How to DIY a Giant Wooden Star for the Christmas Mantel

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When it came time to decorate my Christmas mantel this year, there was absolutely no doubt about what I wanted to create for it.  Remember my late summer mantel post when I showed y’all the scrap wood star that everyone raved about?  I just couldn’t get that pretty little star out of my mind, so I decided to recreate it in a BIG way for my Christmas mantel this year.   Here is my version of the scrap wood star… standing 42 inches high, looking totally chippy and marvelous on my mantel.   The … [Read more...]

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Have yourself a Junky Little Christmas

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What an amazingly awesome weekend it has been!  Between all the food at our Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping and Auburn winning the Iron Bowl in the very last second of the game with a 109 yard field goal return that left me screaming so loudly I nearly passed out from glee, I feel like I need to book a weekend at a spa just to get my blood pressure to come down. I have also been working like Buddy the Elf on speed to get my house decorated for Christmas so that I can begin sharing my … [Read more...]

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A Handmade Christmas: 10 DIY Christmas gifts you can make from scratch

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I don't know about you, but when I see all the stores opening their doors for their "Black Friday" sales on Thanksgiving Day this year--making their workers take time away from their families and friends on a holiday to come in and work so the store can earn more profits--it kinda makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little.   Can we not wait ONE day? Just one day before the pushing and shoving and trampling begins?  Really, 'Murica? So, instead of standing in the long lines on Thanksgiving, … [Read more...]

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