Hey there!! I just had to drop in and spread some holiday cheer and let you know how much I sure do love you all. True statement. This year has been incredible and that you continue to choose to drop in to see what shenanigans we’re up to means the world to me. I dropped off our friends at the airport a little bit ago and enjoyed a few days of down-time, games and sunsets, with one late night picture in front of the tree as photo evidence.
***This giveaway is now closed*** Thank you so much to Lynch Creek Farm for sponsoring this post and providing me that nostalgic holiday scent here in the tropics. First, how was the holiday weekend!! I ate too much, had too much fun and enjoyed every minute. I hope you can say the same about yours. :) I don’t know about you but the scent of evergreen always fills me with feelings of the holidays. Maybe it’s because I am from Maine and grew up surrounded by forests full of pine trees. And bringing fresh boughs into the house during the holiday season was always a signal that Santa was near. So I guess you could say I’m like Pavlov’s dog and evergreens are my bell. :)
I’m pretty sure Joel thinks I’m a wing nut. I mean, all of our windows in our living and dining room need trim. I need to repair the wood slats above the door so I can finish up the baseboards. And I haven’t even bothered to install a doorknob on our new French door yet.
Well, somehow I did it again this year. A random idea for an easy pumpkin craft popped into my brain and just like that I made a pumpkin. Out of a slinky. Seriously.
This is going to be our first Fourth of July in the US since 2009. I’m not sure we’ll do anything particularly exciting (unless you’re like us and consider a little DIY home improvement project exciting), but I’d love to put together a little somethin’ somethin’ for our front porch.
Now, I’m not suggesting that we all go being cheap and easy this Valentines Day, or any other day for that matter. But if you’re going to, who am I to judge … as a matter of fact, I’ll be an enabler here and show you some fun, cheap and easy Valentines Day ideas I’ve seen around the interwebz and brainstormed in my own little noggin lately.
Is everyone all linked up to our crafty Christmas party already? Don’t forget to link up your favorite Christmas craft from this year here … the party is open until Friday right here! Now, as you read this I am up in the stone cold north, working on projects that have absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, but I wanted to give you the rundown of this little sea glass and driftwood Christmas craft that you saw on my mantel. A great project for the kids big enough to use the glue gun, too.
Too soon? Did my post on Friday, the little recap of all of the Christmas crafts we did last year, not imply that I had already started the countdown to Christmas? It was supposed to. ;) And, by countdown to Christmas I actually mean countdown to Christmas crafting. And that countdown to Christmas crafting actually came to zero about a week ago. Would that make it T plus 7 days? I don’t know. I’m actually teaming up with a few other incredible bloggers and we’re banding together to bring you 4 creative ways to countdown to Christmas. We’re talkin’ about advent calendars and in my case, an advent tree!
‘Tis the season. The season to get ready for the holiday season. The one where we start to think about how we decorated for the holidays last year … and how we’ll do it this year. I actually started this blog on November 1st last year and pretty quickly joined a crafting competition at Mega Crafty. The challenge was to decorate a tree for under $20. I came up with some pretty fun homemade Christmas ornament ideas that hardly cost me anything. Since there were about 3 of you reading last holiday season, I’ve rounded up what we made to show off our 11 DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas.
Other possible titles for this post include “people shaming”, “oh no you di-en’t” or “top twelve reasons my dogs are thankful they are my dogs and not Lisa’s”.
This is it. My first ever, one and only, Halloween craft.
This little idea might just take the cake for simplicity.
Do you live on a Caribbean island where real pumpkins rot in about .2 seconds from the time you leave the grocery store? No? Maybe you’re just looking for a new take on the old Halloween craft project? Or, maybe you’re like me and just love to take something natural and make it into something unique.
Newsflash: We don’t live in the US. :) If this is news to you, Welcome! You’ve probably never been here before. :) We haven’t been privy to a 4th of July celebration for a few years now but, I have seen some seriously fun 4th of July party decorations, recipes and ideas all around. And, yes, I know I am a day late, and usually a dollar short. But, I thought it would be fun to put these great ideas together as a resource for next year or next weekend. For whenever you need a little red, white and blue in your celebration, really. A round-up of round-ups, of sorts. But, before we get started I am thrilled, and pretty giddy, to be guest posting over at Primitive & Proper today, divulging a little secret about my feelings. So, stop over and check it out … but you may want to pin this page first. :) 105 Fourth of July Celebration Ideas
Good morning, good morning! Man do I wish the Patriots had won yesterday. :( Today, for a potentially slow moving Monday for all of us football fans…and those who just love the Sunday that is the Superbowl party…I have an easy little Valentine’s Day project, a Valentine’s Day book page heart wreath. Did I mention she’s FREE? I always have that exact change in my wallet. ;) See her snuck in the new gallery wall there? You may recall the faux zinc letter B was there for the reveal, or maybe not, whatever. I thought a little pop of holiday, and color, would be fun to switch in that spot throughout the year. For all of the deets on how to make this beauty you have to head over to A Content Housewife where I’m guest posting today, while Lianne is busy moving to Charleston. Hope it’s going well Lianne! If you missed the nitty gritty details on how this whole wall is hanging from one screw please click here. To hang the heart, I just hot glued a length of ribbon scrap to the back and duct taped it behind the framed stencils. To me she’s just the right amount of Valentine’s Day in our otherwise neutral colored wall. The whole deal took about 3 hours…perfect for a lazy evening. I happened to be watching the collapse of Kyle Stanley at Torrey Pines. The poor guy had a 4 stroke lead on the tee at 18…and then nothing went right and he lost the tournament in a playoff. I would gander to say my afternoon went better than his. Sorry Kyle! Now, don’t forget to drop in on Lianne to see some more pics and how I made the rosettes. And then, have a fabulous Monday. Oh, and I’ll be back … continue reading