Pine Cone Christmas Tree for Your Holiday Home

This is another throw back to my herbal gift shop days. A Styrofoam base, plenty of hot glue and a bag full of mini pine cones are all you really need to create a pine cone Christmas tree. Pine Cone Christmas Tree Here I have made two pine cone Christmas trees. As you can see I… [Read More]

Egg Carton Flower Garland for Your Holiday Decor

This tutorial for an egg carton flower garland is super easy. You do have to save as many cartons as you need for your string of lights. In may case, I used a 70 bulb string of lights, which more than filled our large mantel. That meant having six egg cartons to save. Egg Carton… [Read More]

Christmas With Stencils: Warm Wishes on Slate

My friend Carole asked me to join her and a great group of creative bloggers, to create a project using Christmas stencils. There are so many to choose from, but after searching for quite a while I picked this one from The Stencilsmith. Decorating with Christmas Stencils Carole has so many great projects that she has… [Read More]

Handwritten Family Recipe Tea Towel Gift

My mother was trained as a pediatric nurse, but after she married my father and start having children, she become a stay at home mom. It’s been 20 years since she passed, at the early age of 64, and I still miss her. Recently I pulled out her recipe for Christmas cookies, handwritten on a… [Read More]

Dried Citrus Ornaments: Natural Holiday Beauty

So many people loved the dried orange slice garland project, so I thought I’d make some whole dried citrus ornaments to decorate the house this Christmas. This took a little trial and error, but in the end they turned out really nice. I tried lemons, limes, oranges and clementines. The orange and clementines worked out the best,… [Read More]

A Garden Lovers Gift Guide for 2016 Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of year again, and in honor of Cyber Monday, I’m helping out with some inspiration from the gardening realm. This garden lovers gift guide lists some new, and a few tried and true favorites, for your shopping pleasure.   Bonus: I’m linking up with a bunch of other blogger friends who have curated their… [Read More]

Easy Front Door Swag for the Holidays

We all love wreaths, but sometimes it’s nice to change it up, and use something new for our front door decor. This year, instead of making wreaths, I’m making a front door swag for each of our double doors. We just had a fir tree cut down in the back yard. I was so sad to… [Read More]