There's something naturally rustic about the holiday season. Maybe it's because of the tall pine trees we bring into our homes or the desire for a constant crackling fire. Whatever the reason, this style gets a lot of attention, and we're giving it some more.
We salute The Crafted Sparrow and her ability to create this festive and fun 4th of July mantel using items found around the home. A rustic chalkboard easily transforms into a festive tribute to our nation, while colorful books and a baseball help make this mantel an absolute home run.
Between decorating eggs, prepping baskets, and sneaking a few peeps and chocolates, you're getting super excited for Easter. But as excited as you are, there's no one more pumped for the upcoming holiday than your children.
Staying in for Valentine's Day dinner? Don't hang your head in shame! Doing V-Day dinner at home is actually a great opportunity to create a romantic evening tailor made to fit your S.O.'s taste, and a fabulous way to enjoy some quiet time alone.
Every longtime resident knows of at least one Griswold-style home in their area; word spreads and, soon enough, hundreds of families come to visit each year. But for people who have just moved to a city, it can be difficult to know where to see the best holiday lights and decorations.
We're thinking beyond the fridge this year and turning those seasonal greetings into unique holiday decorations. Creating a spot in your front entry makes sorting through holiday cards as easy as open, read, and hang.
Let's not even talk about stringing the lights. Stringing the lights is pretty much a medieval IQ test for self-flagellating monks. The whole thing is a diabolical exercise in patience and good humor, and I generally fail at both. Here's why I completely love every second of it.
Have you already heard your first Christmas carol? Or, seen your first box of Christmas cards in your local Papyrus? Brace yourself; it's that Tim Burton time of year again. Let the holiday nightmares begin!
It may be true that there is "no place like home for the holidays," but luckily what makes it feel that way -- be it the smell of baking something sweet or a big, noisy crowd of friends -- is all up to you.