DIY Christmas Card Display

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as we've been putting out some Christmas decorations this week. This is one of my DIY projects from last year, that I thought turned out pretty good. I meant to add some ornaments or a bird ornament to the greenery before I took the picture, but I… Continue reading DIY Christmas Card Display


Jumbo Candy Decorations

Here's the answer to yesterday's post "Can You Guess?" I had seen Jumbo Candy Decorations on Pinterest for Christmas decorations and thought they were so cute! So when our local Homemakers Association decided to make a float for our town's Christmas Parade and the theme this year was "Candy Christmas", it was obviously meant to… Continue reading Jumbo Candy Decorations


Can You Guess?

Any guesses as to what I did with these supplies? To my local peeps, please don't comment, if you were a part of the project, or have knowledge of it, or saw the results. I'll let you all know the answer tomorrow. 🙂


Christmas Urns

I just had to share this post from Cindy! She made two of these stunning (and very inexpensive) Christmas Urns, They are perfect to flank your front door or garage doors, made with beautiful natural items. I just can’t express how much I love them! Pop over to Cindy’s blog for detailed instructions and see how easy it is!

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Sunday was a warm day for December, and the perfect time to finish up raking leaves and redecorate the urns for Christmas.  I pulled out the fall arrangement of cornstalks a few weeks ago and arranged a trio of birch logs.

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I follow a blog called Dirt Silver, written by Deborah Silver, a landscape and garden designer who owns Detroit Garden Works.  She writes posts showing the composition of beautiful arrangements made by her staff for their customers.  Their outside arrangements are stunning, and although made for grand homes, the principles are the same for smaller arrangements, and their work is inspiring.

I cut branches from a large blue spruce in my back yard to make the first layer around the base, by simply sticking them in the dirt.  Next, I added some fragrant pines I bought from a local nursery to give the arrangement height.

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Sunday Reflections

Sunday Reflections: Tell them . . .

This time of year is stressful for a lot of people for so many different reasons. But what if you could say one little thing to brighten their day? How do you feel when you receive a compliment? "When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take you a second to say… Continue reading Sunday Reflections: Tell them . . .