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 **

6 Ways to Be More Creative with Holiday Decor

Are you in a rut with your holiday decor? Wish you could break free and try something a little different with your Christmas decor? Or are you the kind who always puts the stockings in the same place, the wreath on the same window year after year … ** Read more **

Decorating a Christmas Mantel

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Sometimes I have to laugh about the whole "blogging" life -- I was looking through HGTV.com for ideas yesterday and in four different places I unexpectedly happened upon pictures of various rooms in my own house from the past few Christmases, … ** Read more **

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 **


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