This holiday season is already off to a rough start, but I love it anyway

When I think of the Holidays and Christmastime I picture myself draped in an apron, baking treats a la The Cleavers and crafting up seasonal decorations to my heart's content. Then I wake up. I am too busy to sit around crafting and baking all day, especially over the holidays. I can assure you, my home will NOT be magazine worthy or decorated to the hilt this season. Heck, I couldn't even get it together enough to blog about decorating for Halloween or Thanksgiving (I put out a few decorations on top of the piano for Halloween, and completely bypassed any decorating for Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Advent & Countdown Calendars, Oh My! (Roundup)

There have been so many amazing Advent Calendars and Countdown to Christmas crafts in my link parties that I wanted to share some of the creativeness with you - just in case you missed it the first go 'round. Let's start with my Advent Calendar I made last month. I recently shared what toys and trinkets I stuffed my Advent Calendar with. Here are a bunch more ways to count down to Christmas. Even if you haven't been counting down, it's not too late! Start now. The kids will love it. * The hyperlink above each Calendar is the blogger who created the project * Southern … [Read more...]

Furniture switcharoo and stuffing the Advent

So. How's it going?! First off, a huge thanks for all the well-wishes. I'll keep you posted. :) Okay, so I showed you how I moved the sofa table over to the staircase wall... In it's previous life it was a headboard. I cut it down, gave it a coat of paint, and turned it into a retro sofa table: I'm still totally diggin' the table. Like, A Lot. I like it a lot. You couldn't really see it very well behind the couch though, so I moved it where my kids art desk use to be: Which is just fine by me because their desk usually looks like a complete disaster. Don't … [Read more...]

The cutest Advent Calendar you ever did see

Well guys, I FINALLY finished the Advent Calendar from Silhouette. And, ohmeeegosh, it's pretty cute. See for yourself. First off, if you want to order one of these, you DO NOT need a Silhouette machine to make one. So if you don't have a machine, you can keep on reading, mmm-kay? Also, I'm giving all of you the files to cut out all the box fronts as well as all my numbers. They will be at the bottom of this post. Just click them then follow the prompt to save them to your computer. Okay, so you guys love it when I keep it real. So I'm gonna keep it real about this … [Read more...]

Since everyone else is blogging about their Advent Calendars…

To help kick off the countdown to Chrsitmas, I'm going to show you the advent calendars we got for the kids. Now, I know what you're thinking... "Oh yesssss! The moment I've been waiting for! I can't wait to see the awesome crafty dollar store creation that Allison has come up with for counting down the days to Christmas." I have seen some CA-UTE Advent Calendars this year. I mean, stinkin' adorable. Mine? Not so much. Believe it or not, I am quite un-crafty and LAZY when it comes to certain things... Advent Calendars, decorating for parties, tablescapes... ya, I pretty … [Read more...]