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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How to Make Vintage Inspired Bottle Brush Ornaments

Dollar Tree pint jar ornaments are filled with mini bottle brush trees for the perfect vintage inspired Christmas decor. 

A few weeks ago, while on one of my many Dollar Tree runs, I came across the cutest little plastic pint size ornaments.  I imagined them filled with miniature bottle brush trees and turned into adorable vintage inspired ornaments, perfect for hanging on a tree or displaying as decor.

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Lately, I've been using a technique of mixing paint mediums to create an aged look and it was just what these basic plastic ornaments needed.   

Sunday, November 19, 2017

12 of The Best Affordable Hostess Gifts

Tired of bringing a bottle of wine to every party and get together? How about bringing a stylish and affordable hostess gift instead? 

Whether you travel near or far to visit family and friends, you're sure to have many social events to attend this holiday season.  Sure, you can bring a bottle of wine for your party hostess, but why not put a little more thought into a gift and make a lasting impression.  Not sure what to bring?  No problem.  I've gathered 12 of the best affordable gifts that any hostess will love.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Entryway and Living Room Tour

Come take a peek into our entryway and living room all decked out in beautiful modern farmhouse Christmas decor!

This post was written in collaboration with Kirkland's.  Some affiliate links have been provided.

It's nearly impossible to blog about home decor and wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas bins, so I threw my "no decorating before Thanksgiving rule" out the window and here I am blogging about Christmas in November.   I promise, I still love decorating for fall and Thanksgiving is still one of my favorite holidays.   Can we still be friends?

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Monday, November 13, 2017

These Are a few of my Favorite Things...

Favorite things 2017!

I'm thrilled to be joining 320 Sycamore for her annual Favorite Things series!  I'm not much of a shopper for myself (I'd much rather buy pretty things for my home), but there are a few things that I  love and wanted to share.   Hey, maybe you'll even get a Christmas idea or two. 

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dark and Moody Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Update

I've been slowly chipping away at our dark and moody master bedroom makeover and wanted to share a few updates.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Best Places to Buy Metal Label Holders and Pulls

Label holders, pulls, vintage locker tags and metal numbers can completely transform and make an ordinary piece look extraordinary.  

I've created many unique pieces using metal label holders and often get asked where I purchase the products I use.   It may surprise you that a lot of my crafting supplies come from local "big box" craft stores and are really affordable.  If I'm looking for something a little more unique I'll search online or hit up local vintage markets.   To make it easier for you, I've rounded up a list of my favorite places to buy metal label holders, pulls and locker tags.  

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

How to Make Vintage Inspired Christmas bulbs

Get the look of vintage Christmas bulbs with Dollar Tree lights.

Who's ready for another Dollar Store DIY?

I stopped in our local Dollar Tree the other week and was excited to find a necklace made of large Christmas bulbs.   They instantly took me back to my childhood, when my parents would wrap the front bushes with these large glowing bulbs.   Although the Dollar Tree necklace wasn't quite the real thing, I knew I could give them a vintage inspired makeover to fit my modern farmhouses style.

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