Magical Lighted Hallway for Christmas

Let’s just say it out loud, shall we?  When it comes to Christmas lights, I’m certifiable. If you’ve been here before, you know this…heck, half of my posts are about SOME type of lights. But I outdid myself…not just in “what were you thinking?!” but in the outcome. In general, I am a mediocre cook and a sub-par house cleaner, […]

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Christmas Traditions

I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas, but it’s a pretty big deal around our house. I’m currently surrounded by boxes of packed and unpacked baubles, and now that the trees are all up (with one left to decorate) I see the end in sight and can soon just enjoy all the festive prettiness and, ahem, perhaps accomplish some actual […]

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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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Garden Lighting – “Magical” Ground Cover

It’s certainly not unusual to see people using clear Christmas string lights in their yard. I often see this beautiful photo (among others) on Pinterest:   But I have another way to use these lights that I haven’t seen posted yet: I light my ground cover. If you have pachysandra, english ivy, or some other dense, sturdy plant in your landscape, […]

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