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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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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Last Minute Christmas Cards

Last Minute Christmas Cards

There are two types of people who send Christmas cards. Those who start planning and have a family photo shoot in the Summer or Fall or those of who fly by the seat of their pants and get them out the door the last possible moment. Guess which one I am? Well atleast this year I am the second one. This year just snuck up on me! 

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Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

Buffalo check has been by obsession the past couple of years. In fact last year I also did a buffalo check Christmas tree. Growing up I always loved houses that had more than one Christmas tree. I knew when I bought this house part of my decorations was going to be to put a second tree on the sunporch. You can see it from the road and everyone comes through the side door into my house.

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DIY Buffalo Check Plaid Ornaments

DIY Buffalo Check Plaid Ornaments

If you don't know, my name is Michelle and I am obsessed with all things buffalo check. Infact O even have a buffalo check Christmas tree. I had one last year two and decided that I wanted to update it this year with a few new ornaments. While I had been on the quest for some black and white buffalo check ornaments I just couldn't find any that I liked so I thought I would make some. 

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DIY HTV Christmas Wine Gift Bag

DIY HTV Christmas Wine Gift Bag

December is the month of giving. Whether it's a gift for a holiday party, a coworker or a hostess gift I find myself needing to come up with a lot of gift ideas in December. My go to is always a bottle of wine but I like to dress it up to make it feel more like a gift. Target has these buffalo check wine bags in the dollar spot for $3. How cute are they?! I mean even "as is" they would make a great gift but I thought I would add a little more holiday spirit with HTV and my Cricut Easy Press. 

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Decorating for Christmas with Rae Dunn

Decorating for Christmas with Rae Dunn

It's hard to collect Rae Dunn and not be obsessed. I am sharing part of my collection on here for the first time today. Guys I am an addict and I don't know how it happened! It all started when I saw this cute coffee canister on instagram and I was on a quest. Little did I know it would take me 7 months to find it and hundreds of trips to TJMaxx, Marshalls and Homegoods later to find this coffee canister.

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DIY Merry and Bright HTV Shirt

DIY Merry and Bright HTV Shirt

It's December and Christmas time is here. That means holiday parties, work parties, santa parades, yankee swaps and the list goes on. I always like to dress festively for these events. Today I am going to show you how to make this DIY Merry and Bright shirt with HTV (heat transfer vinyl). 

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Poinsettia cocktail with a splash and a twist of orange

Poinsettia cocktail with a splash and a twist of orange

The holiday season is here, and it is time to entertain. You know what that means right? Time to come up with some new cocktail recipes! Riondo Prosecco was kind enough to send me some Prosecco to try out!

Now I am a fan of wine; red, white and definitely bubbly, but my favorite wine to use in a cocktail is Prosecco. The light, fruity sweetness of it makes a great base and the bubbles add some fun. What is great about Riondo Prosecco is the price point. It is affordable so you can buy a few bottles to have on hand to make cocktails or to enjoy on its own during a night in.

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