Beautiful Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Beautiful Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I’ll make a small commision with no extra cost to you.  It’s the 10th day of the 12 Days of Christmas series and today is all about Christmas Trees. Of course, the song, O Christmas Tree, is looping […]

25 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments

Welcome to 25 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments. It’s time to get your DIY on! Are you ready? Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday of the year. For me, it’s not about receiving gifts (even though I get some pretty good stuff every year). It’s all about giving to others and spending time making memories […]

Christmas Tablescapes, Party Tips & More

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’ve been busy planning my tablescape.  For me, Thanksgiving and Christmas tablescapes are my very favorite and I try to mix it up every year without breaking the budget.  With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of my Christmas Tablescapes, Party Tips & More. […]

Whimsical Vintage Christmas Ornaments

When do you decorate your tree for Christmas?  I have a friend who puts up her tree and decorates the entire house the day after Halloween. AND she has all of her Christmas shopping done!  I admit that I’m a little envious. I usually wait until mid-November to decorate my tree.  I always set the […]

Gift Wrapping Tips

You may or may not have all of your gifts wrapped by now, so this is for all of you that still have miles and miles of ribbon and bows and a closet full of presents to be dressed and readied for the big day. Some years I’ve been rushed and toward the end of […]

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently participated in a “for real” cookie exchange with some of my blogging buddies.  I decided to whip up a batch of my Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Of course, I couldn’t just stuff some cookies in a tin and call it a day.  Since I was mailing them half way across the country, I […]

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Tablescape

I always enjoy coming up with a kids’ themed table from decor I have on hand.  And since it’s almost Christmas (are you ready?), a Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer tablescape came to mind.   The Rudolf theme could have gone wild and I admit that I had to reign myself in on this one.  Sometimes […]

Mezzetta Holiday Recipes

Many thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to spice up my favorite Holiday recipe. I adore the Christmas season.  It’s probably because my mom and dad always made a big deal out of this special holiday.  I remember one particular Christmas morning when I was about 8 or 9 years old. […]

Christmas Cards 2013

If you’ve read my Making of a Christmas Card 2012, then you know how much work fun it is for our family to make the annual family pic/Christmas card.  You didn’t read it?  You can do so here!  And we normally have our photo shoot on the weekend after Thanksgiving so that I can send our […]

Carolina Coastal Christmas

I just recently planned a big party for our ladies group at church (Girlfriends Unlimited).  I started planning months before the actual event that took place this past Friday night. Every year I try to think up something new and different.  So this year I went with a coastal theme and made all of the […]