Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday's Tip : Free Holiday Invitations

 Every year Mike and I have a little family Christmas Open House. This year I used a site that made the invites for me. You just plug in all the info, and your choice of colours and it creates it right then and there! Here is what I chose (with certain information edited out) :

I love the way it turned out. It was fast, easy and FREE! I love free :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Make it Monday : Felt Flowers

 Well, I am pretty happy with how my flower turned out. Not perfect, but I did learn from my mistakes and will make it better next time I'm sure! Won't these look gorgeous on gifts?!
love them!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Favourites : Natural Christmas

It's no secret I am a fan of everything Christmas. However I am especially fond of everything natural for Christmas! Here are some examples:
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So simple, so beautiful.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday's To-Do List : Felt Flowers

Here is something I have wanted to make for a while...I'm thinking of making some and putting them on the top of my Christmas presents as a little extra home made present?! What do you think?! I think they would look beautiful on the gifts! and I have some left over felt from another project so I wouldn't need to get anything!

I originally found this on Pinterest...but here is the original link...with a great tutorial and everything!

I hope mine turn out just a nice!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday's Tip : Storing Christmas Lights

I know my lights aren't organized from last year..but after Chrismtas this year I am definitely going to do this!

"Next year, don't spend a minute sorting through tangled webs of holiday decorations. Keep lights organized by winding each strand around a piece of cardboard cut to fit inside a plastic bin."
Source:  Martha Stewart!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Make it Monday : Swag for the door

Remember last week when I showd you the swag I wanted to make for the door?
Here is how mine turned out :
I started off with some branches and tied them together with elastic
I found these at the dollarstore....
Took the garland and the balls off so I was left with only the bell. I attached the bells to the ribbon and tried to attach the bells to the elactic...but the bells were too big so it looked funny. I had to re-think what I was going to do... I decided to use the balls from each bell instead.

I attached the balls with elastic
 And then tucked it under the elastic holding the branches together
Finally I wrapped it all in ribbon and hung in on the door.
The only thing I am thinking is that I should use a different colour ribbon...the brown just blends in....
Isn't it funny how sometimes things don't work out the way you wanted them too but then you end up loving the new way even more?! hah  I love when that happens!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Favourites: BHG.com 100 days of holidays!

I have had Better Homes and Gardens.com book marked on here for a while, but didn't know about the Holiday emails they send you!  Mike's mom showed me all the ones that she had saved with projects, baking and holiday decor and I knew I wanted to sign up too.....

All you do is sign up for the 100 days of holidays and they email you every day..sometimes up to 4 times a day depending on what newsletters you sign up for. I have been pinning like crazy!! There are definitely some great ideas...check it out!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday's To Do List : Swag for the door

I found this while glued to pinterest...swag for the door. I always have a wreath but I think this year I am going to have something like this! I just love the way it looks! And if I decide not to put it on the front door I will still make one to put in the house!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday's Tip : Glitter Candles

Who knew? You could make these candles so easily! All you need is a candle, glitter and double sided tape! Aren't they beautiful!? Love this!!!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Make it Monday: Urns

Yesterday Mike's parents and Mike and I went out on the quads to find some supplies for our urns...a little early some may think, but I am so into the Christmas spirit right now it is crazy. I would put my tree up if I could! I lovelovelove Christmas decorating. It is so beautiful! Anyway here is what we ended up with:

We were lucky to find a knocked over birch tree! So we grabbed some branches. I love how it turned out...and glad it was all free!!  I love free!! :)

I think next weekend the tree is going up........

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Friday Favourites : Our New bed!

As a wedding gift Mike's parents bought us a new bed!(mattress and all) Do you remember one of my first Friday Favourites I posted on IKEA? There was a black bed on my list...and we got it! We lovelovelove this bed. And I love how it looked in the room. What do you think?

Here was the before right after I painted the wall...(a double bed)
And here is the bedroom now.....(queen!)

Looks so much better!!!
Love it! Thanks so much you guys! xo

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday's To Do List : Make some Sweater Pillows

I have wanted to make some sweater pillows for a few years now....I love this one found at POTTERY BARN:

I even have an awesome white thrift store sweater!! I am going to make sweater pillow covers for the two little pillows we have on the couch right now! There isn't enough sweater to make it 2 sided, so I will use some other material to cover the back. I hope they turn out ok!! Wish me luck!