Christmas Plant Lore – Tis the Season

It’s Christmas Eve and I have the family at my home tonight so I’m sharing an old post about Christmas plant lore. If you haven’t read it before I hope you enjoy it and if you have maybe you will enjoy reading it once again. I’ll be back soon with all new projects, recipes and… [Read More]

Make a Custom Christmas Card from a Photo

Many years ago my cousin sent us a Christmas card which had a sketch of the front of their home with a red wreath. I always thought it was a unique idea, and this year I tried making one of my own. This tutorial on how to make a custom Christmas card from a photo… [Read More]

2015 Christmas Home Tour

Welcome! It’s time for our annual Christmas Home Tour. Please come in and see what we’ve been up to. Our front porch is decorated with a mix of fresh and artificial greens, some old pieces and a few new projects. If you like the look of a simple natural wreath, and you have access to… [Read More]

Thumbprint Cookie Recipe with Buttercream Icing

My mom used to have us help her with thumbprint cookies when I was a kid. They are very buttery, and are topped with a rich buttercream icing. It’s a real treat that I continue making to this day for the holidays. This thumbprint cookie recipe with buttercream icing is an extra special treat that freezes… [Read More]

Easy DIY Holiday Planter for Free

I really like using fresh greens to decorate during the holidays. First of all, because nothing compares to the beauty of nature, and second, because I can cut a lot of my own materials saving me a ton of money. This DIY Holiday Planter tutorial can be put together in a very short time and… [Read More]

Wire Hanger Boxwood Letters

I have this somewhat awkward wide space above my mantel that needs something, especially at Christmas. This year I thought I’d hang the word Joy, in big letters, to complement the space. I couldn’t decide if I should pick up some paper mache letters from a craft store, or try to make some myself with fresh… [Read More]

The Holiday Crate x10 Project

My friend Carole from GardenUp Green invited me to participate in a super fun challenge. Nine bloggers purchased the same crate and were assigned the task to style it for the holidays. Thus the holiday crate x10 project began. I’m always looking for crates and boxes for decorating and gardening, so this challenge could not be… [Read More]