Monday, December 29, 2014

This happened today!

We had a photo shoot at the house today for a local magazine!!  Yiiipppeeee!!!  I was like a kid on Christmas Day :-)

I'll give you all the details of which magazine and share some pictures from the photo shoot by the end of the week.  It was a ton of work but worth it in the end.  I mean come on, I put up a second tree the day after Christmas and wrapped empty boxes at 5:00 in the morning ;)  Who am I kidding, It was all worth it!!

Exciting stuff happening today!!

Yup, there is some pretty exciting stuff happening around here today.  Buuutttttt I can't tell you yet.  I'll share some pictures tonight when I can.  However, in the mean time, this is what I'm doing.

Yep, I've been up since 5:00 am re-wrapping empty Christmas boxes.  So, come back later on and I'll share all the details :-)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Halloween Decor Re-purposed for Christmas!

Do you remember this sign that I had on my counter for Halloween?

I loved the shape of it and it was the perfect size for the kitchen counter.  As Halloween passed I was sad to have to take it down.  I didn't really want to go spend more money on a new Christmas sign.  Soooooo, I decided to get creative!

So I flipped the sign over, busted out some Goo Gone to get the price tag off and headed to the hardware store.  I picked up a can of chalkboard paint for cheap and went to town.

I sprayed the first coat and let it dry for about a half hour and here it is after I applied the second coat.  It was quick and easy and let's be honest about my favorite part.....CHEAP!!!!

I busted out some chalk once it was dry and here is the finished product.  Done and DONE!!

This was my first time using chalk paint and it was sooooo easy.  Go try some and let me know!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Sneak Peek

I have to be honest and admit that I started decorating for Christmas well before Thanksgiving got here.  I know, I know, it just isn't right.  However do you remember that we were just moving into our house on December 13th of last year and it was a mad dash to the Christmas finish line?  I was standing on a ladder putting up a 12 foot tree on Christmas Eve last year.  I planned to put up TONS of decorations this year so it made sense to start early and ease my way into Clark W. Griswold status.

I'm typing this on my lunch hour so I'll make this quick.  Here is a little peek at what I've got going on in the dining room!

How much do you love the little simple wreath hanging on the mirror with tulle?  I got the wreath AND the tulle at the Dollar Tree for...wellllll you guessed it, a BUCK!!!  I freaking love that place.  Annndddd what about my firefly twinkle lights that were on the mantel for Halloween?  So cute and festive.  I literally tied a strip of tulle around each individual light on the string and voila firefly lights. 

How about one more without the lights just for the heck of it ;) 

Have you been to the Dollar Tree lately?  If so, did you buy any Christmas decorations?  I know I've bought my share of decorations there this year :-)