Christmases Gone By: Dining Room

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I was looking through my photo files this weekend and came across my Christmas dining room from 2007 (in my English Tudor in Portland, Oregon). It is always fun to reminisce about Christmases gone by and see how our holiday style and decor evolves … ** Read more **

Decorative Idea for Christmas
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Here is a super easy idea for creating something new with some random Christmas decorations! Be fearless about mixing things that look pretty together, you don't have to limit yourself to only "Christmas" items. And your traditional Christmas balls … ** Read more **

Tip for Hanging Garland, Wreaths and Decorations

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I love hanging garland and wreaths on my mantel, front door, staircase, windows and furniture. I like it to drape just so, or hang in exactly the "right" place. But I've always struggled with HOW to hang things. I've tried tying, wiring, ribbons, … ** Read more **

How to Make a Jingle Bell Jar (and other Mason Jar crafts)

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You all know I feel I'm a bit lacking in the craft gene department. Yet in a cruel twist of irony, I've always been drawn to crafts and enjoy the idea of them immensely. The honest truth is that most of my crafting attempts over the years have … ** Read more **

A Touch of Christmas in Every Room!

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I think there is something so  romantic about decorating every room for Christmas, don't you? Sigh. I love seeing a bit of holiday decor in bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways and the kitchen as well as the expected places like the living room and dining … ** Read more **

Only at Our House:: The Week Before Holidays

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the new paint (Behr All in One Studio Taupe):: one less room with swine! What?! Am I the only insane person who tears apart her house to paint walls just before the holidays? Kind of like the week before Thanksgiving in 2007 when I was … ** Read more **

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