Christmas Votive Holders on the Cheap

This Christmas season I've got a few decorating projects lined up (like who doesn't, right?). Hopefully I'll get to all of them but I'm not makin' any promises. I'll just do the best I can. First up are these little Christmas votive holders. Simple and sweet. At this time of year, I like anything that's simple. Here's what I started with. Six little candle holders at 49 cents each from Goodwill. I suppose they look cute enough as is, but they … [Read more...]

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

"Rockin' around the Christmas tree, at the Christmas party hop." Thank you, Brenda Lee, for making this holiday song such a classic. Tis the season for sharing gifts, food, and most importantly ... love and joy. Unfortunately, Christmas can be stressful and even sad for many. I think it's important not to get too freaked out about making everything perfect. Instead, have some fun by letting down your hair and rockin' around your Christmas tree. … [Read more...]

Tis the Season for Dining and Decorating

Taking indoor photos continues to prove challenging, to say the least! Pulling my hair out a little while getting acquainted with my Nikon D3000 and figuring out what aperture to use and blah, blah, bah humbug! Tis not the season to be wrestling with a new camera. I'm ready to sit down, eat, drink, and be merry! This is the dining room that's getting a makeover that I mentioned in an earlier post. The chairs are wearing a new coat of Annie … [Read more...]