A Decorated Christmas Mantel + ($150 Kirkland’s Giveaway)

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Since moving into our new house in late August I have been on overdrive trying to get settled and make our home feel like us.  I have gotten the garage organized, the mudroom lockers built, and my family room – complete with built-ins and a stone fireplace, all done.  I am not doing much decorating {…Read More…}





Christmas Gift Tag Ornaments

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It is no secret that I love handmade and anything custom and personal.  Monica and Jess are back sharing a simple way to embellish some wood tags to give for Christmas.  You can dress up a package or wrap them in a set for an ornament exchange.  Simple, quick and under $10.

wood tag ornaments

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Stamped Spoon Ornaments

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I try and make one unique ornament commemorating my kids each year.   Last year I did another silhouette one framed in a small embroidery hoop.   I still love silhouettes so I did it again, this time on a spoon. Cheap Dollar Tree spoons are the perfect beginning project to try out metal stamping. {…Read More…}





Dry Split Pea Ornaments

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Welcome to the 3rd week of Pennywise Presents.   Today, I have my dear friend Traci here to show you a simple way to gussy up some ornaments and you will never in a million years guess what she uses.   Did you know dry split peas can actually make beautiful décor?   Well come {…Read More…}