Thursday, December 23, 2010

Time to Rest

We are going to enjoy our Holiday Season.

We hope you do the same.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wreaths Tips and Tricks

I wanted to throw a few things out there in case you were wondering or needed a little nudge in profecting that holiday wreath.

ALWAYS buy more then you need. Yes, it may look like you have enough in your hand, but it's not going to stay in your hand, it seems to get smaller once you start decorating the wreath. I always just turned back before I leave the aisle in the store and grab one more.

Use plenty of wire. It's cheap and you can't even see it, if you use it right. I always do a shake test to make sure all more decorations have been secured onto the wreath.

Whether using a greenry base or a dried vine base, get a good one. Make sure it's a nice circle, I have seen so many that are funny shaped and that just will not make the best base for wreath making. I also tend to visit all my local craft shops just for this reason.

And when you think you are finished hang it up and take a step back.

And go ahead and add those few more decorations, even if you think you don't need it. You do.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oh Christmas Wreath...

I have been making my own wreaths for my home for years.

They have held up over time and each year seem to come out of the tote I store them in undamaged.

But the wreaths that I have been using I made when I was single and had my own place, and did not have much  mone to spend.

I  just kinda made it work.

But, now I am able to make fabulous wreaths I have always wanted on my front door.

So in replacing wreaths, or mostly ust re-vamping them. My husband has recruited me to provided wreaths for the new home buyers he has each month.

So I now in my spare time make wreaths for a welcome home package for new home owners.

What a delight?!

Ok, maybe not for you, but wouldn't have been awesome if you bought your home and as a welcome home, congratulations gift, you got a beautiful wreath.

I think so.

With the holiday season, here is one, I whipped together....

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bathroom Make-Over

Once again, we are getting the old house ready to go back on the market.

But I came to realize that the new owners may not want this yellow color in their bathroom.

So I ponder the thought, long and hard.

Do I really want to pay someone $500 or so to do this tiny room?

No, I could so use that money on something else. Right?!
It cost about $150 and three days of work, but I did it at my own pace with two children running around and I think I like it...