One-Pot Christmas

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Happy December 1st! Has it hit you yet? No more “Christmas is coming” because “Christmas is HERE IN YOUR FACE” barreling down the tracks making everyone feel ill-prepared and underdressed. And by underdressed I mean you left your Christmas sweater at the dry cleaners. Again. As a blogger, sometimes I find myself ahead of the […]

Dream Tree Challenge: The Heritage Tree

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Good morning America, how are you? I’m here. Still in my pajamas and harboring a post-election hangover and head cold, but what are you going to do? Oh yeah: Christmas. That is what you are going to do. On this particular occasion I want to thank Michael’s, for not only letting me participate in their Annual […]

Christmas in a Box

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I don’t know what it is about Christmas that makes everyone love a good DIY project. A long time ago I worked with a woman who made fun of me for occasionally wearing homemade clothing and jewelry…then December came around and she was showing off a holiday apron she made from old dishtowels. Everyone loves […]

How to Refresh Old Holiday Décor

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When it comes to the holidays, I think we all appreciate it when find something that triggers one less thing on the to-do list. I know I do. With this in mind, Michael’s asked me to share three ideas for refreshing old holiday decorations, allowing each of us to use what we have on hand instead […]

DIY Copper Scrubbing Wreath

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Oh Christmas wreath, oh Christmas wreath, how functional thy branches! That’s right folks: a sparkly copper Christmas wreath made with copper scrubbers. Literally, the gift that keeps on giving. You can use the scrubbers long after the season is over. Hang out side, hang it inside, hang it on the garage door. It’s masculine. It’s […]

Craft Lightning: 60 Second Candle Cozy

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If I have said it once I have said it a thousand times: Candles are everything. Candles are pantyhose for your home – they make everything look good. I’m not saying they will put away the the dirty socks on your floor, but they will make those socks less noticeable. And probably smell better too! Candles […]

Craft Lightning: God’s Eyes

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To my embarrassment and dismay, God’s Eyes are one of those craft projects that everyone on the planet seems to know, but me. I’m not sure why that is. My summer camp craft skills can roll with the best of them, but for some reason, these never crossed my path. Within the last month, I […]