Easy DIY on how to make a banner using copier paper, colored pencils, baker’s twine & small clothespins. Silly me. I was under the (now misguided) impression that post-Christmas I would have time to relax. Chill. Get organized for the New Year. Maybe even ready a book … or color? Okay, coloring wasn’t on my radar until […]
Sometimes I wish I started blogging when my kids were still young and carefree. A time when the house was always perfectly appointed and toys were always put away in their place and when mom (that’s me) could do no wrong. And a time when mom (that’s me) would always organize the best craft ideas […]
Dear Oprah, Let me start by saying welcome back to my living room! While you may not be hanging around for an hour each day, seeing your smiling face and hearing your comforting words one 60-second Weight Watchers commercial at a time has truly lifted my spirits … And those words you speak […]
Well hello there 2016. Yes, yes, I realize it’s 19 days and counting into the New Year. It’s true I’ve been slow to accept your arrival. Some would even say I’m in denial … There were no champagne toasts at the stroke of midnight. No flurry of texts to family and friends wishing […]
Bloody Mary recipe featuring Guinness Ale, horseradish, spicy V8. Includes fun New Year’s Eve and Day party and entertaining ideas.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adaptil® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Nature versus nurture. That’s the ongoing discussion we have around here about Ernie the rescue beagle. You see, we got him from the shelter when he was one year old. Skinny and sad and […]
I’ve been a busy little elf this year … | Easy Christmas Tree Centerpiece | Door Ideas with Snowflakes | Paper Christmas Trees | Advent Calendar DIY | Origami Christmas Tree Ornament | Wine Cork Santa with Hershey Kiss Hats | Paper Ornament Balls | Garland Decorated with Ornaments | Christmas Tree Sign | […]
When it comes to Christmas in Chicago, it’s all about black iron fences with fresh green garland … and bows. Red bows. When I first toured our home, I fell in love with the iron fence first and foremost… with dreams of Christmas decor outdoors where I would drape that iron fence with fresh green […]
Door ideas for Christmas using snowflakes from dollar store. Easy and affordable way to decorate front door for Christmas. Great idea to last through winter. Includes how to tutorial and products used.
This is the tale of the faux garland on my staircase … or, more accurately, the evolution of the faux garland on my staircase. It all started 20 years ago or so. A newlywed. A new homeowner. Excited at the prospect of decorating her new home for the holidays. But she was on […]
Sharing my house tour at Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk party: Welcome to my holiday home tour! If you’ve been following along the 2015 Christmas Home Tour organized by Marty at A Stroll Through Life (thanks Marty for inviting me this year!) then that means you’re arriving from Remodelando La Casa. Welcome! And don’t you […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Hershey’s Kisses chocolates and I go way back. Okay, not all the way back to 1907 when they were first introduced. I mean, contrary to what my daughter believes, I’m not that old. But I […]
When the very lovely Carrie at Lovely, Etc. asked if I would like to participate in her Very Merry Christmas Home tour, I was flattered. Honored. Humbled … and accepted right away. Especially when she added in a PayPal $500 cash giveaway (see below to enter). I also knew immediately what I wanted […]
In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the Christmas tree trucks roll into the city. Flatbeds filled with fresh cut trees. Often times pulling a small camper trailer behind. And in empty lots and corners of parking lots throughout Chicago, they set up their fresh cut Christmas tree shops. Settling in for the season. […]
I’m calling this a Christmas advent calendar. Though, technically it’s not. Because advent calendars typically have some kind of call to action. Or some kind of treat. I think. But this calendar has neither. I should probably just call it a Christmas countdown calendar. Or, more accurately, the assuage my guilt Christmas […]