I thought it would be fun to take a look at some holiday decorations in the county I grew up in. Well, the town within the county. (The County of York) Yorktown. Part of the "Historic Triangle" that is Yorktown/Jamestown/Williamsburg. Literally minutes from the high school I attended and within ten from where I lived and grew up. I don't live in Yorktown anymore but still live in the beautiful Hampton Roads area. So here's a look at this beautiful little town at ... Read More about Happy Holidays from My Town toYours!
Santa's coming to my house! The sign says it's so. Make this festive sign by following the tutorial below. See? Didn't believe me? The arrow is pointing right at my front door. ;) But I'm fairly certain he comes in through the fireplace. Believe it or not, this was another thrift store find. Well, the base of it was. Just this crazy shaped, finished (stained and poly'd) piece of wood. Weird, huh? What in the world it was intended to be, I have no idea! But when I ... Read More about Santa’s Coming to My House, the Sign Says So!!
I have been a mirror making fool! I have made ummm....4. Like this DIY Beaded Mirror below... Ok, well that's not that many but I did make them all in a few days time. I love mirrors. But darn, they are so expensive! I have found two cool ways to make my own. One is with a super cool spray called "Looking Glass".... I found this really cute little frame and thought it would be an adorable mirror. I'm doing a gallery picture wall in my Family Room and want to mix in a mirror or two. ... Read More about Simple, Inexpensive & Easy DIY Beaded Mirrors
Chalkboards are so easy to make. I have them all over my house. I just love writing messages to my kids, hubby, whoever... ...quirky fun, little sayings, the menu, anything really. They're just fun. Any can be made so easily....and cheaply too. That cool writing I did on this one was found at Nest of Posies. So here's what you need to do...... You drive straight down to your local thrift store and buy an old picture. Doesn't matter what it looks like because you are going to ... Read More about DIY Chalkboards From Old Pictures…Easy!
Do you always put your tree in the same room every year? Or even in the same place in that room? We don't...usually. We've had ours in the Study aka Living Room (our large front room, large - as in wasted square footage on a room that's hardly ever used) and also in our Family Room. Usually seems to go back and forth every year. Just one tree. Ever. Until this year. I just can't seem to get enough. So our tree ended up in the Study this year (no room in the Family ... Read More about Oh Christmas Tree!…Super White, Super Sparkly & Super Colorful!