Simple DIY Evergreen Wreaths + the 2014 Christmas Card!

How to make simple evergreen wreaths for your holiday decor.

Welcome to the back porch! Today I'm showing you guys how to make simple DIY evergreen wreaths AND the most awesome Christmas card you will receive all year. But first let me back up. I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to figure out what the heck you call this thing right here. I Googled “wreath form on a stand” and “french wire wreath form” and “loopedy-loo topiary thingie” but never could find anything like it. I spent all this time searching because I knew the … [Read more...]

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Five Simple Ways to Cozy Up Your Christmas

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When it came to my Christmas decorating this year, I decided to scale it back and keep it at simple as possible. Today I am sharing four simple ways to cozy up your home for Christmas without going to too much hassle. 1. MIX LIVE GREENERY IN WITH THE FAKE STUFF. For the past few years, I have been decking my halls with live greenery from top to bottom. From fresh wreaths to staircase railing dripping in Leland Cypress, it was an all out green-o-rama up in here. This Christmas, though, … [Read more...]

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Welcome Home Christmas Blog Hop

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One of my MOST FAVORITE vignettes from this year’s Christmas decoration was this one right here: It’s rusty, it’s junky, it’s vintage, it’s DIY-y AND it’s Christmas-y, all rolled into one little corner of my living room. Have I mentioned how much I love this vintage church attendance sign?  Only like, forty-leven times... I’m sure y'all are like "FOR THE LOVE PLEASE JUST STOP WITH THE SIGN WOMAN". No?  Ok, good. Please don’t get tired of it just yet because I have … [Read more...]

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Welcome to Stop 18: The 2014 Holiday Housewalk

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Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Housewalk at my house!!  This is the day I look forward to all year long on my blog, and I’m SO happy you’ve joined me today! I am honored to be Stop # 18 on the tour this week, with a total of 33 AMAZING homes to see all decked out in their Holiday finest.  If you want to start from the beginning of the tour, head over to my friend Jen Rizzo’s blog to see ALL the houses.   If you are joining me from Stop #17, The House of Belonging, then welcome y’all!  I am blown … [Read more...]

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Glowing French Shaving Sink {Junkers United Christmas Vignette}

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Let the Christmas decorating games begin! Today I am joining up with my junky-loving friends for the 2nd annual Junkers United Christmas blog hop.  <--Click here to see last year's junky little Christmas project! Over the years, my husband has brought home all sorts of antiques and junk that he finds during his treasure hunts.  I am never at a loss for cool old things to blog about because of my junk-lovin' man. For my birthday this year, he presented me with one of THE most unique … [Read more...]

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How to: DIY Reindeer Moss Christmas Wreath

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Who else is always looking for a unique, handmade Christmas wreath idea? How about a quick and easy DIY Reindeer Moss wreath?! Reindeer moss (aka lichen) is just begging to be turned into a big, beautiful, bouncy wreath for my front door. I made this wreath using just a few simple “ingredients” in about 30 minutes or less.  It turned out to be one of my most favorite wreaths that I’ve ever constructed, and believe me, I’ve made a LOT of homemade wreaths in my day. There have been … [Read more...]

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Blankenship Farms Backyard Tour

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Donnalee’s house, aka Blankenship Farms.  I first met Donnalee at a craft fair where I bought one of her burlap wreaths and Alabama shaped Christmas ornaments.  We have become friends, and lemme tell ya—she is my kind of people.  As if the burlap wreath making and pottery-kiln ownership were not enough, her family also keeps bees in their beautiful backyard, which means free honey for me. And, as a major bonus, they also have designed this … [Read more...]

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DIY Painted Serving Bar: The Big Reveal

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Yesterday I talked about how I chose my Glidden  paint colors for a fun new DIY painted furniture project using the My Colortopia and Color 101 website, and today is the big reveal!  Remember this 1980’s chest o’ drawers?  Well speaking of drawers, hold onto yours (name that movie)… Eeeeeee!!  I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!  Our basement is loving it too.  This big blank beige wall just got soooo much cooler.  I cannot believe what a difference a little paint and some reclaimed wood made for this … [Read more...]

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How to Paint Stripes on Furniture with Glidden Paint

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Today I’m tackling one of the biggest questions I get asked as a DIY blogger, along with a fun painted furniture project. Question: How do I choose a paint color for DIY furniture painting projects? Answer: It depends. I have painted SO many different pieces of furniture over the years, and I learn a little bit more each time I create a new project.  I tend to lean toward the "muddy" paint colors-- and by that I mean the ones that have a lot of grey or brown added to them to tone them … [Read more...]

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{Be Our Guest} Fall Tablescapes and Placesettings Blog Hop

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When I think about Thanksgiving, I don’t typically think about place settings and tablescapes. I think about turkey and dressing, family, football and red solo cups.  But for all of you out there scouring Pinterest looking for inspiring Thanksgiving table decorations, this post is for you.  Today I’m teaming up with TWENTY-FIVE fabulous bloggers to bring you some crazy gorgeous fall tablescapes that are going to blow you away. My table is filled with all things rustic and fall!  Pumpkins, … [Read more...]

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