Home Owning

Kitchen & Dining {Before & After}

I have waited a long time to share photos of our newly remodeled kitchen and dining room! Like with all of our projects so far, I have to give MAJOR kudos to my husband. He gutted our kitchen to the studs pretty much by himself. It's taken six months, but I finally feel confident saying… Continue reading Kitchen & Dining {Before & After}

Columbus Adventures, Life As I Know It

Weekend in Review

This was one of those weekends that managed to strike JUST the right balance of fun, productivity, and relaxation. They are rare, but OH how I love them. Pre-weekend, I presented at a small conference on Friday here in Columbus. Lots of schools from across the state were represented, and we ended the day in… Continue reading Weekend in Review

Life As I Know It, Uncategorized

Christmas Tree Decorating {an art}

Below, you will find my opinion about decorating Christmas trees. I do not have photos to share of this year’s tree quite yet, but it’s not so different from last year’s, to be honest. Enjoy! Just a few more days until Christmas!!

Megoirs

There is something my mother can do with a Christmas Tree that I can only hope to replicate someday.

The lights, the decorations…it is truly an art in our home. Today I want to share with you a few tips I’ve picked up from my mother over the years… Let me warn you that these photos do not do it justice. In real life, this tree twinkles and glows. It simply cannot be beat!

1. Not multi-colored, but not monochrome. Rather…two colors. White & Red. (can you see the colors in here?)

2. Ornaments must go deep into the tree, not just along the edges.

3. Some should be homemade…

4….and some should simply be beautiful.

5. The topper does not need to be a star – bows will do.

6. Not only should you have ornaments, but you should have sparkling birds, twigs, and other squiggly garnishes.

7. Decorating…

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Columbus Adventures, Creative Crafting

Thanksgiving Table 2014

For real though, setting the table for a holiday is my FAVORITE THING. Even more than baking the wonderful holiday treats. I kept it pretty simple last year, with a burlap runner and pumpkins. This year really wasn't too different, except that I found a new pretty table runner and pumpkin candle centerpiece at Home Goods.… Continue reading Thanksgiving Table 2014

Creative Crafting

Scrabble Family Decor

My most recent favorite, 10-minute project. Seriously, so quick and sweet!! I loooooove it! #nerdalert So if you want to make your own, here's what you need: Scrabble letters (check ebay, etsy, etc to find a bag of letters) Chalkboard contact paper OR chalkboard paint OR a roll of magnet backing OR paint Glue Frame… Continue reading Scrabble Family Decor