Decorate, Living Room

Welcoming the Holidays | Easy Living Room Decor Updates

December 4, 2017

This weekend, the husband and I began welcoming the holidays.  We finished decorating the tree, picked up a new holiday record, got our living room decor updated for the season, and have continued to enjoy our advent calendar. THE ADVENT CALENDAR To get you up to date, the husband and I put together an advent calendar.  I sewed these delightful…

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Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Reveal | Red Berry Martini

December 3, 2017

There are 22 more days until Christmas!  It is time to send out Christmas cards so they arrive on time.  It is also time to open another bag! ADVENT CALENDAR | 22 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Today’s advent bag contains Veil Red Berry vodka.  It is a red berry flavored 70 proof vodka that packs a punch. THE DRINK | RED…

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Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Reveal | Lemon Drop Martini

December 2, 2017

There are 23 more days until Christmas!  It is time to put up the tree and decorate the house.  It is also time to open another bag! ADVENT CALENDAR | 23 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Today’s advent bag contains Morey Limoncello liqueur.  Morey Limoncello is made from the zest of lemons, giving it a sweet lemon flavor.   Not a big fan…

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Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Reveal | Day 24

December 1, 2017

Today is day one of my advent calendar.  Or day 24, depending on how your look at it. For those of you new to the blog, I sewed an advent calendar (you can read the entire post here).  There are 24 little bags, like the one in the image below, hanging on my tree.  Every day for the next 23…

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Christmas, Decorate

Hand Painted Christmas Ornaments

November 28, 2017

Today I took down all of my fall decor.  We put on a Christmas album, I poured a glass of wine, and pulled out all of my decor tubs.  I pulled out the empty tubs to pack away my fall pumpkins. As I was packing away my pumpkins, my husband pulled out the Christmas tree and the all the Christmas…

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How-to's

How-to | Adorable DIY Advent Calendar

November 27, 2017

This weekend I made an adorable advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas.  I used fabric and ribbon to create these little stripped bags that now hang from our tree. I pulled out our LED tree.  This is the same tree that we used in the tiny apartment we lived in before we purchased our townhouse.  The space…

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My Black Friday Weekend

November 26, 2017

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. The husband and I slept in until about 8 am.  It was great to sleep so late on a week day!  We slowly made out way downstairs to start cooking.  We had a great time chopping vegetables, listening to Christmas records, and eating.  All. The. Eating. Here is an after view of…

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How-to's

Food Storage Basics for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving conjures two types of memories for me: family and leftovers.  My mother would get up at the crack of dawn to put the turkey in the oven.  My grandparents would come over late in the morning; they would bring the stuffing.  We all watched the Macy’s Day Parade while my mother cooked.  Why didn’t we ever offer to help? …

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