cheers to you – easy office holiday gifts for guys – personalized beer mugs


I can't believe we are in December! Seriously, this year and all the craziness has gone by so fast! This is my first holiday season at the new job. Over the past few months, my team had hinted at holiday gifts that were shared last year. Here is the thing, I have a team of 3 who report to me but a whole bigger team of people I work with daily. They are all great people who deserve a little something as a thank you for everything they do. I would have felt strange bringing something for my team … [Read more...]

rest in peace dear christmas tree…

You read that right, our Christmas tree has moved on to a better life in the mulch pile. Right before Christmas too. I may have shed a tear or two but it had to go. Poor thing was dead and my floor around the tree looked like this several times a day. I wonder who had a hand, I mean paw, in the early demise of this tree. Good thing she is cute. It is sad to see it go so soon but since we don't have kids so I had to be realistic. The mess was too much with all the projects we have going on right … [Read more...]

visiting type a decorating – holiday tile coasters

Hope you are all having a fine Saturday. I'm taking a break from this weekend's project list to visit with Tammy at Type A Decorating. I'm participating in the 25 Days of Christmas Guest Bloggers series. I'm sharing how I made these holiday tile coasters which are great as gifts and perfect for adding a little extra decor to your home. They are so easy you still have time to add them to your list before Christmas. Trust me. Stop on over for a visit. If you are coming over from Tammy's … [Read more...]

holiday decor – the truth about what it looks like

This will be our first year celebrating Christmas in this house. We closed on the 21st of December last year and were in full on demolition mode by Christmas day last year. That meant there was no decor here or in our old place. I had grand plans of being all decked out for the holidays by now. I started off on the right foot with some glittery centerpieces and a clean house. But now we are in a time crunch with the holidays quickly approaching. Seriously? How fast is this month going?! I've … [Read more...]

a handmade holiday – handmade gift ideas

Money isn't flowing. I'm sure we can all agree on that. It makes it hard when you want to shower every special person in your life with a little something during the holidays. The past handful of years, I've been making more and more of our gifts. This year is much of the same. These are my inspirations for this year. I better get started or I'll be making stuff on Christmas Eve at the rate I'm going!Soy candles.ViaCranberry and orange infused vodka.ViaBaby blankets.ViaPeanut butter dog treats … [Read more...]

from fall to christmas – Inexpensive centerpiece change

We have a lot of other projects going on so I'm trying to keep the decorations simple and easy to handle this Christmas. Having a crazy kitten is also motivation to keep the decor minimal. I knew I just wanted to repurpose the fall centerpieces I put together just a few weeks ago.I picked up two bags of mixed glitter embellishments on Black Friday and just replaced the pearly pumpkins. Took me all of 2 minutes and gave me a new look for my table. Simple enough, right? What are your centerpieces … [Read more...]