Welcome to our Christmas House!

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Hey friends! Welcome! Come on in! I'm inviting you in to see my Christmas decor, even though I am not really done with my holiday decorating yet. Even though I'm keeping it very simple this year, I just haven't finished up our trees or entry yet. But … ** Read more **

Inspiring Finds

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I took a couple of days off from holiday decorating and blogging in order to bake some cookies (great recipe from Bake at 350) and hang with my family watching Buddy the Elf and other classic holiday movies. But there is so much goodness in blogland, … ** Read more **

The Dining Room Humble Silver Spoon Tree

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Creative Christmas tree theme! We decided not to have a main tree this year. Call me crazy, but rather than the usual gorgeous but frivolous great smelling fresh cut enormous tree, or any other fancy variation, we decided to simply use what we … ** Read more **

Before & After Wreath:
Dressed up for the holidays

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I love to reuse what I have. I am trying to be as frugal as I can be. Here is what this wreath looked like before (sorry for the pathetic photo). I put it out in the garage a year ago and forgot about it. I have had this apple wreath for … ** Read more **

DIY: Holiday {wipe off} Message Plate

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I was looking around for something "tall" to set on my buffet. I wanted something a little shorter than my lamp but taller than the pitcher (which I may or may not add holiday greenery to later, if I feel like it). I remembered the easel that came … ** Read more **

Frazzled? Dealing with Christmas Calamities
& Other Signs of Real Life

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When I look around blogland, I see perfect Christmas mantels, vignettes, gorgeous swags, delightful crafts, sweet treats and amazing holiday decor. Everything looks shiny, perfect and almost glowingly airbrushed. If your house looks like that, you … ** Read more **

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