Friday, November 28, 2014

Ribbon Tree Tutorial

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY cone trees made on a budget with ribbon and poster board
We spent a wonderful day with our family yesterday - eating, laughing,  and just enjoying our time together.  I am recovering from turkey coma as I always have to the day after Thanksgiving.  So in keeping with just taking it easy today I thought  I would bring you a simple little craft that can easily done in about 30 minutes to an hour.  I love decorating with those cute little cone trees at Christmas (and actually all year round).  If you have been following me for long you know that I make them out of all sorts of mediums.  So today I thought I would show you how to make a very simple and quick one out of ribbons that is also quite budget friendly (maybe even free if you have these supplies on hand)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas 2013 in Review - A Blogger Christmas Series

Vintage, Paint and more... Blogger Christmas Series logo


Thanksgiving is just a few days away and it's nearly time to start putting up the Christmas tree and decor.  I and 20+ other bloggers are going to share our Christmas homes with you over the next few weeks.  But before we do this years decor ( of which I have not even started) we decided we would do a Christmas 2013 Review.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Share It One More Time #15





Can you believe it's Saturday again already and time for

Share It One More Time

Seems like yesterday that we were gathering here to share all your awesome projects.  You all have been working hard and it shows - I had a very difficult time choosing the features this week.  But that's a good thing right? 

Before we get to those marvelous features I'd like to share what Tammy and I have been up to this week. 
We both participated in the Handmade Christmas Ornament Blog Hop with over 30 other bloggers.  Wow, was there a lot of inspiration there. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Pinecone Wreath


Vintage, Paint and more... winter wreath made from pine cones and spray painted

Since I am starting to get the Christmas decor out I thought I would share a project I did a couple of years ago with you today.   I made a pine cone wreath for our front door that I still use every year. I had wanted one of these for years but just kept putting off making one. Actually, I thought it would be quite difficult to do.  One day I just decided it was time to tackle it and sent Papa and Miss A to our backyard to pick up the pine cones to use.  Then I set out to make the wreath.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Smart Home Temperature Control

This post is sponsored by Honeywell and Klout.  I was compensated for writing it, but all opinions are 100% mine.



This weekend some very unseasonably cold weather came to visit the beach.  We had been having our usual beautiful Fall weather - sunny skies with temps in the 70's and then all of a sudden on Friday night we were sitting at 30 degrees.  I know that you in the Midwest and North have been having quite a bit of cold temps along with snow but for us to have 30's this soon is a little out of normal.  And I might add I just plain freeze to death at these temps.  Thank goodness I received the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control in the mail the same day.It was a perk from Klout.

Vintage, Paint and more... Honeywell Smart Thermostat
view sourceprint? 01