Behold! My Christmas Mantel

So last week I mentioned the other projects I decided I needed to do in the midst of holiday preparations. You know, all the things you've been putting off or didn't even notice before they suddenly seem urgent. One of them was repainting my former … ** Read more **

Grain Sack Ornaments & Stockings


I saw these ADORABLE German grain sack ornaments and stockings over at 3 Fine Grains' Facebook page. I really want those starfish. Aren't they adorable? I love that they are the real deal too, real authentic German grain sack … ** Read more **

Creative Memories


I have sweet memories of holidays with our family. One of the things I love to do at Christmastime is sit with my kids and look through our family Christmas album. It is filled with memories of when our kids were small and the holidays were magical … ** Read more **

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…
{and giveaways}


Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house? Honestly, my house it looks a lot like moving day and only a little bit like Christmas. OY. Boxes and stuff strewn about everywhere {shakes head in shame}. How on earth did I end up … ** Read more **

DIY Glitter Snow for Candles & Mason Jar Filler

DIY Glitter Snow for Mason Jars and Sparkle Candles

For years and years I've made these jars. They are my GO TO decorating idea for just about any event. They are pretty, easy to use and make and are always a HUGE hit! I'm a big fan of simple pretty ideas. I use Epsom salt as glittery snow in my mason … ** Read more **

Fresh Holiday Ideas:
Christmas Trees in Unique Containers!


I saw this Christmas Tree in a basket over at Southern Living. I love the idea of breaking away from the expected green and red metal stands and "Christmas tree skirts" and putting the tree in a more charming container instead! Over the years we … ** Read more **