Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Tour

Welcome to our first Christmas home tour! This weekend I have been very busy putting Christmas touches all over the house. Here you get to take a peek and hopefully find some inspiration of your own. Enjoy!

This wreath hangs on an old window above my kitchen sink that I bought upstate and little red berries sit in a glass bottle that I found in dead horse bay.

I also added wreaths to some of the kitchen cabinets and garland above.

In the living room we have placed our tree in front of the window. This year I decided to place the tree inside a bucket. I love the way it looks inside of it!

We don't have a fire place or any kind of mantle to hang our stockings from... so I had to improvise. I decided to use our buffet table to hang them. I also used alot of objects that I already had and pieces of nature and tweaked them to make them fit my Christmas decor.

We kept the dining room pretty simple... added another shutter to hold Christmas cards and a few more wreaths and a Christmasy center piece.

What are some of your favorite christmas decorations??

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


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Popsicle stick snowflakes

This is one of my favorite projects to make because its so simple and doesn't take very long to make. Here I will give you a step by step on how to make these pretty snowflakes with popsicle sticks and a hot glue gun!

For one snow flake you will need 9 popsicle sticks.

Next take 3 of those popsicle sticks and glue them together with the hot glue gun as shown in the picture below

With each of the remaining popsicle sticks cut the ends off on an angle.... discard the middle piece. I used a regular scissor to cut them but you may also use a blade.

Attach both end pieces to the end of one of the sticks you glued together in step one. Repeat until each end has a V shape. 

Next I painted my snowflake with elmers glue and then used a mixture of white sand and silver glitter and sprinkled it on and let it dry. Snowflake complete! 

You can even attach fishing. line and hang them in your windows or on your christmas trees. Super simple and pretty!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A taste of Christmas...

So I have started the process of christmas decorating! And since I haven't posted in a while I decided I would give you a teaser of the christmas tour.... enjoy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Indian Corn Craft...

Since thanksgiving is almost here we have started  doing thanksgiving crafts with the children. Today we made a simple "Indian Corn" craft. We used legos dipped in paint to make our corn kernals. Then we added brown paper to the top! They came put so cute and look adorable hanging on our classroom wall! 

Hope everyone enjoys their Wednesday! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

keeping you in the loop...

Sorry for the  lack of posts lately. I do have some super cute projects coming your way. I plan on doing a home tour and making a few changes to the blog. Please bear with me. I am hoping to add a shop to the blog as well. Have a great day!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Last Minute Halloween Costume DIY

I always try to out do myself from the previous year with homemade Halloween costumes. This year with the help of Pinterest I was able to combine a few different ideas to create my flower pot costume. The whole thing cost about $20 and everything I purchased was from Walmart.

First I bought the a plastic tub and cut the bottom off. Next I used duct tape to attach the flowers to the inside of the tub. Then I tied a piece of elastic through the handles of the tub. I took one flower apart and used some of the pieces in my hair.

For my makeup I used a piece of the flower I took apart and cut it in half. I attached it with eyelash glue and used purple shadow to blend.

This is probably one of my favorite last minute costumes! What are some of your favorite DIY Halloween costumes?