25 days of christmas guest bloggers – type a decorating

Happy weekend! Hope you are all having a great one. If you haven't already, make sure to make a trip over to Type A Decorating to check out the 25 Days of Christmast Guest Bloggers. Tammy has a great line up of guests ready to show off their holiday spirit!I'll be making an appearance on December 17th :)Don't forget to enter the Pick Your Plum $25 Giveaway. You have until Monday night.Now I need to get back to painting and tiling. Busy weekend around here. What are you all up to?Thanks for … [Read more...]

holiday gift wrap ideas

If you made out with some good loot from the Black Friday sales you probably have gift wrap on your mind. At least I do. I always grab a bunch of gift wrap on clearance after the holidays so I used up what I had on hand this year. I'm considering stocking on up kraft paper and embellishments for all the additional wrapping that I need to get done. So simple but lovely all the same.ViaViaViaHave you started wrapping yet? Any favorite ways to pretty up your gifts?Thanks for following Directions … [Read more...]

our Christmas tree while it lasts…

After I recovered from my mini Black Friday shopping spree, I begged Ray to go get the Christmas tree early on Friday. I was so excited to get it up this weekend. The mutts have always been great with the tree so the only thing on my mind was getting it up and decorated. In our old house the only disaster was that I was always insistent in getting a larger tree than actually fit in our tiny living room. Inevitably, Dylan's butt would knock over the ornaments if they were too low every time he … [Read more...]

weekend plans – christmas decor, tiles and more!

Anyone awake yet? Suffering from a turkey coma? I survived a very early and very quick Black Friday shopping spree. I only hit up Target for gifts for the kids and then did a quick run through at Michaels for some supplies. I think I made out pretty well for short trip. At the time I went, the stores were calmer than an regular Saturday morning. Success!Now that I slept in a bit more and had some coffee we are heading out to get one of these:ViaIt is time to start decorating and I'm so … [Read more...]

happy thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We will spend today with our families and then have a little celebration here this weekend with some friends. I can't wait to put my table decor to good use.I hate that sometimes the rush of the holiday season causes us to lose sight of the real reasons we celebrate. I hope you take a moment and reflect on what makes your life worth celebrating and being thankful for. I know I'm blessed to have an amazing husband, five beautiful furry babies that make me … [Read more...]

fall decor on the cheap – fall centerpiece

I've never really spent much money decorating for fall. By the time I recover from Halloween it feels like Christmas is just around the corner and it seems pointless. As I started pulling out my decorations I realized with a few modifications, Christmas decor can quickly turn to fall decor and vice versa. I took out my trusty red table runner and three vases I had on hand from a bridal shower I threw years ago. Tip for cheap vases - find a local wholesale floral distributor. I bought 12 of these … [Read more...]