Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ten on the 10th Valentine's Edition

Today I'm joining the wonderful Ten on the 10th girls
in sharing some Valentine's Day inspiration.
It's easy to give a thoughtful yet inexpensive gift on  St. Valentine's Day.
Chocolate is always a great idea, but there are so many others.
Here are some items under ten dollars suitable for friends, daughters, teachers, or anyone who deserves a little love on February 14th. 
Simply pick out some red, pink, or heart shaped pampering items to include in a small gift bag (found in sets of three at Dollar Tree). 
AND there is not a calorie to be found in any of the ones shown below!

The mask and nail polish remover pads are $3 each.  The tweezers with its own little light is $6. (Charming Charlie's)
The Kisses lip balm is under $3 (Walmart)

The wooden Love tag was under a dollar at Walmart.

This red hair brush with a comfort gel grip and ionic bristles is about $6. (Walmart)
It would be even better paired with shampoo, conditioner, or hair ties.

This wooden heart mounted on corrugated metal makes a cute gift tag.
It could be personalized with a Sharpie marker, paint, or stickers.
It was around $2 at Hobby Lobby.

The leaves on this little potted houseplant look heart shaped to me.  It is a Silver Pothos and was under $3 (Walmart).  This is an easy plant to keep alive, too.
Adding a little red tissue and ribbon make it a perfect Valentine's table decoration or gift.

This pretty box of peony note cards was $3 at Half Price Books. 
They would be perfect to give as a set or to write with uplifting Valentine's Day notes for sweet friends and family.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Please be sure to visit all today's inspiring Ten on the 10th posts!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Nordic Christmas Touches

My friend, Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles is hosting a linky party of Nordic Christmas decor ideas.
So, I thought I'd share a few vignettes from my home.

I love to cut greenery from our backyard and enjoy it in the house. We may not have bunches of flowers to cut in the spring, but we sure have the holly and evergreens covered for December!

This little fresh tree from Home Depot made a great centerpiece for our breakfast room table.
I added the little wooden ornaments.  They were a happy accident.  I ordered them online without realizing how tiny they would be.  I intended to use them somewhere else, but they turned out to be exactly the right size for this tree.

This little Christmas tree pillow has been one of my favorite decorations for years.

Excuse lighting in this photo, but I just had to share the fire with you on this cold day.

And last, but not least, this jolly snow fellow is keeping our bar area tidy and snow-free.
I'd love for you to visit my previous Christmas posts:
Calm and Cozy Christmas
Garland on the Chandelier
Easy OrnamentMakeover
Christmas Card Station
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Card Station

A funny thing happened when I was supposed to be addressing Christmas cards.

It started with the built in desk in the kitchen and my collection of Santas.

A couple of new plates from Williams-Sonoma filled in some gaps.

The mischievous elf  on a ladder, that went on the fireplace in previous years, found a new Christmas home.

Spools of ribbon,, a jar of pens, and Christmas cards took their places.

Now I have the inspiring spot.
No more excuses.
Wait, is that someone at the front door?
Merry Christmas!


Common Ground Home For Christmas Party

Friday, December 8, 2017

Easy Walmart Ornament Makeover

In a previous post, I mentioned that I am adding Christmas ornaments when wrapping my daughter's gifts this year.  The hope is to jump start her ornament collection since she will be moving to her own place before next Christmas.
My criteria for these ornaments is that they are inexpensive, relatively flat (to double as package toppers), and something she would like.

I recently found this angel ornament at Walmart for $1.94
it was gold and looked like this.

A little Olde White chalk paint and sandpaper later,

It looked like this.
I'm headed back to Walmart for some more...
Merry Christmas!
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