Dear Santa "Handlettered" Scroll Artwork

Dear Santa "Handlettered" Scroll Artwork

I posted about how much I loved the Hearth and Hand collection at Target and since then I have been staring at my Letters to Santa mailbox wondering how I could incorporate a letter to Santa. On instagram I have been seeing a lot of handlettering on scrolls for Christmas. I have even looked up a few of them but they are bit expensive for my budget. I decided why not try to create a smaller version using kraft paper and my Cricut!. 

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Christmas Tree Collars and Baskets

Christmas Tree Collars and Baskets

I have always loved the look of a basket or a tree collar under a Christmas tree but always had a hard time finding one. Well I finally found one this year and actually learned that they were called tree collars! I thought it would be a great idea to round up some of my favorites for you. Since posting my tree on instagram and on the blog a few days ago I have had a lot of messages about the collar. So let's talk about the tree collar.

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Mixed Metals Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Mixed Metals Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Every year I try to switch my christmas tree up a bit and this year is no different. After decorating neutral for fall I knew I wanted switch up my normal rustic christmas tree to a more farmhouse neutral tree. I love the idea of mixing metals. Silver and gold together used to be a faux paux but it is very much in right now. Heck I would've added rose gold too if it the ornaments in store didn't looks so pink. 

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Hearth and Hand with Magnolia an Honest Review of the Fixer Upper Target line

Hearth and Hand with Magnolia an Honest Review of the Fixer Upper Target line

The day has come! The Hearth and Hand with Magnolia is officially out at Target and I just had to stop into my local store to check it out. Now I had really high expectations so I thought I would share my thoughts, what I bought, what I wanted to buy and what I wouldn't buy. 

Now I didn't run to the store at opening, I learned my lesson with Lilly Pulitzer. I went in around 2pm expecting nothing to be on the shelves. To my surprise the aisles were still very full! My target had 2 dedicated employees restocking as you bought. I was impressed by this! 

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Home for the Holidays: My first Christmas in my first home

Home for the Holidays: My first Christmas in my first home

This time last year I was getting ready to close on my house. I had the closing set for the 22nd and I moved in the day after Christmas. It was hard mentally to have had put up a Christmas tree only to take it down before Christmas had even happened. Your first year in a new place is always really exciting, because you get to figure out where everything should go. Finding the perfect spot for your tree, your stockings and your knick knacks. 

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DIY HERSHEY'S KISSES Christmas Tree

DIY HERSHEY'S KISSES Christmas Tree

This past weekend I had my first holiday party in my first home and I went all out with decor while keeping my budget in mind. Today I am going to share how I dressed up the dessert table with DIY Hershey's Kisses Christmas Trees made with Hershey Kisses Kissmas Sweater Chocolates available exclusively at Walmart. 

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Two Ingredient Cake and White Chocolate Christmas Trees Cake Topper

Two Ingredient Cake and White Chocolate Christmas Trees Cake Topper

Christmas is just merely days away! What are you bringing for your Christmas dinner? Don't stress, today I am showing you how to make a cake with 2 ingredients and also an easy white chocolate Christmas tree cake topper. Now I got this recipe from Dollar General and it's their Coca-Cola® Easy as Cake! Recipe

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10 Buffalo Check Plaid Christmas Ideas

10 Buffalo Check Plaid Christmas Ideas

Guys I love buffalo check plaid. In fact I am even wearing my new buffalo check pajamas as I write this! This year I have definitely fell and fell hard for this trend so I want to share some of my favorite buffalo check plaid christmas projects, decor and ideas to inspire you. 

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DIY Snow Globe Terrarium

DIY Snow Globe Terrarium

There is a local nursery that I love to visit and gather inspiration. While this place is way out of my budget I often find high end decor that I can recreate on my budget. Today I am walking you guys through how I made a DIY Snow Globe Terrarium. This cute apothecary can sit in any room of your house and keep a wintery scene safe behind glass.

