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Using Basic Layering Pieces to Create 3 Different Holiday Tablescapes !

I love setting a pretty table for different holidays and occasions. And now that I'm all settled into the #1905Cottage, I am so excited to entertain my family and friends in my new dining room! And with so many big holidays coming up I thought it would be fun to try to come up with some tablescape ideas using basic pieces used in different ways for Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Years. So I … [Read more...]

Cookie Exchange at the 1905 Cottage!

It's my favorite time of year! And I'm so excited because this is the first year that the 1905 cottage addition is done. I can't wait to spend Christmas in our new home. And one of my favorite traditions is the annual Cookie Exchange. This is the fifth year I have hosted and it really is my favorite. I LOVE meeting new friends and the cookies are amazing. You will love it too! You just make … [Read more...]

2015 “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Tree and Decor!

It's November and the Christmas season is coming soon!! This year has flown by so fast. I love the holidays and one of my favorite parts of blogging over the past few years has been Michaels Stores annual Christmas Tree Challenge. I love a theme tree!! And since this year is the first year that we will be spending Christmas at the cottage, I loved the idea of basing this year's theme on the … [Read more...]

Turn a $10 Garden Trellis into a Kitchen Pot Rack!

https://instagram.com/p/9HjdfwJlDG/?taken-by=tatertotsandjello Turn a $10 garden trellis into a kitchen pot rack! Turning the 1905 Cottage into our home has been a dream come true. I am so in love with this little home. The kitchen turned out great but when I designed it I was thinking of it in terms of a studio or a house for 2 people. So it really has 4 drawers and a few cupboards. … [Read more...]

Giveaway – Two Beautiful Project Bags!

Happy Friday! Today I have a really fun giveaway for two beautiful project bags. The bags are awesome as purses but also have a clever removeable, zippered bag INSIDE where you can keep your crafts supplies including 12x12 paper and albums. So smart! Lisa Bearnson is the founder of the Creating Keepsake empire and we have been friends for over 20 years. So when I saw that she's starting a … [Read more...]

Make a Halloween Plate Wall with Inexpensive Plates and Vinyl – plus Free Cuttable Files!

Make a Halloween Plate Wall using inexpensive plates and vinyl! For the past few years one of my favorite things to do in decorating for Halloween has been creating a Halloween plate wall. So during the year whenever I see cute black and white plates at different stores like HomeGoods, I pick them up. This year I thought it would be fun to use vinyl images to create my own designs on my plate … [Read more...]

Getting Ready for Fall Entertaining and FREE “Be Thankful” Printable!

October might be my favorite month! I love the feeling of Autumn in the air and the anticipation of all of the fun holidays coming up - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. One of the things I love most about the holidays is family and friends. And this is year is the first that I will be hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at the #1905Cottage. I am so excited!! So this year as … [Read more...]

10 Minute “Robber” Halloween Costume [and Free Cuttable File!]

Happy October 1st!! Halloween is coming up and I'm always curious to see what Ella wants to "be" for the holiday. Last year it was an elaborate Black and White Swan creature which was a little tricky to create. This year she decided that being a Robber would be the coolest idea. And it's perfect because this month the Michaels Makers challenge is costumes! So off to Michaels we went. I'll show … [Read more...]

How to Paint a Rug in Less Than an Hour [and free template]!

I'm SO thrilled to be part of Glidden's Colortopia team! If you've been reading my blog for long you know that I LOVE paint! And not only do I love a painted wall, I love to use paint on unusual surfaces. One of my favorite things to paint in the last few years has been rugs. I had a hard time finding the colors or patterns of rugs I wanted for different room projects so I started painting my … [Read more...]

“Say Hello to Autumn” Free Printables!

Ready for Fall? I am, and today I'm sharing these cute "Say Hello to Autumn" free printables with you! I love Fall!! And I love decorating my home for the different seasons. Printables are such an easy way to decorate. All you have to do is download the image and print it out. I have included three different colors of the main Autumn printable as well as nine different backgrounds … [Read more...]