When I started my blog one of my goals was to share my love for what I do, DESIGN! Every month I design a desktop, tablet and mobile calendar to share with my readers. It’s a little something to dress up your space and help stay organized for the holidays. I’m in love with botanical illustrations right now and thought this style had a wonderful vintage touch. I love incorporating vintage items into my Christmas decorating. Thank you for all of your support and I hope you all enjoy December’s calendar!
It’s not everyday you find a business that has great product and a meaningful company mission. I recently found both of those qualities in a company called My Good Angel. Founder Rosemary Taylor created her business after enduring through a series of life struggles – battling poor self-esteem, divorce and becoming a single mother. Angels were Rosemary’s symbol for staying positive and always thinking of the good life has to offer. Through these struggles, My Good Angel was created. Her mission is simple, “I want the whole world to remember that everyone – regardless of religious beliefs – has an angel who serves to remind them of their inherent Good and to always choose the right path.”
My Good Angel offers an array of angel jewelry, charms and ornaments. The ornaments being my favorite! They make great gifts whether as a stocking stuffer or as an adornment on a holiday gift. I have my angel hanging on my Christmas tree. She is a great reminder, during this holiday season, of the journey I have traveled so far and the gratefulness I have in my heart.
My Good Angel is offering a fantastic sale this Black Friday weekend: 25% off orders of $50 or more with the code “BFANGEL” entered at checkout. Be sure to check out My Good Angel’s beautiful products and take advantage of this phenomenal holiday deal!
Christmas cards will be showing up in the mail before you know it! Even in today’s technological age, there is something so wholesome and nostalgic in receiving a tangible greeting. The stamp, the pretty envelope, the message – it’s still one of the great thrills of the season. I love receiving Christmas cards, but have always struggled with how to display them. They are all so pretty and thoughtful; how could I just toss them aside? I usually resort to taping them up around the house, but by the end of the season half the cards have fallen down. So, I decided to challenge myself this week and tackle a DIY project with a thrift store find: A Christmas Card Holder. The holder was the perfect answer to my Christmas card dilemma. I’ll show you what I did and how you can make one for around $10-$15!
1 oversized frame
a tube of acrylic paint
a piece of medium grit sandpaper
hot glue gun (3-4 glue sticks)
8-10 yards of ribbon (in a variety of styles and widths)
5-10 clothes pins
I stopped at my local thrift store to pick up a frame. I wanted the frame to be large enough to display a handful of cards, have some unique detail and cheap enough not to break the bank. I found this picture for $5 and thought it would work perfectly!
Dismantle the frame removing the glass and picture. Wipe the frame down making sure it is clean and grease-free.
Using a sponge brush apply two coats of acrylic paint (the color of your choice), waiting in between coats for it to dry.
After the frame is completely dry. Lightly sand with some medium grit sandpaper to create a weathered feel and reveal some of the frame detail.
Once the frame is painted, it was time to attach the ribbons.
Cut the ribbon into stripes the width of the frame.
Using a glue gun, attach the ribbon to the back of the frame making sure the ribbon is taut enough it will not sag. Work your way down the frame from the top to bottom, mixing up the ribbon styles as you go.
Once the glue has cooled it is ready to hang.
Attach your beautiful holiday cards with clothes pins and enjoy! 🎄😄
I am mad for plaid this holiday season. So, it’s no wonder that I fell “head over heals” in love with this plaid throw from Thirteen & Market. The throws are lightweight, soft and come in a ton of wonderful color combinations – 8 in all! It’s a great throw to have around the house as décor or to cover up on a cold winter’s night. At just over $22, they make a great holiday gift.
Thirteen & Market offers up a wonderful selection of home décor – which I’m currently adding to my Christmas Wishlist. 😍 Here are a couple of the gorgeous items I’m hoping to get under my tree this year:
Surprise… It’s an early Christmas present! Free Christmas printables to deck your halls this holiday season. These work best in a square frame (8″x8″). I went mad for plaid this season and created these festive downloads for my wonderful readers. Share, print, frame and make your season even merrier! ~ Melissa @ House Fenway