15 DIY Holiday Wreaths

DIY gold and polka dots wreath

Yesterday we were all about decorating your holiday mantel, but your holiday decor wouldn't be complete without a wreath on the front door. Or above the mantel. Or in the living. Heck, I'll take a festive holiday wreath wherever I can get it! Here are 15 DIY holiday wreaths that would look fabulous no matter where you hang them. . . 15 DIY Holiday Wreaths . Christmas calling birds wreath from Crafting Chicks . Pom pom posie wreath from Nest of Posies . Plastic PVS wreath from Today's Nest . Vintage jewelry Christmas wreath from My Honey's Place . DIY Christmas wreath … [Read more...]

15 Festive Holiday Mantels

Joy holiday mantel

Thanksgiving is in just a few days, which means it's nearly time for your mantel to get all festive for the holiday season. A decorated mantel is probably my favorite aspect of holiday decorating (though mine could use an overhaul). Here are 15 festive holiday mantels we'd love to see over any fireplace. . . 15 Festive Holiday Mantels . Vintage-inspired holiday mantel from SAS Interiors . Holiday mantel from Kristen's Creations . Christmas mantel from The Lily Pad Cottage . Christmas mantel with chalkboard tutorial from Finding Home . Holiday mantel from Evolution of … [Read more...]

Book Review: Decorating for Real Life + Giveaway

Decorating for Real Life Cover 1

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a couple of images from Wendy's book release party for Decorating for Real Life. I am thrilled to show you a few peeks at the party, the book and to share an Amazon affiliate link to where you can purchase the book. In addition to being a good friend and fabulous blogger, Wendy works as an interior designer and the party was held in one of her company's model homes... I hope you will excuse my terrible cell phone photos, but I couldn't help sneaking in a few photos of the home. It was a gorgeous mix of raspberry and navy blue … [Read more...]

Show + Tell: Holiday Share

Holiday Share

One of my favorite days of the week is Wednesday (though Friday always comes in at a close second). Each Wednesday I get to review all of the fun links you've shared during Show + Tell. So much good stuff. Today, I am sharing a Show + Tell special edition... I've teamed up with 25+ awesome blogs to host a special linky FOR CHRISTMAS PROJECTS that will be open through December 7. You can link up at any of the participating blogs + your post will show up on all of them! Design Dazzle | Simply Designing | Made From Pinterest | Mommy Crusader | kiki comin Frog Prince Paperie | Clean and … [Read more...]

Facebook Interest Lists

Facebook Interest Lists Cover

Friends, let's chat for a minute. I know many of you are disheartened with Facebook. You're frustrated with what you are seeing, and even more importantly, what you are not seeing. Some of you are threatening to leave...Will you hang in there with me for a bit longer? Facebook Interest Lists If you've "Liked" a fan page, but you notice that you aren't seeing updated from that page in your news feed, a Facebook Interest Lists will help to ensure you're seeing ALL of the things that you want to. I know what you're thinking...This sounds like something that's going to take a lot of time. … [Read more...]

12 Leftover Turkey Recipes We’d Love to Taste

smoky bacon and turkey chowder

As much as I love turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas, I may love the leftovers even more. Whether leftover turkey is used in a soup, sandwich or other scrumptious dish, it's always a hit! Check out these 12 leftover turkey recipes for some post-Thanksgiving inspiration. . . 12 Leftover Turkey Recipes We'd Love to Taste . Smoky bacon and turkey chowder from I Breathe... I'm Hungry... . Turkey, mushroom and bacon puff pastry pockets from Recipe Girl . Hot turkey slow cooker sandwiches from Recipes that Crock! . Leftover turkey and mashed potato empanadas from Hello … [Read more...]

18 DIY Advent Calendars for Your Christmas Countdown

DIY printable forest advent calendar

I can still remember the awesome Christmas advent calendar my mom had hanging in our hallway during the holidays. It featured the inside view of a bear family's home and you moved the little bear to a new location every day. The advent calendar was embellished with buttons and sequins and ribbon and I wax nostalgic every time I think of it. That's why I'm in love with these DIY advent calendars—any one of these would be a perfect way to count down to Christmas. . . 18 DIY Advent Calendars for Your Christmas Countdown . Easy no sew burlap advent calendar from Finding Home . DIY … [Read more...]

Book Review: Washi Tape Christmas + Giveaway

Book Review: Washi Tape Christmas by Kami Biggler @nobiggie

You guys, I was so excited to hop out to my mailbox the other day and find a sweet gift from my friend Kami. There's nothing like a little happy mail to brighten your day, right?! Normally I wouldn't write up a whole post on fun mail from a friend, but Kami's package gave me the perfect incentive to gush over her new book Washi Tape Christmas, share an Amazon affiliate link so that you can purchase if you like and hold a washi-fabulous giveaway! Washi Tape Christmas One of the things I really love about Kami, is that she always creates clever projects (both on her blog and in this book) … [Read more...]

Cranberry Sauce Hand Pies

cranberry sauce hand pies

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I've got a big trip coming up and then I'll be back home just in time to start preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner at my house-  for 20 plus people.  I'm starting to feel just a little bit stressed just thinking about everything that needs to get done before then.  It doesn't help that just last weekend, my hubby decided our master closet needed to be repainted, and by pulling everything out of the master closet- it somehow caused the rest of the house to explode too!  Luckily, I have my Mother and Father right next door to help out with all the … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Toffee Apple Dip

Cream cheese toffee apple dip recipe. Simple ingredients and easy to make on a moments notice.

Nothing says fall to me like apples. Red apples, green apples, apple pie, apple cider. I want it all! Today I am sharing one of my family's favorite apple desserts - apple slices with cream cheese toffee apple dip. Yum! Seriously, it's such a favorite that my brother had it served at his wedding reception and I have one little boy that begs for it. The best part about this particular apple dip? The ingredients keep pretty well and are easy to store so this is a great one to keep on hand and bring out last-minute. Oh, and I neglected to mention it's a 15-minute make. Cream Cheese … [Read more...]