How-to Hang Ribbon on a Christmas Tree

Good Morning!

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet?

As you may already know {based on my Christmas mantel} I have!

One of the first things I remember struggling with when it comes to decorating for Christmas is hanging ribbon on a tree.

How the heck is one supposed to hang ribbon on a Christmas tree anyways!?

Well…there are about 539 ways you can hang it.

So today I thought I’d share a little tutorial on how I hang my ribbon…for those of you struggling and wondering about this like I used to.

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Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop

Hi Friends!

In the spirit of the holiday season starting this week {Yay!!!} I thought it would be a good time to share some recipe and cocktail ideas.

You might remember these two recipes I shared with you a few weeks ago…

Zucchini Cranberry Bites


Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Martini

Well these recipes were a part of a Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop.

So fun…right!?


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Decorating Your Mantel with Garland


There is something about Christmas decorations that make me really happy.

Like really…really happy 🙂

And one of my favorite decorated spots in the Purple Palace during Christmas is our garland hanging on the fireplace mantel.

Decorating a mantel for Christmas can be somewhat of a tricky thing.

You see it took us 3 Christmases to finally get the garland on the mantel right.

So today I’d like to share the steps we take to make sure the garland on the mantel looks perfect…or at least perfect to us.

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Bikini Bites: Lean Green Bean Casserole

Good Morning!

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching you may be looking for a new recipe to try this year.

Perhaps something a little more lean…so you can have that extra piece of pecan pie 🙂

{It’s all about moderation, right!?}

Well…in today’s Bikini Bite’s segment Danielle has created a “lean” spin on a Thanksgiving casserole favorite!

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Rustic Wood Initial Place Cards


Are you excited that Thanksgiving is next week!?

I can’t wait!!!

Maybe I’m so excited because I like to eat…spend time with my family…or because I don’t have to cook 🙂

Since I’m not cooking I volunteered to help make some rustic inspired place cards this year.

Head on over to My Crafty Spot to see the full tutorial today!

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One Room Challenge Faves


It’s only been a week since the One Room Challenge Finale…and I’m starting to go through bathroom remodeling withdrawals.

Ok…that is a complete lie! Sooo glad to have that thing done 🙂

In case you have already forgotten about my Sister’s fab new bathroom here it is:

Bathroom Reveal

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Ah memories!

Today I wanted to take some time and share my top 10 fave ORC makeovers.

Sit back, enjoy and prepare to be inspired!!

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Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Martini


Bikini Bites: Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Martini

Good Morning!

As promised yesterday I have another recipe to share as a part of the 2014 Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop!

2014 Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…ok maybe not but isn’t the idea that Christmas is right around the corner super exciting!?

One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting together with family and friends and sharing a few laughs and lots of cocktails.

Or maybe I meant a few cocktails and lots of laughs…

You get the idea 🙂

Christmas time = cocktails!

And boy do I have a fun cocktail recipe to share with you in today’s Bikini Bites segment…

Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Martini

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Zucchini Cranberry Bites


Bikini Bites: Zucchini Cranberry Bites


It’s never too early to start planning your holiday parties.

From the decorations, to the cocktails and the food…it’s enough to drive anyone a little cray cray!

And who really has time to make an elaborate food spread!?

Well…if you do kudos to you 🙂

But if you are anything like me a simple 3 ingredient recipe is always the way to go.

Especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

In today’s Bikini Bites segment Danielle has seriously made the easiest holiday appetizer recipe ever!

Zucchini Cranberry Bites

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Fall Home Tour Blog Hop

Happy Friday!

Have you started you started decorating for Christmas yet?

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t.

And here’s why I decorate early:

1.) The sooner it goes up the longer I get to enjoy it…and once Christmas is over I’m ready for it to come down.

2. It lets me fully enjoy the holiday season…because I don’t have to stress about when I’ll get my decorating done.

3. In case I need to buy anything new the selection isn’t completely picked over.

4. And I just LOVE my Christmas décor so much!

So…hate me if you must because I am one of “those people” that puts my stuff up early 🙂

But before we switch into Christmas mode around here I thought we could revisit my Fall Home Tour…as well as a few other blogger’s in today’s…

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Bathroom Remodel Project: Reveal

Good Morning!

After weeks {literally 6 weeks} of spending numerous hours helping my sister remodel her bathroom I’m thrilled to announce…we are done!

Can I just say that again…WE ARE DONE!!!

You have no idea how good that feels to say 🙂

In case this is your first time stopping by I have been participating in the One Room Challenge series where bloggers and designers make-over a room, and update their progress each week for 6 weeks.  You can check out our bathroom remodeling journey here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 & Week 5.

So without further ado it’s finally time to check out this “new” bathroom!!

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