Weekend Travels: White House Christmas Tour 2020

I’ve always had a fondness for Washington, D.C. ever since I lived there from 2010 – 2014. With history, shopping and a great culinary scene, what’s not to love? It’s a transient place but I still have a few friends in the area. When one of my friends told me she had tickets to the…

Christmas 2020: Year of the Leopard

It’s that time of year. Time to scour the garage for all the Rubbermaid totes containing Christmas decorations from previous years and hunt for the perfectly priced (affordable + appropriately full) live Christmas tree. We always had a real tree growing up. Nothing says Christmas like the smell of a Douglas fir tree! I decided…

A French Blue Christmas: 2018 Edition

I like to switch things up when it comes to holiday decor. Of course, the traditional ornaments are worked in along with past decorations but I like to challenge myself. This year, my inspiration came from a set of Wedgwood plates that I scored for $5 at a yard sale last year.  Inspiration  After starting…

Making It: Decorating Christmas Ornaments

Question: Why make ornaments when there are a bajillion in every store?  Answer: Because it is fun and relaxing!  As with most good ideas, I started on Pinterest. After settling on trying my hand at gold foiled ornaments and reading a few blogs, it was off to the store to buy the needed supplies. Generally,…