Holidays

How to Reduce Your After-Holiday Waste Thumbnail

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, with all of the wrapping paper, decorations, and food, Americans generate 25% more waste than usual during the holiday season. Unfortunately, most of this waste will be thrown out and end up in landfills. However, there are a few easy ways to recycle or reuse after-holiday waste. If you [...]

Make a Festive, DIY Table Runner for Thanksgiving Thumbnail

I spend much of Thanksgiving in the kitchen cooking all the dishes that we traditionally make to go with the turkey. As a result, my yearly table decor is nothing if not simple. Because I just don’t have time for anything too elaborate. This year likely will be no exception. So when Walmart challenged me to [...]

Modern Fall Decor Requires a Little Ingenuity (+Tutorials) Thumbnail

You may have noticed something about my style. I don’t really do traditional or kitschy decorating. Which is why I usually don’t get into decorating for fall. Most of the fall decor you can buy in the store is just really not my style. So when Walmart challenged me to decorate my home using fall [...]

Make Your Own Custom Holiday Wreath Thumbnail

In general, I stay far away from traditional Christmas decor. You’re not going to find red, green and gold with images of Santa and elves at our house. We pride ourselves on choosing a non-traditional color scheme for our holiday decor each year. But as you can imagine, it can be difficult to find pre-made [...]

Two Styles of DIY Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Ornaments Thumbnail

Every year, my husband and I (ie. mostly me) pick a color scheme for our Christmas decor. This year, we chose turquoise and gold (with a tiny bit of lime green added for a little extra pizzazz). The problem? We owned exactly two ornaments in any of those colors. In years past, we have always [...]