Makeover your Mantel for the Holidays!

November 30, 2010

It's all in the {DETAILS} when decorating for the Holidays, and decking out your mantel is a must!  I've designed my mantel with lots of greenery (real and fake), berries, candles, ornaments, stockings, and of course good ole' Saint Nicholas! I have this artificial garland that I use every year to decorate, but it just wasn't cuttin' this year.  After looking at the pictures I posted the other day of my Home for the Holidays, I thought the greenery needed MORE!  So this morning, I went outside and cut branches off the pine tree....I knew I kept that tree for a reason, haha!So I … [Read more...]

The Simplest Pinecone Wreath!

November 30, 2010


I love the look of wreaths filled with pinecones, and was about 5 seconds from buying two over the weekend, until I looked at the price tag.  I was not paying $25 for pinecones, when my own backyard is filled with these lovely organic treasures.  But before putting the pinecone wreaths (that I loved) back on the shelf, I looked to see how they were made, and couldn't believe how easy it appeared.  So off to the craft store I went... Play by Play...Pinecone-Style I bought an 18" round wreath for $1.99 and collected a bucketful of pinecones from the backyard.  Now I have to confess, … [Read more...]

Wonderful Winter Wreaths

November 29, 2010

Before creating my Holiday Wreath to hang on the front door for the Holidays, I got my search on....  And here are some of my favorites ~ {Welcome}circular wreath + front door = A true WELCOME statement {Classic Beauty}{Whimsical} Truly a FAVORITE!{Elegant} Love the gold decor is similar this year!{Creative} Check out the Pinecone Wreath that I just made...READ ON! {Fun & Playful} what a cute idea to make with the kids! Who doesn't love Tiffany BLUE?!?....created by Martha, of course! {My Wreaths} Here is the wreath I created for my front door this … [Read more...]

Day One: CYBER MONDAY – Free Shipping after $75

November 29, 2010

This week is BIG...every day I will be making an exciting announcement...And this is the first...{CYBER MONDAY is Here!}Place an order for $75 or more and your shipping is FREE. HUGE Savings on SO MANY items! New Weekly OUTLET Deals November Sale ItemsVery Merry DealsGo to:{My Willow House Store} SHOP NOW!@ Check out, input my name as your host and be entered into a drawing for something be announced later this week! First name: Jenna; Last name: BurgerSale ends tonight @ Midnight … [Read more...]

Home for the Holidays

November 29, 2010

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We spent a great few days with family in New Jersey, and headed back to the ADKs (a.k.a., the Adirondacks) on Friday and it sure was cold...the temps are definitely dropping, winter is coming, and the holidays will be here before you know it!  We spent part of the weekend decorating for Christmas which is less than a month and I have some pictures to share.  I've been working on some projects as well, but have more to go, but at least the transformation is underway!{The Tree}   Here is the finished … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

November 25, 2010

The year has turned its circle, The seasons come and go. The harvest all is gathered in And chilly north winds blow. Orchards have shared their treasures, The fields, their yellow grain, So open wide the doorway~ Thanksgiving comes again! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! … [Read more...]

My Winter Wreath Creation

November 24, 2010

In the midst of preparing for Thanksgiving and taking care of my two crazy fun and amazing children, I had a few ~ very few ~ moments of downtime to create this Holiday wreath...I have to say, I'm quite happy with it!  I'm always searching the web for new ideas and inspiration.  One of my favorite design / DIY bloggers, Kate at Centsational Girl, created this whimsical wreath (below) for her front door...and it triggered my creative spark! So on one of my (many) recent trips to the craft store, I thought instead of buying an ordinary Holiday wreath, why not create my … [Read more...]

Trouble at TJs

November 24, 2010

I had some 'me' time this afternoon and what did I do??? ...went to TJ Maxx and got into major trouble with $$$, but scored some awesome pieces that I couldn't leave behind!  If I bought these same items at other stores, I would have spent $100s, but everything in the picture totaled less than $90...WOW!  My mind is thinking spray paint, candles, greenery.........endless ideas!  I can't wait to share with you how I'm going to transform these great finds and use them in my home! {STAY TUNED}I am {IN LOVE}with these different lanterns....they look kind of small in the pic, … [Read more...]

Rustic, yet Refined Retreat

November 23, 2010

Architect, Stan Dixon, and designer, Kathleen Rivers, created this rustic, yet refined retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  They incorporated modern amenities and style, with comfortable and durable fabrics and finishes.  Many of the architectural elements are recycled materials from the local area, including timber from old barns and clapboard walls ~ Radiating Old World Charm!(Images courtesy of House Beautiful) … [Read more...]

Nature Inspired Design

November 22, 2010

With everyone being more conscious of the environment, the words {ECO-FRIENDLY}&{GREEN} are apart of our every day language.  Nature has inspired not only how we live, but the designs that surround us.  We infuse elements of nature into our homes by adding shells, branches, and flowers.  We incorporate colors that inspire us like greens, blues, and earth-tones. {INTERIORS} {ACCESSORIES}   Love these nature inspired accessories by West Elm...these organic formations were created from our surroundings !{FURNITURE}(Images courtesy of Material Girls, Marie Burgos, … [Read more...]