DIY New Year’s Eve Ball

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I shared this last week over at my girl Jen's at Tattertots and Jello...but in case you missed it there....here ya go... We will most likely be in our pj's all day on New Year's Eve....I don't know about you....but this December kicked my butt! I am ready for the silence that January brings. But if you are having friends over...this would be a … [Read more...]

Make a Wish Lantern on New Year’s Eve

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On Thanksgiving evening this year I pulled out some of these sky lanterns that I had purchased on Amazon. The kids had fun writing a wish on the lantern with a sharpie before we lit them up in the air. This was the first time I had used a sky lantern…and I wanted to share with you some tips in case you would like to send a wish up on New Years….By … [Read more...]

10 Gifts you won’t find in the stores

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I hope you have had a lazy, cozy winter weekend....wanted to pop in and share some fun last minute gift ideas that I have found in my online travels. Shopping from the couch is so choice...(in my best Ferris Bueller voice...) A thoughtful gift….has nothing to do with money spent…and everything to do with time spent. I have rounded up a few … [Read more...]

My Holiday House Tour and a bit-o-blog stuff

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My mission remains the same….share clever ideas that inspire you to be clever in your home. Blogging has given me so many amazing gifts….that I really never considered when I first began this little blog over 3 years ago. I didn’t start it to get rich, I didn’t start it to be featured in any magazine, I didn’t start it to be anything other than … [Read more...]

Big Wreath for Little Money

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  Most of you probably already have your wreath out on your door….but I thought I would share this just incase (and you can really use this little trick all year long...with any old wreath:). I was in need of dressing two doors this year since we have the double doors now. I had a few strands of a heavy garland that I wanted to use outside … [Read more...]

Nature Inspired Christmas Mantle (Simple Holiday Mantle)

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  A few other options for the title of this post: One Mantle, Two Ways to decorate Fresh greens….not so fresh…. Girl goes bat-**** crazy about her Christmas Mantle Oh hey, there’s a tree limb…. I could go on…and on…..Point is this….I had my mantle all decorated and looking fab. Like this…..(I even wrote a post up about it … [Read more...]

Easy gingerbread biscotti recipe

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  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving....we had a great time eating, laughing and eating some more:) It is by far my favorite holiday. I already miss the gravy.....but onto some fun Christmas post this month....I made these yesterday and my house still has gingerbread smell....mmmmmmmmm I would make these again just to smell them. These … [Read more...]

How to use picmonkey to create your christmas cards (diy christmas cards)

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Yall full? Turkey overload? Here is a great activity to get those Christmas cards done and done! Easier than you think….promise. And no…these aren’t my Christmas cards…this was a card I just did to show you how easy it is to create your own one of a kind Chrismas card. I use Picmonkey every day. It is how I place text on all my blog post. I love … [Read more...]

last minute advent calendar

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I know I said I was taking a few days off....but I wanted to pop in and share this really easy Christmas Countdown with you so you can do it this week or weekend:) Also...I am sharing a bunch over on instagram and twitter while I take the rest of the week off. Hoping you can visit me there:) I tend to blog in real time…I realize this post may … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Wreath

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So I was walking through Lowes…checking things off my list when it hit me….I had some sort of DIY epiphany somewhere in between aisles 3 and 14…Has that ever happened to you? I have been feeling like my creative mojo was lost….but right there in the middle of the adhesive aisle it all came back. BooM! What a good feeling:) So from then on…. I … [Read more...]