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Christmas home tour

Christmas Home Tour

Hello friends and happy Friday! Woot woot for the weekend coming our way and then only a few more days till Christmas! Eek! To celebrate this magnificent holiday, I’ve joined up with Emily from Table + Hearth and 17 other bloggers for the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop where we’ll all be showing off our Christmas Home Tours! Take… Read more →

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Red, White and Gold Gift Wrap Ideas

Hi friends! I’m over at Oh My! Creative today sharing my red, white, and gold gift wrap ideas! Get my tips and tricks from taking your Christmas packages from blah to WOW! Check it out here and be sure to leave some love!     Read more →

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Think and Make Thursday Party 11

Hi friends! Welcome back to Think and Make Thursday It’s gonna be a rockin’ party each and every Thursday, so don’t miss out! Take Note! We will be taking next week off to celebrate Christmas! But tune back in on January 1st for the features of this week and to party with us some more! Have a fantastic holiday with… Read more →

Christmas shadow box

Christmas Shadow Box

Happy Tuesday, friends! Can you believe that Christmas is only 10 DAYS AWAY??! Eek! I still feel like there is so much left to do! Hubby and I only got our tree on Saturday. I think part of the reason I feel so frazzled is that from Thursday night to Sunday in the early AM, for a grand total of… Read more →

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Comfort and Joy Printable

Friends, I love everything about the Christmas season. Seriously, everything. But one of the things I love most is the beautiful and comforting glow that everything gets. The warm and cozy lights, the shiny ornaments on the tree, the tinsel garlands, everything just gets an amazing glowly light that just makes everything better and comfier. Comfort and Joy, my friends,… Read more →

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Think and Make Thursday Party 10

Hi friends! Welcome back to Think and Make Thursday It’s gonna be a rockin’ party each and every Thursday, so don’t miss out! Think and Make Thursday is an awesome link party designed to share ‘Bright Ideas’ for the home with you each week! For those of you who aren’t bloggers or who may be new to the link party… Read more →

let it snow ornaments

Let It Snow Ornaments: December DIY Challenge

Hello! Me and my bloggy friends are back for another monthly DIY challenge! I absolutely love coming up with and working on these challenges and seeing what my friends come up with! So far we’ve done Michaels crates, pumpkins, and wood slices; and this month’s theme is clear glass/plastic globe ornaments! I decided to take 3 and make them into… Read more →

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Lighted Marquee Sign and Christmas Mantel

Friends, today I’m bringing you one of the hardest projects I’ve ever done to date: a lighted marquee sign. I know a lot of these have been floating around Pinterest and the Blogosphere, but I just had to try my hand at making my own. I just love the soft glow of the bulb lights reflecting off letters that spell… Read more →

holiday entertaining

Holiday Entertaining Must-Haves

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all are holding on to the Christmas Spirit and not wallowing in the fact that it’s the start of another work week! This is one of my favorite times of year so it’s hard to feel down when there is so much joy all around. I just love the lights, the music, the food,… Read more →

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Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Have you guys gotten any snow where you live? We got a good 3 inches that’s stuck around all week! Finally starting to get a bit warmer now, so there will be less of me scraping my car windows and pouring warm water in the door so I can get in the vehicle. My car’s heat is broken, so that… Read more →

think and make thursday

Think and Make Thursday Party 9

Hi friends! Welcome back to Think and Make Thursday It’s gonna be a rockin’ party each and every Thursday, so don’t miss out! Think and Make Thursday is an awesome link party designed to share ‘Bright Ideas’ for the home with you each week! For those of you who aren’t bloggers or who may be new to the link party… Read more →

snowflake garland

Paper Straw Snowflake Garland

Winter is here and hubby and I have already enjoyed 5 days of snow! It snowed the day after Thanksgiving and it’s stuck around on the grass, houses and trees for almost a week! I love waking up each morning and looking at the gorgeous white crystals. We even had a fun little photo shoot in it using the camera’s… Read more →

diy advent calendar

DIY Advent Calendar

Friends! It’s DECEMBER! Which means that the countdown to the most gloriousandmagicalholidayoftheyear has officially begun! To celebrate and tick the days off ’till Santa comes, I’ve made my own DIY Advent Calendar which is based upon Persia Lou’s version in a smaller scale! I was so enamored I just had to make my own version DIY Advent Calendar Materials –… Read more →

