Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Table Setting (Plaid and Polka Dots)

My Plaid and Polka Dot Christmas table

plaid and polka dots Christmas table

Some designs are classics...they stand the test of time.

Plaid and Polka Dots are two of my favorites, and I decided to combine them to set a pretty Christmas table.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How to Build the Perfect Hot Cocoa Bar

Hot Cocoa Bar


hot cocoa bar


Hot cocoa is the iconic hot beverage that can be enjoyed by both young and old.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Giveaway

Merry Little Christmas Giveaway

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light

Christmas giveaway DIY beautify blog



Friday, December 12, 2014

Homemade Gingersnap Cookies

My Favorite Gingersnap Cookies

Friends, I can't wait to share this family recipe with you. My mom made them when I was a little girl, and now I make them for my kids....

homemade gingersnaps


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How to Make a Berry Monogram Wreath

Four Steps to a DIY Berry Monogram


 I fell in love with a monogram I spotted on Atkinson Drive blog. However real cranberries were used, so the longevity of the monogram was uncertain.

I put my thinking cap on and figured out a way to create a permanent/temporary monogram of my own

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Decorating on a Budget

Holiday Home Tour (and tips for getting the most out of your Christmas decor)

  Link party holiday house walk tag


 I'm sure a lot of you are like me...

...you have lots and lots of Christmas bins in your attic.

And while shopping for new Christmas decor is very enticing...

...you're really better off to just shop the attic!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Parade of Homes Sneak Peek

Nashville Parade of Homes Blogger Tour


While writing and maintaining a blog has definitely made me question my sanity any number of times, there are definite perks!

I was blessed to be invited to participate in the Nashville Parade of Homes sneak peek with other area bloggers. The four homes are located in the exclusive Kings Chapel community in Arrington, TN.

This was my first-ever blogger meet up and I'll admit I was a little nervous because I didn't know anyone. I was a little star struck, not just because the homes were so amazing, but because I was meeting some bloggers that I've been following for quite awhile and it felt like a celebrity sighting, over and over! But everyone was so nice and I had a great time!

The Kings Chapel Holiday Tour of Homes was a collaboration with Make-A-Wish Foundation and Kirklands, with all proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Middle TN. Our sweet hosts were Nancy and Dana of Forest Home Media.

I'll keep my commentary brief as this post is photo-heavy. You are in for some serious eye candy!