Black and White Buffalo Plaid Farmhouse Christmas Tree

It is the most wonderful time of the year.  It's the time of year where lights twinkle, ornaments glimmer, and joy is abundant!  For me, it's also one of my favorite blog posts I write all year and a time where I get to stretch my creativity and deck the halls for the holidays.  This year I'm embracing one of the hottest holiday trends with my Black and White Buffalo Plaid Farmhouse Christmas Tree. I've been obsessed with one of the hottest new trends. black and … [Read more...]

DIY Letter to Santa Felt Envelope

It's that time of year to see who has been naughty and nice, and you can bet Santa is making a list and checking it twice. One of my kids favorite things to do as soon as December arrives is write their letters to Santa. This year I thought it would be fun to create a fun DIY Letter to Santa Felt Envelope to use as decorations and a keepsake for those special letters. You may have already seen my Letters to Santa themed Christmas tree that I created for the Michaels Dream Tree … [Read more...]

DIY Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

Some of my fondest memories of Christmas come back to me while decorating the tree. Our tree is adorned with handmade ornaments from our kids, and ones from my childhood. We even have ornaments from both sides of our family going back to our great grandparents, and though all of these are priceless there’s just something special about making ornaments. That feeling of nostalgia comes over you as you go, year by year through the memories. This is a tradition you can share with your family and one … [Read more...]

Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel with Cricut Explore Air 2

Santa Claus is coming to town! But before he does we’d better get our Christmas letters in the mail so they can get to the North Pole in plenty of time!  One of my children’s favorite holiday activities is writing letters to Santa, and this year I’ve used that magical mix of dreams and anticipation as the inspiration for our Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel and decorations. This year I decided to do something completely different, and a lot more colorful, with my Christmas … [Read more...]

Polar Post Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

One of the most wondrous things about Christmastime is that irresistible sense of anticipation and excitement that permeates the season. Advent calendars count down the days, twinkling lights make the neighborhood more and more festive, and brightly wrapped presents begin appearing, as if by magic, under the tree. Once again I'm participating in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and this years tree pays homage to that glorious Christmas season tradition and anticipation that accompanies … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

I am so excited about decorating my home for the holidays this year.  I love decorating for the holidays and find great joy in transforming my home into a magical Christmas oasis, but this year I feel like I have finally found my style and I am so in love with my glam metallic farmhouse inspired Christmas decor.  You too can create a welcoming home this holiday season with our chic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating ideas. I recently read The Magnolia Story and was inspired, not only by their … [Read more...]

Glam Metallic Farmhouse Christmas Tree

It's that time of year...it's time for the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge.  This is quite possibly one of my favorite blog post all year long.  Not only do I love dreaming up a new theme for my own tree, but I absolutely love looking at all of the other makers trees too.  Every year I wonder if it's possible to fall in love with the new tree as much as I loved last year's. There is no doubt about it, I am completely smitten with this year's theme and my Glam Metallic Farmhouse Christmas … [Read more...]

Retro Light Bulb Painted Ornaments

This year I decided to decorate my kids playroom for Christmas with a nod to our collection of vintage toys.  My Christmas decorations throughout the house are rustic, and fairly traditional with just a touch of sparkle and glam.  I like to keep things neutral, like our Winter Woodland Christmas tree, so that it coordinates with the rest of the house.  So, it was lots of fun to create bright and colorful Retro Light Bulb Painted Ornaments to liven up our Christmas decor in one of the most … [Read more...]

Handmade Holiday Christmas Mantle Decorating Ideas

Decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite things, but updating or changing out your decor from year to year can sometimes seem daunting.  The mantle is one of the easiest places to add holiday cheer.  This Christmas transform your mantle into a focal point, with simple handmade decor and a few sparkly statement pieces.  I'm thrilled to partner with Cricut and Balsam Hill today to share with you my simple and beautiful Handmade Holiday Christmas Mantle. My mom always tells stories … [Read more...]

Winter Woodland Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...and since I live in Texas the chances of that happening are fairly slim.  So, this year I decided I would create my own winter wonderland with a snow covered Christmas tree for the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge.  I'm absolutely thrilled with how this snow covered tree turned out and can't wait to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, a roaring fire in the fire place and dream of a white Christmas while admiring my Winter Woodland Christmas … [Read more...]