christmas crafts

15 Fun Christmas Crafts!

Friends! I can now officially allow my self to celebrate the Christmas season! It’s such a breath of fresh air! I am what is known as a ‘Post-Thanksgivinger’ – which is a term coined by myself and my husband in our college days to represent our staunch views of celebrating Christmas only AFTER Thanksgiving has passed. We are so serious… Read more →

thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

_________________________________________________ ——————————————————————— _________________________________________________ ——————————————————————— Just wanted to wish all of my American readers a very happy Thanksgiving! We won’t be having our Think and Make Thursday Party today in observance of this holiday (it’ll be back on Dec. 4th!) but I hope you’ll be making merry with friends and family today as you tuck in to loads of turkey, potatoes,… Read more →

bouqs flowers

Decorating with Bouqs Flowers

* I was given one bouquet of flowers to review. Some links are affiliate links. You will not have any additional charges, but Dwell Beautiful may make a small commission through your purchase. All opinions and ideas are my own!* One thing that never ceases to make me smile is receiving flowers. I just absolutely LOVE it when my hubby… Read more →

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

Hi friends! As you know, I’ve already got one fantastic holiday giveaway happening that went live on Wednesday, and now I have another going live today! Call my crazy, but I just love offering up things for my lovely readers to win Especially with the holidays so close around the corner, now is the perfect time to start stock-piling gifts… Read more →

think and make thursday

Think and Make Thursday Party 8

Hi friends! Welcome back to Think and Make Thursday Take note, we will not be having our party next Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and friends and we will be back with the party and our features from this week’s linkup on December 4th! Think and Make Thursday is an awesome link party designed to… Read more →

gift guide

Christmas Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway!

You guys. Like seriously, you GUYS. I’m SO extremely stoked. Why, you ask? It’s time for the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway! I’ve teamed up with 24 other bloggers to bring you a full week of awesome giveaways and fabulous prizes! In addition to putting together some great gift ideas for your holiday shopping, we’ve all teamed up with… Read more →

wood slice fireplace facade

November DIY Challenge: Wood Slice Fireplace Facade

It’s one of my favorite times of the month again – it’s our Monthly DIY Challenge! If you haven’t been following along, me and a group of my best blogger friends choose an item each month and then challenge ourselves to use that item in a creative way. It’s a ton of fun and a good way to get those… Read more →

think and make thursday

Think and Make Thursday Party 7

Hi friends! Welcome back to Think and Make Thursday It’s gonna be a rockin’ party each and every Thursday, so don’t miss out! Think and Make Thursday is an awesome link party designed to share ‘Bright Ideas’ for the home with you each week! For those of you who aren’t bloggers or who may be new to the link party… Read more →

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PartyPail Thankful Banner

* I received the product I used in this post for free, but was not compensated in any other way. All opinions presented here are my own!* Hi friends! I’m super excited to bring you today’s post because a while back I was contacted by PartyPail.com, which is an awesome and super affordable party supply website. They asked if I… Read more →

hometalk

Hometalk Curated Board – Crate Projects

Happy Friday, friends! I’m glad it’s finally the weekend – life just gets so busy during the week! I get to go to an awesome Relient K concert tonight with hubby and my dear friend and college Bible study leader, Hillary! I haven’t been to a concert in ages so it’ll be fun to rock out to some live music… Read more →

think and make thursday

Think and Make Thursday Party 6

Hi friends! Welcome back to Think and Make Thursday It’s gonna be a rockin’ party each and every Thursday, so don’t miss out! Think and Make Thursday is an awesome link party designed to share ‘Bright Ideas’ for the home with you each week! For those of you who aren’t bloggers or who may be new to the link party… Read more →

side table makeover

Ikea Side Table Makeover

Good morning! What’s up, friends? Not much new at the Sooter abode – just lots of Seattle rain which makes me super lazy – all I want to do is read and drink tea! Do you guys ever feel that way this time of year? Today I’m bringing you an easy side table makeover as an update to an old… Read more →