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DIY Felt Fall Wreath

– Posted in: Fall Season
DIY Felt Fall Wreath

One of the simple joys of the autumn season is watching the transformation of the landscape turn into a rainbow of breathtaking colors – from deep burgundy to golden browns.  These next few weeks will provide us with rich textures and glorious bounty!  While mother nature is providing us with a front row seat to… Read more

Hutch Decorating Ideas for Autumn

– Posted in: Fall Season
Hutch Decorating Ideas

With the fall season at our doorstep, I thought it was time to refresh our kitchen hutch with the colors of the changing season. I was excited about the update; however, my creative juices were not flowing.  For whatever reason, I was having a difficult time knowing where to start, and how to implement my… Read more

St. Nick’s Napkin

– Posted in: Holiday Season
St. Nick's Napkin - a very easy and fun DIY project!

I am a lover of vintage glass, and because of that … I am also a bit nostalgic.  While recently designing a tablescape with my Fostoria American crystal dishes, it just made sense to add a few pops of holiday color wherever possible.  I had recently seen a page in the December 2016 issue of the Taste of… Read more

DIY Poinsettia Wreath

– Posted in: Holiday Season
DIY Poinsettia Wreath

Some of the best holiday crafts come from scraps that are left over from previous projects.  That is exactly what happened with this beautiful DIY Poinsettia Wreath!  The green sparkly yarn was left over from an afghan I crocheted last year.  I did not have enough of the yarn to make another big project, so… Read more

Turkey-rific Gravy Boats

– Posted in: Fall Season
Holiday Servers | Turkey-rific Gravy Boats | From electric to stainless-steel, you should find something here that floats your boat!

With the holidays right around the corner, now is a good time to take inventory of your food supplies and any cooking tools and servers that you might need.  Since Thanksgiving is a holiday solely centered around food, you need to plan, prepare, and serve your bounty in a way to ensure optimum flavor and ease.  If turkey… Read more

Cozy Ways to Decorate for Fall

– Posted in: Fall Season, Tablescapes
Fall Decorating | Cozy Ways to Decorate for Fall.

Leaves Falling, Autumn Calling … it truly does not take much time or effort to get your home-sweet-home ready for the autumn season.  For example, by simply switching out your summer throws with more bulky and colorful fall blankets and/or afghans – this one little activity will instantly add warmth and beauty to your space.  It takes… Read more

How to Make a Peppermint Plate

– Posted in: Holiday Season
DIY | Peppermint Plate | They make great bases for delicious holiday confections!

The holidays are here, and now is the time when treasured moments and wonderful memories are made.  If you are wanting to make an impression that family and holiday guests won’t soon forget, then you should consider making this easy and edible Peppermint Plate!  It is a fun DIY project, simple to do, and requires few ingredients… Read more

Mason Drinking Jar Lights

– Posted in: Holiday Season
Mason Drinking Jar Lights | These are absolutely beautiful sitting on a stairwell, especially during the holidays!

This DIY project started as just a whim; however, it ended up being one of my most favorite Christmas crafts of all time.  Pledging not to spend one dime for any materials, I searched high and low throughout my house.  I looked in cabinets, closets, bags … and every nook and cranny. With no directions to guide me, I… Read more

Autumn Tablescape 2015

– Posted in: Fall Season, Tablescapes
Fall | Tablescape | A fresh and simple Fall table setting.

The Autumn air will soon be upon us, and now is the time to get our homes ready for the cool-air season. I like to start my fall decorating while the leaves are still on the trees; however, it won’t be long before they start to drop.  It is inspiring to look at our changing landscape, and Mother… Read more

Candy Christmas Trees

– Posted in: Holiday Season
Candy Christmas Trees Trio

This year I happily made quite a few candy Christmas trees for tablescapes and gifts.  They were incredibly easy to do, and no pattern was needed.  All I did was buy big bags of individually wrapped candy, in festive and holiday colors.  I made some trees with just one type of candy, and on others I… Read more