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decking the halls: a christmas home tour

I’m always a little slow in sharing seasonal posts.  Perhaps it’s due to my process.  I tend to break out the seasonal decor totes, slowly put out new season items while removing the old, change up placed items repeatedly until I’m somewhat satisfied, make new decorations, forget to gather fresh greenery…you get the picture.  We’re…… Continue reading decking the halls: a christmas home tour

christmas · crafty · life · penny pinchin' · projects · special days · upcycling

how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

Last time I showed you how I made a quick and easy Christmas swag for my front door.  I prefaced by saying this: Waste not, want not.  A penny saved is a penny earned.  Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the…… Continue reading how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

christmas · crafty · life · penny pinchin' · projects · special days · tutorials · upcycling

how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 1: christmas swag}

Waste not, want not.  A penny saved is a penny earned.  Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.  Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. These wise sayings make a lot of sense when you…… Continue reading how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 1: christmas swag}

christmas · faith · family · life

the best gift of all

Have you ever received a gift that was especially meaningful or memorable?  Perhaps it was something you always wanted but could not justify purchasing.  Perhaps it was a gift of time, or experience with someone you love. Maybe it was a special note tucked into a card. Christmas is a magical time of year.  I…… Continue reading the best gift of all

christmas · crafty · food · life · pinteresting · snack happy

let’s be jolly: ladies’ christmas craft night, plus making christmas banners & assembling a charcuterie board

The Christmas fun has begun around here.  Though the decorating is only half done at our place, we’ve been busy with preparations for some church events:  the Christmas parade in town, a fun night out for the ladies, a Christmas concert and gift baskets. Days before our ladies’ evening, I began gathering supplies: card stock,…… Continue reading let’s be jolly: ladies’ christmas craft night, plus making christmas banners & assembling a charcuterie board

all in my head · christmas · life · pinteresting · special days

it’s all in my head: advent calendars

I seem to be the sort that gets caught up on a tangent. My sister-in-law noticed when I began pinning millions (okay…a bit of an exaggeration) of short hair styles on Pinterest. She texted me with a, “Are you cutting your hair?!?” to which I responded, “I’m thinking about it. What are your thoughts?” Naturally…… Continue reading it’s all in my head: advent calendars