Santa's Coming!

 Christmas is 25 days away!I can’t believe it!...more

DIY Book Ornaments

Have you gotten into the Christmas spirit? I’ve been tuning in to Michael Buble Holiday on Pandora. It just makes me smile. There is something so cozy about crafting with chai tea, Christmas music and my sweet little Emaline.Today I’m crafting book ornaments for the vintage tree I’m planning. How many Christmas trees do you decorate in your home? Last year we had four and I think this year we might go for five! I LOVE Christmas, just a bit....more

Ornament Tradition for the Kids

Anne KimballLife on the Funny FarmFor those of you with little kids, here's a Christmas tradition that we've been carrying on since ours were knee-high.We kinda like it, and you may, too.Each year, Santa puts an ornament in their stocking. Some years they've been higher quality ornaments, and other years they've been cheaper, it doesn't much matter.Santa always puts their name and the year on the bottom of the ornament, so they don't get them mixed up in later years....more

Home For The Holidays Contest

  There is something about this time of year that inspires me to create beauty in my home. This year, with my cowboy still mending from his work related accident, our budget is tighter than ever... but it hasn't stopped me from getting creative with what I have!  ...more


Ever since my oldest child was born, my sister has come over on Tuesday nights.  Originally it was so I could get a little rest and a break from a colic-prone Professor.  Later it became a couple hours to get something done uninterrupted or get some alone-time, whichever was most needed.  Despite the fact that my youngest is now eight (and that Chester adds as much to the chaos as she does to alleviate it), she still arrives dutifully every Tuesday evening.  And for the last 12 years, on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, she's he...more

Handmade Christmas ornaments

In anticipation of getting our first Christmas-tree-with-child, I totally admit to having some concern that the tree will just be a glowing full-of-lights tree devoid of any ornaments. We have some lovely ornaments from my husband's side of the family and I would hate for this to be the year that they were no longer family heirlooms....more

Christmas Ornaments Trompe l'Oeil

Christmas Ornaments Trompe l'Oeil

Making gifts for the holidays.

Here are a few handmade gift ideas for all of you DIY'ers out there. These would make great gifts not only for Christmas, but also year round....more

i am a big fan of DYI crafts. personalized gifts are always best for me.more

Make your holiday a success.

A handmade Christmas full of DIY projects that you can make and give! This post is a continuation of gifts you can make spun off of the original blog post...more