Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

Buffalo check has been by obsession the past couple of years. In fact last year I also did a buffalo check Christmas tree. Growing up I always loved houses that had more than one Christmas tree. I knew when I bought this house part of my decorations was going to be to put a second tree on the sunporch. You can see it from the road and everyone comes through the side door into my house.

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DIY Buffalo Check Plaid Ornaments

DIY Buffalo Check Plaid Ornaments

If you don't know, my name is Michelle and I am obsessed with all things buffalo check. Infact O even have a buffalo check Christmas tree. I had one last year two and decided that I wanted to update it this year with a few new ornaments. While I had been on the quest for some black and white buffalo check ornaments I just couldn't find any that I liked so I thought I would make some. 

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DIY HTV Christmas Wine Gift Bag

DIY HTV Christmas Wine Gift Bag

December is the month of giving. Whether it's a gift for a holiday party, a coworker or a hostess gift I find myself needing to come up with a lot of gift ideas in December. My go to is always a bottle of wine but I like to dress it up to make it feel more like a gift. Target has these buffalo check wine bags in the dollar spot for $3. How cute are they?! I mean even "as is" they would make a great gift but I thought I would add a little more holiday spirit with HTV and my Cricut Easy Press. 

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Decorating for Christmas with Rae Dunn

Decorating for Christmas with Rae Dunn

It's hard to collect Rae Dunn and not be obsessed. I am sharing part of my collection on here for the first time today. Guys I am an addict and I don't know how it happened! It all started when I saw this cute coffee canister on instagram and I was on a quest. Little did I know it would take me 7 months to find it and hundreds of trips to TJMaxx, Marshalls and Homegoods later to find this coffee canister.

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DIY Merry and Bright HTV Shirt

DIY Merry and Bright HTV Shirt

It's December and Christmas time is here. That means holiday parties, work parties, santa parades, yankee swaps and the list goes on. I always like to dress festively for these events. Today I am going to show you how to make this DIY Merry and Bright shirt with HTV (heat transfer vinyl). 

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Poinsettia cocktail with a splash and a twist of orange

Poinsettia cocktail with a splash and a twist of orange

The holiday season is here, and it is time to entertain. You know what that means right? Time to come up with some new cocktail recipes! Riondo Prosecco was kind enough to send me some Prosecco to try out!

Now I am a fan of wine; red, white and definitely bubbly, but my favorite wine to use in a cocktail is Prosecco. The light, fruity sweetness of it makes a great base and the bubbles add some fun. What is great about Riondo Prosecco is the price point. It is affordable so you can buy a few bottles to have on hand to make cocktails or to enjoy on its own during a night in.

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Crafter's Gift Guide

Crafter's Gift Guide

There’s nothing worse than not knowing what gift to buy. As an avid crafter I thought I would create a crafting gift guide to ease some of the holiday stress you’re feeling.  Now if I am being honest I could probably open up a craft store in my craft room. In fact a craft room wasn’t large enough and I now have a craft basement.

So what would be on my list for Santa to bring on Christmas? 

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Handlettering Christmas Free Printables

Handlettering Christmas Free Printables

What I love most about the holidays is decorating but if you tend to go all out, like me, it can add up quickly. Today I thought I would share a bunch of free printable Christmas signs that will help warm up your space for the holidays and all you will need is a printer and a frame! 

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Dear Santa "Handlettered" Scroll Artwork

Dear Santa "Handlettered" Scroll Artwork

I posted about how much I loved the Hearth and Hand collection at Target and since then I have been staring at my Letters to Santa mailbox wondering how I could incorporate a letter to Santa. On instagram I have been seeing a lot of handlettering on scrolls for Christmas. I have even looked up a few of them but they are bit expensive for my budget. I decided why not try to create a smaller version using kraft paper and my Cricut!. 

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Christmas Tree Collars and Baskets

Christmas Tree Collars and Baskets

I have always loved the look of a basket or a tree collar under a Christmas tree but always had a hard time finding one. Well I finally found one this year and actually learned that they were called tree collars! I thought it would be a great idea to round up some of my favorites for you. Since posting my tree on instagram and on the blog a few days ago I have had a lot of messages about the collar. So let's talk about the tree collar.

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Mixed Metals Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Mixed Metals Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Every year I try to switch my christmas tree up a bit and this year is no different. After decorating neutral for fall I knew I wanted switch up my normal rustic christmas tree to a more farmhouse neutral tree. I love the idea of mixing metals. Silver and gold together used to be a faux paux but it is very much in right now. Heck I would've added rose gold too if it the ornaments in store didn't looks so pink. 

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Hearth and Hand with Magnolia an Honest Review of the Fixer Upper Target line

Hearth and Hand with Magnolia an Honest Review of the Fixer Upper Target line

The day has come! The Hearth and Hand with Magnolia is officially out at Target and I just had to stop into my local store to check it out. Now I had really high expectations so I thought I would share my thoughts, what I bought, what I wanted to buy and what I wouldn't buy. 

Now I didn't run to the store at opening, I learned my lesson with Lilly Pulitzer. I went in around 2pm expecting nothing to be on the shelves. To my surprise the aisles were still very full! My target had 2 dedicated employees restocking as you bought. I was impressed by this! 

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DIY Kitchen Renovation

DIY Kitchen Renovation

It's time to reveal the full DIY kitchen renovation, finally! This has been a year in the making from painted cabinets, IKEA butcherblock countertops, a new stove, microwave, larger dishwasher, apron front sink, new Moen faucet, garbage disposal, adding crown molding and peel and stick glass tile backsplash. All of this was done on a budget and projects that I could do myself or reach out to friends and family for help. No contractors! It's about accessing your space, budget and your abilities. Renovations don't have to be intimidating when you plan your projects around what you can do or learn to do. Being a single homeowner doesn't mean I have to have a dated kitchen! 

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Choosing the right oven and microwave

Choosing the right oven and microwave

The perfect kitchen is designed as a place to gather and enjoy delicious food. It is hard to do that without an oven. Right before I was starting the kitchen renovation my oven decided to stop heating to the correct temperatures. I mean it was all over the map either too hot or stone cold. I was lucky enough to work with GE Appliances on finding the right stove and microwave for me. 

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Fall Farmhouse Decor

Fall Farmhouse Decor

Fall Decor might just be my favorite decor. Today I am rounding up a bunch of my favorite farmhouse fall decor ideas from some of the best bloggers around. From DIY projects to styling items you purchased Fall decor doesn't need to be difficult to be beautiful. This year I am definitely seeing a lot of farmhouse decor incorporated into fall. In fact I went full farmhouse with my decor this year, check it out here

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What Can Be Put Down the Garbage Disposal?

What Can Be Put Down the Garbage Disposal?

Garbage disposals aren't glamorous to talk about but let's face it I never want to have a kitchen without one. While I was renovating my kitchen Moen was kind enough to send me a garbage disposal for my new farmhouse sink.  I was super excited about this because my current garbage disposal wasn't in the best shape. It was a combination of the old owners and user error on my behalf. Mainly coffee grounds. I had no idea that coffee grounds were bad for garbage disposals. Coffee grounds can build up in the drain pipes and eventually clog your pipes. 

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