Easy DIY tree skirt

After having numerous tree skirts I didn’t ever LOVE enough to use year after year, last year I decided to just semi-make my own. I had made place mats last year out of material I absolutely fell in love with, but when I washed them, they fell apart. I was upset, but decided I could re-use them on this project. Day after Christmas last year, I was up and out EARLY, on the search for a plain red tree skirt. Yeah, I’m lazy and bought a red one for half off instead of having to make it. I found one I liked and came home to tear apart my place mats. I proceeded to cut out my dots, once that was done I arranged them on the tree skirt until I liked what I was looking at then pinned them down in place. I then, hand sewed with embroidery thread, each polka dot. I am in LOVE with the way it turned out and will be using this for many years to come. This wasn’t a project I did all in one day. It is one  that I have worked on and off for 11 months. It’s very simple to do, although time consuming.

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Chicken and Dressing, A Southern Holiday Favorite

This is a favorite of a lot of Southern families during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. This recipe has been passed down through my family for years probably, I however, did change it up a little bit. I have 2 toddlers, and this takes about an hour or a little more to prepare everything, because of that I changed it a little bit. So, this is how I do it in my home, not how my grandmothers and my own mom make it.  To prepare you in advance, you will end up with a butt load of dishes to do as you prepare this. I suggest washing as you go, if not….it’s a nightmare.  Continue reading

DIY Christmas Card Holder

My pinterest addiction is a little crazy.. OK OK.. I’m obsessed! I admit it. After pinning numerous Christmas card holders, I remembered, ” Hey, I have some supplies I could use here at home, without having to buy a thing!”  So I grabbed this unpainted circle ( I believe it’s an 8″ one, but any size, any shape, even canvas will do!) paint, ribbon, and brushes. This is the end result..

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