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]

Make Your Own Holiday Invitations – Free Printables

I like to make my own invitations by creating a graphic that fits 4 to a page, and printing them on an inkjet printer. They allow me to be creative, and they’re inexpensive to make. In light of today’s Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I have created a couple of fun prints for you to… [Read More]

18 Ways to Decorate with Fresh Evergreens

Fresh evergreens are commonly used for making wreaths for the holidays.  This group of tutorials will give you some fantastic ideas and techniques, to make your front door the prettiest on the block. If you have evergreens growing in your backyard you can easily cut a few branches to use in your decor. Many big box… [Read More]

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Handmade Gifts – Bayberry Candles

When my sister and I owned the herbal gift shop, selling bayberry candles at Christmas time was a big hit. They smelled really great, and we offered a little “good luck” tag (shown below) to go along with the candle.  Bayberry Candles – For “Good Luck” in the New Year may contain some affiliate links for… [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]