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Eight Easy Ways to Decorate with Ornaments

It’s hard to believe that it’s six days of Christmas. I’m not sure if I’ve ever felt a December speed by like this month has. It’s been full, sad and fun all at the same time. One of my favorite parts of the month is the creative side of it. I love decorating the house for […]

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Twelve Days of Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

  Our car has been in the shop all day which meant today was a day for things around the house like gift-wrapping, cleaning, painting the ornaments you see above and playing imaginary games with the kids. Yesterday I found out my good friend’s baby was moved to hospice that morning and then got the […]

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Four Ways to Make Guests Feel Welcome

We had all of AJ’s family here for Thanksgiving and since then I’ve been brainstorming about what I could do differently next time and what I would do if we had people actually staying in our home, as opposed to a nearby hotel. I hoped some of you could benefit from my ideas for Four Ways to […]

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Christmas Home Tour 2014

It’s that time of year to share our Christmas Home Tour! I’m sharing via Jennifer Rizzo’s fantastic blog’s link party and with the great group listed at the bottom of the post! Here we go! Welcome to our home… if you are new here I’m Jen Migonis and I live with my hubby AJ and […]


Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Mantle

I love bringing bits of Christmas decorating into every room in the house and the master bedroom is no exception. I’ll let the photos do most of the talking… Last year I liked my little chair back wreaths on the mantle so much that I did it again but then changed it up a bit […]


Chit Chat and a Little of That

Hi Friends! I’ve got a little deviation from the Twelve Days of Christmas today… I’m being interviewed on… I’ve got eight of the questions they asked me here and there are eight more over on their blog HERE. I’ve got some sneak peeks of my Christmas decorating thrown in because I don’t know about you, […]

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Easy Winter Wreath

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the fifth day of the Twelve Days of Christmas series. I’m all about easy this year and decided to incorporate a lot more faux greens than I have previously. I have a love affair with real greens but started to think about what I would be paying to deck my […]


Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Dresser Makeover

It’s hard to believe it’s already the second week of December! I have waited forever to share this makeover with you because I wanted to style it for Christmas first. A few months ago I redid an older chest in that typical orange-y stain for Drew’s room. The drawers moved well and Drew can reach […]


Through the Years: Christmas Tree Stump Display

One of our Christmas traditions is to take our Christmas tree stump and write a memorable event on it. I read about this in Better Homes and Gardens five years ago and then implemented it that next year so we have stumps dating back to 2011. This year and last year I’ve displayed the stumps […]


12 Days of Christmas: DIY Ornament Topiary

Christmas decorating is happening full swing around here. I’m working on making Elle’s room a little festive without using typical red and green but wanted to make it sparkly and gorgeous. I whipped up in about 10 minutes a DIY ornament topiary for her bedroom’s shelf.   Here’s how I did it… for pennies. First, […]