12 Creative Christmas Tree Ideas (and a Giveaway)

12 Creative Christmas Tree Ideas (and a Giveaway)

 

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There’s nothing better than hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and joy to the world playing on the radio….

….and decorating a Christmas tree.

It’s the best.

That is why I have loved every minute of the Balsam Hill’s 12 Blogger’s of Christmas.

 12 bloggers + 12 trees = Total Christmas inspiration.

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We thought it would be fun to give you one more peak at each tree and then we want to give YOU a chance to decorate your own Balsam Hill Tree!

We are offering…..

$1800 worth of Balsam Hill Gift Cards!!!

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card
Second place a $300 gift card and
TEN third place winners will receive $100 gift cardsContinue reading


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Look At What I Have Been Collecting

Look At What I Have Been Collecting

 

disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.

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I think that now that the Gatehouse is almost finished…..

….I’m going to sit on that gray couch with the white tufted buttons and pour myself a glass of sweet tea.

And soak up the atmosphere and the white furry rug and the pink sideboard and the white and chrome coffee table and the starburst mirror and the chevron rug…..

…..and wonder if I should paint a monogram on those cornice boards.

I’m going to be still….

….for about five minutes.

And then it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. :) Continue reading


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Holiday Idea Exchange

Holiday Idea Exchange

 

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My daughter asked me yesterday if we could start decorating for Christmas.

I sighed……and told her I was still on Thanksgiving.

How about you?

Are you planning and pinning and crafting and creating and dreaming of decorating for the holidays?

Oh, good…..

…..you’ve come to the right place.

Mark your calendars for November 10 at 8:00pm CST for the pinning party of the year.Continue reading


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Who Left the Lights On….The Second Chapter

Who Left the Lights On….The Second Chapter

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Just in case you were wondering…..

….it’s still working.

Remember the Lutron Occupancy Switch?

Remember the lights that turned themselves off automatically?

And the hard-working laundry room?

And the cutest product testers on the planet?

They are all still here.Continue reading


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A Little Bedroom Decorating Inspiration #ChoiceisYours

A Little Bedroom Decorating Inspiration #ChoiceisYours

 

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As part of the #Choiceisyours contest….Tempur Pedic asked me to put together my own #Choiceisyours Pinterest board full of bedroom decorating ideas and inspiration that represented both my design style…..

…..and my husband’s.

I was excited.

And thrilled.

And overjoyed…..until.

Until…..I realized I had absolutely no idea what my husband’s design style was.

I’ve never asked him.

{gulp}

Ever….in the history of ever.

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So I embarked on a quest to find out…..

And here’s how the conversation went:Continue reading


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Win a Tempur-Pedic Mattress and a Design Consultation from Design Sponge #Choiceisyours

Win a Tempur-Pedic Mattress and a Design Consultation from Design Sponge #Choiceisyours

 
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Have you ever thought a lot about mattresses?

Not me.

Here’s my not-thought-about-very-much mattress.

I never really make time to think about it because I’m too busy decorating it.

I’m always adding bedding and down comforters and monogrammed pillow shams and cotton duvet covers.

But thinking about the actual mattress?  Ummmm….never.

And besides?  Aren’t all mattresses created equal?

That’s exactly what I thought.Continue reading


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Who Left the Lights On?

Who Left the Lights On?

 

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This is the laundry room at Thistlewood Farms.

The center of our home.

Someone is always running in and running out and leaving muddy tennis shoes or beach towels or stinky socks….

…and leaving the lights on.

Always.

If I had a dime for every time I turned this light off….I could buy a small island in the South Pacific.

Not any more.

The lights can turn themselves off now.Continue reading


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Creatively Made Home E-Course

Creatively Made Home E-Course

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Have you ever ridden a roller coaster?

You know when the ride starts and the track goes tick..tick….tick…..slower and slower…..and slower.

And you are looking up at the mountain ahead of you and the whole time your heart is pounding and your knees are kind of shaking and you check to make sure your earrings are not going to fly off during the ride because you got them on sale at Dillard’s for 75% off and you need to wear them at a conference.

And right when you get to the top….you kind of hang there….suspended in space.

For just a moment.

Waiting.

Nervous and knees shaking and heart pounding.

That is exactly what I’m feeling.Continue reading


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