Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

Hanging Christmas lights requires a little planning and preparation. However, the effect that lights give outside your home on a cold winter night is stunning. Kids and adults love Christmas lights. Hanging them is well worth the effort. Follow these tips to make the process easy and enjoyable. The first step is to gather tools. Even if you need to head to the store, gather your tools ...

Behind The Scenes At My Baby Shower

After what seems like years of planning and anticipation, my baby shower has already come and gone.  It was a group effort and everyone who helped out deserves an Olympic medal.  It was a feat to pull it off, especially since we moved into the house less than 30 days prior to the party!  I wanted to share with you some of the special details that made the day amazing. Let me first tell you ...

Throwing A Card Shower

Throwing A Card Shower

If you know someone that lives far away, needs cheering up or has a big life event coming up, a card shower is the perfect way to celebrate. A card shower shows the recipient just how much they are loved and celebrated through receiving cards at their home. If a bride to be is living away from her friends and family, or someone is having a baby on the other side of the country, a card ...

Decorating For A Home Wedding

Decorating For A Home Wedding

Decorating for a home wedding can be a lot of fun. There are lot of options available to fit any theme, color scheme and budget. By planning ahead, spending strategically and decorating carefully, you have achieve high impact results on a small budget. Determine the areas of your home that guests will be in. Usually the ceremony and reception are in two different areas. These will both ...

DIY Wedding Decorations

Jam Favors

Cheryl Seidel, etiquette expert, and regular contributing writer for the Huffington Post, shares her expert advice on the perfect DIY wedding ideas! Every bride dreams of having the perfect wedding- a day that is unforgettable, fun, and beautiful. Over the past few years, the Do-It-Yourself Wedding has become very popular because many brides are on a budget, but want to add a unique or high end ...

“Welcome Spring” Wreath Tutorial

Wreath Materials

I like to change up my home decor with the seasons.  I don't like to store a lot of items, but things that can hang on my walls or cheer up a dark space are a winner.  I was trying to find a great spring wreath, BUT I wasn't able to find one that wasn't tied to a holiday (St. Patrick's Day or Easter).  So, I decided to create one! This one is a little non traditional.  However, it's whimsical, ...

7 Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

March is a great time of year to get crafty.  Often, it's not warm enough out to spend lots of time outdoors and after being inside for an entire winter season, you may be facing cabin fever.  Here are some cute and easy St. Patrick's Day crafts to keep the kids busy. Photo credits are in the photo captions.  If you want further details on any of these crafts just click the photo and you'll ...

Custom Cutting Board DIY

Cutting Board Steps

This is one of my favorite projects that I've done this holiday season.  It's SUPER easy, fast and once you have the tools, you can go nuts making and giving these for years to come. I had some of these tools on hand and I simply bought the cutting board.  You can get them from chef stores, super stores and even Amazon.com.  I like bamboo because it's a renewable resource and seems to take ...