Crafts of Christmas Past

Well, December is here and Christmas prep is in full swing...sorta. As usual I’m a little behind, but this year I am totally okay with that. I have my tree up (but not decorated) and I may go crazy on the mantel...I’ve never had a fireplace or a mantel before this year and it’s begging for the full Christmas treatment. So while I don’t foresee … [Read more...]



Christmas Wreath Chandelier

Hard to believe there are only a few days left till Christmas! Are y'all ready? I'm almost ready... I have a few more gifts to buy and that's about it. Our Christmas is very simple this year, because things are crazy, Adam and I are tired, and simple is good. Speaking of simple (you like that seamless transition?), I have a Christmas craft to … [Read more...]



Simple Christmas Window Decor

I have a confession to make. I haven't started decorating for Christmas yet. I haven't even thought about getting the boxes out of storage. We haven't been listing to Christmas music. I haven't baked a single thing. Gifts? What gifts? Now I've always been strictly in the "no Christmas before Thanksgiving" camp, and this year I've done a … [Read more...]



Sharpie mugs, $20 Christmas gifts, and the elephant in the room

*This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. All opinions are 100% my own. If you've ever used pinterest then chances are you've seen these "sharpie mugs". The idea is that you buy a cheap plain mug, personalize it with a sharpie, and voila! Crazy easy personalized coffee cups. Now, I've been DIYing for a while now and I can tell you … [Read more...]



Rustic Christmas Art

It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away...where did time go? If it wasn't getting dark crazy early and making me feel like I'm cooking dinner at midnight I almost wouldn't believe it. Today I have a simple Christmas craft to share with you. It's the only one I have planned for the year because I'm not one of those organized … [Read more...]



Easy Fall Wreath

According to the calendar summer is over and fall is upon us. Although Texas has cooled down a bit (thank goodness), it's still summer here. It's hot, everyone is in shorts and flip-flops, and I haven't seen a single colorful leaf or consumed anything pumpkin flavored. We even went to the beach this weekend. And while enjoy living in a state with … [Read more...]



Christmas House Tour, Domestic Imperfection Style

Merry Christmas Eve! I'm sure everyone is busy preparing for tonight and tomorrow, but I thought I'd finally pop in with my house tour just in case anyone is online. I don't know if y'all saw all the holiday house tours this month, but there are a ton of them. Evidently house tours at Christmas are a big thing in the DIY blog world. I have sifted … [Read more...]



Snowflakes in a Frame

Today I'm sharing with y'all my third and final Christmas craft. This one is a little more difficult than the other two, but still super doable. You should probably read the tutorial though, instead of just scrolling through the pics and taking off on your own. Yeah, I'm onto you. Yesterday's idea was for all those old frames that are missing … [Read more...]



Empty Frame Christmas Ornament Art….or something like that

Alright, today we have Christmas craft number two! I really enjoyed spending time with my glue gun for craft number one, so we (that would be me and the glue gun) decided to keep a good thing going and we made these things (I honestly have no idea what to call them)... I started out by collecting some old frames that didn't have any glass in … [Read more...]



Jingle Bell Wreath

Well, nine days till Christmas! Are y'all ready? I'm just now decorating...we got our tree up this weekend and I completed a few Christmas crafts to share with y'all throughout the week. Then this weekend I'll have my Christmas house tour - Domestic Imperfection style. Let's kick this week off with Christmas craft number one, a classic jingle bell … [Read more...]



Pac-Man Family – Easy Costume Idea

Pac-Man and our family have a long history together. To be more specific, Ms. Pac-Man and Adam have a deep and meaningful relationship that developed long before our own (and that's saying something, cause I nabbed him young). It's an ongoing love affair. When Adam and I stared dating in high school I had heard of and played Pac-Man, but really, … [Read more...]



Carving Pumpkins with a Drill

I haven't carved pumpkins in a really long time. Why? Well, because this is how pumpkin carving seems to go... First you cut open the pumpkin and clean out all the guts. Lets face it...no one really likes this task. It's kinda nasty. Then you carve it up, put it out on your front porch, throw a candle in, and enjoy knowing it's out there for a few … [Read more...]



Valentines Day “Hey Girl” Features

Is it just me, or was this "Hey Girl" link party a huge success? I never expected so many link ups...almost 200 so far! I've read every single one and I can honestly say that I now know exactly what women want. If y'all would just send your husbands over to read through all these links then they will discover exactly what I did, that women are … [Read more...]



DIY Tree Skirt from a Tablecloth

For years now my Christmas tree and been naked underneath...we have just had the highly sophisticated fake tree stand out there in the open. This year I decided to class it up and add a tree skirt, but of course buying premade things is just not how we roll in this house. So here is how I easily made one out a tablecloth and some burlap … [Read more...]



Muffin Tin Advent Calendar (My Original Idea That Wasn’t)

Don't you hate it when you come up with an idea completely organically then later find out it's been done a thousand times? I came up with the idea for an advent calendar made out of a muffin tin and was really excited about it. I thought "Sweet, finally something where I wasn't inspired by anything I saw online! I'm so original...I'm going to be a … [Read more...]



Blast From The Past: No Sew Ruffle Tree Forest

 December is nearly here and the internet has been taken over by Christmas crafts. Trees are going up, wreaths are being made, baking is being done... and here I sit all bah humbug-y with nothing Christmas in the works. So I'm going to cheat and repost the only Christmas craft I managed to eek out last year. My blog was still super small then so … [Read more...]



A Robber and A Bag of Money

 We don't do Halloween around here (what a weird creepy holiday) but we do do Harvest Fest, which is really just an alternative to Halloween at our church. There's lots of candy, games, and costumes and no severed body parts. It's a beautiful thing. So while perusing  pinterest for a costume, I found this... Awesome, right? And how adorable is … [Read more...]



Puff Paint Easter Eggs

I know Easter is tomorrow and you have all probably decorated eggs already, but I'll go ahead and share my mini tutorial anyway. It's now or never right? So a few weeks ago Aimee over at It's Overflowing asked me to be part of her Easter Egg Hunt series. She asked me to decorate some eggs and share the tutorial with her readers. Here is what I came … [Read more...]



Ruffle Tree Forest

I've been loving all the cute little Christmas trees that are all over blogland this year, so I had to make some of my own. Most of the tutorials you find involve sewing, but for whatever reason I've been feeling very anti sewing lately. Also, I don't have ruffler foot for my machine, so I would have to sew by hand....blah. I was however feeling … [Read more...]