Patio with Pergola decorated for Christmas with greenery and lights on the pergola. Seating area with red cushions, tables with candle lanterns, and outdoor TV. Lights from pergola are reflecting in the pool.

How to Create a Space to Entertain Outside for the Holidays

You’re going to love these ideas to entertain outside for the holidays! Learn how to create a cozy, welcoming space for your guests to enjoy. Some of the prettiest weather in the Carolinas is from late fall into early winter. The temperatures are glorious! It’s the perfect time to entertain outside. And what better reason […] Read more…

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Quick & Easy Last Minute Gift Idea

Do you need a gift? Or have someone who’s hard to buy for every year? Check out this quick and easy last minute gift idea. Have you finished shopping and checked your list twice? Me too! Well at least I thought I did! All my shopping was done. The gifts were all wrapped. Today I […] Read more…

Outdoor pergola decorated for Christmas with posts wrapped with Christmas garland

The Secret to Gorgeous and Cheap Fresh Christmas Garland!

Want the look of lush Christmas greenery and roping without breaking the bank? Check out this hack for cheap Christmas garland! Do you love the way fresh Christmas garland looks? And smells? Me too! Especially outside. (I can’t have it inside my house because of allergies…) AnnMarie usually gets fresh pine garland for her front […] Read more…

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Wait Until You See My 2020 Christmas Home Tour

Come on in and tour my 2020 Christmas home. A modern farmhouse-style home decked with lots of neutral greenery for the holiday season. Although 2020 was a crazy year there were lots of things to be grateful for too! Don’t you agree? When we moved to virtual school and work last spring no one imagined […] Read more…

Gas fireplace with white wood surround decorated for Christmas with natural garland and cream stockings.

How to Make a Fluffy Christmas Mantel Garland for Less

Learn how to make your Christmas mantel garland look full and fluffy without breaking your budget with these easy to copy ideas. I love the big, full Christmas garlands you see in magazines. And at show houses. And on Instagram. Or Pinterest. But when I look at the price tag for those garlands, I just […] Read more…

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The Easiest Stocking Name Tags DIY You’ve Ever Seen!

You’re going to love these super simple, budget-friendly stocking name tags DIY project! No crafting skills or special tools required! How do you know whose stocking is whose if a name isn’t embroidered on it? Simple! With an adorable name tag you can hang on each Christmas stocking. You can buy custom name tags from […] Read more…

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