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Kitchen remodle

Home Tour: My Kitchen in Scandinavian Style

I have been so excited to freshen up my kitchen decor and becoming a finalist in Cricut’s “Design Space Star” competition has given me the perfect opportunity to do so! For the final challenge, the 5 round winners were given the challenge to re-decorate one room in our home. (You can see my winning designs… Read more.

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Paper Roses

Mini Paper Rose Framed Artwork

Valentine’s Day. . . one of my favorites. It gives me an excuse to mix a little pink and red into my decor and a perfect opportunity to go all roses. For a little splash of Valentine’s Day color, here is a fun and easy project that you can make for your home or as… Read more.

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DIY Topiary

DIY Paper Ivy Topiary

It is time to bring some spring and a touch of green into my decor! The first thing that comes to my mind is a topiary, inspired by an English garden and one of my favorite shows. . . Downton Abby that just started its new season. Yay! This adorable little green arrangement is the… Read more.

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DIY Starburts wall art

Easy DIY Star Burst Wall Art

During the holidays, we shared a post about decorating for a modern holiday. We created a star burst wall art to add some fun DIY drama in a palette of golds. Many of you commented and asked for the tutorial. Our busy holiday schedule pushed this post back, but we decided to make a new… Read more.

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PrintableQuoteTN

Printable Quote for the New Year

I always like to have a new quote at the first of the year to print and frame as art. This year I chose this quote from Pablo Picasso that really touched my heart. I feel it is exactly in alignment with my  vision and a great message to see daily. I designed this quote… Read more.

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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 Décor 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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Holly_Mistletoe_Wreath

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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