Archives for November 2015

The Sexiest Man Alive and a North Pole Sign

When riding in the car with a teenager, conversations can be all over the map.  One minute my son will be talking about a video game, the next minute we’re discussing the Jackson 5, because we heard them on an oldies radio station. Today, our conversation swerved toward People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”. #WeirdConversationToHaveWithTeenageSon

DIY Santa’s Toy Sack Gift Bag

Do you suppose waiting until November is more than halfway over, is too late to get on Santa’s good side? I figured I’d better not take any chances, so I made him a new toy sack. I figured Santa’s toy sack must be getting pretty worn out, and it might score me some “nice” points. It couldn’t hurt anyway, right? 🙂

Vintage Inspiration Party – Fall Decor & DIY Projects

Welcome back to the VIP! We can’t wait to see what vintage inspired projects and decor you have to share this week!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so we selected some fall decor and projects as features this week, before it is time to see all things Christmas!   First, let’s take a look at what your hosts have been up to recently!

Christmas Cards Printables – Winter Watercolor Barn

Normally we take our family photos to include in Christmas cards during the summer. Every year, it’s a fiasco. Seriously, I think my family plots together how they can make it as difficult as possible for me to take a decent photo.  I’ve whined enough about it in the past, but if you’re new here, or just want to read about my past family photo ordeals, here you go… {2014 Family Photo Ordeal} {2013 Family Photo Ordeal} The agony goes back much {Read More}

DIY Mittens Garland

Yesterday I was at the fabric store, and as I am prone to do, I went in to buy one thing, and came out with something else completely unplanned. My husband was waiting in the car for me, so I had every intention of getting what I went in for, and getting right back out quickly, but  then I spotted a display bin full of gloves and mittens. I have no idea why a fabric store would sell gloves and mittens, but my eyes {Read More}

The Good Old-Fashioned Way

I don’t know about you all, but with the events of the last 24 hours in France, I just want to yell, “Stop the world, I want to get off!” I know the it’s probably naive the thing that the “old days” were any better than today, but I think most of us, myself included, crave  old-fashioned values, and a whole lot less bad news. I came across this hymn from the early 1900’s called, “The Good Old-Fashioned Way”, and I just had {Read More}

Antique Crates and a Rusty Kettle

I’ve mainly been working on Christmas projects, but I had to squeak in just a little bit more of autumn! I was hanging some decor in our still unfinished entryway (sigh), and I put some antique crates on the wall to use as small shelves.

Make a Santa Inspired Pallet Wood Christmas Tray

Mr. Claus has been a wee bit jealous that I’ve made a lot of projects dedicated to his wife, so it was time to give give the jolly old guy some attention too, with a pallet wood Christmas tray.  I wouldn’t want to get on his naughty list!

Chalkboard Lettering on Glass

I’ll warn you right now, today’s project turned out awesome, and I totally love it…but I screwed it up. You might not even notice the problem up, but it’s a biggie.  I just want to warn you now, so you don’t make the same mistake, but I’ll tell you more about that at the end – if you haven’t figured out the problem before then. Okay, so I was in the dollar store last week, scoping out the 2016 calendars.  I {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #213 – Black Furniture and Home Decor

    Welcome back to the VIP! Black furniture and home decor really stood at to me from last week’s party, so in addition to my usual feature, I have 6 special features I think you’ll love.  More about them below! First, let’s take a look at what your hosts have been up to recently!