Entries Tagged as 'Holiday'

Upside Down Christmas Trees?? What?



Bryan and I stopped in the mall quickly last night to do a little Christmas shopping, on our way through the holiday decor department Bryan pointed out an upside-down Christmas tree. I confidently rationalized to him that it must be just for the floor model display and that surely they weren’t trying to sell one. Until…he pointed at the $450 price tag clearly marked Upside-down Christmas tree. Wha…why?

Still thinking about it I searched on the internet when I got home. Apparently it’s a real thing. Only benefit I can see is that there is more room under the tree for present and Ray Ban outlet possibly takes up less floor space. But I can’t get myself to like it anymore.

What do you think about upside-down Christmas tree? Any takers?



The Halls Have Been Decked



Ok well maybe not the halls but the Living Room certainly has been decked out for Christmas. Welcome to our little house on the lake all gussied up for the Holidays. Come on in and take a look around.

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I like to keep it relatively simple around here for the Holidays.

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A few little Holiday odds and ends laid about the house are all that’s really needed to add some Christmas style.

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With the tree of course being the main stair in the room.

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As if a 7ft tree places in a room could be anything but the star of the show.

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Most of our ornaments have been collected over time. My friend gave me this colorful owl tied to a present last year. I think they still have them at Pier 1 this year, I might just have to go pick up a few more.

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This ornament holds a special place in my heart. I gave versions of these out to my Bridesmaids for gifts on my wedding day.

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My husband knows I love ornaments, each year on my birthday he’d buy me a special ornament like the one above.

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Our newly finished mantel is all dolled up with some fresh evergreen branches from the yard.

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Monogrammed Needlepoint Stockings and some more ornaments of different sizes .

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And the Beaded Trees I just made the other day are making an appearance on the mantel now. Deck the Living Room 12

I hope you enjoyed our little tour. Are you all ready for the Holidays? I’m getting there, I still have ALL the wrapping to do! If you don’t hear from me soon send reinforcements…with tape and scissors preferably!

Homey Halloween Spooktacular



So after all that Halloween Inspiration last week I got my butt in gear and started with some fun Halloween decorating of my very own. I’m not really into bloody and ghoulish Halloween but I’m all for some fun and spooky decorating.

First I grabbed some 4 sheets each of Pumpkin and Black scrapbook paper for around 80 cents a piece.  I thought it would be cool to change out some of my frames with some cool and cheap Halloween art.  I cut out a 1 each of a cat, owl, crow and bat silhouettes out of the black scrapbook paper and only ended up using 1 piece of black paper for all 4 silhouettes.

I slipped the pumpkin paper into the frames and taped the spooky silhouettes onto the pumpkin paper. And… I love them. I might just have to keep some orange accents around once Halloween is over.

On the wall I added additional cut out Bat silhouettes I had in my Halloween box that we had cutout for a party a few years ago. The table is  styled with some wheat bought from HomeGoods and black birds that my husband bought for me a few years ago.

On the jewelry box are a few little ceramic pumpkins and the yellow vase is another Home Goods find.

The large pumpkin is one of those foam craft pumpkins. I used green craft paint to paint some leaves on the top.

Outlined in dots of black puff paint.and some dotted black swirls with some more puff paint complete the foam pumpkin project.

So far I’m loving my touch of Halloween decor there’s still a few more things I’d like to put out but I think it’s shaping up to be a Spooktacular Halloween Home this year.

Ideas for a Haunted Home



I’ve always been a wait to the last minute then throw up some spiderwebs on the lamps kind of person when it comes to Halloween decorating. But this year I’ve been dying to ramp up my Halloween Decorating just a bit, with some easy and cool Haunted Home Ideas. I think I’ll be trying my hand at one or two of these creative ideas I found while browsing around. There’s just so many great ideas out there some of my favorites are below:

RavenDinnerPartyBrooklynLimestone (29 of 36).jpgQuoth the Raven DIY Dinnerware via Brooklyn Limestone

Glowing Eyes ForestGlowing Eyes Forest via Centsational Girl

Mirror Glow Eyes via Martha Stewart

Halloween Bat Art via Can’t Stop Making Things

Halloween Subway Art via House of Smiths

Be my valentine



Aren’t these the most adorable handmade valentines you’ve ever seen?

I love how they’re so simple, sweet and made with love. I love the added touch of button trimmings. So fun and clever!

They are the creation of Anne Weil over at flax & twine. She offers up a complete tutorial for these one of a kind creations that anyone is sure to know came straight from the heart.

Simply adorable!

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