Clock Wreath & Free Printables


Tick… Tock… tick…tock…

The Countdown to Christmas is ticking down. Only 5 Fridays before the day is upon us.


It’s time… time to think about all things Christmas.  The decorating, the food, the music. The most wonderful time of the year is here.

If you are looking for decorating inspiration – you can follow the countdown with 5 bloggers and me.


When I was trying to decide how to decorate my dining room this year – I knew I wanted to use a green, black, and white color scheme. I also wanted to keep it simple and not use a tree in the corner like I did last year. I have a white folding screen in the corner year round, but the space needed something festive.


I found that something in the way of my collection of white clock faces with Roman numerals and a Grand Fir clear lit wreath from Tree Classics.



The wreath comes pre-lit with clear white lights.  So many Christmas lights are LED now, but I don’t like the cool blue white the emit. I go for the clear white ones even if it means I have to plug the lights in. The light adds a warm glow to the room…. 

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Creating With Sprout by Hp

Last Monday I posted about the opportunity I had to go to NYC on a covert mission of sorts to create three projects for the holidays on an "under-wraps" new computer. Today, I will show you what I created using the very cool "blended reality" HP computer … Continue Reading...

Easy Ornament Tree to make

My Favorite Holiday Decorations

The Friday Countdown to Christmas continues.  Did you know that there are only 6 more Fridays left! Time is flying. Are you getting ready? I am trying my hardest to get myself organized this year. So far I am in control. This past week, I took a look in … Continue Reading...


Mirror Makeover For A Good Cause

About two month ago I received an email from Jess and Monica. If you don't know who Jess and Monica are, they are the bloggers behind East Coast Creative .  They also have a DIY Decorating TV show called, Knock It Off. They live locally to me and asked if I … Continue Reading...


Meet Sprout by HP

Since I started my blog - 6 years ago this month, I have had many amazing opportunities come my way. I have written about many of them and feel fortunate to be able to make a living by writing about my passions and things that inspire creativity and … Continue Reading...


Hanging Christmas Stockings

I grew up in a house with no fireplace - no chimney - no mantel.  When it came time to hanging Christmas stockings every year, instead of reciting the line from a Night Before Christmas... ...the stockings were hung by the chimney with care.  My siblings … Continue Reading...


Repurposed Furniture: Acrylic Side Table

I have an instant repurposed furniture idea for you today - one that I saw on YouTube and loved so much that I had to do it myself. It is a simple way to repurpose an acrylic craft store frame and the legs from a TV tray.  When placed together you get one … Continue Reading...


Christmas Decorations Using Garland Ties

It's Friday again...if you have been reading the last two weeks you know that the countdown continues...only 8 more Fridays till Christmas. 5 other bloggers and I are sharing something "Christmasy" every Friday to inspire you to get a head start on all … Continue Reading...


Dresser Makeover: Buttons & Poet’s Paint

I don't think I have ever showed you one side of my bedroom, the wall directly across from the bed.  There was not much there except a big 1980's cherry entertainment center cabinet. It was the first piece of furniture Ed and I bought on our own when we were … Continue Reading...


Bedroom Refresh with ComforPedic iQ

I have been updating my bedroom over the last few months - not a floor to ceiling makeover, but more like a little refreshing of the space. It all started one Sunday morning back in the early summer when I looked up at the bed hanging that used to be above … Continue Reading...


Christmas Garland: Paper Holly Leaves

The countdown to Christmas continues. If you missed last Friday's post - here is the holiday scoop. 5 other bloggers and I are counting down to Christmas by posting a holiday project or idea each Friday until December 25th. There are 9 Fridays … Continue Reading...


Inside & Out: Window Cleaning Tips

It is that time of year again: time to ready the house for winter.  Over the weekend I set out to get one of the winter ready chores checked off my To-Do list.  I spent Saturday cleaning my windows inside and out so that all winter long I will be able to see … Continue Reading...


Christmas Decorating Idea for Lamps

Did you know there are only 10 more Fridays till Christmas?  Today 5 bloggers and I are beginning the countdown. Every Friday until Christmas we will each post festive ideas so that your home is holiday ready in time. I know it is only October, but for me … Continue Reading...


Fitness Room Artwork

I have a fitness room update to show you.  One that adds a pop of color and motivational spirit to the room. It is making me smile!  If you are unfamiliar with how I carved out a space in my home so that I could work out in a bright and happy area instead of … Continue Reading...


DIY Wood Pallet Projects

Have you noticed? Noticed that there have been quite a lot of bloggers writing books lately,  not just e-books, but hold in your hands and display on your coffee table kind of books. It is so exciting for me when I see the books on the bookstore shelves and … Continue Reading...

How to paint a deck with Deck and Concrete Restore

Looks Brand New: Deck Restore

Today I have a big DIY project to show you - it is really BIG!   Over the past few weeks I have been busy not only traveling, but working on giving the wood deck in my backyard a very overdue makeover with a very cool product called Deck Restore. One that not … Continue Reading...

Download the free printable to make these unique paper ribbon place cards to place cards that get placed on the dinner plate

Printable Paper Banner Dinner Plate Place Card

If you read my Fall Home Tour posts two weeks ago, then you saw the paper ribbon banner dinner plate place cards that I made.   Today, I am happy to share the free printable for you to download so you can make your own. Of all the decorative things I … Continue Reading...