Another Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

Another Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

This is the third Christmas I have had two Christmas trees. Growing up I always had a dream of having more than one Christmas tree that just seemed so fancy. So when I bought my house and it had a sunporch I immediately knew I could have my second Christmas tree. This year I decorated the tree in buffalo check. I know, I know we are not surprised. I LOVE buffalo check. However I did switch it up a bit by doing something I have never done before…. I used two ribbons. I first adorned the tree with this buffalo check ribbon and then in between the ribbon I went back in with a burlap and red glitter ribbon.

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Christmas Margarita

Christmas Margarita

This time of year my halls are decked and I am ready to have friends and family over for a Christmas party. Each year we get together and have a yankee swap along with some great apps and desserts but most importantly cocktails! I always try to make a signature cocktail for the evening. Last year I made spiked Wassail. This year I thought why not try to make a Christmas margarita.

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Decorating Floating Shelves for Christmas

Decorating Floating Shelves for Christmas

My favorite part of my kitchen renovation is my floating shelves. I love decorating these shelves every season but decorating them for Christmas is my all time favorite. Check out how I decorated these same shelves for Christmas last year here.

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How to decorate and layout furniture in a small open concept apartment

How to decorate and layout furniture in a small open concept apartment

Recently I had the opportunity with Lisa from Shine Your Light to design an apartment for the Amos House in Providence, RI. The Amos house is a leading social service agency that offers housing, addiction recovery, helps individuals gain parenting skills and reunify with their children, job training, and the largest soup kitchen in the Rhode Island.

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Flocked Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

Flocked Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

For years I have been swooning over a the idea of a flocked Christmas tree. Well this year I dragged out my Christmas Tree put it up and plugged it in and only 1/3rd of it lit up. I tried figuring out how to get all the lights to work and well I failed. I even tried just shaking it really hard, no surprise that didn’t work either. So you want to know what I did? I ordered my dream Christmas tree. The one I had been eyeing for years and guys I couldn’t be happier. It was worth every hard earned penny. The flocking is gorgeous and it’s the fullest tree I have ever owned

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DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jar Vases

DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jar Vases

Ball® mason jars are a great inexpensive way to craft and DIY your Christmas décor. I have always had a love for mercury glass as part of my Christmas décor but the fact is real mercury glass can be really expensive. So over the years I have learned how to turn glass ware into a faux mercury glass using this technique.

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Christmas Table Setting and Decor

Christmas Table Setting and Decor

With Christmas right around the corner I wanted to show you guys how I decorate my table for Christmas. Now this is a smaller Christmas tablescape since I am not hosting this year but I am having some friends over. We all know this is my favorite holiday so why not dress up the table for them.

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Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath

Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath

My love for buffalo check is no secret so why would we expect a wreath any different? I love making embroidery hoop wreaths, they are unexpected but so simple and beautiful when done. I made this embroidery hoop wreath this past fall. I decide to make another one and wanted to walk you through step by step how to make an embroidery hoop wreath for Christmas.

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Mason Jar Christmas Tree

Mason Jar Christmas Tree

Christmas decor can be expensive so I always like to find inexpensive ways to freshen up my decor. Today I am showing you how to take small cheap Christmas trees and make them look more substantial as part of your Christmas decor. I have been loving the idea of small trees in crocks or baskets but they get pricey quick so I decided to DIY my own.

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How to cut chipboard on a Cricut Maker

How to cut chipboard on a Cricut Maker

I am excited to show you guys my newest cutting machine the Cricut Maker! Today I am going to be answering some FAQ about the Cricut Maker and also showing you how to use the knife blade to cut chipboard.

Now I have been using my Cricut Explore Air 2 non stop since I got it about 2 years ago. Here are some of my favorite Cricut projects I have made to date.

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How to Paint a Buffalo Check Vase

How to Paint a Buffalo Check Vase

If you haven’t noticed I have a slight obsession with buffalo check, well and to be honest mason jars. The past couple Christmas' I have even put up a second tree to dedicated to all things buffalo check. This buffalo check Christmas tree was one of my all-time favorite trees I have ever decorated.

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Thanksgiving Mason Jar Sign

Thanksgiving Mason Jar Sign

Decorating for Thanksgiving is always fun because it perfectly integrates into Fall decor. Now I usually skip over decorating for Halloween and just decorate for Fall. This fall I have made an embroidery hoop wreath, buffalo check mason jar, buffalo check pumpkin and a pumpkin patch sign. Today I thought I would make a Thanksgiving mason jar sign with my Cricut Explore Air 2.

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Bloody Martini Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Bloody Martini Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Spooky cocktails are not only fun to serve at a halloween party they are fun to make. I have been thinking about halloween cocktails since the summer. I knew that I wanted to do something bloody. A bloody martini seemed like the perfect cocktail to share. Pomegranate martinis are my favorite drink to make at home. Have you guys tried my Apple Pomegranate martini recipe or just my classic pomegranate martini.

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Apple Pomegranate Martini Recipe

Apple Pomegranate Martini Recipe

Pomegranate martinis are one of my favorite cocktails. Doesn’t matter if it’s a night in or a night out I will either make or order it. I decided why not try to put a fall spin on my favorite cocktail. If you want to stick to the basic make sure you check out my recipe for a pomegranate martini here.

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How to stay motivated to put the finishing touches on your renovation

How to stay motivated to put the finishing touches on your renovation

I have a tendency to get about 90% of the way done with projects and lose focus for the finishing touches… like painting trim. In fact did you guys know that I did a bathroom renovation ::cough cough:: years ago and haven’t even shown it to you? That’s because it has been 90% done but I just never got to the finishing touches.

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