A totally unscientific explanation for impulse purchases.

This is a departure from anything remotely house, garden, or craigslist-related.

I’m sorry if this disappoints you.

  1. This is my blog.
  2. It was this, or nothing.
  3. I was afraid to choose nothing, since I live in perpetual fear that you will forget about me and move on to someone younger with better giveaways.
  4. I apologize for the annoying filters I used on the photos.  It’s one of those things where you think a trend is incredibly stupid, but then see so much of it that it becomes weirdly appealing.

This transition from grotesque-trend-that-should-be-banned, to mysterious-overnight-need-for-exact-repulsive-trend-purchase has not yet clad me in skinny jeans or peplum, and I am thankful for that.

DIY Vintage Brooch Necklace

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The week after I posted my how to make a Christmas bow tutorial, I sat slack-jawed in front of the computer… compulsively refreshing my blog-stats.

The magic of Christmas has been redefined for me, because now I understand that ALL day and ALL night, people are out there on Google and Pinterest, looking for DIY Christmas decorations.

It made me ecstatic.  And then plunged me into despair.  Because I have no more crafts… And I will not go back, people. I will not go back into the darkness. The cave of obscurity.  Do you understand me?


Forget writing about the bathroom remodel! Bring me ribbon. Bring me garland. Bring me glitter. I will craft them into something delightful for you.

My goal was to be the ultimate source for all Christmas decorations. So that when people Google “Christmas,” all Google would show them was my blog.

But then, as with all things, I got distracted…

As of last Thursday, both of my brothers are home and I’ve run out of motivation to do anything but hang out with family, eat way too many cookies, and play charades… The holiday-feeling will be complete when we are all completely sick of each other.

So here are more holiday decorating photos, the lazy way… follow the links in the captions!

Happy Holidays, I hope you get to spend them with people you love!

Fill a glass cloche with christmas ornaments for a fast holiday centerpiece... Take a holiday tour and see all my DIY Christmas decorating ideas!

fill a glass cloche with christmas ornaments for a fast holiday centerpiece

index of all holiday decorating posts.

I will love you EVEN MORE… if you share me with your friends.

Holiday MashUp: where I lure you in with an abundance of sparkly Christmas stuff, but then discuss the prevalence of luxury-home blogs.

Hey there!  If you’re here for the sparkly stuff?  Welcome!

If you’re here for my mind-bogglingly amazing writing skills?  Also, welcome.
I don’t break them out as often as the disco balls, but when I do, it’s fantastic.

Our Victorian home and front porch, decorated for Christmas… can you tell I love shiny things?
My cheap mirror ball source.

When we moved here, all of a sudden I was tasked with juggling the design of renovating an entire house.

Which, objectively?  Does not seem that hard…  It already had walls and floors and rooms.  So what is there to really design?

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