• IKEA and the Power of Hope
  • 27 Standout Handmade Christmas Ornaments
  • 7 Handmade Gifts Worth Giving
  • Quick and Dirty House and Floor Cleaning Tips
  • Messy Christmas Clean Up
  • DIY Flocked Christmas Tree

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$325 Last Minute Christmas Cash Giveaway…

It’s time for a giveaway!   It is hard to believe Christmas is only a week away!  I don’t know about you, but I still have plenty of shopping to do before the big day.  I’m guessing I’m not the only one so it seemed like the perfect time for a last minute Christmas cash giveaway!  Some blogging friends and I joined together to bring each of you the chance to win $325 before the holidays. If you are the lucky winner, you’ll have some last minute cash just in time to finish up your … [Read More...]


IKEA and the Power of Hope…

Ok, so we can probably all agree that IKEA is awesome. Sadly for me the closest IKEA is around three hours away which means a trip to IKEA is a once a year road tripping, shopping extravaganza.  This year’s trip just happened to take place last week.  And to make things even better, this time I had a $300 gift card I had won in a giveaway on another blog.  Let me tell you, that thing was burning a hole in my pocket! I picked up all kinds of goodies but that isn’t actually what I wanted to … [Read More...]


27 Standout Handmade Christmas Ornaments…

A few weeks ago, I joined together with Linda from It All Started With Paint and 10 other amazingly creative bloggers to share twelve days of handmade ornaments.  There were some truly amazing ornaments shared by my fellow bloggers and linked up to the link party, so I just couldn’t pass up the chance to show off my favorites. There were over 150 ornaments shared all together so if you are looking for some ways to liven up your tree, you are going to want to check out the whole series.  But … [Read More...]


7 Handmade Gifts Worth Giving…

Handmade gifts – most people love em or hate em.  They can definitely be pretty tricky territory.  Handmade gifts are amazing because they can be completely personalized they are way more meaningful they are usually a lot cheaper The problem is that sometimes we expect someone to love a gift for no reason other than that we made it.  And as sweet and wonderful as that would be, most people want to like their actual gift as well. So how do you make sure your handmade gifts aren’t a … [Read More...]


Quick and Dirty House and Floor Cleaning Tips…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanForTheHolidays #CollectiveBias So, house and floor cleaning.  Not the most fun topic perhaps.  But I felt like it was time to share about about how things really are around here. The other day when I was at someone’s house, they mentioned how their house is a wreck and my house always looks so perfect.  In the pictures I share online that is.  In reality, my house is far from … [Read More...]

cleaning the christmas tree mess

Messy Christmas Clean Up…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. I am sharing this because it is a product I love. All opinions are mine alone. #EurekaPower #CollectiveBias A few days ago I shared my newly flocked Christmas tree which I could not be more thrilled about.  It’s gorgeous! What I didn’t share was the the colossal mess it made.  Carrying the tree up from the basement, winding the lights around each branch, and adding garland and ornaments left quite the snowy … [Read More...]