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Christmas Decor: DIY Wall Mounted Faux Deer Head

Christmas Decor: DIY Wall Mounted Faux Deer Head

The last few years I have been starting to really get into decorating for Christmas. Last year at the end of the season I got some amazing deer ornaments and a deer figurine on clearance and that propelled the idea of incorporating deer into my holiday decor this year. Today I am going to walk you through how I made this DIY wall mounted faux deer head. 

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Buffalo Check Plaid Christmas Tree

Buffalo Check Plaid Christmas Tree

It has always been a dream of mine to have two Christmas trees. So when I bought my house last year I knew that the sunporch was going to be the best place for that second tree. I have a friend moving out to California and she sold me her tree that was perfect for the space. Only 6 feet tall. Now this holiday season is definitely the season of buffalo check plaid.

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2016 Holiday Card Trends

2016 Holiday Card Trends

It's that time of year again. It's time to order and send out your holiday cards. Now being the crafty person that I am for years I made my holiday cards by hand. You know what I have realized as I get older? The older you get the more holiday cards you have to send out. So for the second year in a row I am partnering up with Minted to show how easy and effortless they make the holidays. 

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A Rustic Christmas Tree

A Rustic Christmas Tree

Christmas is in full swing here and I am excited to share with you my rustic Christmas tree. Now I have been collecting for this tree for almost three years and every year it gets more complete. For once I have chose a theme and stuck to it. So how did I stay on track and not veer off? I established a color story. If the ornament or decoration does not fall within that story it doesn't make this tree (yes I have another tree). 

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DIY Rustic Stick Christmas Tree

DIY Rustic Stick Christmas Tree

While my style is typically eclectic leaning towards shabby chic my Christmas decor is usually rustic. There is just something about plaids, reds, golds and burlap. Did I mention wood? Today I am sharing how to make a DIY rustic Christmas trees made from sticks. Now make sure you stick around to the end of this post I have a treat for you 30+ bloggers have joined together to share how we are getting our home ready for the holidays this week. 

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Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes

Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes

Almost every year my friends and family get together at this time and host a Christmas cookie swap party. Never been to a cookie swap? Let me tell you how it works. Invite your friends over telling them to bake some delicious cookies to share. Set up a table in your home with lots of tins or to-go bins. Each person collects an assortment of cookies from everyone and package them up maybe sample a few along the way. It's a great way to kick off the holiday party season and an awesome opportunity to share your favorite recipes. Sometimes you leave with so many cookies that they are great for office gifts or even to make a platter to bring to another party.

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25 Christmas Crafts

25 Christmas Crafts

Incase you missed it last week I joined up with Simply Kelly DesignsTwo Purple CouchesThe House Down the Lane and Where the Smiles Have Been for an epic weeklong Holiday Craft party. Each day we created a new DIY everyday following the same theme. At the end of the week we had 25 fabulous Christmas Crafts. So welcome to the Crafter Party. Stick around, Pin, Click and Create! 

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Merry & Bright Free Printable

Merry & Bright Free Printable

Guys I am so excited to be showing you today a holiday printable I made with Glitter Prints paper. Which is a new product from Core'dinations. It's glitter that you can print on without it flaking off and making a mess of your printer and your home. Let's face it I still have glitter from halloween on my hardwood floors! So to try it out I decided to make a some festive artwork to add to my sideboard. 

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Shutter Holiday Card Holder

Shutter Holiday Card Holder

I love decorating my house for the holidays with items I already have. In this case I had plantation shutters in my basement that I had picked up over a year and a half ago at the Brimfield antique fair. I didn't really buy this with intention but just knew I loved the shutters. 

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Red Berry and Pinecone Christmas Wreath

Red Berry and Pinecone Christmas Wreath

Now I am kind of on a grapevine wreath kick. You may remember that last month I created a fall wreath with this same base.  I had stopped by Trader Joe's, to buy everything pumpkin, and saw these gorgeous grapevine wreaths for $3.99. Since the fall wreath I went back and bought two more bases to tuck away for Christmas wreaths which I am showing you today!

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