12/07/11

Modern Country Christmas Mantel

In my front rooms, I like a combination of mostly white dreamy decor with a bit of rustic flair so the boys don't completely become repulsed.  In my family room, I'm all about comfort and simplicity, sort of a modern country mix.  Have you seen my tutorial on how we recycled our ... |read more|

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12/06/11

Recycling Old Fence Boards

Along with just about everything else in this original 1950s rancher, the fence had definitely seen better days!  We replaced along the side yard, but since our next door neighbor has a rather feisty dog that wants to come play with our dog, we're not quite ready to fully replace ... |read more|

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12/06/11

Favorite Gifts Under $30

Here are a few gift ideas that I totally LOVE {the links are under the board}. Personally, I always welcome a gift card, but sometimes it's nice to give a little something wrapped with paper and a bow!  These ideas are all under $30 {except the tureen, but really that's not a bad ... |read more|

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12/06/11

Vintage Chic Tablescape {Tons of Pics}

There is perhaps no better season to set a pretty table, then Christmas!!!  As usual, SIMPLICITY was my inspiration!  I used the pretties I've collected over the years from various garage, thrift, antique sales, and the DIY decor I've made this Christmas season to create a ... |read more|

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12/04/11

Winter White Wreath {Crate & Barrel Inspired}

Winter White Wreath {Crate & Barrel Inspired} Looking through my Crate and Barrel Magazine I saw NUMBER 5 {see pic below} and I had a new pep to my step!  I was looking for the right wreath to brighten up this mirror in my dining room, but with all the projects and money ... |read more|

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12/02/11

Artificial or Real Christmas Tree!?!?!

Since 2006 when my photographer (hubby) forced me strongly encouraged us to buy an artificial tree {for the sake of marriage bliss} decking the halls has been a blast for the entire family!  When the Christmas Decor came out of the attic my type A tendencies would take over. ... |read more|

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12/02/11

Front Door Wreath: Framed Ornaments

After a few traditional Front Door Wreath in style and shape I was ready for a little change!!!  I had a large frame lying around that I wanted to do something with, it was collecting too much dust!  I gave it some Christmas Spirit a covering of bright red spray paint! Can ... |read more|

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11/30/11

Simple Christmas Photos Tip

I'm excited to share my favorite Christmas Picture TIP!  I have a ton of frames in my house!  Several years ago, I counted my frames and took some time to go through and find my all-time favorite Simple Christmas Photos Tip.  The one's that just totally take me back to specific ... |read more|

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11/28/11

Simple Dreamy Feather Trees

Cute Feather Trees, right!  Simple, too! I started with an empty Braum's paper bag, definitely not fancy yet! I cut along the paper bags edges until I had a super long strip of paper still intact (with exception to the removed handles). I decided I wanted my ... |read more|

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11/27/11

Garden Vegetable Soup

The weather is super chilly which means it is totally time for SOUP!  I like to keep a pot of soup in the house at all times!  Garden Vegetable Soup is definitely one our favorites.  It's perfect for lunch, dinner, snacks and compliments just about every meal! This is based off a ... |read more|

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