Winter Wonderland Centerpiece

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I had an amazing time with my kids and families. God is so good, we truly are blessed.  Just because Christmas is over, doesn't mean all your decorations have to be too. I know I'm probably a weirdo but, I'm already packing up the holiday. BAH HUMBUG As great as it feels to clean up the clutter, I feel like my house looks naked after putting it all away. Being I live in MinneSNOWta, I feel a certain obligation to have some winter decor here and … [Read more...]

How to Hang a Table Runner

Did you know H & M has home decor? I KNOW - ME NEITHER! In fact, they have super cute stuff, including holiday items. I ordered this table runner, not sure if I'd like it or not. Isn't it cute? I actually bought it on Cyber Monday so I got 40% the already dirt cheap price. As I stared at it and thought it would bug me to cover up the cute design with a centerpiece; then a light-bulb appeared above my head: HANG IT ON THE WALL. After deciding to make it a part of my Christmas decor, I … [Read more...]

DIY Deer Head Wall Art

Deer Heads are all the rage for Christmas decor. I love the look too, but I don't  love the price. Even at Target, a decent sized deer head mount is around $40.oo. These are the times I like to THINK THINK THINK of a way to DIY. Start with paper mache' gold deer. I found mine at Michaels and at 50% off they were only $4.99. Paint the head white. I used some white wall paint I had in my stash. Next, "Off with their heads", I've always wanted to say that - he he. Make sure to cut (I used … [Read more...]

Meet Emerald {New Milk Paint Color}

I recently entered the 'General Finishes 'Name Your Own Paint Color Contest' and I won - YAHOO!  The contest consisted of submitting a color choice along with a name for it. My favorite color is kelly green so I turned it in for the contest. My inspiration was the green hutch in my kitchen; I painted it last year. As the contest winner (along with 12 others)  General Finishes sent me a box with all the new colors in it. Thank you! I'm especially in love with my new color: Emerald. I was … [Read more...]

{EASY} Christmas Apothecary Jars

One of the easiest ways to decorate for Christmas to use the jars you already have. Large jars can make a big splash on any table, buffet or hutch.  As you know if you've followed for long, my favorite kind of shopping is the kind I do in my own home.  Even as my color scheme has changed, the use of jars has not. {Use fake snow, pine-cones and Christmas bulbs} These sit by my entryway door. These sit on my hutch cabinet. And on my dining room table. Decorating with apothecary jars … [Read more...]

How to Create Gorgeous Garland {A Tutorial}

Garland is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. I've graduated from simple greens to adding beautiful layers. Even though it can look intimidating to put together 'magazine quality' garland; it's really easy. #1: Start with the Basics  Use greens with or without lights. I prefer the wire branches so that I can move them anyway I want. Use the wire branches to your advantage by wrapping  around to hold lights, picks or plugs in place.  If you are using garland without lights, the lights … [Read more...]

Cute {Walmart} Ornament Make-Over

I love a good DIY project. The great thing is you don't always have to start from scratch. Often times I like the look of something but,  just want to 'make it my own'. This is a quick and usually inexpensive way to customize your Christmas tree ornaments.  Last week I shared my Dollar Tree ornament makeover. In case you missed it you can see it HERE: I updated the flowers for my Winter Ice Christmas Tree. My second tree is a Minnesota Vikings tree. I needed to find an inexpensive way to add … [Read more...]

How to Decorate a Tree for Your Favorite Team {MN Vikings}

I'm so excited to say we have a WINNER from the Giveaway! Deb Malner Franke will be receiving a $25HomeGoods gift card. Thank you so much for all of you who voted for us in the Annie Sloan Snap & Share Contest. We didn't win, but it was fun trying! On to the tree! I have 3 boys which in my house means: lots and lots of sports. A couple of years ago I decided to 'embrace' what the men in my house like and decorate a tree for our team - the Minnesota Vikings. SKOL! After giving it some … [Read more...]

Winter Ice Christmas Tree

I finally finished my tree, it took me over a week. I'm still working on getting my energy level back to some what normal, so thing quick is happening around there. Last year I DIY flocked my own tree. It was OK but, not like the real thing. I was elated when I found a flocked tree on Craigslist for $50. CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING TIPS: 1. Use lots of lights and put them on the right way. Chelsea at two twenty one, did great tutorial. 2. Choose a theme. In my opinion, trees decorated around … [Read more...]

Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover!

Today I want to share a super simple Dollar Tree ornament makeover. When I first spotted these clip-on flower ornaments I knew I needed them! When I'm looking at the Dollar Tree or anywhere else for that matter, I always try to look beyond it's current state. Do I like it enough to make it work for me? Many times the answer is YES. As was the case with these little babies: I loved them, but they are GOLD and I need SILVER - no problem. Glitter and Mod Podge to the rescue! Using a small … [Read more...]

Mr. Nutcracker Centerpiece {Easy}

I'm never satisfied with just one centerpiece, especially over the holidays. A few days ago I shared my barnwood holiday centerpiece. If you missed it go HERE.      If you know me at all you know the first place I 'shop' is my own house when I decorate. I love the decor items I have but, I don't like seeing them in the exact same place every year. HOLIDAY DECORATING TIP: Pull out all your decor items in one spot so you know what you have. Start with the most important pieces you … [Read more...]