The Best DIY Projects and Decorating Tips of 2016

So many fabulous diy projects, decorating ideas, and home decor! best of 2016

As I said on January 1 when I shared my favorite cozy blankets this season to enjoy this winter, I cannot believe a new year is upon us again.  Before we blaze ahead to 2017, though, I wanted to take a moment to recognize the top 10 posts of 2016, and I'm so glad to be joining a group of other amazing DIY and home decor bloggers to do the same.  If you want to find THE BEST of THE BEST diy … [Read more...]

Free Christmas Printables: Thrill of Hope and Weary World Rejoices

Free Christmas Printables! Prepare your heart for this season with this PAIR of Christmas printables... A thrill of hope AND the weary world rejoices!

Love easy and affordable Christmas decorations?  Try these TWO free Christmas printables to foster praise and thanks this Christmas season. _______ Y'all.  I am seriously feeling all the feels about today's post. Let me explain.  I have this amazing, wonderful friend (in fact, I even let her share her awesome bathroom makeover on the blog a few months ago)... And she was inspired by two … [Read more...]

DIY Birch Bark Wine Charms

DIY Birch Bark Wine Charms: Entertaining for the holidays? These little numbered birch bark wine charms are the perfect accessory for your party so your guests can keep track of their glasses!

Entertaining for the holidays?  These little numbered birch bark wine charms are the perfect accessory for your party so your guests can keep track of their glass! _________ There was a season about 10 years ago when hosting wedding showers was something I could do with my eyes shut.  I am sure I'm exaggerating, but I feel like there was a 2-3 year period when I hosted at least one each month... … [Read more...]

Thrill of Hope Free Christmas Printable


Bring a little hope into your home this Christmas season with this Thrill of Hope free Christmas printable. __________ O Holy Night might just be might all-time favorite Christmas carol.  I like a lot of them... I think I could listen to Christmas carols year round if I didn't get crazy looks, but this one ranks way up there for sure. And the best line to me is, " A thrill of hope, the … [Read more...]

Thankful Leaves Free Printable

Free Fall Printable: these thankful leaves make an adorable and easy fall and Thanksgiving decoration, perfect for a centerpiece, place cards, or thankful tree! Download the free printable here.

Use this Thanksgiving free printable of watercolor thankful leaves make a beautiful, simple centerpiece.  Plus, you use use them as place cards or a Thanksgiving activity!  ___________ Happy November!  It's time for 10 minute decor again (woohoo!), and I thought with all the family, turkey, and pies that were likely vying for your attention on Thanksgiving day, a super quick and simple … [Read more...]

How to Make Mini Pumpkin and Apple Candles


Looking for creative fall decor?  Learn how to make mini pumpkin or apple candles with this simple step-by-step and video tutorial! ________________ I've been wanting to make some of these for several years now.  I love decorating with real gourds, pumpkins, and apples for the fall, and there's nothing quite like candlelight to bring ambiance to a space. I absolutely did not invent this idea, … [Read more...]

Mason Jars with Lavender

beautiful! Mason jars with dried lavender make easy and gorgeous centerpieces for home, parties, weddings, or baby showers |

It's 10 minute decorating time again, friends.  On today's docket: mason jars filled with dried lavender. I have the privilege of decorating my brother's upcoming rehearsal dinner and wedding, and since the rehearsal dinner is outside at a nature sanctuary, rustic elegance is the name of the game. Rustic elegance and simplicity, that is.  And budget.  And efficiency... ;) But … [Read more...]

Oh Happy Day | Free Printable for Spring

Oh Happy Day | Free spring printable available in 5 colors from

After a week of cold, gray, and very very wet weather, we have had the most perfect spring days - blue skies, cool breezes, warm sunshine, and a clarity that can only be experienced. And it is in that spirit that I created this happy little printable.  In fact, there are 33 talented bloggers sharing free printables today! Spring, Easter, resurrection of life... All that reads JOY to me. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Paper Heart Chain

How to Make a Paper Heart Chain: such a simple decoration for Valentine's Day! These cut paper hearts make a gorgeous and easy banner |

Learn how to make a paper heart chain with this easy tutorial!  It makes a perfect decoration for Valentine's Day. I know I'm not the only one who watches Downton Abbey... Call it one of my historical-fiction-loving guilty pleasures. But I also know there are plenty of people who are a season or two behind.  So without giving anything away, at the recent wedding of ______ and ______ … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Bunting Banner (Free Printable!)

Valentines Banner Printable (square)

10 minute decorating is back!  And this month's theme is one we can all appreciate: love your kitchen.  I actually have kitchen update plans in process, so I took a slightly different spin for today's project and added a little love to our kitchen table area with a printable Valentines bunting. I am actually hosting a little ladies' Valentine's get together for my church soon, so I thought … [Read more...]

How to Stencil an Accent Wall

What a gorgeous accent wall! This wall stencil gives the elegant look of wallpaper with a beautiful, lace tile design in gray and white. Just gorgeous for a little girls room yet sophisticated enough for anywhere in the house |

Want a beautiful, dramatic focal point for a room without the hassle of wallpaper?  Learn how to stencil an accent wall with this step-by-step tutorial! ________________ This post is sponsored by Royal Design Studio.  All opinions are my own. Have you ever received that perfect Christmas or birthday present?  You know the one... something you never would have bought for yourself - or even … [Read more...]

Quick Organizing: Chalkboard Weekly Menu

Great idea! Use chalkboard contact paper to create a hidden weekly menu on the inside of a kitchen cabinet door |

I can't believe we are well into the first full week of the new year.  I, for one, am still in holiday mode.  But I'm trying to drag myself out of it with a little focused productivity.  Step one?  Getting a handle on meals. I am one of those people who has to plan my meals out for the week before I go grocery shopping (you can see the meal planning printables I use here), and I used to … [Read more...]

How to Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

How to Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive - This is so beautiful and so easy! DIY cedar garland makes a gorgeous Christmas decoration in your holiday home |

I'm so excited to be sharing today along with fellow bHome bloggers!  Be sure to scroll to the bottom to find out about an exciting giveaway... If you saw my home tour (visit part 1 here and part 2 here), you know that I was very much inspired by nature this year: wreaths, clippings, simple trees, garland, and peaceful spaces.  Our recent move to a little over an acre (aka "the wilderness" … [Read more...]

Sheet Music Angel Wings

How to make angel wings from vintage sheet music... Stunning!

The number one question I've been asked since I shared my Christmas home tour earlier this week was how I made the angel wings. First of all, I want to say THANK YOU for all your sweet comments.  Secondly, I would like to say that if I had had any notion of how difficult it would be to photograph these things where I put them, I probably would have put them somewhere else!  So apologies for … [Read more...]

Cedar Door Hanger (from a fence picket)

I love this adorable and easy sign! A wonderful alternative to a wreath and so easy to make from a single cedar fence picket |

This post is sponsored by Behr.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Be sure to scroll down to enter to win 4 gallons of Behr paint! Ever since my DIY split photo art in our half bath makeover, I've been wanting to create a three-piece script sign, and then I found this beautiful sign by Kelly from The Lilypad Cottage. So when Behr challenged the DIY experts to create an outdoor project for the … [Read more...]