Creative Christmas Trees & Stands

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I saw this Christmas Tree in a basket on Southern Living last year and I loved the idea of the basket instead of the traditional stand and tree skirt, but I wondered how sturdy it would be. This week I was reading the current Country Living magazine … ** Read more **

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 **

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