Countdown to Christmas – How to Add Fun Christmas Effects to Photos

Turn Your Pet's Photo into Rudolph!

Only 9 Fridays til Christmas and five of my friends and I will be bringing you Christmas ideas every Friday through Black Friday to get you in the holiday spirit. Sushi has been a busy little elf. She feels Christmas should revolve around her cuteness and I agree so she put on her diva attitude and strutted her stuff for some pictures which … [Read more...]


10 Fridays til Christmas – Oh Deer!

Make a DIY Deer Head

Oh Deer! Only 10 Fridays til Christmas! I know what you're thinking. "Kelly, it's not even Halloween yet and you're already Ho Ho Ho-ing about Christmas." I want to eliminate the stress of doing everything at the last minute this year. So while everyone else is standing in line at the post office waiting to mail a stack of cards, … [Read more...]


Merry Christmas to All … My Gift to You

Free Christmas Printable at

  Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. Thanks for a wonderful 12 months of fun and merriment. My gift to you is this reindeer free printable - isn't it dashing. Click here to print the high resolution, watermark free printable. So prance over to your printer because this is set to print at 8 x10 inch (try using a … [Read more...]


Make an Orange Pomander Centerpiece (that lasts)!

How to make pomanders

  Growing up, my mom always studded our Christmas ham with cloves. I loved the smell! So the amazing scent of a bowl full of orange pomanders always reminds me of Christmas. Pomander comes from the word pommel d'ambre which means apple of amber. Set a bowl of cloves and a bowl of oranges on your coffee table and watch your … [Read more...]


12 Unique Christmas “Trees”

12 Unique Christmas Trees!

  You know I like unusual Christmas trees. From my ladder tree ... to my Christmas tree stand Christmas tree ...   Here are some of my favorite "trees" ... Put some odds and ends on a few shelves to create a very fun shelf tree from Minted. This adorable terra cotta pot tree is from Our Fairfield Home & … [Read more...]


Eclectic House Tour – Christmas in the Barn

Dining room in a renovated barn

  A dream. To live on a farm in renovated barn homes with horses and chickens. Since my current reality is a taking care of a lone goldfish, I'll be living my dream through this Georgia home tour - nicknamed Camp Boxwoods - featured in Veranda magazine. They believe in drama in decorating - and it's drama done right. Lucky dinner … [Read more...]


Decking My Back Deck for Christmas #DamageFreeDIY

Noel marquee lights

  Why should my front porch have all the holiday fun? I'm decking my back deck with festive outdoor decorations so something festive greets my family every time we sashay through the back door. Remember my JOY Christmas mantel? Well, I liked that marquee sign so much that I had to hop on my sleigh and grab the NOEL sign … [Read more...]


Holiday Baking and the Cutest Treat Packaging

Holiday Treat Packaging

  What's better on a snowy winter day then baking up a storm? I confess, I baked a batch of these amazing Martha Stewart chewy chocolate gingerbread cookies but there weren't many left when my girls got home from school. The evidence was there - I was caught red handed with chocolate on my face. I couldn't help myself. These … [Read more...]


The Nice List – Stunning Christmas Homes

15 Christmas Homes

  It's a holly jolly Christmas and there is so much talent and inspiration everywhere. Here are some of my favorite scenes from Christmas homes present.   Ho Ho Ho, say the three jolly, vintage Santa mugs on Jennifer Rizzo's kitchen windowsill. It was so hard to choose a favorite from all of the amazingness done by Maria … [Read more...]


My Very Vintage Winter Porch

Vintage Winter Porch

  I'm stylin' and profilin' on my front porch. It's a stylin' hop of Christmas homes and the fabulously stylish Chris from Just a Girl was the stop before me. Thanks Lindsay for inviting me to this hop. Be sure to check out my full Christmas Home Tour - here's a little peek. (by the way, don't forget to enter my … [Read more...]