Huge DIY Wood Flag

diy flag, wood flag, fence flag, coastal flag

The year was 1976. I put on my favorite pair of plaid polyester pants, made myself a Fluff sandwich and joined my family around our little tv set (making sure the antenna was angled properly) as we anxiously awaited the Olympic Games. My favorite events were ice skating (remember the Dorothy Hamill haircut) and gymnastics (who could forget … [Read more...]


My Succulent Planting Secret

Easiest Succulents to Grow - love this clam shell planter filled with sedum

Unless you're living under a moss covered rock, you've heard of succulents and suddenly they seem to be all the rage. I guess I'm ahead of my time because I've always thought succulents didn't suck. I've had an old mop bucket planter filled with hen and chick succulents for over 10 years. My secret? I completely neglect it (much like I do my … [Read more...]


Be My Valentine – Conversation Heart Cake

Valentine Conversation Heart Cake

Roses are red, cake stands are green, I heart cake, and this is a cinch to make.   If you're like me and the entire extent of your cake decorating repertoire starts and stops with applying frosting, don't despair. Who needs fancy roses and swirls when you can buy a box of cake mix, a can of frosting and a big bag of … [Read more...]


Love You to the Moon and Back – Free Printable

Free Printable - Love you to the Moon and Back

My girls are 16 now and just got their driver's permits. Which makes me officially old! But of course, I'll always think of them as my babies (and think of myself as a big haired 18 year old). And when they were babies and toddlers and little girls I always told them ... I love you to the moon and back. So this Valentine's Day I'm … [Read more...]


How to Make Ornament Garland

How to make ornament garland

I'm all about quick and easy projects (which leaves more time for cocktails) and it doesn't get much easier than this. I had a container of 100 shatterproof ornaments that I used on my tree a couple of years ago just waiting for a makeover. So in the time it takes for Santa to shimmy down the chimney, you can make this garland with a few … [Read more...]


10 Minute Fresh Greens Wreath

DIY Fresh Greens Wreath

I’m all about faux Christmas trees and wreaths indoors but when it comes to decorating my porch, I love using live wreaths and garland. My front door was crying out for something festive but instead of paying for a live wreath, I decided to whip one up for just the cost of a wreath form that can be used over and over again. With a little help … [Read more...]


DIY Yarn Tassels and Creative Uses

DIY Giant Yarn Tassels

Sale Alert - I just scooped up the cutest pair of slippers! 25% off at Amazon on clothes, shoes, accessories and more! See all sale items here - use code: HOLLYJOLLY   This year, I've been a busy little elf whipping up a sleigh load of tassels. They are so cute as gift toppers, tied to a bottle of wine, as a napkin ring or hung on the … [Read more...]


Pretty Packages – DIY Giant Pom Poms & 12 Creative Gift Wrap Ideas!

DIY Giant Pom Poms!

Now that I've finished decking my halls for my Christmas house tour - check it out here, it's time to wrap the presents! It's all about the presentation! My friend Stephanie loves a creatively wrapped gift as much as I do so she's gathered up a sleigh full of friends and asked us to create festive gift wrapping ideas. You can see all dozen … [Read more...]


Forcing Bulbs – Winter Centerpiece

How to force bulbs indoors

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I've got turkey on my mind (and one of the most gorgeous fall centerpieces I've ever seen). Once I've eaten my share of carbs, I'll be focused on decking my halls and sometimes a little planning is in order to get blooms in time for Christmas. Since I can't force my kids to clean their rooms (without lots of … [Read more...]


Feather Mask Pumpkin Vintage Dress Form

Make a feather mask

Pumpkin head. That was my mom's nickname for me as a baby. In honor of my apparently enormous head, I've created my own little mini me ... and she's a diva. Here she stands, tall and proud of her ginormous head that I love sitting atop my vintage dress makers form! How to Make Feather Masks Supplies for Mask: white mask … [Read more...]