Merry Christmas 2016

He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Truly slowing down and enjoying this season is always difficult, as it’s easy to go-go-go. We’ve tried to scale back on things that don’t really matter to us to enjoy the ones we do. (Which meant a pre-cut tree for our home this year – and guess what, it looks great!)

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Easy DIY Cone Christmas Tree

Easy DIY Cone Christmas Tree - DesignLively

About once a month my friend hosts a girls craft night at her house. Little does she know I’ve been trying to carve out some more time for keeping crafty (i.e. not spackling walls, sanding down dressers, or painting crown molding) so it’s been a great excuse for me to get back into it. Plus, crafting with friends is more fun.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Merry jingles are blasting from the iPod. Pumpkins were swiftly swept away and Santa and Mrs. Clause now grace our dining room sideboard. The stockings have been hung by the chimney with care. I’m finally allowing myself to look at Christmas crafts (not one ounce before Thanksgiving is over, it’s my rule).

But before I get all caught up in the season (considering I have already DVRed all the Christmas movies for the next 2 weeks, I think I’m already there), take a look at my holiday tutorials from last year.

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