We just got home from an amazing whirlwind weekend trip to New York City.  We love NYC, but there’s something magical about the city at this time of year.  The hotels, stores and restaurants are decked out with lights and decorations.  Holiday music is playing everywhere and the energy around the city is in full swing.…

We created this simple and affordable holiday mantel with a few things that we picked up from Target and Michaels.

Layer different materials like garland, miniature trees and ceramic houses to create depth.  Try to incorporate like materials in odd numbers.

We found our white ceramic trees and houses at our local Target Bullseye’s Playground (the couple of aisles at the front of Target that used to be called the dollar spot) for $3 each. …

How To Make Glitter Ornaments

These DIY Glitter Ornaments are a quick and easy project to try this holiday season. We used both glass and plastic ornaments and you honestly can’t tell the difference post glittering.  So if you have little ones, pets or clumsy spouses – the clear plastic ones work great for this project too… just sayin’.…

This weekend we ventured out to Leesburg, VA to the Lucketts Holiday Open House and Holiday Design House.  The Design House is decked out from head to toe in garland, ornaments, decorative vases, candles, furniture and more.  Each room in this vintage home was decorated a little different.  Some featured darker plaid themes and handmade wool ornaments while others displayed crystal white garland with gold accented ornaments. …

DIY Halloween Shirt Design

We came up with this fun Halloween shirt design that’s perfect to wear to your upcoming Halloween shindig or out trick-or-treating with your kiddos.


I picked up a plain black tshirt from Target and white heat transfer vinyl from our local craft store.  If you’re using printable tshirt transfer material i would suggest doing a white shirt with the black lettering in the design.…