Happy New Year, friends! I’m content to put 2016 behind, and am excited with the new opportunities and challenges 2017 will bring to this little blog I started only 3 months ago!
Every year I come up with a theme for my Christmas decorating at my house. One year it was Classic Colored Christmas, another year it was Junky, Merry, another year it was Shiny Brite and White. This year was my “Comfort and Joy” year. I’ve shared the “Joy” part of the decorating with my Bedspring … More “Comfort” Christmas House Tour
Whenever my kids have a break from school, I like to make these special treats at least once while they’re home. I posted the recipe way back in 2010 when I first started blogging for my store, but so many of my friends and family always want this recipe, I knew I needed to get … More Scones, Best Ever
The day after Christmas I just love to lounge around while the kids are busy with their new gifts, look back at pictures, and surf the web and enjoy other people’s beautiful homes at Christmas. Thought I’d share our casual Christmas Day brunch we had with my parents yesterday…
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 NIV
I love having live plants mixed in with all the artificial Christmas greens I have around the house. And they’re so readily available right now in the grocery and big box stores. Little cypress trees, poinsettias, and rosemary trees are some of my favorites to tuck into my centerpieces and other vignettes around the house. … More Styling Tip: Potted Plant Disguise
I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest, and decided since I had just hung this perfectly patinaed crib spring on my freshly painted dining room wall, and wanted to display my Shiny Brites everywhere but the tree, I’d give it a try myself. And yes, this is the second bedspring I’ve hung in my house in … More Bedspring Shiny Brite Tree
We don’t need to dream about a White Christmas anymore, here in Minnesota; we’ve got it, and it’s here to stay! But when I first started decorating our back (and main) entry, I was craving the white stuff, and everything that goes with it.
I had tried to sell this cute, vintage hem-maker at the store, but no one else had a vision for it like I did. Typical (Sometimes my taste is a little wonky). I always pictured it as a Christmas tree, so today I armed myself with the handy, dandy, miracle-making glue gun and a bag … More Hem-maker Tree and a Postal Sorter Christmas
Here’s a short little post as the Christmas decorating continues at my house. Instead of the mantle…