Countdown to Christmas – Decorating with Decals

Christmas mudroom

  Only 4 Fridays til Christmas! On Black Friday, instead of braving the malls and battling the crowds, why not stay home and get creative.  Five talented friends and I are sharing easy projects to get you in the holiday spirit. Women are allowed to be fickle. We are entitled to change our minds whenever we feel like it - no … [Read more...]


Countdown to Christmas – Personalized Grain Sacks

Make Personalized Grain Sacks

  Only 5 Fridays til Christmas! Every Friday through Black Friday, five talented friends and I are sharing easy projects to get you in the holiday spirit. I love wrapping gifts - sometimes the shiny package is better than what's inside. With cookies to bake, carols to sing, turkeys to cook and wine to drink, sometimes it's easier … [Read more...]


Countdown to Christmas – Easy Art Update

Simple Art Update

Only 7 Fridays til Christmas my little elves. So we can relax in front of a roaring fire in December, let's get as much done now as possible!  My friends and I are bringing you creative Christmas ideas every Friday until the day after Thanksgiving. If you missed my week 10, week 9, or week 8 projects, be sure to check them out. I love … [Read more...]


Countdown to Christmas – Wreath Decorating Ideas

Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas - see this wreath 3 different ways!

  Happy Halloween - wait, that means there are only 8 Fridays til Christmas! My friends and I decided to get on the ball and bring you some creative Christmas ideas early so we can relax with a hot toddy in December. If you missed my week 10 or week 9 project, be sure to check them out. I am a fake Christmas tree girl all the way … [Read more...]


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...]


The Legend of St Nicholas Day – Start a Fun Family Tradition

St Nicholas Day - a Fun Family Tradition

  Greed is good. At least when it comes to candy. So when my mom told me about St. Nicholas Day when I was a kid, my greed was in high gear. On the night of December 5, St Nicholas Day (Nikolaustag in German), is celebrated by having kids put their shoes outside the door.   Legend has it that the spirit of St. Nicholas, … [Read more...]


Christmas in a Minute – Make a Mason Jar Advent Calendar

DIY Mason Jar Advent Calendar

  There's nothing more exciting than anticipation. Counting down the days. Something to look forward to. There's also nothing as exciting as a simple project ... one that takes just minutes to create. What are the odds that I happen to have 24 new blue mason jars? It's fate ... the perfect amount to make the world's … [Read more...]


How to Make Winter Snow Globe Jars

How to make snow village jars

  Gather around my good little girls and boys for a magical story. No, it's not about a reindeer who could fly nor about a jolly old man that leaves presents under the tree.   Imagine a happy place where the snow is always pure white and glistening... you don't need to own a snow shovel ... and you can stroll over a footbridge in … [Read more...]


My Favorite Christmas Tree

Metallic Christmas Tree

You know I love collecting. I even have a growing Christmas tree collection in all shapes and sizes but this one in my dining room has to be my favorite. Unlike the perfectly symmetrical triangular tree (that takes forever to assemble and light) that's been with me through 18 Christmases, I am thrilled to discover that there are artificial … [Read more...]