45 Beautiful Holiday Wreaths

45 Beautiful Holiday Wreaths

I enjoy making & sharing my deco mesh wreaths. I know some wreath makers add more embellishments to their wreaths than I do. I keep my wreaths simple so my clients are able to personalize their wreath. They can add their own touches to give each wreath a unique look. Midwest Living seems to agree with my approach. They have put together a selection of wreaths you can make for your home this Christmas. Some wreaths are made from scratch. Others, like the wreath above, begin with a pre-made wreath to which you add your own touches.

I believe our Christmas decorations should reflect our tastes & even more important, our personalities. Make a statement this season with a wreath you personalize. It’s easier than you think.!

Christmas Wreaths

18 Vibrant DIY Christmas Decorations

18 Vibrant DIY Christmas Decorations

One of the things I have learned making & selling my wreaths is that we all use a variety of colors to decorate our homes for Christmas. Red & green may be standard but they are by no means the only colors we use to celebrate Christmas. Christmas now allows us to incorporate all our favorite colors into our decorations. No matter what color combination you prefer, you can find it & use it to celebrate Christmas.

Woman’s Day agrees that any combination of colors can be used to create Christmas decorations. To help you discover new ways to use your favorite colors or to find new colors to use this Christmas, they have put together 18 decorations in vivid colors to use in your home! I’m sure you will want to add a few of these bright touches to your home this season!

What colors do prefer in your home? Are you a traditionalist or do you go way out with your color scheme? Do you add a few touches of bright & vivid colors or are all your decorations merry & BRIGHT? Please share your color schemes & ideas with us! We love to hearing how you bring Christmas cheer into your home!

Vibrant Decorations

Holiday Decor that Lasts from Thanksgiving to Christmas

I love decorating my home for various holidays & seasons throughout the year. Sometimes, this can be difficult when time is short. How wonderful is it then when BHG comes up with decorations that take you through Thanksgiving & on into Christmas. Not only does this save time but it also saves money. Afraid you might get bored with the decorations? Just add a few seasonal touches to perk things right up!

Holiday Decor that Lasts from Thanksgiving to Christmas

6 Ways to Beat Stress During the Holidays

6 Ways to Beat Stress During the Holidays

Things are not always so jolly during the Holiday season. Stress often rears its ugly head taking the joy right out of our Christmas. Fortunately, I’m not the only one working to help you reduce stress this Christmas! Good Housekeeping has identified some of the things that cause your stress levels to go up. ANS they offer 6 ways to help you beat that Grinch of a Christmas Stress! Take a breath. Then take a moment to read this fantastic advice. But remember! It only works if you do it!

Holiday Stress

5 Clever—and Cheap—DIY Christmas Tree Alternatives

5 Clever—and Cheap—DIY Christmas Tree Alternatives

When Mr. D & I were first married, we could afford a Christmas tree. We also had no room for one. So we strung garland along the curtain rod in the living room & hung ornaments from it. Our presents went under the round table we used as a television stand. this worked well for us.

Not everyone can afford a tree, has room for a tree or perhaps WANTS a tree. this doesn’t mean you can’t have some type of tree with the help of Midwest Living & some ingenuity. Midwest Living shares 5 very clever (and cute) ideas for substitute trees. Even if you have a traditional tree (or more) you might still want to add one of these cuties!

Clever Trees

42 Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

42 Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

Way back when I was a kid, people put up their tree, some lights outside, a few decorative pieces around the house & that was about it for the decorations. Now, we like to add Holiday cheer to every room in our house. Even if it is just a bi, we still enjoy adding SOMETHING. Unfortunately, this can be expensive, sometimes VERY expensive.

Wait, not so fast! You can still display decorations all over the house without the expense when you take a page from Midwest Living… or simply visit their site! Midwest Living has a large list of easy & inexpensive ways to decorate your home this Christmas! These little trees are just one example. So cute & colorful & easy to make, you may add them to every room in your house! Hmmm, not a bad idea!

Easy Holiday Decorating

35 Heavenly Homemade Food Gifts

I enjoy giving gifts to all my friends each Christmas. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t seem to enjoy it as much as I do. Homemade gifts to the rescue. Homemade gifts, especially food gifts, allow me to show my love & appreciation to everyone on my list without straining my budget. I really do believe that it’s the thought that counts. Homemade gifts show that we thought enough to take the time to make something very special for those on our gift list. Stumped for ideas? Midwest Living can help you out with their list of 35 homemade gifts & fabulous ways to wrap them. Enjoy the season, share the love & fill your life with Simple Joy!

Homemade Gifts