This Hallmark commercial inspired a family

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Who doesn’t love Hallmark commercials?  They get me every time.  I love Youtube for providing a chance to re-watch my favorites.  It’s not like my dad and I trekked across our property on Christmas Eve, but I love this one. Growing up , our  Christmas Eve traditions meant leaving the house no later than 10:15pm for midnight mass.  And, then sitting in [Read more…]

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt by Revolution of Mom

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I am so excited to share this great idea for the holidays.  It’s a downloadable printable for a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt from Revolution of Mom. What I love about this is it is great fun for all stages and ages.  Grandparents would have fun with this for a weekend at grandma’s or something for “nothing [Read more…]

Stair Case Garland Ideas…

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Hi there- I found these ideas in October and I am just now sharing.  My original plan was to change the garland in my home after seeing a friend’s much simpler, cuter idea.  My middle child would call this plan, “hashtag suburban mom probs.”   I didn’t get any garland up this year on the staircases.  [Read more…]

Upcycle Tree Branches

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Hi There- Here’s a quick wreath I made using tree trunks and branches from a neighbor who had a few of the trees sin his yard chopped down.  I asked if I could take some before it was hauled away. He couldn’t load my car fast enough. And, then the branches sat in my garage [Read more…]

Simple Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

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Hi there-  I am joining in a Thanksgiving Décor blog hop  hosted by Emily and Erin at Elizabeth Joan Designs.  I start decorating for fall over Labor Day weekend, add a few witches and ghosts in October, and  return to autumn.  This is why pumpkins and the often overlooked, under valued gourd, are my go  [Read more…]

Guest Posting at A Peek into My Paradise

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Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be a guest blogger at Cathy’s blog, A Peek into My Paradise.  I am sharing a fun, kid friendly 4th of July party idea or surprise neighborhood treat!  You can see my guest post  HERE.  Here is a sneak peak of  the post:  

Happy Valentine’s Day to Me

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The running joke in my family is that mom buys what she really wants! No amount of online links or photos of my wish list work.  I even posted this on Instagram since my children are over Facebook!   I actually ordered this from Crate and Barrel the day after Christmas when it didn’t show up under the tree!  The good news [Read more…]

When Valentine’s Day Is Not All Chocolates.. or Baked Ziti

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Flashback Friday: My Valentine’s Day was spent in the Atlanta airport, making my way back to Colorado.  Before leaving for Knoxville last week to visit my sister,  I reminded my {first} husband the one gift I wanted (well, the one I knew I would get): not that.   I just asked my {first} husband to pre-order [Read more…]

Seasonal Decor with Tape… All Year Round!

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At a tag sale last summer I snagged a 1/2 dozen small serving platters.   They are great “neutrals” in my addiction to plates! The thing with neutrals is they can get a little bland. Or, in the case of my white serving dishes,  a little pasty! Like my thighs this time of year! So, if [Read more…]

DIY Wreath: Let it Snow

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With much of the country in sub-zero temps, I thought this was a great time to show off my DIY wreath.  All supplies were on clearance  at Michaels.  I grabbed the blue because it reminds me of snow in January! I have it on my pantry door to give it a pop of color!  Click  HERE       to [Read more…]

A Simple Christmas in a Mason Jar

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Who doesn’t love mason jars?   So I am constantly finding ways to make easy décor items that can be changed out with the seasons and holidays.  Here is my latest treat for the teachers.  Don’t worry they are not just getting a dozen candy cane balls! Our school does a cash collection. But, this is to [Read more…]

Pumpkin Patch in a Jar

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Here is a fun treat to make for teachers, neighbors or to use in your decorating!  It would look great in an office too! Sidenote: This post should be titled, “the pumpkin patch post that got away.”  I swear I posted this weeks ago!  I went to link it up to a party and 30 [Read more…]