Category: Christmas

Christmas Wishes

December 22, 2015

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The blessing of peace,

the beauty of hope,

the spirit of love, the comfort of faith

May this be your gifts this Christmas season.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with overflowing blessings!

  Kelly  xo

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Time To Relax

December 20, 2015

Wow! Can you believe it is the first day of Winter tomorrow with Christmas just a few days away? How are you doing with your Holiday preparations?

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My son Kyle has flown home for Christmas! I am so happy we will all be together. Most of my work is done and it is time to relax and enjoy. So sit back and relax with me a few minutes to look at some beautiful Christmas images I have come across this Holiday Season:

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So simple and beautiful:

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Aren’t they all beautiful? Thanks for visiting with me, I hope you have enjoyed. Much love and gratitude to you all! Happy almost Christmas Day everyone!!

FTD Flower Christmas Tree

December 12, 2015

It’s official! I have named myself the craft queen of Christmas 2016!:

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I am just enjoying myself putting these projects together!

So, FTD had written me asking if I would like to decorate a Christmas Tree with real flowers and take photos for their website. I had a choice of a few beautiful arrangement to chose from here. Of course the purple, FTD Joyful Bouquet by Vera Wang won my vote!:

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At first I wondered how will the flowers stay alive?? Then I remembered these little floral tubes:

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Okay! I will give it a try. I actually forgot to take a before photo of the tree when it was bare and naked. I remembered once I already started:

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My beautiful bouquet to work with:

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I added the flowers last. I think it came out beautiful!:

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I think I could have kept adding and adding ornaments and flowers, but I wanted the white roses to stand out and be the star:

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What do you think my decorating friends? Would you try this at home? I do suggest using a small tree because of the live flowers.

I want to thank Brett from FTD for allowing me to take part in this Christmas project! It was fun and allowed me to be more Christmas crafty!

Decorating my Christmas Tree with Ribbons

December 7, 2015

I am so glad that I tried something new this year when decorating my Tree:

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I used pretty ribbon! I have always loved the soft look of ribbon on a Christmas Tree and thought it would be so difficult to make. I found a few ideas on Pinterest:

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The steps and instructions I found here are great and very easy to follow. I could write all the steps down for you here, but Kerri did such a good job explaining everything, I thought I would just share for her.  I followed her instructions and here are my steps with photos:

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Add the ribbon bundles before your ornaments:

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Then you add your ornaments!:

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So pretty and fun to make! Just makes me smile and do a happy dance every time I walk by! How are you doing with your decorating for Christmas? Look how pretty this photo came out that I took last night:

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Feeling grateful! Thanks for stopping by!

Brilliant Idea For Hanging Christmas Stockings

December 2, 2015

I came across this photo on Pinterest and thought what a great idea:

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You only need two-three stocking holders, a curtain rod and your stockings. That’s it! A new, quick and easy way to hang stockings on the mantel.

I do not have a mantel here at the condo, but I used a similar ledge to show as an illustration:

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I only used two holders here for four stockings. I would put a third stocking holder in the middle if I had more stockings to hang:

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I just slipped the little tab from the stockings onto the rod:

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I would not put anything into the stockings while they are hung up. It would be too heavy for the holders.

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Pretty brilliant idea, don’t you think? You can tell everyone you read it here first! :)

Just A Reminder

November 29, 2015

I just wanted to let you know that the December issue of my newsletter ‘Roominations’ will be published tomorrow, December 1st. This issue has Christmas ideas and inspiration and much more!

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* This month’s reader question would like to know how to put that ‘Wow” into a room.

* Time for Holiday/Gratitude gift giving! I have listed a few of my favorites design books if you are looking for gift ideas.

The ‘secret’ post this month is Making a Christmas Boxwood Tree.

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter today, if you have not already, to be sure you get the password for tomorrow’s secret post. Thank you!