DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles | Christmas In July

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We are getting into the "dog days of Summer".  It's in the upper 90s most days here and all I want to do is get in the pool BUT... I still have to think ahead.   Sometimes the best time to buy something is off season and when I saw these little flower pots at the dollar store I was pretty … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour & DIY Pepperberry Ornament Placecards

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Well, hi there!  I actually wasn't expecting holiday guests for another couple of weeks but that's perfectly ok, my friend, because I'm just so glad you're here.  I'm joining a bunch of fabulous bloggers - 30 in total! - on a 12 Days Of Christmas Home Tour. Each of our posts is a little different … [Read more...]

Christmas In July: Series Recap & $100 Giveaway Reminder!

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How is everyone's Summer going?  Did you all have a wonderful weekend?  If you were able to stop by last weekend you know that I was hosting a fun "Christmas In July" series with six fantastic bloggers - it was so much fun! Here's a recap of what everyone brought to the series and don't forget  - … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home – Traditions: How To Make Homemade Pierogies

It doesn't matter to me how you choose to spell it - pierogi, perogi, pirogi…  just know that I WILL eat them.  Pierogies are a traditional Polish dumpling of sorts that are stuffed with a cheesy potato mixture or sometimes with sauerkraut, ground beef or even fruit (although I have never tried a … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home – Best of The Weekend #5

Happy Monday and welcome to the "Best Of The Weekend #5"!!  This one going up a bit later than usual today but, hey. I was wrapping gifts.   (< --- she's lying) Rats, foiled again!  Well I hope that you are all finished with your shopping because I, for one, am waaaayyyyy behind, this year. … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home – Handmade Holiday Gift Tags {sweater embellished!}

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Hey y'all!!  I hope you have had a great weekend! Last year after Christmas I bought some holiday stickers and some holiday craft tape at 75% off  that I had completely forgotten about (I AM my Mother… and I am ok with that).  As I was looking at these festive items all together it made me think … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home – Ornament Holiday Burlap Banner

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You recall I mentioned that I had bought 4 yards of burlap in my Burlap "Believe" Pillow post?  So of course I am trying to make all sorts of things since the pillow hardly used any of the burlap at all! I have seen a TON of burlap banners this year, almost all of them as hanging triangles and a … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home: Holiday Pillow Feature & TGIF!

Please raise your hand if you are as happy as I am that it is Friday!! I wanted to take a moment to share how very grateful I am for all of my new followers on both this blog and on the "A Little Claireification" FaceBook page  and also for Julie, over at RedHeadCanDecorate.com.  Julie is over … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home – Best Of The Weekend #4

I hope that everyone had a great weekend!  I know a lot of people said they were in "full-on decorating mode" so can't wait to see more decorations, pictures and great ideas from your homes. Ahhh.  The "Holidays at Home".  There is something to be said for not traveling and just staying put for … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home: Holiday Crafts {Burlap Pillow}

Happy December!!!  The countdown is really on now - we are busting out the Advent calendar this eve and the boys are pretty excited!   So ok now, let's have it.  Who is already done with all of your holiday shopping (so I can be mildly jealous of your superior organizational skills)??  I usually try … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles | Holiday Treats

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I am still playing catch up after traveling for Thanksgiving.  It was wonderful to see our Boston based family and to spend time with old friends and to meet some new ones as well! Yet there is "no place like home" and I wanted to kick off the holiday baking with one of my … [Read more...]