The Red Lantern


Here’s the view of my entry way and family room from the front door.


Don’t look too closely or you might see the crap I shoved out of the way to give the illusion that I keep a clean house. ;)

Okay, the real reason for this post. The Red Lantern.


I’m finally on the lantern-bandwagon. I see lanterns all.over.blogland. And I love them. A lot.


When I was at IKEA a few weeks ago I totally scored on this red lantern. It was marked down to $9! I had to buy it that.very.second.

I wasn’t sold on the red and was considering spray painting it, but it has totally grown on me. I really love it now.


To festify it I just threw in a bunch of Target Dollar Spot ornaments and called it done.

There’s a silver lantern at Costco right now for $14 which is a good deal, but I’m keeping my eye on it hoping I can score it for less than that. Keepin’ my fingers crossed.

Ho Ho Ho!


Entry table gets Christmas-ified

We’re in the final stetch before Christmas and I’m determined to get every.single.last.Christmas-related-post. up before the 25th. I think I can do it!


I’ve been tweaking my new entry table trying to get a cute setup on it.

When I first showed it to you guys it looked like this:

empty and ready for filling!

It then morphed into this hodge-podge of random Christmas stuff.


After that I hit IKEA and found this black table runner for $5.


I LOVE the table runner. It really brings everything together and anchors it.

Finally I completed my glitter frame and added it to the mix.


When I showed y’all the new frame I had quite the interest in these cute little reindeer.

Aren’t they just the sweetest things?

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I got them from Target after Christmas last year on clearance.


I’ve seen some very similar to these this year but they are gold. Hopefully I’ll be able to score some after Christmas on clearance.

I hung a Dollar Store ornament on the lamp shade.


And the pinecone frame can be found HERE.

If you are curious about the pine tree trimmings, you can read about them HERE.

The silver snowflake trivets were a gift to me several years ago. I don’t have any info on them. Sorry.

There you go! That is how the entry table ended up decorated this year. It will be fun to see how it evolves as the year goes on.


Jesus is the reason for the season!


Hookin Up with HoH #29

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I love going through these links each week. I’m in awe at all the talent there is in this world. Here are a few things I especially loved.

Possible made adorable leg warmers for her baby. Cute ruffle bloomers? Check. Cute baby bum? Check. Cute Santa leg warmers? Check.

Suzy’s Sitcom made some one-time-use hand soaps. Aren’t they cute and fun?!

Sunny’s Life in Rehab made beach themed ornaments. Creative and unique and I love them.

Dream Home DIY shows how to easily make your own sleigh bells.

My Forever House made bags from a shower curtain. Love this idea! So original!!

Jane of all Crafts (who has the most clever blog name!) made this stinkin’ cute candy wreath.

I’ve seen tons of cone Christmas Trees around blogland, but these are the only ones I’ve seen made from sweaters. Crafts and Sutch is the creative genius behind these cute cones.

My Life as a Prose made these cute curtains for her living room.

Life in my PJs made these cute apothecary jars using a vase, glass bowl, and candlestick from the dollar store. I’ve seen the candlestick and vase jars everywhere (I even made some) but the lid is a brilliant idea! She also made the cute little cheese dome cloche.

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