Easy DIY Winter Swags from Tree Leftovers (and Mr. D&D’s Creche)

I don’t know if we’re ever actually “done” decorating for the holidays…we love playing with lights, I guess. This Sunday, Mr. and I had some fun “finishing up” the outdoor decorations. I get the lights up early…but I don’t finish until the first week in December. Why?  I’m waiting for the (nearly) free Christmas decorations. You know those lovely fresh pine […]

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White Lights or Color Lights?

I did something a little crazy this year, even by my own standards. Although I enjoy it so much when it’s completed, I usually HATE putting up our big Christmas tree. (okay, not “hate,” how about “passionate dislike”) It’s an 11-year old, 10-foot tree with “some assembly required”…in this case, that means the entire tree. Some of it is held […]

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How Do YOU Display Christmas Cards?

Christmas card displays and traditions…I’ve enjoyed reading people’s posts on how they decorate for Christmas. So many lovely traditions and crafts! One thing I haven’t seen much of this year, is how folks display the Christmas cards they’ve received. My mom used to tape each one around a doorway, (then get exasperated when we would walk (or run) past and […]

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My Favorite Christmas Tree: Dear Teachers

Last July, I spent a minute or two thinking ahead to how I might decorate our trees for Christmas (Didn’t see it? Find it here).  I wrote about a few of them and noted that I would share my favorite Christmas tree as soon as I finished it. There is no decoration that brings me as much joy as our […]

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Christmas in July?

Christmas in July has never done it for me. Not that the normal Christmas marketing season is much less offensive, but, wow…that’s always seemed way over the top. That said: yes, I am thinking about Christmas…in July. Aside from the primary celebration of the true meaning of Christmas (which we keep in focus), we also greatly look forward to decorating for […]

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