A Cottage Style Christmas

December 2, 2016


Country Style Christmas Decorations
I partnered with Oriental Trading for this post, all opinions are my own.


It's December! Let the decorating begin! Well, in my case, let the relaxing begin. I'm done decorating. This year, once again, I have decided to tone down the amount of Christmas accessories on display. I am embracing the rustic cottage style of my home and letting the glorious bones of the house take center stage.

In my book, less is still more.

20 Easy Craft And Decor Ideas For Christmas

November 29, 2016


Easy Craft And Decor Ideas For Christmas

Ah, Christmas! I have spent the last several days unpacking santas and listening to Frank Sinatra sing it's that time of year, when the world falls in love...well, I don't know about that, but it's certainly the time of year when I fall in love with my home decor again. There's something about the lights that makes everything old seem new again ~ my home is like a girl getting ready for the prom ~ sparkling from head to toe in the jewelry that only comes out for special occasions.

Lovely.

Making Memories: Christmas Advent Calendars

November 26, 2016


Byers' Choice Advent Calendar House

Ho Ho Ho friends! So Thanksgiving day has come and gone and Black Friday has officially ushered in the Christmas season. Fabulous. It's my favorite time of the year and, as such, I always try to make it a very special season full of sweet treats, holiday fun and family traditions.

First up is the advent calendar.

Easy Hand Painted Wooden Ceiling Fan Blades For Christmas

November 22, 2016

How to make a rustic christmas wooden sign

While I really am a one holiday at a time kind of gal, I must confess that I have been doing a bit of Christmas crafting lately...and I am so excited about this DIY that I just had to share it with you before the turkey is served.

Perfectly Imperfect Home Decor (Or What To Do When Your Stuff Gets Wrecked)

November 18, 2016

What to do when your home decor items get damaged

We moved into this home when my youngest daughter was about two and a half years old. She was out of the crib and in a big girl bed and thrilled with her newly earned independence. She was generally very well behaved and once up, would come in my room to tell me that she and her big sister were ready for the day.

However on one memorable morning, she did not wake me. Apparently, she had the itch to do some artwork...on my dining room wall.

Elegant DIY Glittered Pumpkins

November 15, 2016

How To Glitter A Pumpkin

This weekend I found out that the honor of hosting Thanksgiving dinner was mine. Uh oh. You see, that was not the original plan and while setting a pretty table for the holiday is not a requirement, it sure does make the meal a little more special. 

What's a girl to do on short notice? Make due with what she has on hand and DIY, of course! I glittered up a few leftover Halloween pumpkins and voilá...instant holiday centerpiece. 

20 Easy Craft And Decor Ideas For Fall

November 11, 2016


20 Easy Craft And Decor Ideas For Fall

Fall is a wonderful time to feather your nest. As a chill settles into the air and we migrate indoors, why not whip up an elegant custom craft or swap out a few accessories to reflect the mood of the season? Need some inspiration? No problem. Cozy up by the fire, as you check out these 20 easy craft and decor ideas for fall.

Enjoy!

Give Thanks Yarn Embroidery

November 7, 2016


Give Thanks Yarn Embroidery

The whole premise behind my blog is finding beauty in the everyday. Of course, sometimes that means creating beauty, especially around the holidays. Another very important message that I try to convey, while feathering and fluffing my nest, is that anyone can be crafty if they want to. I am part cheerleader, part teacher and part enabler, since crafting can become a bit of an addiction.

With that in mind, everything I do here is super easy, very inexpensive and none of it requires anything more than a few basic supplies.

Today's give thanks embroidery is no exception.

Giving Thanks All Year Long

November 3, 2016


Giving Thanks All Year Long

A few weeks ago, I was decorating my home for fall, when one of my daughter's friends spied my newly updated "Give Thanks" banner hanging from my kitchen hood and he made a face.

"Uh...a little early for the Thanksgiving decorations, Kim."