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2018 Christmas Home Tour

The Alley Cats were challenged by Pepper Basham to give a tour of our Christmas Decor. I decided to share the little decor I have. I only decorate two rooms for Christmas, my living/dining area and my kitchen. I don’t do a lot, but I think it makes my small home cozy and inviting.

I made a video if you would like to check it out here: 2018 Christmas Home Tour

Here is a picture of my mantle. I made the canvas a long time ago. (No, I can’t sell it, as I copied it from someone online.) I also made the stockings, which will NOT face the right direction. Any tips on that are appreciated!

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Here is my nativity. I share it because it is very old and worn. As you see, the poor donkey looks more like a dinosaur here without its ears.

We went small on a tree this year, but I love the old ornaments on it from when my kids were little. We have collected so many over the years, I cannot even put them all on the tree anymore.

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Because I got a puppy for Christmas and I think he is adorable, here is a picture of Phineas napping in front of the tree.

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Okay, one more of little Phin…he has started lifting one ear all the time. Cracks me up.

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I hope you have a very merry Christmas filled with family, love and lots of laughter.

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DIY Painting Redos

Spring Break has been great for my creative bent. I have done a few painting redos this week that have just made me giddy. I’ve been trying to lighten up my bedroom, a little at a time, and decided to paint my lamps. They were your normal buffet lamps and were fine, but I thought painting them white would make them pop a bit. I also found a couple of burlap lamp shades for $5 each at Dollar General. I wrote some scripture on them and think they turned out okay. What do you think?

After I got that finished, I decided to spray paint an old basket that was out in the garage. I used an avacado green colored paint to pick up the green in the throw pillows on my bed. It turned out better than I thought it would. (And yes, I am using it to store hand towels and toilet paper! There is NO storage in my bathroom!)

I’m working on a wooden chair that was terribly scratched. I painted it black and am now throwing all kinds of color on it in various designs. It will be my fun chair to be used to pay bills and such. Hopefully I can share the finished product next week!

So what have you done during Spring Break? Anything fun? Productive?

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Creative Spark

I’ve been having creative sparks ignite periodically these past few weeks. It’s an itch that needs scratching. It’s a whisper that I find hard to ignore. And Pinterest is fueling my creative juices.

I’ve been wanting to craft things and give them as gifts.

I’ve been wanting to decorate my whole house.

Can you tell I love color? I love bold coloring, especially in the midst of neutral. Lately I’ve really been drawn to the bohemian look like so…

¬†Though I will probably never decorate my house in the boho look, it does appeal to my “wild side”.

I think creative people must have some sore of a wild side…freedom and abandon that allow for imagination to grow big and express itself in various forms. Whether writing, crafting, or decorating the house, that wild side must be allowed room to breathe.

So how wild is your wild side? Do you find yourself wanting to stuff that side into the closet? Or do you make it come out to play on a daily basis?