Santa Cookie Tray Tutorial

Make this easy Santa Cookie Tray to keep Santa's cookies and milk safe and sound!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Staples. But no worries, all opinions are my own! : ) #handmadeholidays We have had so much fun this year for Christmas baking tons of cookies and of course a little elf on the shelf action. I realized this recently when my kids asked me what kind of cookies Santa eats that we have

Rustic Gift Wrap Ideas

Get creative with your Christmas Presents with these Rustic Gift Wrap Ideas via

Have you started wrapping presents? I’ve wrapped two and that’s what I’m posting about today : ) I should probably get busy and wrap the rest before Christmas ; ) It’s not that I don’t love wrapping presents… it might actually be one of my favorite parts about Christmas, but seriously… I’m running pretty low on time without the kids where I’m not so exhausted

Christmas Gift Ideas Under $20

Simple Christmas Gift Ideas Under $20. Cute.Easy.Affordable at

This is a sponsored post written by me for Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. All opinions are my own :) Over the last few weeks I have been sharing my Christmas Decor with you. Now it’s time to start thinking presents. Maybe you’ve already finished your shopping and wrapped them all.. or if you are like me you are just getting started. Either way

Christmas Home Tour 2014

Take a Stroll through this Cottage Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour via

I am linking my home tour up to the Holiday House Walk Link Party with Jennifer Rizzo Good Morning all! I hope you are having a fantastic December morning! I had these intentions of showing you my full house tour, but I have been defeated by the little people in my house. Here is the reality. I have a weeks worth of dirty clothes piled

Old Fashioned Rustic Christmas Tree

Adorned with Popcorn Garland and Rustic touches, this Old Fashioned Rustic Christmas Tree will bring your family together this Christmas Season!

I’m almost done with my Christmas decorations this year and I’m so ready to check it off my list. I always try to finish everything up at the very first of December so I can sit back and enjoy my family. We did have fun with this tree though. I set my mama fears aside and let my kids use a needle to make this homemade

100 Christmas Projects & Recipes

Get ready for Christmas with over 100 Christmas Projects and Recipes!!

I hope everyone is recovering quickly from Thanksgiving! I can’t believe it has already come and gone. Does it feel like it flies by tos fast for anyone else? ….especially after all that cooking. At least it got me out of cooking all weekend, I can live with that! But it has definitely come and it has gone, so you know what that means right?

DIY Christmas Joy Sign Tutorial

Build this DIY Christmas Joy Sign for UNDER $15! A great addition to your Christmas Decor

When I shared my Christmas Mantel with you a few weeks ago I was most excited about this Joy Sign. It was SO much fun to build and I can’t wait to share this tutorial with you. It was by far the thing I was asked about the most! So let’s get building! Hopefully it’s not as cold outside for you as it is for

Star Pine Cone Ornament & a Link Party

Create this Star Pine Cone Ornament from pine cones found in your very own yard! via

Today is day 12. The last day of the 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments. I’d like to say that I saved my best for last, but to be honest, I completely changed my ornament at the last minute. Linda, from It All Started With Paint is the lovely lady who put all this together and I emailed her and asked if I could give her

3D Deer Head Ornament

3D Deer Head Christmas Ornament via

Disclosure: Michael’s provided me with a gift card to purchase some of the supplies for the ornaments used in this series.  It’s Day 11. This one was so fun to make! I’ll admit, I wasn’t very in to the whole deer head thing. Maybe because I grew up in the south and everyone wants a deer head hanging on their wall… the real kind. Some

DIY Centerpiece Tray Tutorial

This beautiful Centerpiece Tray Tutorial is made from scrap wood and a thrift store frame. Come see this thrift store makeover!

Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, but let’s be honest…. it can get expensive! I am always looking to pick things up at thrift stores or garage sales. It’s a pretty bitter subject with my husband to talk about all the things we have dragged across the country because I’m “going to use that one day”. On the bright side of

Wood Slice Noel Ornament Tutorial

Enjoy these cute little banner style Wood Slice Noel Ornaments

Good morning everyone! As we round out the end of this series I have yet another wood slice ornament for you : ) This one is a little different, but I am still burning things ; ). I created this little Banner Wood Slice Noel Ornament. I used some different wood slices for this one. These are from the craft store and are a little

DIY Drop Cloth Stockings Tutorial

With this tutorial you can easily make your very own Drop Cloth Stockings for a budget friendly option! What a great addition to your Christmas Decor

Do you ever make something and love it so much that you want to use it over and over again? I made these stockings last year (and never posted about them). I ran out of time and the last thing anyone wants to see in January is another Christmas Tutorial right? This year I made it in time : ) I changed them up a

Plaid Christmas Ball Ornament

Plaid Christmas Ball Ornament via

It’s Day 9. Guys… I am almost done! I have to be honest, these last few days have been rough for me to write about. I feel like I have used up all my words and I’m running pretty dry. I’ve never really considered myself a writer. When I write my blog posts I just type it out like I would tell you if you were

Wood Burned Snowflake Ornament

Wood Burned Snowflake Ornament Tutorial via

It’s Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas Series. Have you been following along? If you are just joining in, you can catch up on all the ornaments here. Today’s ornament is a little spin on yesterday’s. I have a really hard time doing the same thing over and over again… so once I did like 3 of the antlers I had to do