hate to throw the rest away. The solution? Recycle them and make beautiful gift tags.
Our home’s Christmas decor… better late than never.
The month of December has just flown by! I haven’t had time to do all of the things I wanted to, but at the same time, I’m not stressed out at all. (Other than having my exterior Christmas decorations ripped apart due to a roof emergency…) Anyhow, I didn’t link up to any holiday “home […]
3 simple Christmas traditions to start for your kids.
If you do it twice, it’s tradition. That’s kind of a family motto. The only way to start a tradition is to just start doing something. It doesn’t have to be a big, elaborate thing. I told you about our family Christmas tradition of going out to see lights by boat, but we also have […]
Make easy Christmas garlands & wreaths without time, money or talent. Seriously.
Yesterday I shared how to hide everyday artwork by just covering it with fabric and adding a wreath. Today I’m almost embarrassed to show you this stupid-easy way to turn the fake, plastic greenery into something that looks totally real. For free. It’s fast, easy and literally anyone can do it. When it’s fake, you […]
An easy way to turn your everyday wall art into something festive.
The things that work with my everyday decor sometimes just won’t work at Christmas time. For example, I love the Family Rules art piece that hangs over the buffet in our dining room, and come October, its orange color is a perfect pairing with the black and silver of my Halloween decor. However, when Christmas […]
My favorite Christmas Tradition: a boat ride through Naples.
We have lots of family traditions this time of year, but one of my favorites is looking at the Christmas lights by boat. We live near a neighborhood in Long Beach, California called Naples. Naples is an island neighborhood, and in the center of the island is a loop of canals. Each year we rent […]
The one where Southern California weather jacked up my Christmas decor.
It’s Christmas time! Perfectly trimmed trees… angelic children, playing nicely in front of a roaring fireplace… the delicious smell of holiday baking, wafting through the house… wrapping and shopping are done… That’s the image that many of the gorgeously decorated homes all over the internet are showing us. But there are a few brave bloggers […]
DIY Christmas artwork in under an hour.
I love subway art and typography. Lately I’ve become a regular Art Institute of Five Minute Projects and our scrap woodpile has become my supply source. I had been wanting to make some nativity themed artwork and put some focus on the real reason we celebrate Christmas. I saw a great piece of artwork from Red Letter Words […]
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