Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape

Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape with Peat Pots

Easter is just around the corner, and I thought it would be fun to create a new tablescape for our family gathering. After this long harsh winter, nothing makes me happier than seeing the freshness and vibrancy of green mixed with natural elements of Spring. This year's table is all about embracing simplicity. Putting a tablescape together for Easter can be cheap and cheerful. I always like to mix the old with the new in any decorating … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Colorful Gifts for Her

Magenta Pillows- Arianna Belle

Valentine's Day is on Friday and I'm loving all the shades of pink and red I'm seeing in stores and online. Thank goodness the colors of love are bright and cheery in the midst of winter, wouldn't you say? This year I made heart-printed treat bags for my husband and son that I'm going to fill with some of their favorite things. I also plan on adding some colorful flowers to our table and making something special for dinner. Although we like to … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Treat Bags with Iron-on Transfer Printables

Valentine's Day Iron On Transfers for Treat Bags

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I thought it was the perfect time to make some treat bags. Around here, we keep it simple on February 14. With both of our birthdays being in January and the holidays having just passed, we forgo expensive gifts or dinner out. However, I do cook something special and I like to put a little something together to show my husband and son how much they mean to me. These little bags are perfect for holding … [Read more...]

All Things Christmas {December Link Party Features}

All Things Christmas- crafts, handmade gifts, recipes and more...

Are you ready for Christmas? We finished everything yesterday, except for the food preparations that can only be done at the last minute. I'm excited to unplug and spend the next little while with family and friends! Thank you to everyone who shared projects at the 3 link parties I co-hosted this month along with Shannon from AKA Design, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, and Aimee of It's Overflowing. I hope you were inspired as much … [Read more...]

Holiday Countdown Planner {Finale}

Here we are after eight weeks of following the countdown to Christmas. Did you stay on track? As mentioned before, I like to think of it as shooting for the stars so I can at least reach the moon. Some things didn't get done around here, but I'm not sweating it. With my son being away at college and my husband traveling all around the world for work (yes, he has an amazing job!), I decided to nix a few tasks. Life just gets busy, and sometimes … [Read more...]

Holiday Countdown Link Party

Red-White-Aqua-Christmas-Tree-@ItsOverflowing-7

It seems like only a short while ago since I was I kicking off this year's Holiday Countdown. Now, here we are in the final week, and I can't wait to see what you've been doing to get ready for Christmas! I'm thrilled to be co-hosting this "All Things Christmas" holiday link party with Aimee from It's Overflowing! Before you share your projects below, take a look at Aimee's Christmas tree all decked out in red, white and aqua. It's so … [Read more...]

Decorating the Christmas Tree {Our House}

Red, white and silver Christmas tree | Satori Design for Living

Well, Christmas is one week from today. My son returns home from college tomorrow, and I'm thrilled to spend some much-needed quality time as a whole family! As promised, today I'm sharing a look at our Christmas tree and how I wrapped up all the gifts.   It's definitely a departure from the light, bright and simple Christmas decorating scheme I tend to go with. But, after Pottery Barn sent me a box of mostly red ornaments, I was … [Read more...]

Hot Chocolate Bar {All the Details}

Hot Chocolate Bar for Holiday Entertaining

Last week I shared the hot chocolate bar I put together for the holiday season. As promised, I'm sharing all the details of that project with you today. Before you read on, be sure to grab a cup of deliciousness for yourself! Before I get to the DIY details and source list, here are a few more photos to refresh your memory... DIY Projects and Source List New Items: Ornaments- Pottery Barn Paper cups, napkins, mugs, blue … [Read more...]

Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Eight}

Holiday Countdown Planner Printable Week 8

As we all know, Christmas is almost here! Can you believe it's December 13th already? I think we could all use a little more time right now to get our shopping, baking, decorating and everything else done before Christmas (and, perhaps, have some fun in there, too)! Are you feeling good about things right now or is a sense of panic setting in? I say, don't fret. It all seems to come together in the end, doesn't it?   If you joined … [Read more...]

Holiday Recipes Link Party

Brie-with-Sundried-Tomatoes-A-Pretty-Life

It's time for this year's holiday recipe link party! This time I'm excited to have Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs as my co-host. On Tuesday, I shared a recipe that reminds me of my grandma this time of year, Thumbprint Cookies. I have to confess that the morning after I made these, I had one for breakfast. Not the healthiest choice, but it is the holidays, right? Now they're safely tucked away in the freezer and way less … [Read more...]

Festive Homemade Marshmallows

Healthier Homemade Marshmallows with Honey, Cranberries and Pistachios

As you can see, it's all about sweet treats this week! In case you didn't get your fill at my hot cocoa station on Monday or with my thumbprint cookies yesterday, I have my friend Karen from Nourish With Karen here today sharing a recipe for a wintertime favorite, marshmallows. These aren't any old marshmallows, as they're made with wholesome ingredients. Skip the corn syrup, modified corn starch (what's corn doing in marshmallows anyway?), and a … [Read more...]

Thumbprint Cookies {Like Grandma Used to Make}

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Growing up, I remember eating thumbprint cookies at my grandma's house around the holidays. She was a truly remarkable lady!  What I remember most about her was how she always kept her hands so busy. You know that image that pops into your mind when you think of a "grandma." She was it! Being at her house was a lesson in baking (punching down bread dough so we could watch it rise again was my favorite), sewing, making preserves and, of course, … [Read more...]