Feb
   10

 

Last year, I repurposed my Christmas tree and decorations as a Valentine’s Day tree, and created an out-of-the-box display! This year, I made a simple Valentine mantel using pink and white accessories. Here’s how it turned out!

Valentine’s Day Mantel

Valentine’s Day Décor – Mantel

The trick is to use items you already have. The ribbons were leftovers from the spring wreaths I made last year, and the ornaments were repurposed with a bit of spray paint. Apothecary jars and hurricanes are great to have on hand because they are timeless and can be filled with seasonal elements.
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  Jan
   25

 

The living room is often where family and friends gather to talk and spend some quality time with one another. Turn your living room into a warm haven during winter with these cozy living room ideas!
 
Start with a Fire
 

Winter Living Room Ideas - Open Fireplace
Photo from A Thousand Laughing Starfish

 
Start a fire in the fireplace to warm up your living room and create a cozy atmosphere in an instant!
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  Jan
   18

 

The past year was a busy one with plenty of guest posts all around, and I would like to say “thank you” to my hosts for giving me the opportunity to write for them. Without further ado, here are the highlights from my 2015 guest posts!
 
“Kid-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts” for DecoArt
 

Kid-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

 
Enjoy a day of crafting with the kids with these ideas! From painting mugs to putting a sewing kit together, you can spend quality time with the kids on your special day.
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  Jan
   11

 

Christmas lights bring cheer to any holiday tree, but with the holiday season over, what do you do when you want to keep your lights up? Just because Christmas has come and gone doesn’t mean that you need to store all your lights immediately. You can just as easily use them for beautiful winter decor using pinecones, jars, and brilliant canvases. Check out these amazing and easy ideas for using Christmas lights in winter!
 
Lighted Ladder Wall Display
 

Lit Ladder Display
Photo Courtesy of PopSugar

 
Create a simple display that’s sure to impress by wrapping fairy lights around a wooden ladder. You can set it against the wall on your porch for brilliant and rustic outdoor décor. This lighted ladder is also a great alternative to an elaborate winter display, and will spruce up an empty wall or room.
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  Jan
   04

 

The holidays are all but over and the time to clear the halls and store your Christmas tree is coming. However, there’s more to storing your tree than taking it apart and putting it in a box. Keep your tree safe and pristine all year long with our 5-step guide on how to properly store your Christmas Tree Market artificial Christmas tree.

Step 1: Clear Your Tree of Decorations

Artificial Christmas Tree - Flocked Alaskan Tree with Clear Lights
My decorated Flocked Alaskan Tree. Photo by Doug Coon

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