Christmas Mantel: 2014

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With baubles and balls, snowflakes and lights. I decided to go with a garland for the holiday mantel decor this year.  It started out looking like an extension of the Christmas tree with the same ribbon, snowflakes and silver ornaments.  I then added pink and red balls to punch it up a bit. For the top of the mantel, I ended up using what I already had on hand.  I try to incorporate the … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree 2014: A Column of Silvery Sparkle

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The first day of December has finally rolled in. Blustery, windy and cold. The perfect wintry weather to reveal my Christmas tree for 2014.  (Despite the fact that I've had it up and decorated since before Thanksgiving.) A bit of shimmer, glimmer, sparkle and shine. A little silver, white and a touch of snow. Each year, I plan a different design, color and theme for the tree.  (Here is a peek at last year's Pink … [Read more...]

An Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is a Real Thing

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*The embellishments of my ugly Christmas sweater are part of a paid campaign with I Love To Create and Blueprint Social. The Ugly Christmas Sweater party, reality or myth? Just this last weekend, I was talking to another soccer mom after the last game of the regular season and she mentioned throwing a Christmas party for the soccer team.  I immediately piped up with,  "It should be an Ugly Christmas Sweater party!"  She didn't say anything … [Read more...]