When it comes to the holiday season, I love to host friends and family whether it’s for brunch, dinner, or appetizers and cocktails. Now, I won’t lie—before I hit send on my Paperless Post invitations (my favorite way to mail invites), it always feels a bit daunting to add events to an already full December calendar. But I remind myself that gathering friends and family to eat, drink, and be merry is what makes the holiday season memorable! It also forces me to stay on task, clean a bit, and decorate. Continue reading “Entertaining for the Holidays” →
To greet my family and friends for Thanksgiving, I decorated my front door with the Classic Fraser Fir Festive Wreath and Garland. I love the mix of pinecones with faux gold berries. Read on to get a closer look at what I used to create a simple yet welcoming entryway. Continue reading “Jen’s Thanksgiving Entryway 2016” →
One of my favorite things during the fall season is receiving holiday magazines and catalogs from various food and home décor companies. I love to browse the beautiful tablescapes filled with fall colors and sumptuous food for inspiration. I realize that the photos in these magazines can seem a little intimidating, but decorating like a pro is not as difficult as it looks. You can create your own festive Thanksgiving tablescape with a few of these tips and tricks. Continue reading “How to Create a Thanksgiving Tablescape” →
Halloween is almost here and our kids are loving all the fall festivities. One project that we’ve really enjoyed is painting pumpkins. It’s a great alternative to carving because they are just as fun to decorate, but the pumpkins don’t rot as quickly. With pumpkin carving, you need to wait until right before Halloween, so they can be kept as fresh as possible. Another fun idea is to use artificial pumpkins which can be used year after year! Continue reading “Painting Pumpkins For Fall” →
This week, I’m making DIY Christmas wreaths and garlands from Christmas bulbs. What I love about this project is that it’s a great way to upcycle old bulb ornaments as well as create beautiful, but inexpensive wreaths and garlands. So gather your old Christmas bulbs or scour local garage sales and flea markets and make your own sparkly Christmas ornament wreaths and garlands!