Archive for December, 2011

First Christmas In Our New House

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

We moved into this house right after last Christmas, so this is the first time we’ve decorated for the holidays here.  A test-drive, if you will.  New house, new decorations.  I have pinterest to thank for almost all of it.  The Penguin was compliments of David and Katie.  They found it at Big Lots on […]

Home Organization Tip #3

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Always clean from the top down and the right to the left. Gravity does work.  If you start cleaning at the bottom, your cleaning solution at the top will drip down over your newly cleaned surface.  It’s a simple thing, but you would be amazed at how many people don’t think about this simple fact.  […]

Safety Pin Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

We were in a thrift store in Norfolk this past weekend, when I saw the biggest, most glittery tree.  Sadly, it wasn’t for sale, but I did manage to snap a few pics.  It was made entirely of safety pins and clear plastic beads.  Remember making jewelry this way in the 70s?  Well, unfortunately, I […]

Home Organization Tip #2

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Use gift bags to store items. Gift bags come in every size, color and design imaginable.  You can find them at the dollar store for as little as 50 cents.  They are large, beautiful, and require no effort to look nice.  Painting boxes or covering them with scrapbook paper takes a bit of time and […]

Holiday Tip #1

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

    Use a hat as a tree topper. If you have pets or small children and you’re just not willing to risk great-grandma’s angel or that blown glass star, consider using a winter hat as a tree topper.  You could use a store bought Santa or elf hat, or you could simply recycle one […]

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