Christmas on my Front Porch

Good day-before-Christmas Eve!  Or Christmas Eve Eve, I suppose?  Thank you for your sweet comments on Monday's decor post... I am slowly feeling better following a diagnosis of walking pneumonia and some medication.  Most of my "to do's" are done, especially since I erased a bunch of stuff off that list.  We can only do what we can do, right? #thestockingswillbepitifulthisyear Today I'm sharing a few pics of my front porch... I finished it … [Read more...]

Christmas in My Home

Well.  You know when you have a plan -- a time-table -- all mapped out for getting everything done and being able to kick back and enjoy the holidays?  Yeah.  Well, that was me.  Until the flu.  I'm talking laid out in the bed can't pick your head up your kids don't see you for days flu.  Truth be told, I'm still only about 30%, but I can be upright for stretches of time, so I call that progress. My decorating had at least been started, the … [Read more...]

My Booth for Christmas

Oh my word, December is FLYING by, isn't it?  I'm scurrying around this week, working on Legacy, finishing up my decorating, and trying to get some packages shipped off, my Christmas cards are mocking me from the kitchen table... bet your list looks the same!! I meant to get this post up over the weekend, but we were at the lake for my hub's birthday and there wasn't a whole lotta anything that got done... other than eating, making merry, and … [Read more...]

It Was an Insta-Christmas!

Whew!!  What an amazing week we had with my family in Texas!  Our travel out there was rocky (to say the least), but once we got there it was a lovely relaxing time with some of my favorite people.  If you followed along on Instagram, I apologize for the duplicate pics, but there's a few new ones in here, too!  And there are a few photos I've saved for our New Years cards so I'll share those soon.   Yes, I decided to send NY cards this year, … [Read more...]

Christmas Around the House 2014

Happy Sunday, friends!  Whew, what a whirlwind this past week or so has been... lots of non-Christmas stuff going on so I'm just now getting around to sharing a few Christmas touches around my home.  I figure better late than never, no? So settle in for some pics... I scaled back on decorating a bit this year and I'm actually loving a some more simplicity.  Plus less to take down in a couple of weeks, right?  Here we go... Let's start … [Read more...]

Five on Friday {Teacher Gift Edition}

Hi y'all!  Woo hoo and TGIF!  The hubs and I are headed to the lake to celebrate his birthday with friends this weekend and not a moment too soon.  While my to-do list still looms (wrapping, shipping, last minute shopping), God knew he and I needed time in a serene place this weekend.   Lots of non-holiday stress has been creeping in and I think a little time in front of a roaring fire with good friends and good food is just what the doctor … [Read more...]

DIY Reindeer Table Runner

Hi everyone!  Wouldn't you know it, the busiest time to be taking photos and my camera won't talk to my computer right now.  Grrr.   Fortunately, I had just finished up loading photos from my latest DIY -- a sweet burlap table runner for your casual holiday table. :) #whew I love a good stenciling project, don't you?  If you follow me on Instagram,  you saw a little tease the other day... I'm so lucky to work with the good folks at … [Read more...]

Christmas on the Front Porch

Monday already?  Oh did I have a fun and full weekend decking my halls... the inside of my home is still in process, but the porch?  Done!  I'm not sure why I wanted to put more creativity into it this year.  Maybe because we'll be traveling some over Christmas and I'm simplifying my inside decorations?  Anyway, after gathering some inspiration, here's where I landed... Come on up!  I usually have small trees in these urns, but decided … [Read more...]

DIY Joy Banner

There's just something about the word "joy", don't you think?  Three simple letters that can flood your heart and soul with the warm fuzzies.  I love what it symbolizes this time of year -- waiting in great anticipation for the birth of our Savior, time spent with loved ones, preparations for festivities.  Joy-full stuff, all of it. And when I scored some upholstery webbing at the Country Living Fair in October, I had this in mind from the … [Read more...]

Christmas on the Front Porch {Inspiration}

Hey there!  Hope y'all are having a good week and getting your ho-ho-ho in tip top shape!  The blogosphere is full of holiday home tours this week (tons of inspiration out there!!) and I'm still working on decking my halls.  True confession -- when you're gone for Thanksgiving every year (which we are) it's hard to get a head start on full blown Christmas decorating.  So I always feel a little behind, but I honestly don't stress.    My halls will … [Read more...]