Christmas, Family Life, Holidays

Christmas 2018

I'm usually really good about putting up all the Christmas decorations before the first day of the new year. However, that just didn't happen this year. As I write this my living room is still Christmas. I went to the basement to get the boxes to pack away the Christmas stuff until next year. Boxes… Continue reading Christmas 2018

Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments
Christmas, Crafts & DIY, Holidays

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments DIY #2

These mason jar lid Christmas ornaments are very easy to make and a lot cheaper than buying high-end ornaments.

Paint Swirl Christmas Ornaments
Christmas, Crafts & DIY, Holidays

Paint Swirl Ornaments

These beautiful paint swirl ornaments only require paint and clear ornaments. They are easy enough that kids can make them, too.

Holidays

Christmas in Our Town

Every year our small town holds a Christmas event where everyone gathers together downtown. Downtown is completely shut off and the streets are lined with vendors selling their products, delicious food, hot chocolate stands, rides, games, carriage rides, and pictures with Santa. Some of the stores stay open late so people can shop. The performance… Continue reading Christmas in Our Town

Christmas, Holidays

Elfster Gift Exchange

Recently I was invited to be a part of an Elfster Gift Exchange with other crafty people from all over. (Elftster is a Secret Santa type of gift exchange.) For this exchange our Christmas gifts to each other had to be handmade  and our budget was $10.00 or under. I made a scarf for my… Continue reading Elfster Gift Exchange

Christmas, Crafts & DIY, Decor, Holidays

Christmas Wreath DIY

I love looking at all the beautiful Christmas wreathes, but some of them are ridiculously expensive! I always make my own wreathes, usually out of Dollar Tree items. I wanted something a little simpler this year. I got this really cute white and silver wrapping paper at Walmart with reindeer on them so I wanted… Continue reading Christmas Wreath DIY

Christmas, Crafts & DIY, Holidays

Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments

Happy Wednesday! We are under a winter storm warning until tomorrow here in Virginia. I can hardly believe it! Usually we don't start getting these warnings until January! We are supposed to be getting a little bit of snow but mostly ice. Yuck. I hope it melts fast! I don't have time for ice. I… Continue reading Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments

Decor, Holidays

Halloween Decor

It's almost Halloween! My daughter already has her costume. She is going to be a bird this year. I thought that was pretty unique. Growing up I was almost always a witch. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it was the easiest costume to throw together. And the cheapest since I already had everything. There… Continue reading Halloween Decor