• 2017 Christmas Home Tour: Rustic Ski Lodge

    Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I just love decorating for it! I decided to go in a more rustic direction this year for our living room and do a mix of wood, metal and dark green tones with a lot of fresh greenery. I did keep some of the traditional red and white of Christmas in my dining room decor. I will be share the dining room with you soon! For some sneak peaks, Come follow me on Instagram!  Welcome! Lets get started!     I got lucky and had a beautiful sunny Minnesota day shortly after I finished decorating the living room. Sadly the sun…

  • DIY Cookie Cutter Garland

    Today I am sharing with you how I made this  simple and quick Cookie cutter garland for my home this year! I mean we all love cookies don’t we? And Christmas is the cookie baking time of the year so this cookie cutter garland is simply a way to start the cookie baking season. Or maybe to display your favorite cookie cutters, new or vintage.  I love the simplicity and texture that this cookie cutter garland adds to a space. Plus it looks adorable in the kitchen! I think you could make so many variations to this garland as well! I normally start thinking about my Christmas decor long before…

  • DIY: Mercury Glass Ornaments

    Mercury glass is one of my favorite items to put out during Christmas time. I just love the look of it mixed in with the winter pines. I came up with my version of mercury glass ornaments one of the first Christmases that we were married. I didn’t have a big budget for buying Christmas decorations so buying mercury glass ornaments at $4-$5 each was not going to work for me. I had tried the water and vinegar with spray paint method and didn’t love the look of it. I figured out a different method that was much faster and more of a look that I was looking for. DIY…

  • Simple Christmas Bedroom

      Can you believe that we are in the single digit countdown to Christmas! This holiday season is just going by so quickly. I am happy to report that all of my Christmas shopping is complete, now I have only to wrap all the presents! I love wrapping presents. My Grandma taught me how to properly wrap a present when I was in elementary school. After that I became the unofficial present wrapper for my family. My dad always had me wrap all of the presents that he bought for my mom. My brothers would often ask me to wrap their gifts as well. I started teaching Arianna how to…

  • Retro Christmas Decorations

    One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is the decorations and seeing what new items each store comes out with each year. I love all the different types of Christmas decorating styles. As you walk into the store they have each style in its own section.  Everything complimenting each other in its own group but highly contrasting from all the other groups of styles around it. It is fun to go though each section and look at everything. I always tend to find one or two items at least from each style that I like. First, some amazing retro Christmas decoration inspiration pictures. I think I will be on a quest…

  • Quick and Easy Christmas Sign

    This is the first Christmas that we are celebrating in this house. It is also the first time that I have had a mantel to decorate for Christmas. In our old house we used a medium sized bookshelf to hang our stockings off of, which was actually really cute. So I didn’t really have any big item to put on our mantel and I really wanted a big grab your eye sign to fill the mantel. I needed something that was also going to fit in my budget. I came up with this Christmas sign, not only is it quick and easy – taking less then 5 minutes to put together-…