Displaying Santa Photos

santa photo display board

As most families with little kids do, we’ve had our kids’ picture taken with Santa every year since they were babies. Now they are six years old (we have triplets if you are a new reader!) and we’ve accumulated a bunch of  Santa photos that I’d like to display. Every year I struggle with how…

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Rustic Christmas Wreath

DIY rustic Christmas wreath

This year instead of our usual traditional faux evergreen wreath on the front door, I wanted to make something that reflected our interior decor a little better.  This wreath was super quick and easy to make. Here’s how I made our rustic Christmas wreath… SUPPLIES: plain grapevine wreath wide fabric ribbon faux evergreen sprigs jingle…

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Christmas Home Tour – Part One

wood slice tag for stockings

It typically takes me quite a while to decorate for Christmas. In fact, I usually spend most of December pulling things out and tweaking decorations here and there, which is why I’m breaking my Christmas home tour into two parts. I’ve spent the last 5 days decorating like crazy for the Christmas in the Country…

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Painting the Walls Revere Pewter

painting tall dining room walls

I have been wanting to paint the main walls in our house since we moved in 5 years ago. When our house was built, the builder only applied one coat of flat cream paint. With three little ones running around the house, our walls quickly became filthy and when I tried to clean them, the…

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Our Thanksgiving Tablescape

thanksgiving table setting

In the eleven years that we’ve been married, I think I’ve only cooked Thanksgiving dinner twice and of those two times, I don’t recall ever creating a tablescape. I’m sure I set the dishes, silverware, and glasses out on a tablecloth and added some candles to the center of the table, but as far any…

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DIY Drop Cloth Christmas Pillows

DIY felt wreath pillow

I’ve been trying really hard to not decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving this year, but since I will be participating in a Christmas Tour of Homes in early December, I needed to start planning and getting some of my decorations made now. One item I wanted to get checked off of my list was…

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How to Decorate a Mantel – Step by Step

hot to decorate a mantel step by step

Awhile back a friend asked me to write a post on how to decorate a mantel and since I just changed out the Halloween decorations on our mantel for Thanksgiving decor, I thought now would be a good time to show you how I go about decorating our mantel. First I start by clearing everything…

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