Living on the edge of the woods with all that natural beauty inspires me in my Christmas decorating.  This year I purchased a skinny tree and filled it with rustic farmhouse Christmas tree decorations I made.  It's easy and inexpensive to create ornaments using the bounty of nature.   Remember the 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments that we were so inspired by back in October?  We enjoyed it so much that my friend, Mary Beth and I invited the group back for our First Annual Extraordinary Christmas Trees Tour.  Not everyone could join us, but we have 13 gals for a fabulous 3-Day line … [Read more...]

  Is there anything better than Christmas decor that's free and natural?  I think not!     That's why I'm excited to share with you my simple rustic handmade Christmas ornaments made from birch logs and pine cones.   But, before I do, if you’re here from Cupcakes and Crinoline (Didn't Mary Beth create the cutest retro vintage ornament ever?), WELCOME!  This is the 4th stop on our third annual 31 Day Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop. Just like each year past, you can expect to be inspired by all kinds of lovely Christmas ornaments created by 30 extraordinary bloggers, … [Read more...]

To me... there's nothing better than a handmade Christmas. If I didn't make it... I would purchase handmade items. Especially Christmas ornaments. The handmade ones are the ones I treasure most. They are the ones that have a story. Yup I'm sentimental like that.   That's why I put together a very special event for you... My Project Inspire{d} co-hostesses agreed to join me in hosting this very special event, and together we've invited an amazing line-up of bloggers to bring you a whole month filled with beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments that YOU can make too. Here's our inspiring … [Read more...]