Celebrating the Holiday YOUR WAY

December 23, 2013


This post brought to you by Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are 100% mine. Christmas is just days away whether you're ready or not.   I think I feel ready, but I'm sure there will be some last minute preparation angst. From making sure all the gifts are wrapped to hoping that every ingredient was bought, this time of year can often be filled with stressful feelings.  A motto I always try to live by - take one moment at a time.  I feel if you believe it, it will somehow happen. As we're all prepping for this special day of celebration, Bed Bath & Beyond has created a dedicated … [Read more...]

LEGO Minifigure Holiday Card

December 19, 2013


This post brought to you by LEGO. All opinions are 100% mine. Numero Uno on my daughter's Christmas list this year is the LEGO Friends Bakery Shop. Top of my boys list is LEGO Chima. To say they l-o-v-e LEGO is an understatement.  They are obsessed.  But what kid isn't?! The creative and on-the-cutting-edge LEGO empire recently reached out to me with something new and fun for the holidays.  This holiday season, LEGO has created an online experience called “Minifigure Family”, which enables you to create your own custom LEGO Minifigure Family holiday card. How cool? It has … [Read more...]

DIY: Personalized Word Christmas Ornament

December 18, 2013


This post brought to you by Apartments.com. All opinions are 100% mine. One week to go and Christmas will be here. Can you believe it? As you know, my home has been decorated for quite a few weeks, but I have still been working on new holiday projects here and there to add to this years decor.   Once the house is 'set', I still enjoy adding new and unique touches for the season. Since adding in a second tree this year, which is more of a pretty tree versus the sentimental traditional tree we decorate as a family, I've had fun with the gold + brown theme.  Along with the ball … [Read more...]

Cozy Adirondack Christmas Porch

December 12, 2013


Christmas is officially less than 2 weeks away.  It's crazy how the season is passing us by so quickly.  Are you ready? So I've got another surprise for you today...  Yes, another secret! I'm excited to share that I am a part of the Blogger Stylin' Home Tour hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. and am one of over 50+ amazing and inspirational bloggers who are opening their homes to give you a tour and show you around.  If you've been on the tour all week, you are probably in awe just as I am, and have just arrived from the home tour by Restoration House Interiors. … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour 2013

December 4, 2013


Surprise! A secret that I've been keeping for too long can now be shouted from the rooftops. I am one (#17 to be exact) of the 25 homes on the amazing Jennifer Rizzo Holiday House Tour.  I am so excited not only to show you around my home but to be amongst a great group of Bloggers who are opening their doors this Holiday season. If you're new here, you just headed over from the house tour by Vanessa of At the Picket Fence.  Wasn't it amazing?!  She has a beautiful home and opened her doors for all to see in the Creating a Meaningful Home series earlier this year.  She is just the … [Read more...]

Holiday Buffet + Tips for Entertaining

December 2, 2013


Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Did you opt to shop or sleep?  I didn't do either, but had an enjoyable few days putting the final finishing touches on the Christmas decor.  And this week is going to be all about showcasing and sharing my home decorated for the holiday season.  Boy, do I have some surprises up my sleeve for you... To start off the week, I'm excited to give you a tour of my newly decorated Christmas buffet that I partnered on with Kirklands for their "Holiday Hostess" campaign along with a few of my friends - Kelly of View Along the Way, Carrie of Making … [Read more...]

Christmas in a Minute: Vintage-Inspired JOYful Sign

November 25, 2013


Happy Monday!  What a busy week upon us with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and the official start to the holiday season.  As the crazy Christmas sprint begins, I've teamed up with some Blogger friends in hopes to make the holidays not so stressful.  Myself, along with 7 other bloggers, are sharing Christmas in a Minute: Fast + Easy Holiday Projects. My project...  A fun + easy vintage-inspired JOYful sign.  Scraps of wood and a little bit of paint makes this a simple and very inexpensive creation.  It would be great for the mantel, outside patio, or as a gift. Here's the … [Read more...]

DIY: Gold Wood Block Candle Holder

November 22, 2013


This post brought to you by Apartments.com. All opinions are 100% mine. I love being inspired by things I see around me. I love it even more when I'm inspired by something and then knock it off for only a few dollars. The Nake Berkus collection at Target is a favorite of mine.  All the pieces are rich, dynamic, and bold.  One item, in particular, that caught my eye when recently browsing the latest additions was the gold tapered candle holder.  Pretty fab, but maybe not for $20.  Did I really need it?  Not so much.  But I kept thinking about it and thinking about it. Then an idea … [Read more...]

Pallet Christmas Countdown

November 21, 2013


Christmas is a comin'! In less than 10 days, we'll be counting down the 25 days till the arrival of Christmas.  To make the countdown a bit more fun and bearable, since for every child (and maybe a few adults) thinks the 25 days leading to the special day are SO LONG, I created a Countdown Calendar in the shape of a tree using my favorite material, pallets and a few other leftover scraps of wood.  Check it out... Isn't it so colorful?  The ornaments truly make it come alive. When Lowe's challenged the Creative Team to come up with something for the Holidays, I was so excited to … [Read more...]

Easiest + Fastest + Cheapest Tree Skirt EVER

November 18, 2013


Monday Morning Confession: I already started decorating for Christmas.  It might seem early for some, but I have a few surprises up my sleeve that I wanted to prep early for this year.  While many of my daily favorites get tucked away for the next 6 weeks, the holiday decor is once again making it's debut for another year.  As some 'old' traditional elements remain, there are many new projects and vignettes that I'll be sharing over the coming weeks.  One in particular is my new tree skirt.  Definitely the easiest + fastest + cheapest tree skirt you ever did see... For the last few … [Read more...]