6 Tips To A Sparkling Clean Holiday

One of the most stressful parts of the holiday season is having guests over.  I don't mean the guests are stressful, I mean the preparation FOR the guests is stressful.  Everyone likes presenting a clean home to friends and family.  On top of wrapping, cards, decorations, AND cooking, cleaning can seem next to impossible. Enlist Assistance Enlist help.  You can hire a ...

Tips for Easy Wrapping

Feather Trees

A lot of time wrapping takes place at the last minute, the night before the presents are going to be opened.  I am going to give you some tips to make wrapping a little more bearable this year. Before you start wrapping, consider these statistics: Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of year. The extra waste ...

Wrapping Caddy

Wrapping Caddy

If you liked our Christmas Card Caddy, you'll also love our wrapping caddy.  It's all about checking your supplies and gathering them before you start the wrapping process.  I find that doing this allows me to pick up anything I need the next time I'm out and about running errands (instead of making a separate trip out). I started with a small stackable tray from Storables.com.  You can ...

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Last Min Valentine's Day

The holiday is close.  If you've forgotten all about it or it's just fallen to the bottom of your to do list, I'm here to help.   Here are few last minute gifts ideas that are one size fits all. Please note I received samples of some of these products in order to be able to write these reviews.  My opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.   Sugar Bowl Bakery makes some ...

Make Your Own Mardi Gras Wreath

Wreath Materials

I traveled to New Orleans last year and I've loved the city and the culture ever since.  I wanted to bring the celebration of Mardi Gras into my home. I set out to make a seasonal wreath that was fairly easy and not overly expensive.  I got a run for my money with this one.....but I love the way it turned out. I started with a 12 inch wreath form and purple, sparkly burlap ribbon with wire ...

Holiday Tips From HGTV’s Open Concept Hosts

I was seriously lucky to have Ashley Tuner and Whitney Gainer answer some of my questions on holiday decor for you, my readers!!  IF you don't know them, they are the hosts of HGTV's  Open Concept, — and sisters — are two power tool-wielding DIY queens, on a mission to turn houses into homes. The two manufacturing mavens– transformed a hobby into a dream career, and are self-taught ...