Monday, November 26, 2012

Window Wrearths

Hello to all my wonderful readers! I have not been around lately and I am truly sorry. I have received a new position at work and my hours are a little different.
 But I honestly have not been in the mood to make anything! 
About two weeks ago I went and helped with a last minute baby shower and had a lot of fun decorating for it. I will share some of the photos with you all, hopefully sooner than later.
Today I have a post that I shared last year, on another blog I had shared with a friend, Hope you all are enjoying decorating for Christmas. 
Before you continue on reading... I have not even been in the mood to pull out all the decor I have for Christmas. You are going to see what My house looked like last year. I have two trees, only one made it up this year. I will share that with you all some day soon.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Get a Head Start on Christmas: 4 DIY Christmas Decor Ideas



There's a reason craft stores are already stocking their shelves with holiday crafting supplies and decorations! They know wise homeowners are already hard at work getting ready for the holiday. Avoid a last minute scramble to get the house ready, and save money with these great Christmas DIY decor ideas. This December, you'll be able to sit back and relax in your house full of home-made Christmas cheer.

Cards, Cards, Everywhere

One of the nice things about the holiday season is all the cards that come in the mail. Cards...and cards, and cards, and cards, and more cards. It's hard to know where to put them all! This year, don't let them all end up crammed in a box. Have a beautiful display garland at the ready with this clever Card Garland idea from Martha Stewart. Save old gift wrap from previous holidays and birthdays, and use it to cover wooden clothespins--then, clip them all to a length of festive ribbon, and hang it along your banister, mantel, or doorway. It's the perfect way to proudly display all your friends and family's cards! More detailed instructions are available at the link.

Christmas Candles

Turn plain white pillar candles into Christmas candles with this easy craft from Good Housekeeping. First, slide a rubber band around the base of the candle to give you a clean line. Next, insert push pins or thumb tacks in holiday colors (red, green, gold, and silver make great choices) below the line. Then remove the rubber band. No need to spend money on expensive decorative candles--and nothing beats Christmas dinner by candlelight! Find photo and directions at the link.

Nothing Cookie Cutter About These Cooking Cutters

Clear out your kitchen drawers and give your home a dose of holiday cheer by using extra cooking cutters to make a decorative garland! If you don't have extras, a visit to your local dollar or craft store should help you find a few. Simply take the holiday cutters and knot them at even intervals along a length of ribbon. Then hang the ribbon up in your kitchen or over a doorway. Or you can even drape it around your natural or artificial Christmas tree for some unique trimming. Who knows--maybe it will even inspire you to make a batch of holiday cookies. More details about this great idea are available from hgtv.com's list of 25 Handmade Holiday Decorations.

Keep it Together, Man!

On Christmas, even the napkins get dressed up! Give your table an extra dash of elegance with Holly Napkin Holders from Martha Stewart's site. Simply use the printable template to help you cut holly leaves out of felt, and then iron them into shape. Next, use colorful jingle bells as the "berries", and decorative elastic to string them around your napkins. It's a picture perfect way to keep your table in order! Instructions are available at the link.



Valerie Byrd Valerie loves writing about the latest events. As a photographer, she incorporates both talents and does freelance blogging. Her food photos have been known to cause readers to attempt to eat paper.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

::Perfectly Posh:: Gift Ideas



As some of you know I am a Perfectly Posh Consultant.

I thought I would share a little gift idea that every girl/woman would love to get!

It's that time of year when we all need to cure our dry skin! Plus, it's Christmas time!!! So what better way to 
help your skin and give a wonderful gift to someone.... Here is an awesome gift idea. 
For $64 you can get all of these and split it up into sets of 3 and you have gifts for three people for about $21!!! Not a bad price! If you are interested in ordering anything, please contact me :)

I offer free shipping when you order directly with me!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall Topiary Tutorial

I shared this over at A Rosie Sweet Home last month for her Fall celebration. In case you missed it... Here is how I made them.

What I used to make my Topiary
Clear plastic vases from the dollar store (I spray painted mine gold)
Foam pumpkins, from the dollar store
floral, from the dollar store
acorns, Joann's
leaves, Joann's
other things I had on hand
{dollar store has so many things to make crafts}
~Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun~

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Coffee Talk #2

Coffee Talk with Natalie Blair
It's Thursday!!! One more day and the weekend will be here... Yay!
Time for coffee talk...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Heart Braid ::A Rosie Sweet Home::

Have you ever tired to a different kind of braid in your hair? If not I highly recommend giving this one a try. It may look difficult but Rose over a t Rosie Sweet Home does a wonderful job explaining how to do it. I used to have long hair... and I now have very short hair, and I am not 100% sure that I really want to grow it out just yet, again. 
So... about 7 years ago, I think, I went to Andrew's senior prom.  It was in Michigan and I was living in Indiana. It so happened Rose was the one that did my hair. She had done this heart braid in my hair and I have loved it ever since! I wish I had pictures of what it looked like. I have a front view of my hair. {our prom picture} But I had curls all over and it was just the best-est down doo to go with my dress. {still have my dress} Rose has always been my hair dresser, since the day I met her. If I was coming to visit I made sure I could get an apt with her. I still go to her even though we are many many many miles apart. I remember the first day I was getting my hair cut and colored since she had moved back to Michigan. I called her and told her I felt like I was getting ready to cheat on her! She just laughed... but really I did! I wanted her permission to go and get my hair done. She gave it to me, and when we went back this summer, of course I had her do my hair. :)