Valentine Mason Jar Gift & over 40 Valentine’s Day Ideas!

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The power of Hershey's Hugs and Kisses is strong. It's hard to resist those tiny bundles of chocolate joy-as my two year old can attest.  You see, he saw me putting together this little Valentine mason jar gift the other day and as always when I was finished in my office I shut the door.  The door complete with child-proof doorknob cover to … [Read more...]

Wood Slice Wreath Valentine’s Day

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Howdy y'all!  Before I even start the tutorial for today's DIY Wood Slice Valentine's Day Wreath I have to let you know I almost didn't post it.  Here's what went down....I had an idea for a wood slice wreath (inspired by this wood slice wreath from Pretty Hand Girl).  I painstakingly collected branches in the midst of a polar vortex, sliced them, … [Read more...]

Valentines Sewn Paper Garland Tutorial & A Special Request

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I hadn't planned on posting any Valentine's projects until next week but this past Monday I saw this blog post from a blogger with a very, very sick 5 year old daughter who is in the last days of her life. It was heartbreaking to read and I can't even begin to imagine what this family is going through. The family did have one request though, … [Read more...]

DIY Vinyl Winter Sign and Silhouette Sale!

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Hey y'all!! I'm back! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (or just a wonderful week if you don't celebrate.) I had a fantastic Christmas over here...my older two boys were gifted with seven, yes seven, Lego sets so I heard not a peep from them all day long.  My youngest was so exhausted from the older boys waking him up at 6 am on the dot … [Read more...]

DIY Paper Straw Ornaments

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Apartments.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Hey y'all! I'm back with my sixth (can you believe it?) post as an Apartments.com ambassador! I'm so excited to share this simple Christmas ornament DIY tutorial today that is inexpensive and easy to make-Paper Straw … [Read more...]

5 Holiday Entertaining Tips

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Entertaining is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season! Gathering with family and friends and celebrating all the joys of this time of year-it doesn't get better! To keep holiday entertaining stress free and easy on the pocketbook, try these 5 easy tips. 1. Think outside of the box for decorations. Easy decor is a close as your local … [Read more...]

DIY Iced Branches

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Want an easy and super fast holiday decor craft? Well lucky you because today I'm sharing how to make your own DIY Iced Branches! I'm so happy with how these turned out and it was one of the fastest DIYs I've done in a long time! Supplies: branches craft paste diamond dust (ground glass glitter) I ordered my Diamond Dust from Save on … [Read more...]

DIY Fabric Scrap and Button Drop Cloth Pillows: Homemade Christmas with The Scoop

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Hey y'all! This has been a busy blogging week for me and I'm so excited to say that it's not letting up anytime soon! Today I'm joining with 24 other bloggers to give you the Scoop on a Handmade Christmas. You'll find the full schedule of the tour just below my tutorial-there is a ton of talent on this tour and I HIGHLY recommend you make your way … [Read more...]

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Ornament Garland

how to make pottery barn ornament garland

Months ago I was perusing catalogs, magazines, and Pinterest looking for inspiration for this year's holiday decor.  I knew I wanted to keep the inside neutral but after last year's DIY magnolia garland and wreath I thought I'd like to try a little more color on the exterior. I found an ornament garland at Pottery Barn that was decorated with … [Read more...]

All Things Home Christmas Tour

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Today I'm just blown-away honored to be part of an amazing Home Tour featuring some of my favorite bloggers.  Oh, and did I mentioned it's sponsored by One Kings Lane? Yes! And we can't have a Holiday Home Tour without presents so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to enter to win a $200 One Kings Lane gift card and … [Read more...]

DIY Yarn Wrapped Ornament

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Are you like me? You know, you have boxes and boxes of Christmas decor that you don't so much love anymore but you can just throw it away because what if you need it again one day? Yes.  I'm a borderline hoarder. But I feel vindicated because this super cute DIY yarn wrapped ornament cost me absolutely no money to make and was the perfect … [Read more...]