Let the countdown begin! How many of you remember making paper chains to countdown the days to Christmas? I remember a few back in the day.. made out of red and green construction paper. And how about those advent chocolate calendars? Every little piece of chocolate bringing one day closer to Christmas morning! I love creating fun little traditions like that for my daughter, so this year I set out to make a colorful Christmas countdown with 25 days packed full of fun holiday activities.
One of my biggest problems with winter weather is that it wreaks havoc on my skin. I end up keeping a small bottle of lotion on me at all times and no matter how much I use I inevitably still end up with dry, itchy skin. Have your hands ever been so dry that they hurt? Maybe even crack and peel? I’ve finally found a cure for even severely dry skin that I can’t get enough of. Even those with cracked dry skin will see a huge difference with just a few applications of this homemade lotion recipe. And what’s even better? It’s easy to make, only takes a few minutes to whip up, and perfect for even sensitive skin types.
Happy Holidays!! It’s after Thanksgiving so I can say that now, right? For crying out loud, it’s after December 1st already! Can you believe it?? I think I missed a few days… must have been the turkey coma. All of the sudden Christmas is 23 days away!! Did that just send you into a head spinning panic whirl?? I’m right there with ya!
I’ve been feverishly trying to get all the holiday decorations up and thankfully I think we are ready. Well, maybe. In any case, I got up some holiday front door decor so for anyone that is just passing by the house it looks like we totally have it all together. Nevermind the chaos that is going on behind that closed door…
Happy Fall! For over a year now, there’s always been a mirror above the mantel in the small, but quaint living room of our house. I always thought it helped to make the room look bigger. But over time I got tired of only being able to see the ceiling fan in the mirror. And it wasn’t too picture friendly either.
No matter what angle I tried to shoot from, it was there. I can hide cords, toys, dog bowls, and piles of mail, but I can never get rid of that ceiling fan.
So I had three options. Live with it, get rid of the ceiling fan, or get rid of the mirror. Well, obviously relocating the mirror was the easiest and most logical. 🙂
Then I had to decide what to fill the large wall above the mantel with. I’m planning a living room makeover for next year (imagine that!) but for now I built a wooden panel to fill the space where the mirror used to be. [Please click to continue reading…]
So let’s take a poll here… how many of you put away your Halloween decorations this weekend and started pulling out Christmas? Are you still all Fall decorated? While the sight of those sparkly Christmas decorations in the stores has me all twitterpated and ready to deck the halls, I’m resisting the urge to pull out the tinsel just yet. Well, at least some of it. 🙂 But along with packing away the Halloween decorations, I realized this house was in need of some major fall clean up!
I’m going to share 10 quick and dirty Fall clean up tips to help get you and your home ready for the upcoming winter season. Oh and I’ll be sharing some pics of our fall decor that I’m managing to hang onto for at least a few more weeks.
With the weather really cooling off this weekend, I decided it was time to break out the hot cocoa and marshmallows! That’s when the idea finally came to me for a hot beverage bar! Back at the beginning of the year when I made all those home goals, one of them was to create a more functional space in the dining room. Seeing as how we rarely use the dining room for it’s intended purpose, the buffet hardly ever sees a morsel of food. So what better function than to turn it into a hub for hot cocoa, coffee, and tea! Read on for tips on how to create your own hot beverage bar!