Green Christmas

Four Ways to Make Christmas More Sustainable Thumbnail

My family and I love Christmas — though I’m probably the ringleader in terms of holiday cheer. I love all of it — the Christmas spirit, the decorating, the gift-giving. The latter is probably my favorite part — particularly now that I have kids. I spend months planning amazing gifts for my family, and I delight in [...]

How to Create a Simple, Sophisticated Christmas Tablescape Thumbnail

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigLotsHoliday #CollectiveBias So we spent hours upon hours finding the highest quality materials and roofers that we could stand behind for 50+ years. As a result, any roof we install carries a lifetime warranty on both materials [...]

Have a Baby? Put a DIY Christmas Tree on the Wall Thumbnail

Baby Juliza has reached a destructive mobile phase. That gave me great pause when the time came to put up a Christmas tree. Understand that I love decorating the Christmas tree. It’s probably my favorite part of the holidays, especially because we opt for a real tree every year. We take great pains in picking out [...]

Real Christmas Tree or Fake? Why We Say Real is Greener Thumbnail

It’s the Christmas debate to end all debates among anyone who is green leaning: Should you opt for a real Christmas tree or a fake one? When Walmart challenged me to share a unique Christmas story, I thought this was a great time to discuss this. Logic might dictate that cutting down a tree is [...]

Paint DIY Christmas Decor to Match Your Color Scheme Thumbnail

Each year, my family chooses a new color scheme for our Christmas decor. A few years ago, the main color was orange, then turquoise, then purple. As you can tell, our choices tend to skew non-traditional. Some years, this makes it difficult to find ornaments and other decorations to match our color choice. This year, [...]