From North of the Boulevard~ Here's a simple ornament that can become as fancy as you would like to make it, depending on what you add to it. Embellishments are the key to making this stand out on your tree. I made this one for Gloria's rustic tree a couple of years ago. It goes great . . .
Archives for September 2014
Here's quick and easy ornament that adds a touch of rustic charm to a Christmas tree. I made these for Gloria's first Christmas tree the year she was married. She has a beautiful rustic holiday decor all over her home. Being newly married, she didn't have tons of ornaments, so I decided I could . . .
Adding a touch of fall to various spots in my house is always something I enjoy. This foyer table serves as a welcoming vignette as soon as you enter my home. I think it sets a warm, inviting tone for the season. I love pulling together a look by adding in pieces that, at first glance, might not . . .
What is a mother to do when her son asks her to make an autumn wreath for his wife? She goes to the craft store and picks up supplies, of course! I didn't have plans to make another wreath this fall, but I was happy to do so when asked. I questioned him about what style of wreath she wanted and his . . .
From South of the Boulevard~Normally for work I am supposed to wear business business attire but every once in a while when I have a meeting to attend, I like to kick it up a notch. After losing 45 pounds, I have new found confidence in dressing up and picking out clothes. I used to never wear . . .
I always enjoy making the gifts match the rest of my house so its fun to create my own 'Christmas Style.' My home during the holidays has a lot of natural elements with lots of burlap, deep reds and greens and a little bit of a vintage feel. Whatever your style, you can find ways to make your . . .
Every year, I try to come up with a theme of sorts for Gloria's birthday. Regardless of the fact that she's now 26 years old, as her mother, I love seeing her smile when she has a first look at the decor. We've come a long way since her Barney party when she turned five! That seems to be one that . . .
Transforming a plain pre lit wreath into something beautiful is easy. I purchased an unadorned pre lit wreath and then decided on what kind of look I wanted it to have. This one was made for my daughter in law last Christmas and I wanted it to be fun and festive. . . .
I saw a burlap ornament bow at Kirkland's a couple of years ago that I knew would fit in nicely with Gloria's rustic decor. It was $6.99 and my first thought was "I can make that for a couple of bucks!" I seem to always have some small pieces of burlap and burlap ribbon on hand and this project was . . .
Kicking off our 100 days til Christmas Countdown! How much do you love to plan for Christmas? I love it! Planning ahead has always been the key to having a stress-free holiday for me. It's 100 days out and there is no better time to get started than now. From now through Christmas, we'll be . . .