Decorating a Lake House

Decorating a Lake House - Part 1 I have several posts to share with you all about decorating a lake house.  Several years ago, I had a business man from Dallas hire me to decorate a vacation cabin he bought for his family in Manchester, TN.  Every Christmas we decorate the cabin for the holidays.  This summer he asked me to decorate another vacation home.  He was building a lake house in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I wasn’t sure how decorating a 7,000 foot home long distance would work, but … [Read more...]

Christmas Window Box Idea

I have an easy Christmas window box idea you are going to love!  I was behind on my outdoor Christmas decorating, and my window boxes usually take a ton of time to create.  NOT this year!! I have four window boxes on the front of my house.  My husband and daughter are in charge of the outdoor lights, and they will put lights all around the windows.  I should have purchased white chord Christmas lights, so that the green chord didn't stand out against the white window frames in the daytime.  … [Read more...]

How to Wrap a Present

I have some great ideas on how to wrap a present, and give them a designer look.  If you would rather watch a video on how to wrap presents, you can scroll down to the bottom of this post. How to Make a Bow with Yarn I'm sure you knitters out there recognize this yarn!  This yarn made a beautiful bow!  And talk about a bargain!  I purchased this yarn at half off, and it could make a hundred bows.  Maybe not quite a hundred. Here is a special present for my dad.  I wrapped it in plaid paper, … [Read more...]

My Favorite Target Christmas Decorations

Here are some of my favorite Target Christmas decorations.  I cannot go into Target with a list and NOT come out with other things.  They just jump into my basket.  Really. I found this gorgeous felt, berry, and pine cone wreath for $20.  I added a bow, and this is my sweet wreath that greets my back door guests. Check out how pretty this fabric bucket is! (sorry, check, get it?)  This was in the front of the stores in the $5 bins!  What a fabulous deal, and my little tree looks … [Read more...]

Country Christmas Decorating Ideas

I have a client that owns a vacation cabin out in the country.  I have been decorating it for the holidays for several years.  This year, I updated the ribbon on all the trees, and added a few extra sparkly decorations.  There is a video at the bottom of this post, if you would like to see even more of the cabin.  I hope you enjoy. I have lived in several states, and Tennessee is by far, my favorite.  This cabin sits on top of a hill overlooking several acres of beautiful land.  I always … [Read more...]