13 Stunning Christmas Porch Decor Ideas

One of the things I was most excited for with my new house was my large front porch! I was really looking forward to decking it out with holiday decor for both fall and Christmas.  And guess what?  I learned that in my particular area and the direction that my house faces are not so conducive to an awesome front porch display.  Wah-wah-wahhhh!  In the fall, since my house is north facing, all the mums I bought that were gorgeous quickly died from … [Read more...]

How to Have a Fall Dinner Party

It's that time of year--guests come to town a bit more frequently, everyone moves indoors for gatherings.  You might be thinking of even inviting a few people over...but what to do?  And how to not get overwhelmed?  It's easier than you think. Remember that old adage--K.I.S.S.  Keep it simple, stupid.  For me, that means a low-key menu:  soup, salad, rolls, and a garnish dish.  That's enough food and variety for everyone and most of it can be … [Read more...]

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Marquee Sign

I love marquee signs--don't you? They are so fun and cheerful.  And so is Christmas, so why not combine the two?  Marquee signs are not as hard as they might seem.  And for an extra Christmasey effect, I candy-cane striped the board.  And now- here's how to make your own Christmas marquee sign. Supplies: 1 1x12x6 2 1x2x6 6 large craft store chipboard letters (3 H's, 3 O's) Round Christmas lights Drill Nail gun, strong craft … [Read more...]

25 Spooky Halloween Decorations

It's October y'all!!  My favorite month.  I love Halloween and already have all my decorations out which I'll share next week.  But for now, here are 25 spooky Halloween decorations.  A lot of these I haven't seen before, people are so creative, especially around the holidays!  Check them out: 1. Haunted House Pumpkin 2. Basketball Eyeball 3. Spider Egg Sacs 4. Queen of Skulls 5. Spooky Wreath 6. Bloody Blooms 7. Mummy Head … [Read more...]

10 Fabulous 4th of July Recipes

It's almost America's Independence Day, the 4th of July! This is such a fun holiday and seems to have been completely swallowed up by everything red, white, and blue. So if you are feeling like having a festive and colorful barbecue, try making one of these amazing 4th of July recipes! These all look amazing and super impressive! Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Cake from The Recipe Girl Red, White & Blue Cookie Bark from Your … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Wow--what a crazy two weeks!  First I got strep throat and thought I would die, then it was my daughter's birthday, then it was Thanksgiving with food, shopping, and relatives aplenty, then it was my husband's birthday, and then I got sick again!  Please forgive me for my lack of posts.  Life, right? I was in the mood to bake the other day (which doesn't really happen that often for me) so I searched around for something easy and quick since … [Read more...]

Fall Mantle

September is fall, right?  Sometimes it's hard to remember when the temperatures are still hot and the trees seem to be taking their sweet time changing colors.  Well I brought it indoors! The entire summer I was feeling kind of BLAH about projects and decorating...I was super burned out.  I knew that I needed to get back into it--to help fuel some blog posts, yes, and also just to get my creative mojo going again.  I wanted to decorate but … [Read more...]

Easter Crafts & Spring Project Linkup

Let's have an Easter Crafts and Spring Project Linkup!  Please link up all your Easter and Spring crafts, recipes, projects, printables, and whatever else you made!  And don't forget to pin the image below so that everyone can come see your projects! If you have a project, craft, recipe, whatever--that is Easter or Spring themed, please link it up here!!  Each week leading up to the holiday, I will feature a bunch of my favorite projects!  If … [Read more...]