Clever DIY Treat Cans {Freecycle!}

Every so often I see a clever idea that just blows me away, and I wonder what creative genious came up with that!! Today’s post is dedicated to such. Found via Room Remix, this amazingly cute treat holder is (1)Adorable, (2)Freecycled, and (3)Easy! Head over to Not So Idle Hands blog to see the tutorial […]

Create A Focal Point ABOVE The Table

You’ve gotta love this idea from Country Living! Hang a large tree branch above the table (make sure there’s no chandelier in the way) and hang Christmas balls from it. Instant chic on a budget, no less! Use a branch that’s not too thick or heavy and 3M Command strips should hold it up. Just […]

Pretty Packages Under Your Tree

gift wrapping

I LOVE creatively wrapped gifts! And when they are all coordinated under the tree together, all the better. All you need to do is start with a simple or solid color wrap, and then take a walk throught the isles of the craft store (or sewing store) for embelishments galore. Ribbons tied with bows; Layers […]

DIY Floral Arrangement

I don’t care what anyone says, Carnations are Fabulous! Why would anyone want to downplay it’s full fluffy head, and lacey edges?…..Just because it’s Economical???!! I say ‘don’t hate, appreciate!’ And create one or more of these adorable little arrangements for the Christmas Season. There is a great tutorial on Bliss Tree to get you […]

Christmas Cocktail Party

DCF 1.0

Saturday night we hosted 40 of our closest friends for our 12th annual Christmas Cocktail Party. With good friends, food, fun, and even dancing(!) this has become, literally, my favorite day of the year! I’m not sure which is smaller, my budget or my storage space for party supplies, so I decided not to spend […]

FREE Gift Jar Printables

Need an idea for a gift for your girlfriends or even an idea for a girl’s get-together? No Fuss Fabulous has these free printables for you. You can make the cookie mix yourself to give away, or make an event out of it with your girlfriends, and have all the supplies ready for your friends […]

Food Topiaries

Presentation is everything. That’s why I love to incorporate interesting food displays into entertaining. With one of the major holiday icons being a Christmas tree, what better tool to use than the foam craft cone, to create lovely food displays? You can begin with an appetizer tree. Who wouldn’t want to eat their veggies when […]

"Let It Snow" Christmas Party

Let It Snow, let it snow, let it snow… Friday night was our 3rd annual Ladie’s Night gift exchange, and this year I decided on a “Let It Snow” theme with white, silver, and icy blue accents. Of course you can’t have a ‘snow’ theme without snowflakes so there were plenty of those as well. […]

Things Wrapped Up Like A Gift

Sounds like the old Pyramid game show, but ‘things wrapped up like a gift’ can be so pretty for Holiday decor… Create a floral ‘gift’ with blocks of floral foam, small simple flowers, and a big bow! Use pearl-tipped pins to hold the flowers in place and add extra detail. Wrap an everyday pillow with […]

Rustic Christmas

Postings this week have been light due to the fact that I’m preoccupied with prepping for a Christmas Party tonight, and a birthday party tomorrow night. Tonight is the “Let It Snow” ladie’s night I mentioned earlier. Pics next week! For now, I found some pretty inspiration from White Lace Wedding for a Rustic Christmas, […]