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ChristmasWreathTN

Make a Paper Christmas Wreath

There is nothing that says Christmas better than the traditional red and green color mix. This gorgeous paper Christmas wreath is something you can make and decorate with year after year as it will always me a handcrafted treasure. The wreath includes holly leaves and berries, mistletoe leaves and berries as pine needles adding a… Read more.

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ChristmasTableSettingTN

Sneak Peek of My Christmas Morning Breakfast Table

This Christmas morning I will have a small group of family at my house. Much different from the 21 I hosted at Thanksgiving. Our family tradition is to open gifts on Christmas eve and to serve an elegant breakfast or brunch on Christmas day. I am so lucky that this year Birch Lane invited me… Read more.

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Modern Holiday

Decorating for a Modern Holiday

This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home D├ęcor for modern luxury made easy. Though my house is designed in a craftsman comfort style, I am starting to mix in a modern and mid-century twist. My house was built in 1920, the height of the craftsman movement, where the overly ornate was discarded for a simple and solid… Read more.

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FreshFruitTM

Make a Gorgeous Fresh Fruit Centerpiece

The last few weeks, I have been enjoying the wonderful holiday fruits from my The Fruit Company. When they asked me to share my tips on how to create a gorgeous fruit centerpiece, I jumped at the opportunity. Once upon a time, in a past life of mine, I owned a little flower shop. We… Read more.

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Winter Globe

Paper Cut Winter Scene in a Glass Dome

We just can’t get enough of the white paper cut winter scenes! First you saw the paper lanterns featuring the trees, deer, fox and rabbit, then the three layer winter village and now here is a glass dome filled with a white paper woodland scene. How pretty is this? We did cut this paper scene… Read more.

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DIY Ornaments

Paper Cut Gold Ornaments for Your Tree

I am adding my finishing touched to my holiday tree this week and one of my handmade ornaments are these elegant paper cut pieces that are made from glitter paper. My tree is a mixture of golds and whites in a soft woodland theme. Oh so pretty!! I will share the full reveal with you… Read more.

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GoldPaperWreathTN

Metallic Gold Paper Holiday Wreath

It is time for a new wreath from my front door! I am smitten with my navy and gold living room and wanted to continue that look to the entry of the house. I have seen some gorgeous metal wreaths that have a antique and copper feel on the market right now and thought it… Read more.

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Navy and Gold Livingroom

My Home Tour: My Living Room in Navy and Gold

This fall I did a living room refresh, taking away the teal and yellow summer look to bring in a mix of navy, gold, grey and wood. Last fall I designed the room in the plum palette, and though I loved that look as well it was time to try a new mix. This next… Read more.

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Metallic Paper Holly and Mistletoe Wreath

How cute is this mini wreath? I made this holly and mistletoe paper wreath in just a few hours using a few of the images from the new Cricut 3-D Floral Home Decor cartridge. You can buy these cut files individually in the Cricut Design Space and for this wreath I used the holly leaves… Read more.

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Manzanita Branch

Decorating with My White Painted Manzanita Branch

Many of you have commented on the white branch that I have hanging on my living room wall. Yes, I am a bit of a Lord of the Rings fan and perhaps the white tree of Gondor inspired me to hang a small one on my wall. I found the original manzanita branch at a… Read more.

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Paper Bird Ornament

Little Paper Birds for Your Holiday Decorations + Video Tutorial

Last year I designed this paper bird in a larger form and used it as my tree topper. You may remember it in my Handcrafted Holiday video. It was such a hit that I filmed a full video tutorial on how to makes these as love birds. This year we are making a mini version… Read more.

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DIY Paper Village

Paper Cut Winter Village for Your Holiday Decorations

You all loved our Halloween paper cut village so we knew we had to out do ourselves and design a winter village that is not only one layer of paper but three. This winter village has a mountain scape in the background with little village houses, clock towers, light poles and trees in the front… Read more.

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DreamTree_TN

My Top 7 Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

Tis the season for decorating gorgeous Christmas trees and I am all about making my holiday tree very personal and handmade. Though I love the smell of a real evergreen tree, I was so happy to have a new reusable tree from Michaels this year. As a blogger I do have to set mine up… Read more.

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Holiday Lantern

Winter Paper Lanterns

Today we are kicking off our full line-up of winter holiday and Christmas projects, printables and inspirations. Our Halloween lanterns were such hit that we knew we would be sharing a winter version with you as well. I love how these pretty woodland paper lanterns look on my mantel and will often light them in… Read more.

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Fall bunting

Make a Gorgeous Paper Cut Thanksgiving Banner

We had such a great response from our papel picados that we made earlier this year, that we decided to do a pretty paper cut banner for your fall decor and entertaining. These elegant Thansgiving banner was cut easily on the Cricut Explore on Ruby and Antique Gold metallic papers from paper-papers.com. Once cut we… Read more.

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DreamTree_TN

Dream Tree Challenge with Michaels Christmas Tree Decorations

And you thought it was too early to start thinking about Holiday decorations? Here in the U.S. most people will put up their holiday trees the day after Thanksgiving towards the end of November. However, when Michaels asked me to participate in their Dream Tree Challenge I couldn’t resist getting an early start on the Holidays!… Read more.

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Shabby Chick DIY furniture

My Vintage Chalk Paint Sewing Chest

There is nothing I love more than finding a great piece of furniture that needs a little (or a lot) of love. This little sewing chest was a great find at my local Goodwill and for just a few dollars it was in the back of my car and on the way home with me… Read more.

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DIY Halloween Decoration Roundup

This year we were so full of Halloween decoration ideas that I decided it would be fun to do a little roundup. We need to see them all in one place, right? For Halloween decor, we started outside the house with the entryway and made our way through the house finishing with a Halloween party… Read more.

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PaperLanternTN

DIY Paper Lanterns for Halloween Decorations

What fun it is to explore what the new Cricut Explore will make and especially when it comes to Halloween decorations! These mini lanterns are cut from one sheet of 8.5 x 11 black metallic paper and use a half sheet of white vellum to make the frosted windows both from paper-papers.com. With the Explore… Read more.

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HearthTN

How to Style a Mantel for Autumn

This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Decor for modern luxury made easy. It is that time of year to start shifting and changing the look of my living room from my summer teals and yellow. I am completely in love with the mix of grey and gold that Target has put together in their new fall… Read more.

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