Easy Garden Themed Hostess Gift with Jar Printable

Easy Garden Themed Hostess Gift

With May Long Weekend  just around the corner, I thought it was a good time to put together a hostess gift for one of the outdoor parties we’ll be attending. After feeling cooped up inside for far too long, I’m praying the weather finally allows us to kick back outside and enjoy some much-needed sunshine! […]

Create Your Own Seed Packets

Create Your Own Seed Packets

Throughout summer, I deadhead most of my flowers to encourage re-blooming. However, once the calendar turns to September, I allow many of them to go to seed, usually resulting in new plants popping up the next year. My lavender garden, for instance, started with one tiny plant that now fills an entire section of our […]

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 […]

Handmade Gifts and Gift Wrap Link Party


It’s time to get the December Holiday Link Parties started! On Tuesday, I shared my West Elm Inspired Drink Coasters I made as hostess gifts for this holiday season. Since then, I’ve made a few more and I can’t wait to give them away to a few of my friends! My co-host for this party, Shannon […]

Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Five}

Holiday Countdown Series 2013- weekly plans and free printables to keep you on track.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, we only have 5 weekends including this one before Christmas. If you’re someone who’s swamped during the week and Saturdays and Sundays are your days to play catch-up, I suggest making the best of them (with some down time, of course!). Yesterday, my husband sprung it on me […]

Creative and Personalized Gift Wrapping Ideas

Button Gift Tag Supplies

Although I do purchase ready-made gift wrapping materials from time to time, most often I prefer to use rolls of solid paper, craft paper bags, and plain gift tags that I decorate while keeping in mind each person’s style. You may recall the hand-printed gift wrap I made last year or the easy button gift embellishments I […]

Holiday Countdown Series Recap {Week Eight}

Emerald Green Christmas Tablescape- Amanda Carol

Happy Friday! It’s less than 2 weeks to Christmas and I have to say I’m feeling more prepared this year than ever. My husband really jumped on board with the gift shopping this year and has taken an entire month off from traveling for work, which has been so nice. This week I managed to […]

Holiday Countdown Series Recap {Week Seven}

Silver, White and Turquoise Christmas Tree

Holy moly, can you believe Christmas is less than 3 weeks away! I’m feeling good about having our tree and front porch decorated, our cards almost ready to go out, and the handmade gifts I had planned for this year pretty much done. I still have a few gifts to buy, but for the most […]