CHRISTMAS 2014: Thrifty and vintage strike again

Christmas mantel old window

I never really thought that I’d be so in love with my thrift shop and vintage finds.  I used to be an “all new, all the time” kind of person.  But each Christmas, I seem to find interesting ways to … Continue reading

FUN TWISTS ON FOUR ORIGINALS: DIY Holiday Party Games for the Whole Family

Holiday Games final

I’ll never forget the day my great aunt showed up with a cooler of champagne on Christmas Eve and announced that we were going to play a game she called “Crazy Christmas.”  We had a blast, nothing too over the … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS CARD DISPLAY: The little red ladder

Junk shop ladder used as holiday card display

Oh yeah, another junk shop find.  This little ladder was standing outside by itself this summer when I was prowling around on vacation.  For $8 I had to have it!  I mean, there had to be something cool that I … Continue reading

MY DOLLAR STORE CREATION: “Knit” Christmas Trees

Knit trees made from dollar store items

Ever since I have started blogging, the one thing I have wanted to do is try to make a craft completely out of items found at the dollar store. This is a pretty common activity for DIY and craft bloggers, … Continue reading

THE COLOR PALETTE PROJECT: PART TWO

ice bucket edited final

If you were following along earlier this week, you know I gave myself a decorating challenge this Christmas – To makeover my kitchen’s Christmas “look” by changing the color palette to white and silver.  The rules were simple:  Keep a low … Continue reading

THE COLOR PALETTE PROJECT: PART ONE

Frame final edited

After a fun conversation on Facebook about changing the color palette of holiday décor, I decided to give myself a challenge while decorating my kitchen this year: Change the color palette to white and silver without breaking the bank. It’s … Continue reading