New Year’s Wish

2012 book

A wish for the new year from me {and Pinterest} to you {and to myself:)}: New Year’s Eve may not be my favorite occasion {does anyone else find it completely overrated, overpriced, and overdone?}, but I do love the idea of a fresh start and a new year to be me.  Hopefully a better, stronger, […]

Merry Christmas

snowy ornament

Well it’s finally here!  Christmas Eve is tomorrow and I just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a wonderful weekend.  I hope it’s filled with family and friends, making lots of new memories…           Hopefully you can take some time to slow down, enjoy this wonderful holiday, and […]

Our Christmas Card {and the story behind it}

christmas card 2011

I had what I thought was a cute, fun idea for a Christmas card this year.  I used an old frame we had laying around the house and made some cute “Merry Christmas” burlap letters and simply taped them onto the frame {so I could reuse them above our mantle}.  We were headed down to […]

Christmas Wrap-Up

joy ornaments at an angle

The Nester is hosting a linky party today with wrapping up all the fun stuff we’ve all been doing around our homes this Christmas season so here’s a photo-filled run-down of our Christmas cheer!                       If you’ve missed any tutorials, check out the dining room […]

Joyous Ornaments

hanging ornaments to spray paint

You may remember me talking about spray painting ornaments last week and today I’m here to share with you how I made them. We had a lot of brown ornaments around and since brown isn’t in our color scheme anymore, I decided to give them a makeover.  Here’s what we started with: I hung them […]

Holiday Comforts

bloomington lights

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Brown paper packages tied up with string…

ornaments on gifts

…these are a few of my favorite things!  That song will now be stuck in your head all day long.  You’re welcome:)  Today I’m sharing some fun ways to personalize gift wrap. We put our tree up over Thanksgiving break, but I’m just now sharing it with you today because I wanted to get some pretty […]

Charlie Brown Inspired Christmas

sparkly ornament on cake stand

This week has turned into a little Christmas decor extravaganza, hasn’t it?  I was on my way home from school yesterday, ready to get to work on a little winter set-up in the dining room when I was suddenly inspired and changed my plan.  I was listening to K-Love, who played a scene from Charlie […]