Thursday, December 18, 2014

Your Turn To Shine Link Party #12



Howdy, y'all!  I think I still have some Nashville spirit left in me after visiting there all weekend.  We have our holiday road trip for family visiting already wrapped up, and even though it's been slow this week for our to-do list, I'm excited to see what you guys have been up to.

We will be skipping the link party for the next two weeks since we felt like the best time spent on Christmas and New Year's Day is with family.  So we will be featuring this week's picks at our next link party on January 8th.

I'll still be around on the blog sharing a look back at 2014 and preparing for the year ahead though.  Until then, happy linking!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DIY Weathered Wood Wall Hook Rack- Entryway Progress

Y'all.  Can you even believe that at this time next week, we'll be donning our Christmas jammies and setting out our Santa cookies?  It's 8:30 p.m. here in South Carolina right now and I just tucked Olivia into her bed.  I'm so ready for it to be here that I can hardly stand it.  

(Side note: Our two year-old calls Santa "Pee Pee Claus".  Is that not the grossest nickname ever?)

Anyways...before I started decking our halls with tons upon tons of greenery, I managed to squeeze in one little home improvement project that I just now got around to showing you guys.  And it's so simple that you probably don't even need this tutorial, but hey, what are friends for?  

Bless'er House | DIY Weathered Wood Wall Hook Rack - Simple to make and way cheaper than store bought

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Easy Grainsack Style Folding Chair Makeover

We have two states of affairs in our house:

1.  Chaos Mode- Toys strewn all over our floors (that will render you paralyzed when stepping barefoot on little plastic pieces), folded laundry in piles on our sofa, dishes around our sink still with remnants of PB&J

2.  Preparing for Company Mode- All of the above are hurriedly shoved behind closed doors, and we bust out every chair we can get our hands on to accommodate our huge but always entertaining group of friends and family

We love cramming as many loved ones as possible into our home, so when the holidays roll around, we're completely giddy.  

Bless'er House | Easy Grainsack Style Folding Chair Makeover

Monday, December 15, 2014

6 Ways to Decorate for Christmas for Next to Nothing

Greetings from Nashville, Tennessee!  This weekend, we have been visiting my husband's side of the family for an early Christmas, so I'm feeling my usual holiday spirit but on hyperdrive.  

Yep.  I'm blogging from the road, complete with a toddler singing her own version of Jingle Bells from the backseat of our SUV, but since I had given y'all the full Holiday Home Tour of our 1 year-old builder grade house, I felt like I should give you the scoop of how I decorated on a nonexistent budget for this year's escapades.

So if you have hardly enough mulah for presents to put under your tree, let alone enough to deck your halls with lovely decorations, then this is the post for you, my friend.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Your Turn To Shine Link Party #11


Welcome back for another week of creativity sharing!  You guys have wowwed me with so many of your projects and recipes.  It's hard deciding on who to feature.  If you're here just to browse through the links, I hope you're just as inspired as I am.

I have turned my house upside-down this week as I have been embarking upon Christmas decorating adventures.  I'm happy to say it is done!  And I will be sharing an entire tour of my home tomorrow!  I'm absolutely giddy about it.   It would mean so much to me if you check back in to see all of my shenanigans.

But before all of that, I'm ready to see what you've been getting into on your own.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Ornaments on the Cheap: The Family Album Tree

A couple of years ago, I fell in love.

And I don't mean with my husband.  Although, trust me.  I love that man to pieces, but that's long been established. 

Two years ago, while on maternity leave with our little girl, sandwiched in between sporadic feedings and random naps (for exhausted mommy and for teeny tiny Olivia), I fell in love with DIY newborn photography.