2014. Holiday Card – COMPLETE

Trying to get things done early this year. Check off the list! Holiday Card is done and ordered!

5x5 1234

5x5 1234 back



My husband and I did some updates in our kitchen that were simple and made a huge improvement!

1)Painted our cabinets WHITE

2) Got new appliances, or appliances (some did not come with our home)

3) Removed wallpaper boarder and painted in the walls

4) New light fixtures

5) Installed a backsplash

ALL DIY! …we learned a lot!

Still looking for the perfect counter stools, currently these were a bargain and work!




We have an annual ugly sweater party…and every year my friend and I take it to the next level (As we do for most things… especially if it involves dressing up) Sooo we went for the tree skirt idea. No, we never win the contests – because we technically don’t have a sweater on – but we know deep down WE WIN!  This year was a SUCCESS! 

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I’m naming this (1) of many.  I’m assuming I will be making many more homemade Christmas decorations as the season continues, since Christmas decorations are soooo expensive.  I have created this VERY easy holiday decoration from The Dollar Tree.  I’m going with a “silver glittery” theme this year and have been frustrated at the prices. I have loved the glittery vases/candles but couldn’t imagine paying $30-$50 dollars just for a vase or candle holder (I’m a bargain shopper).  Soooo I created my own!  My husband and I ventured to the dollar store and got everything I needed to make my creation come to life.



1: Wrap masking tape around all the vases in the same spot. Exposing the pattern you’d like to be glitter.  (Note: Fold over the edge to ease removal) This creates a straight even line.

2: Cover the exposed area in glue! (I used a paint brush to spread evenly)

3: Sprinkle the glitter (color of your choice) all over the glued area.  This is messy! Make sure to sprinkle over a bowl so you can save fallen glitter.

4: Write with glue each letter on each glass vase. I used the word “J O Y”

5: Again sprinkle glitter on the glue over a bowl.  NOTE the glue easily wipes off the glass if necessary.

6: Let dry

7: Insert candle and display somewhere for everyone to enJOY!

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