The Christmas Holiday Panic

IMG_6128Remember when I was in Taipei in August and I panicked when I saw all of the pumpkin décor on Instagram? All of the beautiful homes on IG had at least ten pumpkins in every room. Sadly,  at that time, my fall décor consisted of a ten-year-old plastic jack-o-lantern and one really big spider. So I frantically ordered a gazillion pumpkins online.

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TWENTY THURSDAYS TILL CHRISTMAS // Paper Magnolia Wreath

1BF5CB35-2F99-40A3-BFA3-B422E6AB09E7DA5BC6E3-88C8-4F75-A4A8-6AE687B293FE.jpgPinterest is such a great place for DIY ideas. Especially when it comes to Christmas projects. I recently saw this paper Magnolia wreath that was made by Seeking Lavender Lane. I loved the look of it so I decided to make my own using a scrapbook paper instead. It’s an easy DIY and I think you should try it!

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Twenty Thursdays Till Christmas // Gift Wrapping Ideas

6f3b35aa-797d-451f-91a4-b63887a0b9a7I have always put just as much importance in how a gift is wrapped as to what’s inside. Ok, wait, maybe that’s an overstatement. But I do care a lot about how I wrap my gifts. Because that “first impression” is very important. (Not to mention the fact if they are wrapped really nicely it’s hard for my kids to take a “sneak peek” before Christmas.)

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TWENTY THURSDAYS ‘TILL CHRISTMAS // Using Unconventional Items to Create a Christmas Table Setting

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I was so excited when I found twenty red and green vintage books this month while shopping at flea markets and vintage junktion. I used them last week when I decorated my bookshelves for Christmas. I am so happy I came up with a fun way to use the books as my centerpiece.

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TWENTY THURSDAYS ‘TILL CHRISTMAS // Advent Calendar MIY

Fifteen years ago I made this advent calendar. I liked it so much that I made five more to give to each member of my family. This is one of the most treasured Christmas decorations I own as it represents so many holiday memories of our family!

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