Although we don’t see it often up in the northland–probably because of the snowstorms and such–I’ve heard down south it’s quite popular to gift wrap your front door for the holidays.
A novice at door-wrapping, I consulted the experts. Here’s a blow by blow to get the job done.
The same stuff you’d use to wrap a present, only more of them. Although, the instructions I found… Continue Reading
What You Need
Plastic bucket or empty-ice cream pail
Small plastic jar or storage container
Stones, marbles, etc for weight
Votives or tea lights
Cold weather, or a freezer if you live in warmer climes
What You Need to Do
1. Place smaller container in center of pail
2. Place rocks, marbles, etc. in smaller container for weight
3. Fill larger pail with water until it reaches 1 inch or so from rim of center container
4. Place bucket outside in freezing… Continue Reading
I few years ago, I saw Martha Stewart fashion a greeting card wreath using a wooden embroidery hoop, miniature clothes pins, a glue gun and a bit of ribbon. I tried it, and although it looked lovely, as all of Martha’s creations generally do, it didn’t hold up well. The hoop was too big and the little clothes pins kept falling off as they lacked surface area for proper gluing. Plus, it was a little too genteel. So, taking my… Continue Reading
Despite the lack of snow in St. Paul, I am getting in the holiday spirit. I've been listening to Dean Martin's "Marshmallow World" and started to make my way down my holiday gift lists. I turned my car stereo to the "Christmas Superstation" where it's Christmas all day and all night. Sweet Bruno deals with my holiday spirit magnificently.
We received our first holiday card this weekend, which brings me to my question: Does anyone have a… Continue Reading
So, I reluctantly bought the 32" long bough behemoth. After it arrived, I hung it up at its traditional spot next to the front door. Yeah, too big. Way.
The Beautician’s Way
I searched my gardening tools for my favorite… Continue Reading
I'm curious to know what everyone's up to for Thanksgiving. If you're cooking, decorating, making or baking something interesting, post it in the comments. Let's see if we can get up to 50!
What will you be doing to celebrate Thanksgiving?
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